Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility? - Business - Contractor Talk

Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Remodspc 1's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Camarillo, California
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4

Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


I was hoping someone can advise me on what my risk and/or libility could be if I let an out-of-state contractor use my license. I have known and worked along side this contractor for over 40 years. He was approched by a "money man" he has known for years to do work in California. The contractor does not want to jump through hoops to get his CA license again. Please advise
Remodspc 1 is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 09-03-2019, 05:34 PM   #2
Eater of sins.
 
ScipioAfricanus's Avatar
 
Trade: Designer/Drafter/General Contractor(again)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Orange County, CA.
Posts: 4,058
Rewards Points: 1,956

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


I will advise you not to do that unless you become an RMO or an RME directly for his company.
This can be done legitimately and legally, I am RMO for two General Contracting firms and I am paid hourly to oversee the projects and be involved in the companies but only as far as looking over contracts and the job sites on occasion and to make sure the sites are safe, etc.
I don't have a say in the business end or financially nor am I liable financially.

Andy.

Advertisement

ScipioAfricanus is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ScipioAfricanus For This Useful Post:
hdavis (09-04-2019), Remodspc 1 (09-04-2019)
Old 09-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #3
I own stock in FotoMat!
 
480sparky's Avatar
 
Trade: 132 on Bush, I've got him at gunpoint!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 11,977
Rewards Points: 11,840

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


While you're at it, let him use your drivers' license, see how that goes for ya.
__________________
This post has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit this screen and edited for content.
480sparky is online now  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 480sparky For This Useful Post:
Bull Trout (09-03-2019), ScipioAfricanus (09-03-2019), SmallTownGuy (09-03-2019)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-03-2019, 07:15 PM   #4
Fire up the BBQ
 
griz's Avatar
 
Trade: GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 22,079
Rewards Points: 3,094

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


Would you loan your wife out?
__________________
SOME JOBS JUST AREN'T WORTH DOING:
griz is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to griz For This Useful Post:
Bull Trout (09-03-2019)
Old 09-03-2019, 07:39 PM   #5
Pro
 
KAP's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,395
Rewards Points: 35,482

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


Quote:
Originally Posted by griz View Post
Would you loan your wife out?
For some, I guess it depends on how much money she can make him...
KAP is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KAP For This Useful Post:
griz (09-03-2019)
Old 09-03-2019, 07:42 PM   #6
John the Builder
 
SmallTownGuy's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter/Builder Professional Painter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 16,497
Rewards Points: 4,152

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


Quote:
Originally Posted by griz View Post
Would you loan your wife out?
"Take my wife, please"

__________________
All my Life loving Hippie friends turned into soul-sucking Conservatives - or died. Same difference.
"Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good." - Andy Griffiths
SmallTownGuy is offline  
Old 09-03-2019, 09:51 PM   #7
Goin' Down in Flames....
 
Seven-Delta-FortyOne's Avatar
 
Trade: Highwayman
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell
Posts: 4,050
Rewards Points: 158

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


Short answer: If you pimp your license, you assume all of the liability. For that, I would want all of the profit. YMMV.

If you are the RMO/RME for a company, you assume some of the liability/responsibility. Hopefully, the compensation is worth the risk. That will have to be negotiated between you and your master.

If the company is a corporation, and you spend unholy amounts of money on legal representation, you can severely limit your liability, to perhaps even nothing, even in the face of multiple wrongful deaths.

Cf. Union Carbide, circa 1984. India.
__________________
Get Off My Lawn.

"There are no big projects. There are only small machines". - R. G. LeTourneau
Seven-Delta-FortyOne is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Seven-Delta-FortyOne For This Useful Post:
Remodspc 1 (09-04-2019)
Old 09-04-2019, 08:30 AM   #8
Pro
 
Fishindude's Avatar
 
Trade: Industrial
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 443
Rewards Points: 946

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


If he wants to work through you, then you should be the GC on the job, put a nice mark up on top of his work, and manage the project yourself. I would only do this if very familiar with the other party and I would have my own supervision on the jobsite every day looking out for my best interest.

Don't assume this client is golden just because he says so either. Do your due diligence and check them out yourself.
Fishindude is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Fishindude For This Useful Post:
Remodspc 1 (09-04-2019)
Old 09-04-2019, 09:14 AM   #9
GC/carpenter
 
Calidecks's Avatar
 
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 37,362
Rewards Points: 21,430

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


It's illegal in this state to let someone use your license without filling an RMO or an RME.


Mike.
_______________
Calidecks is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Calidecks For This Useful Post:
Remodspc 1 (09-04-2019)
Old 09-04-2019, 02:54 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Remodspc 1's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Camarillo, California
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4

Re: Let Out-Of-State Contractor Use License Risk? And Libility?


Thank you all for your answers and recomendations, it is appreciated.

Advertisement

Remodspc 1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Remodspc 1 For This Useful Post:
Seven-Delta-FortyOne (09-04-2019)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?