7 Reasons Why Contractors Need General Liability Insurance

Construction sites involve many workers, complicated licensing and regulations, dangerous equipment, and sometimes even dissatisfied customers. Liability insurance is indispensable for general contractors and construction firms. It is important to understand the many facets of general liability insurance and how it affects the construction industry. What Is General Liability Insurance? General liability insurance covers many… Continue reading

3 Reasons to File the Notice of Commencement

An article in the Florida Bar Journal entitled "Florida's Unwieldy but Effective Construction Lien Law" drives home the importance of following lien law and filing the Notice of Commencement for every construction project. The article states, "A glance at any urban skyline in Florida will confirm that construction is still big business. Look again, and… Continue reading

6 Reasons General Contractors Should Pull Permits Before a Project Begins

A holder of a general contractor’s license performs many functions in a building project. They lay out the overall plan and manage schedules and timeframes. Licensed general contractors in Tampa, FL coordinate the proper sequences of the project components. The general contractor is responsible for subcontractors, suppliers, equipment rental, and materials. As project managers, they… Continue reading

What work can a Certified General Contractor in Florida perform themselves?

What work can a Certified General Contractor in Florida perform themselves?  The construction industry in Florida is governed by the Florida Legislature to protect public health and safety by regulating the industry and Florida general contractor license requirements. Construction licensing in Florida also covers the scope of work (and restrictions to the scope of work) that a Certified General Contractor (CGC) license… Continue reading