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What Does Contractor General Liability Insurance Cover?

What Does Contractor General Liability Insurance Cover?

Accidents happen. This is true in every line of work but even more so in the high-risk industry of construction. And with this higher risk of accidents comes the very unpleasant possibility of getting sued. It is not uncommon for contractor businesses to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit. Whether perceived or real, clients will not hesitate to take you to court if they feel your business is at fault for damages or injuries they ...
How Contractor Insurance And Bonds Help Build Your Business

How Contractor Insurance And Bonds Help Build Your Business

How are you building your construction business? Whether you prefer the time-honored practice of word-of-mouth referrals or are up to speed on the latest digital marketing techniques, don't overlook one of the most essential tools you've got available to you: contractor insurance and bonds. Not sure how an insurance policy or bonds can help put more cash in your account? Keep reading to find out. Contractor Insurance vs Contractor Bonds: What’s the Difference? Both contractor insurance and bonds ...
What Kind Of Contractor Insurance Do You Need?

What Kind Of Contractor Insurance Do You Need?

Choosing insurance for your contractor business can feel complicated and confusing. There is no one-size-fits-all policy that will neatly cover contractors across the industry just as no two contractor businesses are exactly alike. The kinds of policies and coverages available to contractors is almost as vast and varied as the jobs they perform and the types of business they run. But choosing the right insurance to protect your construction business doesn’t have to feel dizzying. Here ...
What Contractors Need To Know To Rebuild California

What Contractors Need To Know To Rebuild California

It’s difficult to comprehend the incredibly vast scope of rebuilding that needs to be done in California. Northern California lost more than 14,700 homes, with several neighborhoods being entirely wiped out. Sonoma County alone lost around 5,000 homes, with 1,300 of those homes destroyed in the Coffey Park neighborhood alone. In Southern California, the Thomas fire destroyed 1,000 structures in Ventura County; one neighborhood lost more than 400 buildings. Homeowners are, understandably, very eager to overcome ...
Five critical fire safety tips

Five critical fire safety tips

A comprehensive commercial property insurance will come complete with some protection against fires. This security is important — a blaze can decimate an entire project. In the best case scenario, however, you won't ever have to file a claim. Here are give tips that can keep your site safe from the ravaging influence of flames. Make sure you have smoke detectors, and that they work: Smoke detectors can warn you that something is amiss, even ...
Construction-related jobs among the most dangerous

Construction-related jobs among the most dangerous

Few people are satisfied with every aspect of their profession. Sometimes clients or managers are difficult or communicate poorly. Other jobs can be repetitive or tedious. Some vocations have hours that force their employees to toil long into the night.Those occupational hazards pale in comparison to those faced in the most dangerous jobs, where serious injury or death is an ever-present possibility. While the riskiest professions are somewhat spread across industries, three of the ...
The role of construction in renewable energy

The role of construction in renewable energy

Concern about the future of energy is becoming louder. Perhaps in no state is this more true than California, where progressive ideals and unusually sunny weather have many seriously considering switching to a more renewable source of energy, such as solar. In fact, the state installed as many megawatts in 2013 as it did in the previous 30 years combined, doubling its total capacity to nearly 4,000 megawatts.This only further cemented its spot atop ...
San Diego robberies highlight need for California contractor insurance

San Diego robberies highlight need for California contractor insurance

In San Diego, the contracting industry is experiencing a crime wave.In the last six months, police officers have responded to dozens of thefts in the industry, with some losses extending into the thousands of dollars. Construction sites are particularly ripe targets for crooks for a number of reasons. The tools used are often expensive, difficult to trace and easy to sell. In addition, many larger companies draw from a shared equipment pool, with a ...
Construction industry reaches five-year high

Construction industry reaches five-year high

After years of recession-related downturn, construction in the United States is looking healthier than it has in a long while.Spending on projects reached its highest level in nearly five years in November, following a strong performance in both the residential and non-residential sectors. The latter, which includes factories and gas pipelines, saw an 11 month peak, while the former has found a level that it hasn't seen since June 2008.While public outlay actually dropped, ...
Construction jobs correlated with mental distress

Construction jobs correlated with mental distress

Contracting is well-known as a field during which accidents and harm are possible, and with good reason: the 11 million workers in the industry show a higher rate of workplace related injuries and of muscle and skeletal pain. The nature of working in a demanding and fast-paced environment can lend itself to these sorts of problems. Non-physical issues, however, are less discussed and could very well be just as important to the overall health ...

 

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