contractor News

Construction-Oriented CPA Plays Key Role for Contractors

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. If you’re an independent agent with construction contractor clients, here’s an article to share with them about accounting best practices. When your contractor client requests your help — …

Contractor Fined $74K Over Asbestos-Tainted Debris at Oregon Site

A company has been fined over $74,000 for improperly sending asbestos-tainted debris to a landfill in Southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality described the violations as “major magnitude violations,” but said the problems have since been “properly abated …

Washington Fines Contractor for Blasting Violations, Worker Safety Issues

A reportedly unsafe blasting operation in Spokane, Wash., that put workers and the public at risk has resulted in an Idaho-based drilling company losing its license to perform similar work in Washington. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has …

The Lowdown: Share The ABCs of Job Site Safety

Of the 200 fatalities under investigation by OSHA during the first 8 months of 2018, these terms appear in 148 of those deaths,- accidentally crushed, struck or fell from, fell off of, fell into…or something fell onto a person. Behind …

Maine Notifies More Than 2,000 About Information Breach

Maine officials say they’re notifying some 2,100 people of an incident that might have caused their personal information to be temporarily exposed. The Maine Office of Information Technology says the potential breach happened on Sept. 21 as part of a …

Washington Contractor Hit for $1M in Workers’ Comp Premiums and Penalties

A former drywall contractor in Walla Walla, Wash. must pay more than $1 million in delinquent workers’ compensation premiums and penalties. The Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals recently held Shawn A. Campbell and his spouse personally liable for …

Contractor Sentenced to Prison in Michigan Asbestos Removal Case

A contractor has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for failing to properly remove asbestos from an old church in Bay City, Mich. The church was converted into a charter school, Bay City Academy. Roy Bradley Sr. was …

Insurance Noodle Launches Integrated Small Contractors Facility

Insurance Noodle has launched an integrated property and casualty facility for small contractors, bringing together several major carriers via a single access point. The program was designed to help agents working with contractors, such as handymen, landscapers and installers in …

PartnerOne Environmental, ACE Westchester Launch New Energy Product

PartnerOne Environmental has partnered with ACE Westchester Environmental to offer PartnerOne Energy Select, a new packaged insurance product specifically for environmental energy contractors and consultants. PartnerOne Energy Select has been designed for insureds that provide a range of support operations …

Aces Commercial Insurance Services Announces New Contractor GL Online Rate, Quote, & Bind Program

Costa Mesa, CA, 03/06/12 – Aces Commercial Insurance Services, a leading GA/Wholesale brokerage specializing in general liability markets, announces the launch of a new online, rate, quote, & bind program. The new program is already in effect and has been …