HVAC means heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors. License Application – Provide list of owners, officers, and qualifying agent (QA) information; experience, history and disclosures (prior licenses; convictions; judgments; law violations; disciplinary actions; complaints, including ones closed, etc.,). Those with a complaint history, such as complaints on file (open or closed); judgments; revocations; or felony convictions; or discrepancy such as lack of experience, the contractor applicant must interview with a Board member at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Those who dislike the system point out that if a builder is given a free hand to design a building based on a pre-agreed price, even if costs don’t rise during the project they will be likely to work to the lowest possible specifications if the contract allows them to alter the specifications.
Once the contractor completes the work, the owner should obtain the following before making any final payment: (1) A final release of lien from the contractor and all sub-contractors, suppliers and materialmen; (2) A copy of the certificate of completion from the county or municipality showing that the work has been inspected and approved; (3) A Notice of Termination terminating the original Notice of Commencement (not crucial, but if there is a planned sale or refinance within a year of starting the work it will be required); (4) A copy of all warranties, including warranties from the manufacturers of items installed and from the contractor; and (5) A punch list setting forth any and all remaining work that needs to be completed.
Remember this basic fact – Most likely a general contractor built your home or business, and so their own business overhead costs and profit costs, along with the individual specialty trade contractors business overhead and profit costs, are woven into the roof and every other piece of the structure.
License Name and Mode of Operation – A contractor’s license is obtained as a Sole Proprietor, Corporation, Partnership or LLC, and issued in the exact name listed on the financial statement, which is provided by the owner of the entity (FYI – designated Qualifying Agents are not considered the owner of the license).