Construction Insurance Blog

Why Carry Builders Risk Insurance

Builders Risk insurance provides coverage for buildings and structures while under construction, renovation, or remodeling. The policy, written for a specific time frame (3, 6, 9, or 12 months), protects against various risks that can occur during the construction process. It typically covers the following: Property Damage to Insured Structure & Materials: This includes damage […]

Why Maintaining Your Certificates of Insurance Is So Important

Obtaining certificates of insurance (COI) is an essential step in the construction bidding and performance process. Clients, including residential property owners, commercial real estate owners, municipalities and public bodies, and general contractors (GC), all require contractors to provide COIs. Keeping up with your COIs is critical for several reasons: Proof of Insurance Having up-to-date certificates […]

Gaslamp Has Coverage for Everything Construction

At Gaslamp, we specialize in construction insurance and protecting the various types of contractors – from general contractors to subcontractors and artisan contractors – that comprise this segment. We understand the multiple exposures you face in your work and what coverages are needed to protect your property, assets, customers, and people. Our portfolio of construction […]

Five Tips for Re-Engaging Past Clients

For contractors, finding the right client is a key part of a successful project. When you’ve worked with a fantastic client in the past, staying connected is crucial. But how do you re-engage existing customers in an authentic way? Rather than reaching out to a past client out of the blue, utilize these five tips […]

Winter PPE Review Update

With the arrival of winter, it’s a good time to review the personal protective equipment (PPE) for construction workers operating in cold conditions. Contractors face unique challenges requiring additional PPE for their safety and well-being. Here’s a checklist to go over with your crew. Insulated Clothing Insulated jackets, pants, and coveralls for warmth in cold […]

The Value of a Google Business Profile

A Google Business Profile allows businesses to manage their online presence across Google. To help customers find your business, you can verify your business and edit your business information. It lets you control how your company is displayed on Google and tell others more about your business and services. Here are several reasons why your […]

Gaslamp’s Top-Performing Articles of 2023

The goal of our Gaslamp blog is to write about and share topics that are relevant and informative for the construction industry. We take a look at specific insurance policies and coverages and how they respond to contractor-related exposures, construction trends and their impact, the market outlook for the various classes of businesses that comprise […]

How Construction Management Software Can Help Your Business

Construction management software (CMS) consists of digital tools to help streamline and enhance the management and execution of construction projects. The software provides project managers, contractors, and stakeholders with efficient ways to plan, organize, and execute construction projects – particularly valuable for larger projects with many moving parts. CMS Functionalities The functionalities of CMS are […]

’Tis the Season for Contractor Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

With the holidays right around the corner, homeowners and business owners are already planning their decorations. Some holiday decorations are quite elaborate, including creating an extravagant winter wonderland that includes extensive exterior light installation and elaborate holiday scenes for all to experience. Other holiday decorations are low-key but still involve heights in installing the lights […]