Many contractors enjoy a fishing trip to Canada or up north with family and/or friends to get away and relax. The time away recharges their batteries for what now feels like a year-round busy season.
Beware of the qualified opinion letter! With accounting revenue recognition standards changing for work under contract, consider your credit relationships when you decide whether or not to change your accounting method to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The old saying goes, “a carpenter is only as good as his tools”. If that saying is true, the tools of any skilled tradesman would be the most valuable asset they own. Try to picture a carpenter working without a hammer, a plumber without a wrench, or an excavating contractor without a..
More and more contractors are understanding the importance and necessity of Professional Liability insurance. While the coverage afforded by Professional Liability policies depends on the carrier, one thing that is constant, and often overlooked, is that the coverage trigger on a Professional..
It is that time of year in the Construction world: time to hold annual Safety Meetings. Prior to the spring start-up it is a great idea, and best practice, to get your team together and start the year off on the right foot. Use this time to roll out any new policies and procedures that you..
Most construction related businesses understand the need for General Liability or Worker’s Compensation insurance and have a basic working knowledge those coverages. However, many business owners may not look closely at some of the exclusions or special nuances of those insurance policies. In..
I just got back from our local Associated General Contractors (AGC) winter membership meeting and would like to share some thoughts. Bob Barker and our local AGC team lined up two excellent presenters. The latter speaker, Ryan Howsom, focused his presentation around a survey commissioned by..
Before signing any contract, we strongly recommend having a lawyer review the contract on your behalf as well as utilizing your Hausmann-Johnson service team to review the insurance portion. We are here to review the insurance requirements in your contracts and inform you of items that we feel..
On occasion, general contractors are required by contract to purchase a builders risk policy to cover the owner’s interest, the general contractor’s interest and the interest of the subcontractors and sub-subcontractors. The "quick fix" would be for the general contractor to contact their..