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

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

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

IT Management and Cyber Security for General Contractors

The general contractor job description encompasses every aspect of building construction, whether it is new construction, remodeling, or renovation. General contractor responsibilities include coordinating with subcontractors, managing employees, setting deadlines and budgets, and obtaining appropriate building materials. Contractors must also manage client expectations, troubleshoot the project, resolve emergencies, acquire needed construction permits, and ensure every… Continue reading

CRM Tools Bring a Competitive Edge to General Contractors

One of the most important keys to success as a general contractor is leveraging technology to multiply efforts, increase efficiencies, and improve communication. The right tools can facilitate general contractor licensing, filing annual reports, keeping the workers' compensation exemption renewed, following lien law, pulling permits, and filing a notice of commencement. The general contractor must… Continue reading

Florida General Contractor License Application Requirements

The Types and Requirements for a Florida General Contractor License If you’re interested in becoming a general contractor in Florida, you need to be licensed to perform construction work legally. There are two primary licenses to choose from which will allow you to perform general contracting work either throughout the whole state of Florida or… Continue reading

Real Estate Trends in 2020

Projected Real Estate Trends for 2020 Analyzed by Contractor Licensing Experts Realtor.com has recently published its housing market predictions for 2020. In the forecast, analysts looked at four areas: supply, demand, home sales, and the move to affordability. 1) Supply Low affordability and higher interest rates caused growth in the housing inventory, while higher housing prices… Continue reading