We don’t take on every client we speak with. Often, we get calls from people who have taken the exam but do not have the statutory experience required by Florida law to obtain their Florida Contractor’s license. We do not want people who have no idea about running a construction business having licenses to work on our homes, or become our competitors who will undercut/underbid projects.
Since the application for the State Certified Construction Contractors does not require submission of W2’s, many people think they can just make up experience. But…
What if your former employer filed a complaint with the DBPR that you falsified the experience in your application? That can be a HUGE issue! Now you need to lawyer up to deal with this complaint against your license. Despite what anyone says, make sure you can back up your experience with W2’s, affidavits from folks who have worked with you in the past and can attest to your knowledge and experience, or other avenues of verification.
Paper trails can be your best friend when it comes to your contractor’s license. Run your business by the book; cutting corners can cost you your business.
Have a great August!