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Benefits of Joining a Construction Trade Association

Benefits of Joining a Construction Trade Association

Whether you’re beginning your construction career or are a seasoned pro, there are many reasons you should join a construction trade association if you haven’t already. Although you may think you’re too busy to add to your schedule, being an association member offers many benefits.

Education and Knowledge: Associations offer online courses, seminars, and education materials to help you keep up to date on industry trends, regulatory issues, changing Continue Reading...

Overview: 2024 California Laws Impacting the Construction Industry

Overview: 2024 California Laws Impacting the Construction Industry

California introduced several new laws for 2024 that impact the construction industry. The following is a recap of some of these laws you should be aware of.

Increase in Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage increased to $16 per hour from $15.50 for all employers. The increased minimum hourly wage also affects salaried employees. Generally, salaried exempt employees must be paid twice what they would have earned as an hourly Continue Reading...

The Importance of Referral Marketing for Contractors

The Importance of Referral Marketing for Contractors


It’s a big deal for most people to undergo home or office renovations or remodeling. It can be costly, a lot of time is involved, and there are concerns over the quality of work. Also, if a prospective client will be in his or her home or office during construction, there will be many disruptions, with contractors walking in and out of the space. Clients need to trust their contractors. That’s why most people ask, “Do you know a good contractor?” “Are you Continue Reading...

Why Contractors Need Workers’ Comp Coverage

Why Contractors Need Workers’ Comp Coverage

California law requires businesses to provide Workers’ Compensation insurance to their employees, even if only one employee exists. If a worker gets injured or sick because of work, Workers’ Compensation provides medical care, temporary and permanent disability, and death benefits.

Employers who fail to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance violate the California Labor Code. According to the California Insurance Department, the California Labor Code “makes Continue Reading...

Market Outlook: Electricians

Market Outlook: Electricians

Electricians power our modern economy and digital lifestyle. The industry includes individuals who maintain, market, and install electrical equipment and those who do electrical work on-site. While most electricians work on new construction, electrical upgrades account for one-third of industry revenue, according to an IBIS World Report.

From 2018 to 2023, electricians kept the lights on, performing work on new housing builds and carrying out emergency repairs during the pandemic. Continue Reading...