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Contractor Bonding is important to Construction Companies

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 Contract bonds are a kind of surety bond that must be filed with the owner of the construction project as a condition for the contractor to enter into a contract. Contract bonds consist of two major categories

  • bid bonds required of contractors as a condition for a contractor to submit a valid bid on a construction agreement.
  • final bonds required of contractors to enter into a contractual agreement.

These bonds must be issued by insurance carriers admitted in the state where the obligee requiring the bond resides. The insurance carrier issuing contract bond, will also be referred to as the surety company or bond company.

Contractor bonding is becoming so important particularly in the construction firms. Contract surety bonds enable these business firms to deal with problems that may arise such as availability of labor, shortage of raw materials and a downturn in the economy as well as other problems that may finally cause the contractor’s occupation fall. This means that a number of projects will remain incomplete. Owners of the construction projects need to work with contractors who are transparent and have enough resources including finances that can sustain the project until its completion.

  1. Construction businesses benefit much from the contract surety bond because they stand a better chance of running their businesses evenly since there is an agreement guiding their interaction between the owner of the project, the contractor and the business itself.
  2. Construction projects have also benefited from contractor’s bond because of the specific timeline fixed during the bonding process. It helps the firm increase its profit because the contractor becomes dedicated to what he is doing to avoid being caught up. This means that he has to tackle this project within the given time frame.
  3. Construction companies have also been able to improvise their services because once the bonding is made between the parties involved, the firm is able to know what the owner of the project loves most. This is one way helps the company improve itself by keeping up stock that will serve the needs of all involved customers.
  4. Construction projects benefit from bonding because with the terms of service put in place, they are able to bring the raw materials and equipment to be used in the entire project in time to avoid chaos.

To conclude, contractor bonding is very essential for the survival of the construction business. It establishes a smooth operation among the owner of the project, the construction companies and the contractor.

Mark Rodgers

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.