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How to Never Use Your Bond – Part 1

How to Never Use Your Bond – Part 1

The Contractor License Bond Is Not Insurance!

The most common misconception of the California contractor license bond is what it does for the contractor. The truth is, the bond is not for a construction company’s protection. The legally required license bond is for consumer protection against contractors who have violated the Contractors' License Law, leading to damages. To put it simply, the bond is not insurance!

It should be stated, that just Continue Reading...

Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Nathan Tabon

Future Contractor Scholarship Winner | Nathan Tabon

California Contractors Insurance Services launched the Future Contractors Scholarship last year, which is available for one student each semester pursuing a career as a contractor. The prompt for the essay this semester was: “What advantage does college provide in starting and running a contractor business versus starting the required four years journey-level experience to become a Continue Reading...

February Contractor of the Month: Thomas Shelly

February Contractor of the Month: Thomas Shelly

Congratulations to our February Contractor of the Month, Thomas Shelly Jr.! Thomas is the owner of his company Best Buy Carpets # 638074, located in Riverside, CA. He is a licensed flooring contractor with over 26 years of experience.

Contractor work is daunting to many, but Thomas has put his whole heart into the trade. He found it to be a great job after serving time in the military. While finding jobs was difficult starting out, Thomas didn’t give up. He has managed to be Continue Reading...

January Contractor of the Month: Oscar Soltero

January Contractor of the Month: Oscar Soltero

Congratulations to our January Contractor of the Month, Oscar Soltero! Oscar is the sole owner of his tile business, Artistic Stone and Tile # 807230, located in Manteca, California.

It was always a big goal to become an entrepreneur for Oscar, which is why being a contractor made so much sense. About contracting, he says, “I enjoy the Continue Reading...

December Contractor of the Month: Peter Gonzalez

December Contractor of the Month: Peter Gonzalez

Congratulations to our December Contractor of the Month, Peter E. Gonzalez! Peter is the sole owner of his business, Pete Gonzalez Electric # 638319, located in Napa, California. He has been a licensed electrical contractor for 26 years.

Peter became a contractor so he could have more independence in his work life. One of the biggest challenges he faced was during his time working Continue Reading...