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Friday, March 21, 2014

Contractors Are the Backbone of our Country

Artisan contractors – the backbone of our economy.  When contractors come to mind, we sometimes forget how many, how diverse, and how many types of contractors provide services to homeowners and businesses across the country.  Electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, carpenters, roofers, masons… many more.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are over 3.7 million artisan contractors in America.

General contractors – generally responsible for the entire construction project.  A general contractor probably will hire Artisan Contractors to build certain areas in the total project.

Many government entities regulate the contracting industry by mandating that various contractors obtain a license, and many times a surety bond.  The regulating body could be the state, city or county, or other governmental entities.

Most contractor license bonds protect the public against contractor negligence, defective construction, and sometimes unpaid wages by the contractor.  Each government entity’s laws are different, which is why it is important to check each state’s rules and regulation codes.

Various contractor organizations across America are available as resources for artisans, including:
  • Artisan Contractors Association of America
  • Your local Home Builders Association
  • Your local building trade association
  • Your contractors association in the state in which you are working, 
  • Specialty contractor associations such as the National Tile Contractors Association or the National Electrical Contractor’s Association, among many more.
When your work requires a bond, click or call (800) 452-2663 for the contractor bond you need.  Our customer service agents will start the ball rolling to immediately provide you with your bond, so you can get to building America!

Ashton Agency has been servicing contractors for over 45 years, providing license bonds throughout the nation.  Our offices in Winter Park, Florida and Portland, Oregon can provide your contractor bond, usually at the lowest prices and within one business day!

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