April 10th, 2022

Clean Your Permitting Files

A great time to jump start cleaning up your permitting files is during the Spring season. This is the time of the year that most folks feel energized and like to have a fresh start. It also provides a good opportunity to look at your permit to determine which ones are still open and require closing out. While work may have been completed, too open permits at some jurisdictions can affect you from pulling permits for future projects as the jurisdiction wants to make sure final inspections…


April 1st, 2022

Confident Constructor

Whether its concerns about material costs, supply chain issues, and labor shortages, stress feels awful. Consider these steps to find peace of mind and feel confident in obtaining your building permits. List What Documents You Have Gathered About Project This step helps to ease your nerves and provide a clear focus on items you have in hand and the documents you might be missing. This approach of writing which documents you have also, allow for your ideas to flow on the ways you can…


March 25th, 2022

State of Construction

Did you read the state of construction industry article in the SUBCONTRACTORS USA February 2022 issue? If you did not, you can still find this article online on pages 16 and 17 to read as it relays construction industry stats that can be useful for you to plan, develop and grow your business in 2022 and in the next 5 to 10 years. What stood out the most to me from this article is by 2030, the global revenue in the construction industry is expected to double. So, that is basically in 7…


March 16th, 2022

Contractor Incomplete Plans

In the construction industry, it is a norm for many contractors to rush to and from picking up materials, signing up new customers and then juggling other tasks including obtaining building permits. The challenge with this scenario is that building permit is often an after-thought and the contractor may not dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s when submitting. A question that we hear often from contractors is that I have submitted my plans to the City but some sheets were missing,…


March 9th, 2022

City Inspector Building Inspection

When is the absolute best time to pull a building permit? Yes, before the City Inspector shows up is a good answer. The best answer on when to pull your main building permit is before you start a construction. Often new contractors are so happy to have a project and future work ahead, they get carried away with excitement and begin construction without having the proper permits. From residential to commercial contractors, the PermitUsNow team have received multiple calls recently after…