Was curious about the licensing in your state.
I live in Michigan, where there is a specific contractor's license for painting and, off course the general contrator, which covers everything.
In Michigan, if you do a residential paint job bidded for over 600.00, you are required by the state to be a licensed painting contractor, or general contractor. (90% of the painters in my area are not).
Yet for any commercial job, regardless of size, doesnt required any licensing at all. Last summer I did a repaint on a 108 unit apartment complex. At no time there were any questions about licensing.
Being curious about this, I asked a lawyer I deal with. After he checked into it, he told me that it not only applies to painting but all other contracting fields in the state of Michigan.
Basically saying, that if I went to paint a 5000.00 residential exterior, the state of Michigan requires me to be licensed.
Yet if I wanted to bid the job for construction of a new Home Depot store (as if), the state requires no licensing of me at all, because it's a commerical job.
Just got a little chuckle from this.
Wondering what the contracting laws were in your guys' states?