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On 8/6/2019 I was given the opportunity to speak to a group of ASHI home inspectors. It also happened to be my 50th birthday and honestly, I could not have asked for a better gift than the opportunity to educate more people in the industry. They were a very good group and asked the right kinds of questions, it was a nice discussion and...

 

I completely agree that hiring a licensed and bonded contractor is very important. Not very long ago, a realtor asked me to inspect and approve work completed by a guy who was not licensed, and she was very unhappy when I said "Sorry I can't do that." I won't even look at a job done by an unlicensed contractor for a few reasons...

I watched this little clip today about Scott roofing and monsoon leaking, most of what he said was Ok. I appreciated that he made it clear that using a chaulking is temporary at best and that someone should call a professional. Let me add this, don't be in a hurry to call a professional unless you have a severe problem. Roofers in Arizona are...

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2019/07/30/3m-issues-immediate-recall-of-two-fall-protection-devices-citing-safety-concerns.aspx?admgarea=news&m=1

I copied this article today because I feel like this article is very important, some of you may not have even known that ASOSH was in the crosshairs. This problem revolves around fall protection and how people are trying to skate around OSHA fall protection standards. 

https://safety.blr.com/workplace-safety-news/safety-administration/...

 

This problem seems to be getting worse, and can you believe that some roofers are saying stuff like "He didn't know what he was doing" and other such comments. Pointing the finger at the kid who died! Some roofers say "I never fell off a roof"  ... to that I say "No shit, the guy who did ISN'T HERE". Aren't we all brothers and...

This article came across my LinkedIn feed today and I found it very interesting. 

Enough so that I wanted to share it with everyone I could.

Take a moment to read this article, I have no doubt you will find something valuable in it.

https://www.constructiondive.com/news/the-10-traits-successful-contractors-have-in-common/...

 

Several people have asked me recently to post something about the handyman exemption, and I have had a problem myself with a handy many doing roof work. I have a few feelers out there looking for a construction lawyer to write an article explaining the Arizona handyman exemption.  I hope to hear some back soon if you are...

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