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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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Drones on the Worksite

There was a time when the construction industry struggled with a great deal of inefficiency. Many construction projects typically took 20% longer than expected to complete and were up to 80% over budget. New digital technologies have helped a lot on the worksite. One such tech is drones. Drones on the worksite saw a 239% increase in 2018. In PWC’s report on the impact of drones, they stated that the use of drones throughout a construction project provides an unparalleled record of all activities; cuts planning and survey costs; increases efficiency and accuracy, and eliminates disputes over the status of a project at a given point in time. No wonder a drone program is currently a terrific investment for construction companies.
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Popular Calculators for Construction Use

What is a construction calculator? It is a tool commonly used by carpenters, contractors, and construction management personnel to calculate various aspects of construction. In the construction world, hand-held calculators are some of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll need on the job. There are many options, offering a range of tasks, from measurements to materials estimates. We at @ Home Prep understand how difficult it can be to find the right tools for the job, so we are going to take a look at some of the more popular calculators for construction use.
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Reference books for Louisiana Mechanical Contracting licensing

Mechanical contractors are the glue that holds together new building projects. But the only way to work on those exciting new projects is to obtain your contractor’s license. Getting your license for mechanical contracting will allow you to work on projects with larger budgets and help you progress in your career. If you’re ready to take the next step towards career growth but aren’t sure where to start, here is what you need to know about getting your Mechanical Contractor’s License in Louisiana.
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How To Get an HVAC License?

Did you know that, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC – which stands for; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning technicians and engineers are in high demand across the country? If you do, then this might be a great career choice for you. In this post, you’ll find everything you need to know about obtaining an HVAC license.
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