Contractor Licensing FAQs

The Capitol Connection is our weekly Q & A column for contractors that focuses on topics pertaining to contractor's licensing.

BESS, Veteran Service Credit and CA Veterans Application Assistance Program

As we recently honored military service on Veteran’s Day I wanted to revisit the opportunity available for our service men and women in construction and as licensed contractors. As many return from Afghanistan to enter the civilian job market the construction industry may offer positions and opportunity based on their service. And a second reminder that…

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Multi-State General, Changing LLC State, Business Name Change and Electrical Conduits

Who’s on first? As an expert I can tell you it depends on which states your working in. Another contractor’s business is also ‘moving’ on. An ‘explosive’ inquiry, and for another contractor ‘time’ is of the essence. No matter where or when I can help… Q:  We need to apply for a General Contractor’s License in CA…

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RME/ Sole Owner Reactivation, LLC Licenses and Multi-State Licensing

Keeping your paperwork up to date is important for contractors, and especially in the ‘right’ order! A couple of inquiries concerned with Limited Liability Companies get multiple answers, and for another it’s all about ‘lead time’… Q: We are currently licensed in CA, NV, and AZ.  Our corporation recently converted to a Texas LLC, and we need…

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Leveling The Playing Field or CSLB Enforcement and New Business Names

This will ‘STING’ for some and be a honey of a good deal for others. Everyone benefits from these efforts to protect consumers and level the playing field for our licensed contractors. In another question from the field, the names have been changed to protect the innocent… Q:  You helped us obtain the attached corporate license.  If…

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Renting Licenses, Qualifier Suspensions and Corporate to LLC Number Transfers

If it seems like the ‘easy’ way, it most likely is also the wrong way, especially in contractor rules and regulations. There are reasons things are done the ‘right’ way. A ‘suspenseful’ inquiry is less dramatic with an expert solution and I find a way to keep some ‘history’ in the family… Q:  I have an opportunity…

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Corp to LLC Number Transfer, Borrowing a NV License and Qualifier Suspension

If it seems like the ‘easy’ way, it most likely is also the wrong way, especially in contractor rules and regulations. There are reasons things are done the ‘right’ way. A ‘suspenseful’ inquiry is less dramatic with an expert solution and I find a way to keep some ‘history’ in the family… Q:  I have an opportunity…

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