Types of Licensed Certified Construction Contractors
In the state of Florida there are three types of licensed certified construction contractors. (CGC) Certified General Contractor, (CBC) Certified Building Contractor and (CRC) Certified Residential Contractor. General Contractor is the broadest of all the building licenses in that it provides the ability to provide construction services for roads, bridges, commercial buildings of unlimited size and residential buildings of unlimited size. Building Contractors are able to build and residential structures and limited commercial structures. Residential Contractors are limited to only residential structures.
The General Contractor license requires the most experience and knowledge of building construction from an applicant in order to be eligible to receive.
What is Unlicensed Activity?
Unlicensed activity is a serious threat to the health, safety, and welfare of Florida residents and visitors.
The state and local government makes vigorous enforcement of licensure regulation one of its highest priorities.
Unlicensed activity occurs when a person performs or offers to perform a job or service that requires licensure in one of the professions regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Don’t become a victim of an unlicensed contractor only hire professionals that have been tested and screened by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Report all unlicensed construction activity to the local State Attorney, Building Department or Sheriff’s Office.
License Qualifications for a General Contractor:
General contractors often start out as construction workers. While gaining hands-on work experience, they learn about the different trades in the construction field, including concrete, carpentry, framing, electrical, and plumbing. Aspiring general contractors communicate with subcontractors and may learn the management skills they need to run their own company. General contractors often run their own business. They hire subcontractors to complete specialized construction tasks and manage teams of plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters and other specialists. General contractors build their business by networking with potential clients, buying basic construction equipment, and ensuring that their subcontractors and in-house construction crews complete every project with high-quality workmanship. A successful general contractor is familiar with important construction techniques by hands-on experience and having gained valuable knowledge out in the construction field. By working side by side with specialized tradesmen on construction projects, a general contractor has earned the necessary skills to manage construction work crews effectively and complete building projects successfully.