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Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Carlee Guthaus

Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Carlee Guthaus

California Contractors Insurance Services launched its inaugural Future Contractors Scholarship starting in the 2018 fall semester. Our office requested a small essay about what the benefits of attending college were for the future of the California contracting industry. After sifting through hundreds of astute submissions our scholarship panel selected a deserving winner of the $750 scholarship. Congratulations to Carlee Guthaus, attending California State Polytechnic Continue Reading...

July Contractor of the Month: Fernando Ochoa

July Contractor of the Month: Fernando Ochoa

Congratulations to our July Contractor of the Month, Fernando Ochoa! Fernando owns and operates his business, Neighborhood Beautification Artist and Builder, with his partner out of Roseville, CA. They have 10 years of experience contracting in the greater Sacramento Area.

Fernando and his partner Azzam specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodel work. He explained that contracting Continue Reading...

June Contractor of the Month: Dennis Stultz

June Contractor of the Month: Dennis Stultz

Congratulations to our June Contractor of the Month, Dennis Stultz! Dennis is a newly licensed electrical contractor out of Los Molinos, CA and just received his contractor license #1040697! We are proud of all our new contractors and encourage more young professionals to consider this career route.

Dennis came to our office in search of his first licensing bond and brought the Continue Reading...

Is My Subcontractor Actually An Employee?

Is My Subcontractor Actually An Employee?

Do your hiring practices as a contractor pass the ABC Test put forth by the California Supreme Court?

On April 30th a unanimous ruling of Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles dramatically changed the factors used to determine an employee versus an independent contractor. While this specific ruling directly addressed wage and tax Continue Reading...

May Contractor of the Month: McColm Bengaard

May Contractor of the Month: McColm Bengaard

Congratulations to our May Contractor of the Month, McColm Bengaard of Bengaard Flooring! McColm is from Chester, CA and just received his contractor license #1039447!

McColm became a contractor because of the positive experiences working in the flooring trade and the future security it will provide for his family.

In his path to Continue Reading...