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Old 07-23-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
New to this forum, Im just about ready to start my own general contracting business in nyc. I have experience in construction however I have little knowledge of the business aspect. I am looking to take construction jobs and sub out the trades.

Here are some questions I need to address:

1.What type of corporation I should create, s-corp, c-corp, LLC, etc...

2.what kind of insurance I should have and about how much it is going to cost.

3.Also, If I take home improvement jobs, do I have to have a home improvement license or just the sub-contractor.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site. Use the search button up top and spend a year reading, your questions have been answered a few hundred times.

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Doug,
I have searched this site extensively and have not found a single thread with information about becoming a paper GC. But thanks for looking out for the entire community.
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Doug,
I have searched this site extensively and have not found a single thread with information about becoming a paper GC. But thanks for looking out for the entire community.
That's because there is not much talk about "paper GC's". The other topics are discussed often enough. I wasn't attempting to be an asss, just informing you of the search option.
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Doug,
I have searched this site extensively and have not found a single thread with information about becoming a paper GC. But thanks for looking out for the entire community.
Based on your original questions, I did three searches -

corporation type - 23 threads found

insurance type - 8 pages of threads found

new york license requirement - 2 threads found

Not sure what your extensive searches were but those were some pretty basic search terms that took me 12 seconds to run...

I'd say lose the attitude and lurk for a couple of months - you might find what you're looking for.

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