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Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Derek Baughman

Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Derek Baughman

The Future Contractors Scholarship launched in 2018, encouraging students to consider a degree and career focused in the construction industry. CCIS selected 13 finalists for the 2021 fall scholarship to be voted on. The public had the opportunity to choose whose essay was their favorite. The public voting poll was open for one week, with Derek Baughman being selected as the winner of the $750 award.

Derek plans to study mechanical engineering at Texas A&M College Continue Reading...

CSLB Battery Energy Storage Systems Report Released

CSLB Battery Energy Storage Systems Report Released

Overview: The California State License Board contracted the University of California Berkeley (UCB) to evaluate which specific contractor licenses should be allowed to install battery energy storage systems (BESS), particularly when BESS are installed simultaneously with solar photovoltaic systems. UCB’s findings were compiled into an extensive report and submitted to the Continue Reading...

Making Changes to a Contractor License

Making Changes to a Contractor License

One of the many challenges of owning and operating a business is having to navigate constant changes, and there’s no exceptions for contractors. Adaptation is a key component to success in the industry. Some of the most common adjustments contractors make throughout their careers include adding license classifications, moving locations and making changes to business personnel. When changes Continue Reading...

Misconceptions about Surety

Misconceptions about Surety

Surety bonds are three-party contracts in which a Surety company financially guarantees to an obligee (entity requiring a bond) that the principal (you, the contractor) will act within the terms established by the bond. 

The functionality of surety bonds and the role of surety agencies are very straightforward however, Continue Reading...