Construction

Fictitious Letters From Julie Weynel, Senior Procurement Officer – DOT

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March 27th, 2012

There has been another round of fraudulent letters issued to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contractors and potential contractors purporting to be issued by DOT.  This new string of letters appears to be from the “U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office” and signed by a fictitious name of “Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.” The letters» Read Full Article

SCORE with R&R Bonding Services

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February 25th, 2012

R&R’s decades of bonding experience throughout the state of Wisconsin have enabled us to simplify the bonding selection process for our customers. We base our standards off of a simple S.C.O.R.E card. S = Service: a staff fully dedicated to the daily service of bond needs and a commitment to excellence…24/7  C = Capacity: we have the» Read Full Article

CPA With Construction Emphasis is Critical for Contractors

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February 25th, 2012

Business owners know that having a trusted advisor network – your attorney, banker, accountant and insurance agent – is very important for making critical business decisions. For owners in the construction industry, it’s even more important to make sure that the CPA you choose is someone with an emphasis in construction, or someone at least» Read Full Article

Economic Climate Dictates Need for Bonding Program

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February 25th, 2012

In the past, business owners may never have thought they needed to have a bonding program. But with today’s economy, tightened restrictions on banks and an unstable marketplace, a bonding program has never been more important.  It could mean the difference between getting a job or being overlooked…learn more in this quick video:

Landscapers and Lawn Care Operators urged not to use Imprelis

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July 22nd, 2011

A recent article in Lawn & Landscape advises that DuPont Professional Products has cautioned lawn care operators of the damage to conifers and other trees potentially caused by the use of the herbicide Imprelis™.  Click here to read the online article in Lawn & Landscape. 

Build Bonding Credit With Construction Funds Control

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June 3rd, 2011

Contract Bond underwriters traditionally screen potential bond customers (contractors) on the basics of 3 C’s Capacity, Character and Credit. The 3 C’s are usually defined as: Capacity: to complete the work, the resources of manpower, equipment and track record of completing work in the category of the work contemplated. Character: the background and history of the» Read Full Article

Roof Anchor Is Solution to OSHA’s New Residential Fall Protection Rules

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May 18th, 2011

In June, 2011, OSHA will implement their new residential fall protection rules.  This short video explains a common sense approach to comply with these new rules.   A copy of the new rules can be obtained by visiting www.OSHA.gov.  This video addresses how these new rules affect the obligations of the general contractor.  These rules apply» Read Full Article

SBA Assistance With Bonds For Contractors

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February 7th, 2011

The SBA has in place a Surety Bond Guarantee Program which helps contractors qualify for bonding. This offer will reduce risk for the bonding company, and will enable more contractors to qualify. R&R bonding division is available for any bonding needs or questions you might have. Contact our bond knowledgebroker Jay Zahn for more information. This plan offers assistance» Read Full Article