Contractor Licensing

I would like to make a few comments about pool contractor licensing. Before you can drain and resurface a pool in Brevard County, a permit is required. The contractor is able to obtain or “pull” this permit because he is a certified or registered state licensed contractor. If your contractor cannot pull a permit or asks the homeowner to get it, chances are they are NOT state licensed. 

Now, I’m not talking about an occupational license or a drivers license. Ask the contractor for a copy of his State of Florida Contractors License. I always carry mine. Does he? If he cannot produce this license, this is a red flag! DO NOT IGNORE RED FLAGS PEOPLE! The next thing you’re probably going to hear is, “ My buddy is a gonna get the permit in HIS name....blah, blah.” RED FLAG! He isn’t state licensed, but his friend is. Now, all the liability is on his buddy. This is very popular around here. 

Why should I insist my contractor is state licensed? Immediately, this shows he has committed himself to his business and to you. It indicates he took the time, energy, and resources to be a professional in his field. I’m not saying this guarantees his professional ethics and conduct, but at least he took the test. More than I can say about Mr. Unlicensed. 

For the homeowners that choose to roll the dice with a non-state licensed pool man, good luck! You’re going need it.

Pro-Cite is located in southern Brevard County Florida which includes the communities of Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Suntree, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, Eau Gallie, West Melbourne, Malabar, and most of the Space Coast.

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