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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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i,m general contractor but i need to have home improvement license?

Question by francisco r: i,m general contractor but i need to have home improvement license?

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Answer by Billy
I don’t know where you live but in Florida if you have a G.C license that is your home improvement license. The best way is to go to your county examining board and ask. I can’t believe that this could be an issue.

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Do you need a licence contractor to install kitchen cabinets?

Question by Anita W: Do you need a licence contractor to install kitchen cabinets?
Im doing a minor renovation of my kitchen- changing cabinet and tiling the floor. I was told by someone that I do not need to use a licence contractor if it’s that minor in NYS. Is this true?

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Answer by Flusterated
Depends on what the laws are in your area regarding handyman vs. contractor. In california if the job is over $ 600. you have to have a contractors license to do the work – not sure what it is in NY. Just remember that you get what you pay for. People are hungry for work right now, so call several guys and get estimates for the flooring. You can probably do the cabinets yourself if you have a couple of buddies who are willing to help you out, but you’ll need the base cabinets in place before the tile is laid (the tile butts up to the base cabinets) To save money, do the demo work yourself (remove all the old cabinets & flooring). You would have the countertops measured for once the base cabinets are in place so they get an accurate template – especially if you’re going with a solid surface such as granite.

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I want to do home improvement repairs and general maintenance as a business…Do i need a contractors liscense

Question by anickellnc: I want to do home improvement repairs and general maintenance as a business…Do i need a contractors liscense
I want to do things like painting, repairs etc…not major remodels!

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Answer by Spock (rhp)
depends on where you are, mate. check your country’s/province’s/state’s laws.

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NJ Home Improvement Contractor Need to Use WOM Marketing More Effectively

There are too many home improvement contractors who are missing out on work because they don’t realise what they are missing. Home improvement contractors often refuse to give quotes because the job is too small, or the job is too big for them and their brickie mate (or whatever the mates trade is) can’t do the job, has already quoted the job for another mate or for any number of other reasons. But the truth is that the potential client will then talk about them to all their neighbours, friends and anyone else within earshot.

When this happens the person doing the talking isn’t saying anything complimentary about you or your business. Other people then store this ‘talk’ away in their minds and when they have a job come up and see your name written down on the net or in the yellow pages, they are reminded that their friend had a bad experience with you so they will never call you unless totally desperate.

This is definitely not the kind of Word of Mouth (WOM) advertising that you or your business needs.

To avoid this kind of bad WOM advertising is really easy. The first thing to remember is to treat the people requesting a quote from you with the same respect that you would like to be given to you. And that involves ‘fessing up when necessary and simply saying that you prefer not to do the small jobs because your business is too big and you need more work for your employees or whatever feasible and believable reason you can concoct. But talk to them. Let them know up-front why you prefer not to do the job and suggest they call someone else; preferably someone that you can recommend honestly. There’s no point in saying that such-and-such is a terrific trades person and then that person mucks up the job.

My Father always told us kids that “we would be labelled by the company we keep”.

My Taiwanese business friends always told me that before they could introduce me to any of their contacts, they had to be sure of my character. This makes perfect sense at any time but particularly when doing business. If the person you recommend to the people that you don’t want to do the job for stuffs it up, you will wear the bad WOM so I suggest extreme caution if you do decide to go this route.

Now the good news is that if you follow the above suggestion, you will get some excellent WOM advertising for being an honest, straight talking trade contractor. There are too many scam stories broadcast regularly about shonky contractors and so most people have become leery, to say the least.

Be different and aim to please as many people as possible with your honesty and knowledge. The good WOM advertising wafts around your business and brings in better paying jobs from people you may never be able to reach through any advertising dollars that you would have to spend to get more work.

Use word of mouth (WOM) advertising to your benefit and not let anything detrimental be said about you or your business. This is far and away the best advertising you will ever get and it is advertising you can never pay for. Us it to your advantage and don’t miss out because of not being up-front initially.

Some Trade Contractors overlook the fact that they are a Small Business and Need to Operate as a business instead of just being a Trade Contractor.

Anytime you need a home improvement task done contractors are too busy to call you back or have no time….?

Question by Paul S: Anytime you need a home improvement task done contractors are too busy to call you back or have no time….?
Is the demand really that great?

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Answer by bionicbookworm
It can be, but it’s usually based on region and in some cases season (I live in the mountains, so things get weird here).

Contractors tend to have little or no customer service staff and that tends to make things difficult. Once they get into a project they have little time to pursue new leads, schedule future projects or deal with customer calls in a way your or I might think of as professional.

If you know the contractor and keep at him, you should get some results. However, if you’re not getting feedback in a timely fashion, keep looking.

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I need an good kitchen contractor fast, anyone know of one?

Question by : I need an good kitchen contractor fast, anyone know of one?
So I hired these jerk-offs to remodel by kitchen and they strewed up big time. They didn’t know what they was doing and know my kitchen is a mess. Do anyone know of any GOOD contractor that I can hire?
I’m located in the Naples, Florida area.

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Answer by Eugene
I’m an very sorry to here that happened to you. So people just lie and say that they can do something for the money, but I think I can help you with your problem. This company is great & gets the job done. I’ve used them before and they did a fantastic job on my kitchen, I highly recommend them.

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what i need to have to work as home improvement contractor,what type of license needed to do only capentry?

Question by gaberman1: what i need to have to work as home improvement contractor,what type of license needed to do only capentry?
i am trying to for LLC entity,i already get the form,i registered as home improvement contractor,the registeration form i receive ,but my confusion is i do not find that so called license, i intend to work only on carpentry
the question is do i need license to do tis work or the registeration and the insurance are all what i need
is there any one who knows, to solve my confusion

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Answer by dragonfire
yes
your state that you live in should have the license you need to apply for

in CA, carpentry has it own license and is split by categories

B ( general ) and C class ( C5 and C6 are carpentry and millwork )

the LLC is simple to set up your company as a corporation for legal protection, and you fill in as such when you apply for the license

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