Affordable housing, homelessness, and the intricacies of the real estate market have become dominant themes in today’s economic landscape. From the struggles of those living on the streets to the challenges faced by renters wanting to become homeowners, and even homeowners unable to move, the housing crisis casts a wide net. In this blog post, […]

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, a new adversary has emerged, pushing construction costs even higher— theft. This stark reality is reshaping the dynamics of construction projects, posing challenges for builders and project managers alike. In this blog post, we delve into the escalating issue of theft on construction sites, exploring its impact […]

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As a licensed contractor, you may encounter clients who claim to have received a lower quote from another contractor or a better offer. However, you may discover these individuals are not licensed, insured, or bonded contractors and need the proper documentation. In a recent case in central Florida, a sheriff’s department conducted a sting operation […]

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When it comes to insurance policies for general contractors, it’s important to understand that different types of specialized work require different types of coverage. A general contractor insurance policy may not provide adequate coverage for certain types of specialized work, such as artistic work involving marble or high-end woodwork, or even more structural work. This […]

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The current frenzy in the real estate market, coupled with backlogs in the construction industry, is causing more than just challenges in building or renovating homes. A ripple effect is being felt in the insurance industry, specifically in the realm of construction defect insurance claims. For contractors and builders, navigating this landscape is becoming increasingly […]

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As a licensed contractor, you’ve likely encountered the scenario where potential clients boast of a lower quote from another source—an offer that seems too good to be true. More often than not, these enticing bids come from individuals or entities operating without the necessary licenses, insurance, or surety bonds. In this blog post, we delve […]

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Is home-building making a comeback? Home builders’ and contractors’ sentiment has increased for the first time in over a year. Diane Olak over at CNBC has a great article about this. She attributes the increase to lower mortgage rates, which is part of the reason, but there’s more to it. Builders and buyers realize that […]

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In a surprising turn of events, the Home Depot lumber aisle has become an unexpected hub for singles seeking love, diverting attention from traditional dating apps. A recent article, circulating on various social media platforms, sheds light on the trend, showcasing how single individuals, especially ladies, are swapping dating profiles for a stroll down the […]

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In the realm of construction, where every project presents its unique challenges, the importance of having comprehensive insurance coverage cannot be overstated. Contractors, builders, and construction industry professionals often rely on general contractor insurance policies to safeguard their operations. However, as projects become more specialized, it becomes crucial to assess whether the existing insurance coverage […]

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In recent years, the construction industry has faced an unprecedented challenge—the scarcity of skilled workforce. General contractors, subcontractors, and builders alike have grappled with the difficulty of finding proficient tradespeople capable of handling diverse projects, from sheetrock and framing to excavation work and roofing. This shortage has not only caused significant delays in construction timelines […]

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