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do i need to have a contractors license in order to start a small home improvement business?

Question by firzout4u: do i need to have a contractors license in order to start a small home improvement business?
trying to start a small home improvement business and no one knows whether or not i have to have a contractors license or whether i just need to have insurance. i think i might need at least a class C license but i’m not sure. any advise/answers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Answer by J thinker
In any personal business you need to get contractors license and permit.

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Q&A: The Home Improvement Business???

Question by skillwithtools: The Home Improvement Business???
I am in the so call Home Improvement Business. I was in the printing Business for 15 years and you Had to Have cash to Buy equipment rent a space etc. But in this Home Improvement Business It seems like any Joe with a Home depot card and a van can call himself a contractor. I am in house and see the crappy work that many of thease guys are doing. I enjoy this business but it seems I have to Bid low to get any work. anyone can be in this business . How do I get above all the fly By Nights?

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Answer by Jack
Advertise as someone who fixes crappy jobs. Build your reputation by word of mouth. I have the same problem in my line of work.

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Do you know New York business law regarding home improvement contractors?

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Question by nymagic411: Do you know New York business law regarding home improvement contractors?
I signed a contract for an excavation contractor to specifically find a sewer spur and then dig a trench tothe house from the spur near the road. The contractor did not dig deep enough and left the job after digging for 2 days. On the 2nd day I told them it was 5 to 6 feet deeper than they were digging per town records and per fill added by a developer since the spur was put in 25 years ago. I asked for and got my deposit back but now they are trying to bill me for 2 days labor. I did not contract for a per diem rate to look for the spur. Our contract was specificly to find the spur so our plumber could tie in. After failing to find the spur on the first day I was called by their foreman who said they would dig as deep as necessary the next day. I took off the next day and repeatedly told the foreman and the crew how deep to dig but they dug no deeper than the first day only nore to the left. I am out the plumbers restocking fee for the pipe and so damage to my propertry by the digger.
Clavon- Thank you for your time but you misunderstood.
I asked them to stay and to dig deeper as promised. They tried to rip us off for an additional 4000.00 without justification. They left the job without my approval. The one page agreement spelled out what they were to do- which they did not. They violated the agreement, and caused property damage. Beware of bad contractors like this!

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Answer by clavon_macon
Unfortunatley labor does have to be billed for work that a signed contract was for.

Did you sign anything with that contractor? He did begin the work and at your request if I am not mistaken stopped ue to the code regulations for your town.

Did you ask them to comply with the town specs or just terminate the agreement? If this was at your request and labor was performed for two days you do have to pay them if that is the case.

Read your contract you signed, if if is just a quote and you agreed to what they wanted you need to just pay and unt your losses. This is a tax right off so you should be ok.

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Business: American Dream, Thai-style

Business: American Dream, Thai-style
The couple didn't have an unlimited supply of money to pump into the building, which was in need of some work, but the contractors they hired were more than willing to help out, Tim said. People were entranced with Ewa's story and the couple's …
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Think Under 50 Employees Definitely Means No Obamacare? Think Again
Some people ask whether you are paying for a job—say having someone put in a new kitchen—or paying for someone to work by the hour doing reception work? However you phrase it, the fundamental worker status issue has become one of the … You may need …
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Money tips for home remodeling
A 20-year-old house in suburban Atlanta is getting a makeover to create a more open floor plan for its kitchen, dining room and living room. The homeowners had wanted to make the improvements for a while, but because they purchased the home when …
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Im starting a home improvement business.?

Question by aklover: Im starting a home improvement business.?
I m looking into starting a home imporvement business. I would need the services of some contractors and maybe a full time bookeeper / receptionist. I needing help on maping out my business start up plan. Does any one have any ideas for me?

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Answer by someone
Talk to a Pro.

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When will the home Improvement business come back?

Question by David C: When will the home Improvement business come back?
I had to take a job Due to the slow down and I now work in sales selling printing supplies and hate it . The money is just OK but my Heart is just not in it. I would Rather put on jeans and tee shirt
vs Suite. I gained weight and now very unhappy. I am 54 what can I do
working for a company is not cracked up to all they say.

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Answer by thayo30
Focus on the positive. There are countless people out there who would do anything to get a job where the money is ok. Others are losing everything out from under them-be glad you aren’t with them.

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San Diego Home Service where Digital Business & Home Improvement Contractors meet!

San Diego Home Service where Digital Business & Home Improvement Contractors meet!

San Diego Home Service is a destination for local contractors, home improvement professionals and remodeling experts to talk about themselves, connect with S…
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What happens if a homeowner files for arbitration? For more information visit: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer/home-improvement-contract/
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