How to Become a Licensed Florida Contractor

In November 2014, the Risk Management Monitor reported a staggering lack of skilled talent in the construction industry. The industry needs an influx of dedicated, well-trained contractors, especially in states experiencing high rates of growth, such as Florida. If you’re ready to become a licensed Florida contractor, follow these essential steps. Why Become Licensed? Florida, […]

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How to Start a General Contracting Business

The housing crisis resulted in a severe contractor shortage in Florida, reports the SunSentinel. Now is the perfect time to start a general contracting business because the housing market in the Sunshine State has recovered from the recession and needs skilled hands to staff housing and development projects from Tallahassee to the Everglades. Get Licensed […]

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4 Tips for Asphalt Driveway Paving

New driveways are an investment that many homeowners and businesses make because they add a lot of curb appeal. Here are some tips that will give your customers the best looking and longest lasting product. 1. Proper Drainage If too much water gets under or lies on the driveway it will cause it to crack […]

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5 Ways to Advance Your Career as an Oregon Construction Contractor

Being a contractor is one thing; building a construction business in Oregon is something altogether different. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board shows prospective clients whether you’re licensed and gives them an outlet for complaints. But staying on good terms with the Board is only a fraction of making your business grow. There’s more to it […]

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How Minnesota Contractors Get Started

Minnesota has a few different types of contractor licenses. There’s the residential building contractor, residential remodeler, and then there’s the residential roofer. According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, any person who performs more than one specialized skill and “who contracts directly with a homeowner” needs a license. People working as subcontractors don’t […]

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5 Tips for Dust Control on the Construction Site

Dust is one of those hazards that come with the construction work territory. When you excavate and loosen soil, winds are bound to pick it up and transport it elsewhere. Usually, “elsewhere” is anywhere that’s not convenient. So dust control measures should be a high priority. Any dust-control plan can help. But a multi-prong plan […]

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