Expert Interview Series: Melanie Baravik of SuretyBonds.com on What Contractors Need to Know About Surety and License and Permit Bonds

Melanie Baravik is a contributor to the Surety Bond Insider, covering changes in the surety bond industry. We recently checked in with Melanie to learn more about surety and license and permit bonds, and the importance of these bonds to those who work as contractors. Here’s what she shared: Can you explain what a surety…

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Chinese Drywall Isn’t the Only Toxic Game in Town

Drywall that’s manufactured in China has given American and Canadian homeowners plenty to worry about. But some American-made drywall has tested worse for the corrosive substances than the familiar wallboard from the Far East. Surprised? So was almost everyone else. While the “Chinese Drywall” phrase gets tossed around whenever there’s an issue with defective, rotting…

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Expert Interview Series: Peter Sfraga of zackacademy.com on the Benefits of Advanced Vocational Training for Contractors

Peter Sfraga is the Marketing Manager for Zack Academy, where he oversees all digital and print marketing efforts. We recently asked Peter about the benefits of vocational training for contractors and about what types of classes would be most pertinent to their work. Here’s what he had to say: What is the mission of Zack…

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