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A buddy and I went out last night for a beer and met up with some of his friends at the bar. One of his friends is a licensed general contractor who I have met many times before and at one point he even offered me a job as a site supervisor. Well we all got to talking about work etc when this guy tells me that I shouldn't have gone and gotten my own license because I could have just used his. Evidently he "leases" his number out to guys for anywhere between $500 and a $1000:eek: depending on how big the job is. This is so they can do jobs/pull permits for more than the $500 limit CA has in place and he makes a nice little chunk of $. I guess this is how his "site supervisors" work. I'm curious to know how legal or illegal this is and how the hell it would work???
 

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It can be done, and probably is done often. I have been asked once.
That being said, my license is quite possibly the most important thing I have in my life next to my girl and family.
I wouldn't "lend" any of them to anybody.
 

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Just from an ethical point of view,it's doesn't seem right.
He's have to monitor the progress of those projects as well as their code compliance for his own peace of mind.
It would have to also piggy-back his GL insurance if anything went wrong and burrower wasn't covered under his own.
It's just pimping,if you ask me!
I was thinking the same thing...
 

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It's a felony in FL... contracting without a license, selling your license, aiding and abetting, tax fraud, insurance fraud.... on and on.

I think calling it pimping is to nice.... he is promoting unlicensed hacks and stealing real jobs from ones who play by the rules.
 

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7114 Aiding and abetting an unlicensed person
7118 Contracting with unlicensed person

Both of those things can get
your license suspended or revoked.
 

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I have been asked MANY TIMES by small remodelers to use my electricians license # to pull permits for their jobs. I tell them absolutely not. However they can hire me to do the work and I will hire them temporarily to do the grunt work under my supervision.
I have a long list of restrictions they are to follow which keeps them from doing anything that creates an unsafe conditions that they must agree to in writing, and a written quiz that they must take in my presence to ensure that they know what they are doing, and after seeing this most guys either hire me or find someone else to try and con.
Only one guy has passed the stringent muster and is actually a very talented electrician who just never bothered to get his license. He can quote the NEC front to back. The rest aren't worth taking a risk on. I do things by the book and would never endanger my license, or health or property to make a quick buck.
UNFORTUNATELY, in the Chicago suburbs most "licensed electricians" are using someone else's license or just lying that they have a license. Most homeowners never bother asking for a copy. I hand a copy to my customers along with proof of insurance and the state required "Home Repair Fraud Act" literature that is designed to root out unqualified contractors.
By the book is a pain in the a## to administer, but makes for great repeat business and referrals (and a good night sleep).
 

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7114 Aiding and abetting an unlicensed person
7118 Contracting with unlicensed person

Both of those things can get
your license suspended or revoked.

Beat me to it. If you read the quarterly reports by the CSLB, I think 7114 and 7118 are the two most common ways that guys get their ticket pulled.
 

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7114 Aiding and abetting an unlicensed person
7118 Contracting with unlicensed person

Both of those things can get
your license suspended or revoked.
Jumbo has it right.

This guy is on the wrong side of the fence. Part of the problem, as they say.
 
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