Subcontractor Payments, License Partners, Education Experience Credit and Low Voltage Cabling Rules

While Capitol Services has assisted contractors for more than 30 years and authored more than a thousand Q/A columns, what is old is also new again. Welcome to those of you who are new readers. A reminder about many of the complex rules contractors must work under is always helpful for many including those with … Continue reading Subcontractor Payments, License Partners, Education Experience Credit and Low Voltage Cabling Rules

CA License History, Qualifying Officer, HAZ & ASB Certification and Comp Certificates

Sometimes panic is appropriate, but our first contractor will escape the ‘suspense’ if he follows thru as I suggest. One is better than none, especially when it comes to taking exams as these contractors learn, and we wrap with a little ‘history’… Q:  Our Worker’s Compensation insurance expired on November 1st.  We renewed our policy but when … Continue reading CA License History, Qualifying Officer, HAZ & ASB Certification and Comp Certificates

AZ Reciprocity, Death of a Qualifier and LLC vs Corporate Applications for CA Licensing

Always a good idea to ‘look’ before you leap into new business! Protecting your license and bid opportunity beyond an unexpected turn of events should be part of your business plan, as we learn from these contractors… Q:  We are forming a new entity to obtain a new Contractor’s License.  We haven’t decided whether we are going … Continue reading AZ Reciprocity, Death of a Qualifier and LLC vs Corporate Applications for CA Licensing

Rules for Consumers in Disasters, Sole Owner & Corporate RME and Purchase of A Contracting Business

Sometimes, it’s yes and no as conditions dictate. Either way may be right. It takes a skilled expert to tell the difference. As builders know, ‘it’s measure twice, cut once’ but contractors complex law is sometimes all about ‘splitting hairs’… Q:  I will be purchasing the corporation I work for in April 2018.  We are a “C-20” … Continue reading Rules for Consumers in Disasters, Sole Owner & Corporate RME and Purchase of A Contracting Business

Reciprocity Rules, RME & Partnership Qualifying, Handy Limits and LLC Transfers

When changing your company structure some choices are ‘limited.’ A ‘handy’ answer next with some ‘inactive’ answers to follow including a cool ‘detour’ for an AZ question… Q:  We have a corporate license and are in the process of transferring the license to an LLC.  Our corporate license expires at the end of the month, and according … Continue reading Reciprocity Rules, RME & Partnership Qualifying, Handy Limits and LLC Transfers

Inducements, AZ & NV Qualifiers and Disassociation on Multiple Licenses

We often work with attorneys on behalf of contractors and industry clients, so you can probably guess we get a lot of ‘what if’ questions in the office. Here’s one for you! We qualify three questions with one answer and another contractor answers his own question… Q:  We need to obtain a new license for a … Continue reading Inducements, AZ & NV Qualifiers and Disassociation on Multiple Licenses

License Continuance, NV Alien Applications and Financial Capital Requirements

While some ‘quick’ questions require lengthy answers here, we start with some easy ones this go-round!  We ‘add’ to contractor’s knowledge, ‘frame’ a General, help sort out some other issues including a cancelled license and who can and who can’t get a ‘continuance’ to finish up contract work... Q:  Quick question I was hoping you could … Continue reading License Continuance, NV Alien Applications and Financial Capital Requirements

RME Compensation, Partnership Licensing and Professional Engineers

A question this contractor’s expert won’t answer! But, first several I will. Sometimes you don’t need a ‘pro’ to engineer an update on your license, and we share condolences over a loss, that for a ‘partner’ also causes collateral damage beyond death… Q:  We need to obtain an “A” (General Engineering) license in California.   Are we required … Continue reading RME Compensation, Partnership Licensing and Professional Engineers

Electrical, Plumbing & “B” Licensing and Business Names

Whenever you visit a ‘foreign’ place like CA, it’s good to get a guide! Let me point the way. Assisting contractors would be ‘dbaa’ for Capitol Services, or doing business as always, for some with ‘unacceptable’ business names a ‘dba’ is the way… Q: We recently applied for a California Contractor’s License.  We have licenses in … Continue reading Electrical, Plumbing & “B” Licensing and Business Names