This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms and part of a sub-series on how to evaluate and select your contractor. For either of the lead posts, please select one of the links in the prior sentence.
A prior post discussed why it is important that your contractor be properly licensed.
This post discusses how contractor licensing works in the State of California.
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The important concept here is that contractor licenses are assigned to business entities, but are qualified for by individual people.
Qualifies means meets the minimum requirements and passed the required exams.
There are a few different business entity structures that can be issued a contractors license in the State of California.
From a tax perspective there is no distinction between the business and the business owner. The tax ID of the business is the social security number of the owner. In this case the license is issued to the owner as a Sole Proprietor.
A corporation can be issued a license, to which either one of the owners or employees qualifies.
RMO: Responsible Managing Owner means one of the owners qualified the license and this owner has oversight responsibility for the work done by the corporation.
RME: Responsible Managing Employee means one of the employees (who is not an owner) qualified the license and this employee has oversight responsibility for the work done by the corporation.
In the State of California, LLC (Limited Liability Companies) can not be issued contractors licenses.
I hope this information is useful to you in helping you select your contractor, speaking of which, please consider using one of ours.
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