What Are the Most Important Legal Requirements for Becoming a General Contractor in Florida?

Florida is a great state to become a general contractor, with a multitude of building projects to keep contractors busy. But becoming a general contractor in Florida comes with plenty of particulars to keep track of and stay on top of. These are some of the most important legal requirements that are necessary if you… Continue reading

Protecting Yourself as a Contractor: The Importance of Notice Commencement and Lien Laws

When you are in possession of your Florida contractor’s license and ready to start working on large-scale projects, it is essential to take the time to ensure that proper procedure is followed. This not only benefits you as the contractor’s license holder, but also the workers who will complete the project alongside you. What is… Continue reading

The End of Paper Licenses for Florida General Contractors

A general contractor license is a valuable thing to have when you are pursuing your career goals of working in and on property. For Florida contractors, license requirements mean passing an exam, meeting a list of additional requirements (four years of documented experience in the field, credit report, financial statements, etc.), and then waiting for… Continue reading

How General Contractors in Florida Can Keep Their Workers’ Compensation Exemption Intact

All general contractors in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees to cover liabilities in the event of on-the-job injuries. However, there are situations in which an exemption from this requirement may be possible. In this post, we’ll cover the requirements for obtaining this exemption and how to renew it each… Continue reading

How to Become a General Contractor in Florida

Florida is renowned as the land of sunshine and palm trees. It also has a booming construction industry, with new homes, businesses, and offices going up every day. For those looking to break into this lucrative industry, a Florida contractor’s license is necessary. Read on to find out how to go about getting one. Florida… Continue reading

Specialty Licenses: Electrical Contractors

One type of sub specialty that requires its own license in the State of Florida is electricians and electrical work. To do this type of work, a general contractor must also have a certified license from the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board, or hire a specialist who carries one. There are actually several types of certifications… Continue reading