Measuring creditworthiness is the
core activity for sound construction industry accounts receivable management.
BICA can help. When you're checking credit on a California contracting company, we offer our
signature Comprehensive Credit Reporting Service, which includes
California contractor's license report
Accounts receivable aging information
Nationwide, we can provide you with Experian and D&B credit reports that are a reliable
source of credit information. Unless your volume is very high, you will find this can be a more
economical answer than becoming a credit reporting service subscriber directly with these agencies.
Unlike our other services, credit reporting is an exclusive member benefit. Find out more about BICA membership and its many benefits. If you are
already a member, request a credit report.
Trade Reference Clearing
Our members are an invaluable source for trade clearing. BICA members assist each other by
providing information that we compile and provide to assist you in making sound credit judgments.
This exclusive BICA publication is a compilation and distillation by our professional staff of
public documents of interest to building industry credit managers. The information includes
mechanic's liens and releases, lis pendens, tax liens and releases, and judgments. The Weekly
Bulletin covers all counties in southern California, numerous northern California counties and
Maricopa County in Arizona.
Monitoring - Active Protection
Credit and job status are constantly changing. What was true yesterday or last week isn't necessarily
true today. If you are not consistently and completely monitoring your customers' mechanic's liens, tax liens,
lis pendens filings, and other indications of financial change, then you are taking unnecessary risks.
Performing such monitoring requires enormous time and extensive resources. Most supply companies and
contractors have neither.
BICA has the solution.
For the same counties we offer the Weekly Bulletin, we offer our Sentry Report, a comprehensive monitoring service that constantly tracks your current
customers for newly recorded documents. If activity occurs, BICA notifies you immediately with the recorded information in that document. You simply provide
us the customer information, and we provide you the protection of having BICA on your team.
This active protection should be part of your credit management strategy. Contact us to inquire about this service.