How To Earn Your License and Become A Concrete Contractor In Kentucky
We want to provide you with an overview of all the steps that you need to take, including the information and certifications that your county and municipal representatives will require. Let’s go ahead and get started!
Why You Need A License To
Provide Services As A Concrete Contractor
Many contractors ask us about the viability of a license and if they absolutely need to get one in the first place. We can say with certainty that your business will suffer significantly if you don’t possess a license. The state of Kentucky and its local jurisdictions want to protect you and your clientele from scams and potential liabilities. We want to explain more about some of the benefits of having a license:
- Landing bigger, higher-paying jobs – If you don’t have a license, you’re going to encounter a lot of trouble securing profitable work. You will likely be limited to minor journeyman projects.
- You gain credibility – It’s much easier to establish partnerships and grow the influence of your business when you possess your license. New clients are more inclined to research your company and confirm that you are licensed. This will tell them that you possess all the necessary experience and training to perform concrete repairs and installations.
- It establishes legal safeguards for you and your clients – There are many worst-case scenarios that can happen when providing services as a concrete contractor. You need to take certain precautions to protect yourself and your clients from legal and financial consequences. Having a license will require you to carry general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
Getting Your Contractor’s License
Through Your Local City or County
- Complete the application form
- Provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance
- Provide an unemployment affidavit (for self-employed contractors)
- Provide proof of experience and training (depending on the type of license you need)
- Pay the $125 application fee when you submit it
- Complete and notarize the application form
- Submit information regarding your business name and structure (partnership, corporation, LLC, etc.)
- List the current licenses that you possess
- Provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance (or an exemption affidavit from the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act)
- Provide proof of your business license (a physical copy of the certificate)
- Pay the application fee
- Complete and sign the application form.
- Provide a certificate of insurance showing you have a minimum of $100,000 in general liability insurance and workers’ compensation. If you don’t employ anyone except yourself, then you need to submit the Affidavit of Exemption form.
- Pay the application fee to the Contractors Licensing Board ($250 for general contractors and $100 for specialty contractors).