Skip to main content
Category

Contractor

How to protect yourself from fraud

By agent, Better Business Bureau, builder, business, claim, Consumer Tips, contract, Contractor, damage, estimate, FEMA, flood, fraud, handyman, home, Home Construction, hurricane, independent, Insurance, insured, loss, money, NICB, prevent, property, protect, quote, references, repair, service, time, wildfire
prevent-fraud

Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

The post How to protect yourself from fraud appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Contractors caught in post-COVID volatility

By agent, business, buyout, commercial, construction, Contractor, cost, COVID-19, economic, economy, force majeure, freight, global, home, homeowner, independent, Insurance, interwoven, lumber, materials, Pandemic, predictable, price, project, quality, risk, safety, shipping, unforseeable, volatile
contractor-construction-site

Whether you are a homeowner building a deck or a commercial contractor building multimillion-dollar projects, the soaring costs of construction materials is not new news. Even as lumber prices begin to retreat, what might be surprising is the length of time it might take for prices to stabilize overall or at least become more predictable.

The post Contractors caught in post-COVID volatility appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

By agent, catastrophe, construction, Consumer Tips, Contractor, copy, coverage, damage, FEMA, fire, flood, Home Construction, hurricane, independent, Insurance, license, payment, repair, roof, scam, Spring Storms, storm, tornado, vigilant, wildfire, writing
house-underinsured

When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

The post Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

5 questions to promote quality in construction management

By agent, building, business, claim, construction, Contractor, document, drawings, electrical, independent, inspect, inspection, installation, Insurance, masonry, materials, mechanical, meeting, notes, photos, plumbing, produce, production, project, punch list, quality, testing, verify
quality-in-construction

Quality is king in construction. Reputations hinge on excellence, which is why most contractors work hard to ensure they produce quality products. The more robust the quality management process, the better. If you want to test your quality assurance operations, check out these five questions every contractor should consider – and some answers for success in quality.

The post 5 questions to promote quality in construction management appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

5 questions to promote quality in construction management

By agent, building, business, claim, construction, Contractor, document, drawings, electrical, independent, inspect, inspection, installation, Insurance, masonry, materials, mechanical, meeting, notes, photos, plumbing, produce, production, project, punch list, quality, testing, verify
quality-in-construction

Quality is king in construction. Reputations hinge on excellence, which is why most contractors work hard to ensure they produce quality products. The more robust the quality management process, the better. If you want to test your quality assurance operations, check out these five questions every contractor should consider – and some answers for success in quality.

The post 5 questions to promote quality in construction management appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits

By agent, assess, building, caution, claim, construction, Contractor, crane, damage, delivery, emergency, employees, hurricane, independent, Insurance, landfall, materials, meeting, National Weather Service, officials, prepare, prevent, protect, removal, safe, safety, site, storage, storm, Storm Prep, supplier, supplies, tie, water, weather, workers, workplace
construction-hurricane

Just as you would prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, you’ll also want to prepare your construction job sites. The steps you take could make a significant difference in how well your construction site fares during the hurricane and how soon your workers can return afterwards.

The post Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy

By agency, agent, construction, contract, Contractor, costs, document, employee, employment, engineering, expenses, financial, independent, inspection, Insurance, labor, materials, momentum, Pandemic, pay, permit, pool, project, restart, shutdown, startup, supply chain, time, trade, worker, workforce
group-teleconferencing

Construction projects that shut down production in the short term deserve careful consideration when it’s time to restart operations. Contractors must recognize the need to create a plan for resuming work after restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifted.

The post COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

4 tips to assist struggling subcontractors

By 911, agent, communication, construction, Contractor, COVID-19, delay, disputes, economic, events, independent, information, Insurance, monitor, Pandemic, questions, recession, struggle, subcontractor, supplement, surety, suspend, terminate
assist-contractor

A subcontractor experiencing trouble can cripple a project; knowing about their difficulties early is better, but it doesn’t eliminate the risk of default.

The post 4 tips to assist struggling subcontractors appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Planning key to successful home renovation

By agent, Consumer Tips, Contractor, craftsman, deal, DIY, home, improvement, increase, independent, Insurance, job, key, plan, policy, power, preparaion, prepare, project, protect, renovation, safe, safety, security, successful, tip, tool, tools, value, work
avoid-DIY-mistakes

Home improvement projects seem to have no season. While many big outdoor projects happen in spring and summer, homeowners may find the best time to work on a renovation project is when contractors are available or materials are less expensive. In fact, if your project is not weather-dependent, you might get a better deal at some other time of year. No matter when you plan your next home project, our bloggers have tips that can ease your mind.

The post Planning key to successful home renovation appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More