Getting Your Own House in Order: Understanding Contractors’ Insurance Options

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Though it may not feel like it right now with the current stay at home orders, the market will once again pick up. Businesses who paused projects or expansion plans will want to resume work, and homeowners who paused renovations will want to get projects scheduled. Time on Your Hands Now, Time at a Premium… Read more »

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Growing Solar Energy Market Yields Opportunities for Contractors

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Solar power production continues to be a growing industry throughout New England, as more homes, municipal buildings and businesses choose to utilize this type of clean energy.  While the Northeast region may seem like one of those places that is lacking in sunlight, there is actually quite a bit of untapped solar potential in our… Read more »

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Protecting Your Construction Assets: What You Need To Know About Equipment Theft

Posted by & filed under Construction, Loss Control, Uncategorized.

If you’re running a business in the construction industry, you’re already well aware of the potential for theft at construction sites. Your equipment is visible—and vulnerable to tampering, costly damage, or worse, especially if the site is unsecured for hours at a time. If your equipment is in the rental market, it too faces potential… Read more »

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3 Top Trends to Watch in Commercial Green Construction

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Commercial construction is going green. The market for sustainable products, practices, and processes in the building industry is being bolstered by public awareness and supported by increased legislation—and it’s creating new opportunities for construction companies who are eager to meet the rising demands from customers for eco-friendly building materials and techniques. At the most fundamental… Read more »

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Take a Deep Breath: Protecting Your Employees from Industrial Respiratory Hazards

Posted by & filed under Construction, Farm & Agriculture, Safety.

Whether you’re in construction, welding, agriculture, or any other industry whose workers are exposed to insufficient oxygen environments or potentially toxic airborne agents, you’re required to protect your employees from respiratory hazards. Yet, research shows that not nearly enough employers are taking heed—and many are failing to provide sufficient training and respiratory protection. Recent headlines… Read more »

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Prevent Roof Collapse

Posted by & filed under Construction, General Liability, Safety, Small Business.

Winter weather in New England is notorious for wreaking havoc with building roofs. A business owner may potentially avoid costly repairs or replacement if he or she follows basic tips for proactive roof care and winter hazard prevention. Generally speaking, it’s not the snowflakes that collapse a building, power lines or a tree. It’s the… Read more »

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Five Common Remodeling Projects and Safety Focuses for Each

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It’s remodeling season in New England and throughout the United States, and, if you are a contractor, homeowners will be looking to your company to complete remodeling projects that increase the value of their home, make it more energy efficient, or improve its resilience against the coming winter. Additionally, many looking to increase the value… Read more »

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Construction Site Hazards and Loss Control

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According to Mark Twain regarding New England weather, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, it’ll change”. We think the weather changes frequently in New England, and it does daily and seasonally, but the weather’s rate of change pales in comparison to the constant and never-ending changes taking place on a construction site. … Read more »

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The Importance of Being Earnest (About Subcontractors)

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Having a poor performing subcontractor can upset the entire project, resulting in:  increased costs, increased risk of accidents, poor finished product and not meeting construction schedules.  All of these outcomes impact the reputation of all contractors on the project, most notably the general contractor. Hiring a contractor is the most important step in the process… Read more »

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