Qualifying Agents to Operate a Construction Business in Florida

A qualifying agent is someone who takes responsibility for the management of construction operations for a construction company in Florida. It is the person who the State identifies as being in-charge of all construction-related operations. The State of Florida requires at least one qualifying agent per company in order for the company to legally operate.

Can the qualifying agent and the owner of a construction business be two different people?

Yes, they can, and it is not an unusual. It is not uncommon in Florida for the qualifying agent to be an employee of the company and not necessarily a majority shareholder.

Is it illegal to be a qualifying agent or to look for one?

Absolutely NO, it is not illegal at all. The qualification process of a company is a formal process done through the DBPR. What is an illegal practice is to become what is known as an "absentee contractor". An "absentee" contractor is one who simply qualifies a company and walks away from all supervisory duties. Doing so, not supervising the work which is being done with your license is not a wise move since it is contrary to what you've officially told the State (that you will be responsible for all the construction-related work the company does). If you are a qualifying agent for a company and you do not wish to work with said company any longer, you must notify the state immediately that you are no longer associated with said company to limit your liability. The DBPR will then notify the company that they need to find another qualifier within a specific time period.

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# Qualifying Agent in SWFLCambria Consulting 2021-09-09 13:12
Cambria Consulting Corporation | General Contractor Qualifier ($24K - $80K)
Call: (617) 523-7500
Email: info@cambriaconsulting.com

Established but rapidly expanding home renovation company based in SWFL is seeking to engage a General Contractor to qualify the business. This opportunity can be whatever you want to make it. It could be a full time position with the company helping to further develop the growth or on an as needed contractual basis for a monthly stipend just to be available to pull permits and oversee some of the larger jobs.

The firm is over 40 years old with an excellent reputation and a new owner that is looking to grow and expand the company's offerings. We have a full service retail showroom with excellent product partners and a team of full time employees as well as a healthy roster of exceptional subcontractors.

The position and compensation will be based on what you want to make of the opportunity. Most job locations are in the areas of Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Estero. Applicants must have a current and valid contracting license that is in good standing for residential work and their own vehicle and valid driver's license. Candidate must be able to pass criminal background check if interested in becoming a full time employee.

Qualified and interested candidates should respond with either a resume or an email stating what kind of opportunity you are most interested in be it contract or full time and your current contracting license information.

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