Turnkey contractor's success center
Contractor's School, Inc. is Utah’s leading contractor exam prep school, and the nations only turn-key contractor’s success center. Our comprehensive services include everything you need to become a successful contractor.
We start with preparation for the exam, setting-up your business entity, completion of licensing forms, and submission of all forms to the state. As well as taking car of all required insurance, worker’s compensation and bonds. And at your request, we provide you a turn-key payroll and human resource administration program that saves you time and money. And we finish with effective marketing services to attract customers and build your business. All our services are designed to start, grow and protect your business.
Exam Prep and Licensing Services
- State Application Filing
- Corporate Filing Services
- Registered Agent Services
- Business Set-Up
- Business and Law Exam Preparation
- Building Trade Exam Preparation
- State Application Processing
- Continuing Education
Payroll, Benefits and Employee Administrative Services
Marketing and Advertising
Commercial Insurance, Worker’s Compensation and Bonds
In-house services offered by our affiliate company Integrated Insurance Services includes a full complement of insurance and bonds. Including:
- General Liability insurance
- Workers compensation
- Garage Programs
- Commercial umbrellas
- Builders risk
- Commercial property
- Professional liability insurance
State Application Filing
This includes the preparation and processing of all paperwork required by the Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to obtain a contractor’s license. We constantly work with the DOPL on a day-to-day basis regarding the process of all types of contractor licensing.
This relationship allows us to know exactly what is expected on all contractor applications. We put this knowledge to work for you by ensuring that the application is processed quickly and efficiently so that the license can be obtained in a timely manner. If the DOPL requires additional information we will contact the auditor and get that information to them directly. We process all the paperwork saving you the time and hassle of dealing with the State of Utah. We will work with the auditors at the DOPL directly so that you do not have to waste time standing in line and waiting on hold. With our application filling you have a licensing expert on your side. Our experts have the experience to deal with the State and the knowledge to avoid application errors which can be extremely costly and time consuming.
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Corporate Filing Services
This includes drafting the articles required to establish a business entity with the State of Utah. We hand deliver your articles to the Department of Commerce and will return an original stamped copy of the articles to you. Registration for the Federal Tax ID number is included with this service as well as the preparation of initial tax forms to declare your tax status with the IRS. A Corporate / LLC kit is provided to keep your company documents organized and provide the forms to properly document business activity. If needed we will assist in acquiring the State Withholding Number with the State Tax Commission and Unemployment Insurance number with the Department of Workforce Services. This service deals with all the paperwork to effectively register your business without costly attorney fees.
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Registered Agent Services
This service allows you to have someone on your side dealing with your business renewal and yearly updates. We will act as your registered agent and will remind you of your yearly renewal as it comes due. If you move or change your location we will make the necessary changes with the Department of Commerce to update your business address. Our registered agent service also gives you an opportunity to be able to conduct business in Utah if you do not have a physical location in the state. We will be your agent for process of service with any subpoenas or judgments that might be served to your company. This is an extremely valuable service that lets you focus on your business and what matters to the company while we handle the rest.
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Business and Law Exam Preparation
Our business and law exam preparation provides questions that will be similar to information covered during your exam. The preparation material is a self-study program that allows you to study at your own pace. Our study material gives you an outline of the business and law exam as well as practice questions and exams to ensure you are ready for your test. We provide references to your business and law book that will help you utilize your book and pass your exam the first time you have to take it. We recommend at least 8 hours of study time with our material prior to taking the exam.
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Building Trade Exam Preparation
The trade exam preparation covers the information needed to pass your state trade exam. Our trade exam preparation provides questions that will be similar to information covered during your exam. The preparation material is a self-study program that allows you to study at your own pace. Our study material covers a large variety of questions relevant to your trade exam. The questions are designed to train you for the format your exam will be administered in as well the practical questions you will be asked. This material provides practice questions and exams to ensure you are ready for your test. In addition to our study material we have a library of code books that are available to assist in your exam preparation. The official trade exams will often allow you to bring relevant code books to use during your exam; we will allow you to use our books for the exam. This saves you the cost of purchasing these books. The recommended study time varies with the exam you will be taking, to find out the total study time needed please contact a licensing specialist.
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Continuing Education Training
We provide continuing education seminars to help you stay licensed and stay in business. The continuing education is required by the D.O.P.L. to renew your license. We offer continuing education that is relevant and practical to your business. Our seminar classes will cover all required 6 hours of continuing education.
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Contractor’s School started with the idea of assisting people in obtaining their contractors license in the State of Utah. We have currently assisted thousands of people become licensed contractors in Utah.
Contractor’s School, Inc. started in March of 2004 and has grown from a part-time operation to its current state of a fulltime licensing operation. Our success is due to the fashion in which our business is structured, providing a one stop licensing center for everyone to get into business and stay in business. Contractor’s School works closely with Integrated to ensure that you have someone on your side with the additional services that you need for your company.
Business Development Training
Contractor’s School provides a full-range of training options for the construction-based business including workshops, seminars and boot camps to show contractors how to build and manage a profitable business. We cover nearly every aspect of business management from business basics to advanced management issues as well as industry-industry specific topics. Our curriculum is designed for the construction-based business and our instructors and course leaders have real-world experience in the topics they teach.
Website Name Registration
We assist contractors in establishing a presence on the internet by helping them obtain a domain name (web address) for their business’ website. We register and thereby protect the domain name for the contractor. Contractors may also elect to have us provide reminders at renewal time to ensure that the registered name continues to be protected. Whether the business chooses to create a website now or at some future date, this domain name remains the property of the business that registered it. As business on the web explodes, protecting a domain name early is critical.
We offer comprehensive payroll and tax filing services to make running your business easier and more profitable. We do it all, including:
a. Payroll processing, direct deposit and check delivery
b. Check delivery via courier, FedEx, UPS, mail or pick-ups (depending on client location and needs)
c. Compliance with state and federal regulations
d. Customized reporting to meet your specific needs
e. Certified payrolls
f. Federal and state tax deposits
g. Federal and state tax filings (941, 940, SUTA, W-2s, W-3)
h. Garnishments (child support, creditor, etc)
i. Time & Attendance System
j. Interface with taxing authorities
k. Job costing
l. New hire reporting
m. Pay rate changes, bonuses, piece-rate and commissions processing
n. Payroll deductions for employee benefits
o. Pre-tax and post-tax deductions
p. Sick, vacation and personal time-off tracking and accruals
q. Wage and hour law compliance
r. Your own payroll specialist
Professional Employee Administrative Services
Let us relieve you of all those unproductive and non-revenue generating activities that drain your time (up to 23% of your time for most small businesses). As a professional employer organization (PEO) our staff of human resource experts will manage all your human resource needs including:
- Payroll and payroll taxes
- FICA, FUTA and SUTA payments
- Workers comp insurance, audits, hearings and claims management
- Unemployment insurance and claims management
- Pre-employment screening and background checks
- Develop employee handbooks, job descriptions, policies and procedures
- Develop and manage Human Resource forms
- Maintain employee files
- Assist in terminations, hiring, disciplinary action and performance reviews
- Assist with OSHA compliance
- Provide and mange any optional employee benefits, as well as manage COBRA:
- Dental and vision insurance
- Health insurance
- Section 125 Cafeteria plans/flexible spending accounts
- Long-term and short-term disability
- Life insurance
Our employee administrative services will not only save you time (the average employer spends up to 23% of their time on these issues), but we will keep you in compliance with the state and federal tax, insurance and employment laws, thus keeping you in business.
Marketing For Contractors
We help grow your business.
Every business needs an effective marketing program to generate new customers and profits.
Our turn-key and proven model of generating leads and customers will allow you to focus on your business while we make your phone ring!
We have created a unique, all-in-one marketing tool for contractors and the home improvement industry that saves you money and generates leads. This all-in-one marketing tool includes:
- A brochure
- A door hanger
- A direct mail piece
- A distribution mechanism for your coupons, business card, magnets or stickers for furnaces, water heaters, mechanical equipment etc.
- A business card that everyone will save
- A website that works
- Company Logo creation
- Business cards
- Business Forms
- Letterhead and envelopes
- Company branded notepad
- Bid kits
- Bid forms
- Pre-written professional form letters on a CD
- Thank you for your business
- Past due
- Why choose us
- Direct mail
- We target your direct mail to those businesses or residential households that are most qualified and likely to buy
- Website. Every business needs a professional website today, as 92% of potential customers will want to visit your website prior to calling you or doing business with you. Our sites include everything you need to be successful online:
- Welcome page
- About Us page
- Contact page
- Before and After and/or Customer Testimonials page
- Lead Generating Request for Bid form
- Custom pages, forms and functionality created to meet your specific needs
- Search engine optimization so the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing will find your website
- Hosting and support
- Traffic analytics reports to show you the traffic counts, sources, page views and more
- Site signage
- Vehicle signage
- Radio advertising
- Phone skills
- Customer needs analysis
- Presenting your bid
- Closing the sale
- Keeping the customer happy
- Generating a customer testimonial
- Asking for referrals