Contractors: Get your subcontractor insurance house in order!

Jonathan BelekConstruction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

It’s a tough landscape for the building trades in Connecticut. Jobs are out there, but bidding is competitive and margins are tight. We’re nearly 10 years past its beginning, but we’re still not fully recovered from the Great Recession that wiped out trillions of dollars in real estate equity. Given that reality, it doesn’t surprise me when a construction firm … Read More

8 Steps to Vet Construction Subcontractors

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction, Risk Management

As a general contractor, it’s likely that you’ll use subcontractors at some point. Subcontractors can be an efficient way to outsource work. As specialists, they’ll often do a better job than a generalist and their smaller size means they can work quicker and leaner. However, the construction job is your responsibility. The performance of the subcontractor will reflect on you. … Read More

Contractors – Hiring summer help? Follow these safety tips

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

Chances are you remember your first summer job. Maybe you delivered newspapers or hauled bales of hay on the farm. Looking back, the experience and skills you gained on the job was invaluable. And the money you earned helped pay for college or to buy a new stereo. Each year, about 6 million young people swell America’s workforce by taking … Read More

Fairfield CT Contractor Insurance: Common Winter Safety Hazards

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Fairfield CT Contractor Insurance: Common Winter Safety Hazards  As Fairfield contractors know, construction doesn’t stop when the weather begins to chill, but working on a Connecticut job site in the dead of winter comes with many hazards and challenges. It’s important at this time of year for contractors to begin preparing for all the winter weather nature has in store. … Read More

Common Middlesex County Surety Bonds Used in Construction

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Common Middlesex County Surety Bonds Used in Construction  As we discussed in our previous post, surety bonds function very differently than insurance policies. They also play a very unique role in the construction industry. Middlesex County contractors and subcontractors will regularly encounter surety bonds throughout the course of their career and as such should be familiar with a few common … Read More

Middlesex County Contractors Insurance: Painting in Hot Weather

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Middlesex County Contractors Insurance: Painting in Hot Weather Working in the hot days of summer is no easy task for Middlesex County contractors and can turn many standard jobs into huge challenges. Not only can hot weather create health and safety concerns, sometimes it can actually compromise the outcome of your work as well. Painting for example is a temperature … Read More