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How To Get a Nevada Contractor's License

By Crystal Ignatowski on Apr 27, 2017 1:46:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  The Nevada State Contractors Board requires all contractors to have a license before they begin working in the state. This is to protect consumers from being victimized by unscrupulous individuals or companies. Nevada does have limited reciprocal agreements with the state of Arizona, California, ...

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Steps To Obtaining A California Contractor License

By Duke Revard on Apr 19, 2017 2:18:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  The California State License Board (CSLB) licenses contractors in the state of California. You must get licensed if you construct, alter, or offer to construct or alter any of the following: • Building • Road • Highway • Railroad • Parking facility • Excavation • Other structure In California ...

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What Does A Washington Contractor Surety Bond Cost If I Have Bad Credit?

By Duke Revard on Apr 17, 2017 2:44:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  Bad credit?  Past due bills? Need a bond, but don't want to pay a fortune? For contractors with bad credit, the cost of a WA Contractor Bond can soar to ridiculous levels. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get a WA Contractor Bond for a reasonable rate regardless of your credit history ...

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Contractor License Frequently Asked Questions

By Crystal Ignatowski on Apr 17, 2017 8:57:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds, FAQ

    Getting your Contractor's License can be a complicated process. Here are the most common questions about getting licensed as a contractor. Don't see your question listed? Ask it in the comment section!...

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6 Types Of Contract Surety Bonds And What They Insure

By Duke Revard on Apr 11, 2017 9:34:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  If you're a successful contractor, you're dedicated to completing projects correctly, on-time, and on-budget using high-quality materials and craftsmanship while adhering to the terms in your building contracts. However, potential clients may not know about your strong commitment and work ethic. ...

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How To Get Licensed: NC Landscape Contractor (3 Easy Steps)

By Duke Revard on Mar 31, 2017 9:28:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  If you do any of the following jobs and your project total is greater than $30,000, you must have a North Carolina Landscape Contractor License.    For a list of NC Landscape Contractor exemptions, click here. ...

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Steps To Obtaining A Washington State Contractors License

By Duke Revard on Mar 31, 2017 8:59:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  Individuals and companies that perform general contracting work in the state of Washington must first get a Washington State Contractors License from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries.   Contractor licensing in Washington is similar to other states' licensing processes, except ...

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How To Get An Oregon CCB License And Surety Bond

By Duke Revard on Mar 31, 2017 8:10:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  In the state of Oregon, anyone who performs any construction activity involving improvements to real property must have an Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license and Oregon CCB surety bond. Here are the 9 steps you need to take to get your Oregon CCB license and Oregon CCB surety ...

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What Are Performance Bonds And When Do You Need Them?

By Duke Revard on Mar 22, 2017 9:17:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  It's not a secret that consumers have been burned by unscrupulous contractors time after time. Whether it's because of contractors questionably subcontracting out projects, delaying the development and going over budget, or applying other deceitful practices, consumers have now become extra ...

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How To Get Your Contractors License In Oregon

By Duke Revard on Mar 8, 2017 8:18:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

It doesn't matter if you work independently, with an organization or business, or in some other fashion. If you do any sort of work that involves contracting in a physical capacity and receive funds for the work that is completed, you'll need an Oregon Contractors License.   Short on time? Jump ...

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