SANTA CRUZ >> Aptos contractor Jeff Talmadge of Talmadge Construction recalled the time he bid on a job for $250,000 while a competitor bid half that amount.
Later, he read that his competitor was cited for not paying workers’ compensation and paid a fine as a result.
The competitor is still in business, according to Talmadge. Talmadge is a member of the Santa Cruz Construction Guild, a network of local tradesmen that requires members who are contractors to be licensed and recommends scofflaws be reported…….”
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