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10 Questions Contractors Should Always Ask

questions contractors should ask clients As a contractor, you want to do everything you can to complete a successful project. Before you begin, make sure you have your licensing and continuing education in order. AtHomePrep offers best-in-class online and live training for contractor licensing. Besides communicating your own requirements and policies, it is important to gather information from your clients before beginning work. This will not only affect how well you and your client get along, but it can have a big impact on your reputation – for good or for ill. When you have clear communication with a client, you will have happy customers who will be glad to tell their friends about you. If you’re not asking the right questions, you could be setting yourself up for disaster. In this blog post, we will share 10 questions that every contractor should ask their clients before starting a project. When you know the answers to these questions, you will avoid a lot of potential pitfalls.
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Becoming an Electrical Contractor: What You Need to Know

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Electrical Contractor: Skills, Training, and More If you’re interested in a career that offers great pay, challenging work, and is always in demand, consider becoming an electrical contractor. This excellent career opportunity requires thorough training in order to become licensed. In this article, we’ll take a look at what you’ll do, how you’ll train, and where you can work as an electrical contractor.

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Can Contractors Work in Different States?

If you are a contractor, you may have wondered if it is possible to work in different states. The answer to this question is yes – but there are some things you need to know about contractor license reciprocity first. In this blog post, we will discuss what reciprocity means, what benefits it offers contractors, and which states offer it. We will also provide information on what you need to do to get licensed in another state and start working construction there.
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How To Start A Career In Construction

The construction industry is a great career choice for those looking for a hands-on and challenging profession. There are many different paths you can take in construction, so it’s important to do your research to find the best fit for you. The construction industry is one of the most vital industries in America. With over 10 million employees, it’s no wonder that this has been a growing field for years now and will continue to be so into my future. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing all the details needed to start a career in construction.
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What Are The Penalties For Performing Unlicensed Work As A Contractor?

An unlicensed contractor is someone who works on clients’ homes without having the appropriate licenses to do so in their state of operation. Penalties for performing unlicensed work as a contractor can vary depending on the state in which the work is being performed. The penalties may be as severe as a felony charge and up to five years in prison in some states. Other states may only impose misdemeanor charges and fines.
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The National NASCLA Commercial General Building Exam (CGBE) is the best way to become a licensed contractor in the United States. Chances are, if you’re in the construction industry, you’ve heard of NASCLA. It stands for National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies and is the authority on contractor licensing requirements across the United States. This exam covers various topics, from construction safety to contract law. This license allows you to work in multiple locations which can open up your earning potential.
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Building a new home or business takes years of experience and skill. A Building Contractor is a professional who makes sure that the whole operation runs smoothly. From planning to execution, they plan out how things will be done before any bricks are laid down. Without these professionals designing buildings for us, homes would just become sketches on paper with no first occupancy.
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The phrase “licensed, bonded, and insured” is common in business advertising, but what does it really mean? While most people know about the importance of having their businesses licensed (to sell goods or services) and insured, the “bonded” part isn’t so familiar.
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When it comes to home improvement projects, many people are unsure of the difference between a Handyman and a General Contractor. Both roles involve working on home improvement projects, but there are some key differences. This blog post will discuss the main differences between Handymen and General Contractors. We will also provide tips for choosing the right contractor for your project!
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Are you interested in starting your own contracting business? Or have you ever wanted to know what exactly one needs to consider when starting such a business? You have clicked on the right link. In this blog post, we’ll let you know everything you need to know about starting a contracting business; its pros and cons. Construction is one of the top industries for startups; however, it also has one of the highest failure rates. According to experts, 63.6% of construction companies close within the first five years. If you’re determined to be in the other 36%, it’s important to do your homework before you begin so you are ready for any challenges that may come your way. This investment of time is the best way to set yourself up for success.
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Contractors make certain activities look super easy. As things become routine, some may get complacent and take certain things for granted. We’ve all been there before – not appreciating why we do things the way we do until something goes wrong. As a contractor, you may be the best in your field, but that doesn’t mean you should take safety for granted. Many fatal accidents happen when we take shortcuts in safety routines on the job. Sometimes we think it’ll be okay just this one time, but one time is all it takes to turn our routine work to disaster.That is why we encourage you to take our OSHA courses and keep the lessons with you always. Here are some of the things contractors get too comfortable with over time.
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