RMO, CSLB Testing Sites, Out-of-State Fingerprinting and Worker’s Compensation

With lots of rebuilding commercial and residential properties in fire-damaged areas across our state contractors from elsewhere are coming West. Others are adding to their opportunities with new classes, new entities and lots of ‘qualified’ help is needed Q:  We are going to be adding a classification to our license.  We will be using the same Responsible … Continue reading RMO, CSLB Testing Sites, Out-of-State Fingerprinting and Worker’s Compensation

Disaster Cleanup, RME/RMO, Duplicate Fingerprints and ‘Shotcrete’ Licensing

Some questions ‘generally’ take longer to ask or explain than others! So, let’s start there. I will also lend a ‘hand’ on a fingerprinting problem and help ‘clean up’ a disaster-related issue on appropriate licensing in Paradise and other fire damaged communities… Q:  If a company has a Responsible Managing Employee (RME) who holds the “A” … Continue reading Disaster Cleanup, RME/RMO, Duplicate Fingerprints and ‘Shotcrete’ Licensing

“B” Inactive, Bonds, Insurance, Class Waivers and Fingerprinting Officers

We make a great team! Your questions and my answers help everyone learn. Another part of our team is the CSLB who helps keep the playing field level for all our licensed contractors. Contractors can also play a significant role in spotting unlicensed, and unfair, competition. Not to drive this nail too deep, but this … Continue reading “B” Inactive, Bonds, Insurance, Class Waivers and Fingerprinting Officers

Sole Proprietor, Fictitious Names, Registered Agents and RME

We begin with a little bit of ‘sole’, move on with no place like ‘home’ and help ease the worry about a ‘responsible’ person hitting the highway… Q:  I recently applied for a Contractor’s license and I used the word “Builders” in my business name.  I checked the status online today and it says, “provide a corrected … Continue reading Sole Proprietor, Fictitious Names, Registered Agents and RME

Working in Disaster Areas and Penalties for Unlicensed Activity

To paraphrase Dicken’s famous line, ‘it was the worst of times’ and ‘the best’.  With an economic boom and disasters in north and south in the last year, the need for licensed contractors has never been greater. This new year begins with hope for a better time for all and your opportunity to grow.  Tremendous … Continue reading Working in Disaster Areas and Penalties for Unlicensed Activity

Joint Ventures, Qualifier Change and Disaster HAZ Requirements

Yes, we did, so no you don’t! Our second answer is here today but gone tomorrow. I ‘hazard’ another for contractors who may help restore or rebuild after disaster strikes, and our last one a real corporate road ‘trip’… Q:  Your company recently assisted us with obtaining a Joint Venture (JV) license in California.  Are we required … Continue reading Joint Ventures, Qualifier Change and Disaster HAZ Requirements

Experience Credit and Illegal Unlicensed Contracting in Disaster Areas

As we learn from our first contractor experience does have an expiration date. Disaster however knows no calendar, cares nothing about its victims and often opens doors to unscrupulous criminals who would victimize those already damaged by tragedy as they seek to recover and rebuild… Q:  I worked for a Construction company many years ago and … Continue reading Experience Credit and Illegal Unlicensed Contracting in Disaster Areas

Family Transfer, LLC Officers, “C-10” Roofers and Nevada to CA Electrical

Q:  My Dad currently is the Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) on our Contractor’s license.  I want to get my own license just have in case anything were to happen to Dad.  If I were to apply towards the end of the year, when can I expect to test?  Does the CSLB schedule it and are there certain dates? A:  The … Continue reading Family Transfer, LLC Officers, “C-10” Roofers and Nevada to CA Electrical