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Any G.C.'s from Dallas Texas?

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I am currently a general contractor in Nashville, Tn. I am moving to Dallas will be swapping my license over and am wondering if I am allowed to in Dallas the same things that I am allowed to do in Tennessee. A Tennessee general contractor is allowed to do a the entire building except for the plumbing, electrical and HVAC/ mechanical. Is Texas the same way?

Will I be allowed to dig my foundation, lay the block and frame side and roof the houses in Dallas Texas with a general contractor license?

I really don't like subbing anything I don't have to.
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Yes to all. State wide as far as I know. Just licensed MEPs here.
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Yes to all. State wide as far as I know. Just licensed MEPs here.
Might I ask what MEP stands for?
Mechanical (HVAC) Electrical and plumbing. Commercial slang

Forgot Irrigation. Its licensed too. Even for repairs.
Mechanical (HVAC) Electrical and plumbing. Commercial slang

Forgot Irrigation. Its licensed too. Even for repairs.
Thats what I thought. Makes me feel dumb for asking such a thing.
Thats what I thought. Makes me feel dumb for asking such a thing.
Not at all. Lots of different lingo out there for the same stuff.
Jaws what part of Texas do you work?
Hill Country, Highland Lakes.

Central Texas
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I lived/ framed in the metroplex (Dallas, fort worth, Arlington) it was some of the most fun I've had In my career. Pretty competitive though- I was framing high end homes in gated community's- freakin loved it. It's where I learned to hand stack roof. Did lots of 2 story all brick homes with tile roofs, cut up like I never saw in Utah. You'll like it :)
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Just what we need, more folks moving to Texas.











At least you're not from California.
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Just what we need, more folks moving to Texas.











At least you're not from California.
I see so many California licence plates in Lakeway it might as well be annexed :blink:
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Centex sucks, btw. Lol
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Centex sucks, btw. Lol
Kings of Marchitecture. Build quality isn't great, but they build a lot of houses and make a lot of money last I knew.
Kings of Marchitecture. Build quality isn't great, but they build a lot of houses and make a lot of money last I knew.
I meant Central Texas :laughing: Dont move here!

Dont know anything about Centex Homes.
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Dallas is booming. But being from Tennessee not sure how good you're Spanish is but you're gonna need it.
Have a good friend that's a GC there. He does well.
I think you'll like it
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Be prepared for Birch to call you a Yankee.
Just don't come here talking about how great things are in Tennessee, if they're that good, stay.
Just don't come here talking about how great things are in Tennessee, if they're that good, stay.
Seems to me a few of the old boys came from Tennessee:whistling
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Seems to me a few of the old boys came from Tennessee:whistling
You are correct, but Davy didn't come trying to get everyone one to do it the "way we do it back home":thumbsup:
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I have been reading a little bit about expansive or swelling soils and it looks like Dallas is right in the midst of it. Are the foundations beefier or do they require extra rebar because of this or is extra excavation required to resolve this?
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