Maintenance bonds give project owners and contractors alike peace-of-mind throughout the construction process. Warranty and maintenance bonds are surety bonds that allow project owners to receive financial compensation from a surety when a contractor’s obligations do not meet the required standards. Maintenance bonds are specifically crafted to ensure that the construction of the project holds up for a particular length of time after the project is completed. Let’s check out the ways in which maintenance bonds ensure a better contracting process from start to finish. Continue reading “How Maintenance Bonds Ensure Your Contractor Gets the Job Done Right”
For the first time in 12 years, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a decrease in Surety Bond Guarantee fees. Continue reading “Industry News: One-Year Fee Reduction for SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program”
Anyone who is planning to charge consumers a fee for providing financial advice must acquire an investment advisor surety bond, also called a financial advisor bond. The investment advisor surety bond is required to do this kind of work in most states. Usually, proof of the investment advisor surety bond must be submitted to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs or the Department of Finance in the state in question.
Forests are a public resource, providing we the people with timber for professional, public, and personal uses. Removing trees can help both contractors and landowners earn money, and if it is done properly, it can be done in harmony with the local ecosystem. However, when trees are removed incorrectly, harm to nearby waterways and surrounding wildlife is possible.
Another type of contract bond is the payment bond. These bonds are required for most construction projects, so many, if not most, contractors have had these bonds. Payment bonds guarantee that subcontractors, laborers, and materials suppliers will be paid, and paid on time. Payment bonds and the surety companies that back them keep projects lien-free and help ensure that all parties are happy.
As a maid, janitor, or any cleaning services provider, you may find that potential clients often insist on hiring only companies with janitorial bonds. These surety bonds ensure any cleaning services contract, and not only protect the person paying for the service, but they also protect your small business, which relies on reputation.
A variety of construction bond is the performance bond. This type of surety bond guarantees that a project will be completed satisfactorily by the contractor who undertakes it. This is different than insurance; the surety doesn’t just pay when contractors default on work.
Before they are able to be licensed in most states, auto dealers must file a surety bond called an auto dealer bond with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). However, what the auto dealer bond covers and how to get such a bond can be confusing.
A type of construction bond, a bid bond protects the developer or owner in the bidding process for a construction project. The bond guarantees that the bidder will honor the terms of their bid. If they fail, the surety backing the bond will compensate the owner.
Do you or your business import merchandise into the United States to sell, or for other commercial purposes? If so, you’ll need to get a customs bond. Read on to find out the four things you need to know when applying for customs bonds.