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In the state of VA... if I have completed the work without a contractors license, can I get one after the fact in order to file a lein? I do have LLC and liability insurance. Around $7k is owed to me...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 4, 2022
VirginiaLicensesMechanics Lien
Hi there, I understand that my following question may be outside your scope of business. But, I'm new to the Construction business, but I am a life long entrepreneur with very sound business background. I've recently started a construction company and initially began doing handyman type work, but due to partner's background, we have done several projects that are more General Construction contracting based. In fact, we've done several projects for a publicly traded Company and they are prepared to provide us with more work, but we will absolutely need to pull permits because the upcoming work is structural. Thank you, Roberto ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMar 19, 2020
FloridaLicenses
Have the recovery rights for u licensed contractors in Washington State changed since this post? I received a notice of intent to file a lien from a guy I fired, we had no written contract or agreement. He is claiming he is owed hours...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 29, 2022
WashingtonLicensesMechanics Lien
Hello, I want to open a handyman business in D.C. Do I need any special licenses for that? Can I have an LLC in another state but work on customer's homes in D.C? Thanks, Frank...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 29, 2022
District of ColumbiaLicenses
What if I started a small business doing work "on the side" that became a larger undertaking. I created an LLC but had no idea about licensing requirements but am now ready to expand to full time. Will the board find me liable for fines after the fact? I've had no claims against me. Thanks, Michael Green Shreveport, LA 71115...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 19, 2021
LouisianaBack ChargesLicenses
What are the requirements for a business installing Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches in Florida?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 4, 2021
FloridaLicenses
Just passed my MI Master Electrician exam and sitting for the Electrical Contractor exam this week, would you happen to know the criteria in which I will be tested? I cannot find anything about prep for this exam. I have printed out the documents listed on PSI's exam bulletin and will bring my NEC as well. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 4, 2021
MichiganLicenses
What is the penalty for somebody performing construction work w/o license, insurance, bonds, permits in Texas. A contractor being hired from a big national chain and using their brand, being back up by them didn't have anything I mentioned above and practically did everything possible wrong and out of any quality standards. After city code enforcement (TX) , came out that also plumbing and electrical work was performed and nothing up to the code. Promises not fulfilled, work not done, or partially and wrong and sloppy, long time w/o opportunity of using home and thousands of dollars wasted in materials we paid for. In the contract attached to their invoice they answered yes/ stated to question regarding bonds, insurances, licenses , etc. "yes we are fully insured..." And the chain was backing them up. What can we do ? how to get them paid for damages? and get the money we paid back ? We have city code enforcement report and local big companies statement/ witnesses such as master plumber / electricians that their work was complete fiasco and failure. We are looking for justice....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 18, 2022
TexasLicenses
Our GC has denied requests for licenses of his subcontractors and claims the other workers are his employees, so he does not have to give us any such information. According to him, as the GC with a B license, he can hire anyone as framers, plumbers, electricians, etc. Is this true in California? After many failed inspections, and in multiple instances my wife and I having to explain the basic physics of plumbing (gravity) to the plumber or how to wire a 4-way switch to the electrician (we found it on Google in 30 seconds), we are very concerned about the quality and safety of the work. Given how many safety issues and code violations we had to point out to the workers, I anticipate costly repairs in the near future, and I expect the GC to claim nothing falls under his warranty. He already tried to blame several issues on our HVAC guy (independent sub), none of which were even remotely related to or in proximity to HVAC work. Plus I would not want his clearly unqualified people trying to repair their own substandard work. Apparently there is some CA law about suing licensed contractors for 100% of the contract value if unlicensed subs are used. Can someone help me understand this a little better? Given a $100,000 contract with the GC, what if 70% of the work (framing) was done by a licensed sub and the other 30% (plumbing and electrical) was done by the GC’s employees, and none of those employees has any type of plumbing or electrical certification? Would this law apply? If so, how could I prove the lack of certification or license? I’ve tried contacting the CSLB and various other entities with the employees’ names. Answers were either “no record of that person” or “if the GC has a B license it doesn’t matter.” In other cases we know only first names, and it’s unclear if the workers are subs or employees. Maybe these people are certified/licensed but I haven’t found the proof yet; I cannot just assume the negative because the GC won’t give up this info. What next?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
4 answersAdd commentOct 20, 2022
CaliforniaLawsuitLicenses
I have a Michigan residential builders license and want to know if i can get a Florida license without testing been licensed since 1993 ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 21, 2022
FloridaLicenses
A former employee formed a roofing company and applied for a Roofing license under the guise that they had foreman experience for 4 years and/or experience. Clearly this person misrepresented themselves and was issued a license under false pretenses. Who would investigate this?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 6, 2020
FloridaLicenses
In California if I'm working for a licensed contractor or an unlicensed contractor can I as an employee file a mechanic's lien on a property if my boss doesn't pay me. Here's the situation I was paid cash but shorted from our original agreement. I don't believe my employer has a contractor's license either does that matter and can I file a mechanic's lien if he doesn't pay me...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 1, 2020
CaliforniaLicensesMechanics LienRight to Lien
Need to hire a painter in Aventura, FL (the city has its own requirements, but for now I want to know at least the state requirements). I got two quotes one for $2,000 and one for $3,100. However the more expensive one can start immediately (I am pressed on time). Do I have to deal with any permits, NOC, etc. just for a paint job for the walls of my condo? If a painter is not licensed, is that a problem or do I need to look for licensed ones?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 2, 2022
FloridaLicensesLien WaiversNotice of Commencement
I was hired to do a job. Client asked for quote, was unable to provide until after doing job. Final bill ended up being 15k. Client thinks market average for this job is 8k. So far have paid 4.5k, refusing to pay 15k. Nothing is in writing, all oral agreements. Where do I go from here?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 24, 2019
New MexicoLicensesMechanics LienPreliminary NoticePrompt Payment
We are a subcontractor in IL, with potential to sell 5 jobs in AZ. These jobs may include installation, which we will sub out to an installer. Are we required to have a contractor's license, or the installer?...Read More
Peg Eskew
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 17, 2022
ArizonaLicenses