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Getting a Great Subcontractor

by Elisa Meyer on 2017-08-31 9:49am

Wikimedia Commons If you have a Michigan contractor’s license, you’ve almost certainly worked with subcontractors, and maybe even selected them But how do you choose the best subcontractors to work with? Do you always take the lowest bid, or is the highest bid a reflection of the quality of work? Do you go with someone you know, or keep the relationship strictly business? As writer Peter Quince explains in his article, many seasoned subcontractors moved into other career paths when construction activity slowed from 2006 to 2011...


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A 'Picture' of the Invisible Radon

by Karla Allen on 2017-06-21 9:03am

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Time to Renew for Michigan Contractors

by Brian Murphy on 2017-03-15 2:08pm

  TIME TO RENEW FOR MICHIGAN CONTRACTORS   The Michigan trades profession license renewal period is here! The Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) that regulates and oversees the builder profession in Michigan has announced the following schedule: Renewal period opened February 22, 2017 Renewal ends May 31, 2017, at which point, unrenewed licenses expire A grace period runs from June 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017 for those who missed the deadline to still renew for an additional $20 The renewal period began with some confusion and LARA wants to be sure that gets all cleared up...


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Danger in the Air: What to Know When Working with Asbestos

by Joel Harper on 2017-02-13 11:45am

Photo By Michael Pereckas The word “asbestos” conjures up thoughts of cancer and debility More frightening is the idea that this threat to health is hidden in buildings, afflicting everyone inside...


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Changing Demands in Home Ownership

by Elisa Meyer on 2017-01-12 4:00pm

    As we enter 2017, a lot of uncertainty surrounds the economy, and that includes the construction industry For many builders and developers, financing is difficult to obtain, so every project must count...


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