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    Learn Why Most Homeowners Choose to Hire a Licensed Contractor

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Keeping a home safe, up to date, and up to code is a top priority for nearly every homeowner. It ensures that the home holds its value for many years. One of the best ways to ensure your home is in the best shape possible is to hire a fully licensed contractor for any construction or renovation.

    This video offers a look at why licensed contractors are so valuable when it comes to maintaining a home. Key points are the undisputed qualifications of licensed contractors and the fact that they are reputable businesses that are far more trustworthy than unlicensed operations.

    If you want to instill confidence in your customers and clients, you need a license from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. For help getting your license and setting up your contracting business, contact Arizona Contractor License Center online or at (888) 738-3175.

    The Basic Experience Required to Apply for a Contractor's License in Arizona

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The Arizona Registrar of Contractors does not just hand out licenses to anyone who has swung a hammer—that’s what makes the license so valuable to clients and employers. Here is a look at some of the basic requirements for applying to receive a contractor’s license in Arizona:

    All applicants applying for a contractor’s license in Arizona must have four years of practical experience in the industry, and credit is only given for certain roles. To develop qualifying experience to apply for a contractor’s license, a person must work as a journeyman, foreman, supervisor, or contractor. Some educational coursework may be counted as practical experience as well.

    Experience as a journeyman refers to time spent as a non-trainee worker who is fully qualified to perform his trade without any supervision. Supervisor or foreman experience requires all of the qualifications of a journeyman as well as time spent supervising and overseeing construction. Contractors have experience managing a construction business and supervising construction in the field. All of this experience must be completely verifiable by a qualified and reputable source.

    If you meet the qualifications to apply for a contractor’s license, let Arizona Contractor License Center help you through the process. We can be reached online or at (888) 738-3175.

    Common Issues to Avoid When Filing for a Contractor License in Arizona

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Running your own contractor business is a challenging yet fulfilling way to make a livelihood. Being a contractor gives you the freedom and independence to do the work you enjoy on your own terms. Successfully getting off the ground can be challenge, however. This is especially true if you are not careful during the licensing process. Here are some common issues to avoid when filing for a contractor license in Arizona.

    Grammatical Errors
    When it comes to filing licensing documents, details matter. Even a single misplaced comma could delay your contractor license for weeks or even months. In this economy, that delay could have a catastrophic impact on your business. The same applies for other errors including a misspelled name. In order to avoid any potential complications, it is always better to have a professional with the proper training and experience take care of your license application.

    Incomplete Work History
    Another common mistake made by individuals applying for contractor licenses is failing to supply a complete work history. Failing to provide a detailed account of your work history could compromise your contractor license and lead to delays. Before you begin your application, collect all documentation regarding your work history to prove that you have the experience necessary to obtain your contractor license.

    At the Arizona Contractor License Center, we have processed thousands of applications over the years. Our experience and commitment to quality means that we approach each application with the same level of dedication. With our help, you will be able to rest at ease with the knowledge that your application is in good hands. If you want to learn more about the common issues you should avoid when filing for a contractor license in Arizona, call Arizona Contractor License Center at (888) 738-3175.

    What is a Bid Bond?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The contracting business is often highly technical and difficult to navigate on your own. Understanding the basic terms can help you get your business off the ground.

    In this video you will learn about what a bid bond is. Bid bonds are used by various municipalities to help ensure that contractors do not overcharge for a project. On the flip side, bid bonds also help ensure that people do not underbid for jobs only to change the terms of the agreement later. Understanding how bid bonds work is critical for anyone involved in contracting.

    If you want to learn more about bid bonds, watch the video provided above. To learn more about how we can help your contracting business, call Arizona Contractor License Center at (888) 738-3175. We provide contractor license preparation and filing services in Phoenix and throughout AZ. Contact us online or call us today to learn more. 

    What to Look for in a Statutory Agent

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you run a contractor business, it is important to be aware of the regulations pertinent to your business and ensure that you are in compliance. Doing so can help streamline your business operations and prevent legal problems down the road. Read on to learn more about what a statutory agent is and what you should look for when selecting one.

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    statutory agent is a business entity or individual that corporations or LLCs are legally obligated to appoint for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, statutory agents are designated in order to accept service of process for the entity they represent. In other words, if a lawsuit is filed against your contractor business, the legal documents are served to your statutory agent.

    What Should You Look for in a Statutory Agent?
    When looking for a statutory agent to represent your business, there are a number of factors you should consider. For one, the law explicitly states that a statutory agent must have a valid Arizona street address, not a P.O. Box or personal mailbox on record with the Arizona Corporation Commission at all times.  In addition to looking for a statutory agent with a valid address, you should also seek out a statutory agent that is knowledgeable regarding your contractor’s license. This can prove helpful should you decide to make changes to your company that could affect its structure.

    Failing to choose a statutory agent carefully can have a serious impact on your business’ health. If you want to learn more about what you should look for when looking for a statutory agent, call Arizona Contractor License Center at (888) 738-3175. As one of the leading contractor schools in the country, we pride ourselves on helping business grow by providing accurate, reliable, and high-quality contractor license training and support.  

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