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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5 Essential Tools for the Concrete Contractor

For as long as concrete has been used in construction, workers have developed better ways to work it. The tools available today help your concrete business produce the best results possible. And owning your own tools means you won’t have to pay rental fees, which helps you stay competitive when bidding jobs. Here are 5 […]

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5 Great Boots for Construction Workers

Boots make or break the workday. Safety regs mean they must meet certain requirements, but a safe boot isn’t always a comfortable one. What’s more, a great pair of boots isn’t defined the same way by every person. That’s why there’s no such thing as the best pair of work boots. The best depends on […]

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BOLI to hold 3 free PWR survey workshops

It’s that time again, and every contractor in Oregon is required to take part. If you received your BOLI Construction Industry Occupational Wage Survey in July, the September deadline for submission is quickly drawing near. Thankfully, there’s a free workshop that’s designed to help. Although the survey is a public service, and one that keeps […]

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