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.
# Interested qualifying agentMichelle Simmerson 2021-09-24 12:18
I am responding to your advertisement looking for qualifying agents in the Florida area. I am a licensed general contractor in Florida, located in St. Augustine and am open to discussing options to utilize my license. I currently would not be interested in relocating outside of my home base, but would be willing to travel to job sites if needed or working remotely to assist in on going projects. I can provide any documentation to include DL, or background information needed upon request. I look forward to hearing back from you.
# RE: Qualifying Agent in SWFLErnie Brown 2022-01-01 17:12
I have a certified Plumbing license if your company is in need of that license. You can reach me at mhe91114@gmail.com
# Qualifying AgentS. Kelley 2022-01-14 21:59
In response to your advertisement looking for qualifying agents in the Florida area, I am a Certified General Contractor in Southwest Florida, and am open to discussing options to utilize my license. I currently would not be interested in relocating, but would be interested in working remotely to assist in ongoing projects. I can provide any documentation to include DL, or background information needed upon request. I look forward to hearing back from you.
# CBC qualifierJeff hodge 2021-12-05 16:05
I am a certified building contractor interested in qualifying a home building/remodeling business in NW Florida panhandle area . Email Hueyconstructionllc@gmail.com
# Ownermichael t Ambriati 2022-01-17 13:13
We are interested in trying to find a qualifier for a new construction company in Florida we have over 40 years experience in construction Residential and commercial in New York. We are located in the tampa area of Hillsborough County
# Need qualifier for irrigationJohn Stevenson 2021-12-16 23:47
Need a qualifier for irrigation in Central Florida
# RE: Need qualifier for irrigationErnie Brown 2022-01-01 17:09
John I have a Certified Plumbing license in Florida and am willing to discuss working with you. Reach out to me if your still in need.

# General ContractorScott Hurst 2021-12-23 14:46
I hold a CGC license in the State of Florida and am open to opportunities for qualifying a reputable company in Florida (preferably the South Florida area). I have held my license since 1998 and it has always been in good standing. I am looking to qualify a company for permit purposes and to briefly oversee projects periodically, as I currently work full-time for a large restoration company. I can provide any documentation requested.

Contact Scott Hurst at scottych73@yahoo.com
# RE: Qualifying Agents in FloridaErnie Brown 2022-01-01 17:23
I hold a Certified Plumbing license as well as a Certified Underground Utility and Excavation license in Florida and am open to discuss opportunities to work with reputable companies to qualify.

Reach out to me to discuss

Ernie Brown

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