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The Biggest Construction Industry Problems of 2021 Solved

The Biggest Construction Industry Problems of 2021 Solved

Running a construction business comes with its own set of challenges, even in “normal” times. But the events of 2020 and 2021 have presented even more roadblocks, headaches, and obstacles for artisan contractors than ever before. Here are the biggest construction problems contractors are facing in 2021 and creative ways to overcome them. New OSHA Regulations OSHA protects workers by setting and enforcing standards, as well as providing training, education, and outreach across many industries. Since the ...
Are Subcontractors Covered Under Your Contractors Insurance?

Are Subcontractors Covered Under Your Contractors Insurance?

Working with subcontractors can be a necessary part of any construction project, but hiring subs also creates additional risk on your job site. Because of the added hazard, it's crucial to make sure your subcontractors are adequately insured. Do you need to see proof that they carry their own contractors insurance policies, or will your existing insurance be sufficient? Protect your business by learning how to ensure your subcontractors are covered on the job site. Does ...
Construction Industry Trends to Watch for in 2021

Construction Industry Trends to Watch for in 2021

2020 was a hard year, and the construction industry was no exception. After a tumultuous year, many businesses will be looking forward to the next to prepare for the year ahead. Discover the construction industry trends to be aware of as you look forward to 2021 and how your business can navigate the coming months. The Construction Industry's Outlook for 2021 Slow Industry Growth in the New Year Look for a slow recovery from 2020's economic issues ...
Winter Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents This Season

Winter Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents This Season

Contractors are no strangers to risk, and in winter familiar job site hazards can become even more threatening. Take the time now to make sure your insurance has the coverage you need to keep your business safe when the weather gets chilly. Get winter safety tips to help yourself avoid a costly incident and ensure you have the insurance you need to cover common winter accidents. Protect Yourself From These 3 Common Winter Construction Claims #1: Fall ...
5 Common Contractor Insurance Claims

5 Common Contractor Insurance Claims

The construction business is a risky one. From on the job accidents to extreme weather, traffic collisions to vandalism, there is no shortage of possible ways for contractors to incur losses. But with the right coverage in place, your construction business doesn’t have to lose money if the unexpected occurs. Here are some of the most common ways contractors lose money when something goes bad - and the insurance policies that can help you keep yours. 5 Common ...
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. In August of 2020, California saw 7,175 fire incidents, with almost 600 fires burning concurrently. In a single month, more than 1.6 m million acres burned, 3,000 structures were damaged or destroyed, and seven lives were lost. And the fire season will continue for the next few months, with more destruction coming our way. Homeowners are, understandably, very eager ...
Does Contractor Insurance Cover COVID-19 Losses?

Does Contractor Insurance Cover COVID-19 Losses?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make global headlines, contractors wonder if their contractor insurance policies will cover COVID-related losses. If you had a project shutdown by local municipalities to limit the spread of the pandemic, project financing withdrawn by a lender, or experienced significant delays from material suppliers; you might be wondering the same. Builders Risk Insurance May Cover COVID Losses One contractor insurance policy that may protect you against COVID-related losses is builder's risk. Builder's ...
What is Course of Construction Insurance?

What is Course of Construction Insurance?

Designed to protect construction projects that are in progress along with tools and equipment on the job site, course of construction coverage helps protect you from financial losses caused by natural disasters, vandalism, theft, fires, or even pandemics like COVID-19. Also called builders risk insurance, the short explanation of what this policy does for your construction business is simple: It protects your business' investment in an active construction project. Course of Construction Has You Covered Taking out a ...
Contractor Insurance Dos and Don'ts

Contractor Insurance Dos and Don'ts

You need insurance for your construction business, but you don't want to spend too much or too little on it. If you're paying too much for your contractor insurance, you're tying up cash that you could use to help your business grow. But spend too little, and you may be sacrificing coverage -- and there's nothing worse than finding out after-the-fact that you don't have enough coverage if something goes wrong. Contractor Insurance Dos and Don'ts These ...
Identifying Risks in Your Construction Business

Identifying Risks in Your Construction Business

Artisan contractors and construction industry professionals face more potential for loss than business owners in other industries. You don't need to shy away from risk. We're going to walk you through facing your risk head-on and show you how to turn fear of the unknown into certainty. The first step: identifying and understanding your risk. Why Identify Risk? Identifying and understanding your business risk is the first step in risk management. Managing your risk reduces the likelihood your business ...

 

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