So we just started a new company in Alabama. It is an woman owned rebar installation company. My research shows we are an specialty construction under concrete. We will always work under an General contractor. Will we need a subcontractor license? We have a business license.
Most of the time, licensure issues arise in Alabama based upon the amount of the project. General contractors must be licensed to work on commercial or industrial work over $50,000, or residential work over $10,000. As for subcontractors, in order perform any work for a general contractor over $50,000, they must also be licensed. I would recommend obtaining a license generally speaking, as best pratices dictate doing so. You don't to get into a situation where you have to argue the scope of what you are doing is less than these amounts to avoid issues. Often the lines can be blurred in either direction, and as a result you can find yourself in a difficult positon if you are not careful.
Alabama (AL) requires a General Contractor license at the state level
for any commercial or industrial projects that exceed $50,000 in value.
You are required to get an Alabama Home Builders license for any
residential project that exceeds $10,000 or more in value. Licensing is
required for all electrical, plumbing, and HVAC contractors,
administrators, and journeymen . Hope this helps and delighted to talk to you more about this if you'd like. (205-223-0877)