Foreign Company Licensing, Qualifier Disassociation and Qualifier Rules

When you are bi-national and cross country you also may need expert assistance! Another out-of-state question from a contractor gets a ‘qualified’ answer ahead of one for a “C-17”. The last one is ‘mistaken’ in more ways than one… Q:  We are a Canadian firm, but our US based company is in Florida.  We have a Contractor’s license … Continue reading Foreign Company Licensing, Qualifier Disassociation and Qualifier Rules

NASCLA License, Family Transfer and Test Reschedule Fees

One size does not fit all when it comes to contractor licenses! A ‘grand-daddy’ of questions has a family flair, and a final question that is ‘pass’ or ‘fail’… Q:  I have taken the NASCLA (National Association of State Licensing Agencies) General Building exam.  Will that qualify me for a license in CA, NV, and AZ?   A:  To … Continue reading NASCLA License, Family Transfer and Test Reschedule Fees

LLC, Removing Managers, Experience Waiver and Subs

I have a ‘limited’ answer for a corporate transfer question and another to ‘manage’ for different contractors. Although, there were no ‘yellow roses,’ I will also answer an out-of-state inquiry before finishing with some ‘landscaping’ work… Q:  Our currently licensed ‘S’-corporation is applying for a license for a newly formed Limited Liability Company (LLC).  I understand it … Continue reading LLC, Removing Managers, Experience Waiver and Subs

RME, Sister Companies, Adding Class and Insurance

Going, going, gone? But this contractor’s ‘number’ hasn’t expired yet. Another gets some ‘re-insurance’ before I answer a “C-20” with ‘class’. Looking to the west for opportunity a Delaware contractor has license questions… Q:  My partner just completed the process of replacing me as the RMO (Responsible Managing Officer) on our license so that we … Continue reading RME, Sister Companies, Adding Class and Insurance

Asbestos Rule, NV Financial Statements, Out-of-State License Transfers and ‘DBA’

Contractors are tough, but ‘growth’ is not without pain, even for these men and women. While ‘misdirection’ works in magic acts, it’s costly and time consuming when a contractor loses focus on ‘facts’. I will wrap up with a ‘memory fail’ that is also a lesson on getting expert advice before the wrecking ball swings … Continue reading Asbestos Rule, NV Financial Statements, Out-of-State License Transfers and ‘DBA’

Experience Credits, Corporate Tax Changes and CA License HAZ Requirements

Who can speak for experience in a license application? What is an ‘unrelated’ trade, generally? When does a simple alteration in business practice mean no ‘change’ in a license? How can a contractor jobsite ‘HAZ-ard’ not require special CSLB attention? Why, because, everyone has contractor licensing questions and fortunately I have answers for them! … … Continue reading Experience Credits, Corporate Tax Changes and CA License HAZ Requirements

Application Processing Time, Renewals, Low Voltage and Business Entity Licensing

We ‘divide’ and conquer a tough question for one contractor and ‘shrink’ time for an ambitious applicant! Unfortunately, even an expert can’t save another when the ‘clock’ runs out on a final ‘deadline’… Q:  I need to obtain my Contractor’s license.  In speaking with several of my colleagues who are licensed, they have said how incredibly long … Continue reading Application Processing Time, Renewals, Low Voltage and Business Entity Licensing