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General contractors

General contractors
What to know about general contractor licenses and bonds

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for general contractors vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some...

Hired & non-owned auto insurance
Why personal car insurance may not cover business use
Insurance companies view business drivers as bigger risks than personal drivers. That's why you may need auto insurance that specifically covers driving for work purposes.
Construction & contracting
What is a construction defect and are you liable for it?

If a crack forms in the wall of one of your buildings or another issue becomes evident, clients will often look to your construction company for compensation. Learn who can be held liable, and how...

Construction & contracting
How do construction and contractor licenses and permits work?
The types of licenses that construction companies and contractors need vary by location, but most projects will at least require a building permit.
Construction & contracting
The top construction risk management threats

Employee injuries, stolen equipment, and structural flaws can disrupt a construction company’s business, but you can mitigate risks by following industry best practices and choosing the right...

Construction & contracting
6 tips to prevent injuries from struck-by-object hazards

Struck-by-objects injuries are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s "fatal four" hazards, but there are measures you can take to minimize the risks. Below we identify and...

Construction & contracting
Subcontractors: What to do when your general contractor sues

Whether it's due to a missed deadline or another reason, there may come a time when a subcontractor faces a lawsuit filed by a general contractor. Continue reading to learn how to handle the...

Construction & contracting
Construction insurance for 3 common contractor claims

An unhappy client might sue your construction business for building defects or work delays. Even if you weren't responsible, fighting a lawsuit can be costly and time-consuming. Learn how to protect...

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