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Old 04-09-2011, 05:44 PM
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Hurricane Shutters

It's been a while, but someone mentioned hurricanes. If you put up hurricane shutters, how do you price the job? I have a good percentage of seasonal customers & they usually want me to provide this.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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Have you put shutters on before? If so you know how long it took you. Take your time estimate multiplied by your hourly rate equals what you charge.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:24 AM
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I hate to play the legal eagle card. Are you a state licensed general contractor? In Florida there really isn't such a thing as a handyman. Your a contractor or not.
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:22 PM
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I hate to play the legal eagle card. Are you a state licensed general contractor? In Florida there really isn't such a thing as a handyman. Your a contractor or not.
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I had a limited maintenance license that was issued by the county. It was pretty limited in what you could do. I think you could hang hurricane shutters as long as they had already been installed. You are only hanging them then screwing on a wing nut or the like, no power tools required.

I'll post the information about the miscellaneous maintenance below.



A business that operates under such categories as property maintenance, miscellaneous maintenance,
miscellaneous repair service, etc. is very restrictive in nature. A local business tax receipt to perform these
services does not allow a licensee to enter into repair, installation or construction in the building trades or
specialty fields. The owner of this type of business needs to submit a signed Miscellaneous Maintenance
Affidavit that can be obtained from any of the Lee County Tax Collector’s offices.

AFFIDAVIT
LEE COUNTY LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT
MISCELLANEOUS MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF LEE
Property Maintenance & Miscellaneous Maintenance or Repair Service, etc.
A local business tax receipt to perform these services does not allow a business to enter into repair,
installation or construction in the building trades or specialty fields. Construction, electrical, plumbing,
A/C, painting, roofing, screening or re-screening of anything other than windows, doors and lanais that
are built in the structure of the roof of the home (no aluminum work), carpentry, cabinet & millwork,
excavation, masonry, drywall & plastering, etc. In order to perform work in these trades or specialty
fields, you must obtain a State Contractor License or County Competency Card and must produce
evidence of such license at the time application is made for a local business tax receipt.
This type of local business tax receipt is very restrictive in nature; (Examples: clean out garage, hanging
drapery rods, peep hole installation, changing door knobs, replacing toilet flush kits, etc.)
Advertising in any way to conduct services for compensation without a proper local business tax receipt is
in violation of Florida Statute 205.
Florida Statute 489.127 Prohibitions, penalties. –no person shall:
• Engage in the business, advertise him/herself or act in the capacity of a contractor, or a
business organization available to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor
or perform work for which a building permit is required, pursuant to part VII of chapter 553.
• Willfully or deliberately disregard or violate any municipal or county ordinance relating to
uncertified or unregistered contractors.
• Any unlicensed person who violates any provision of subsection (1) commits a misdemeanor
of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
• Any unlicensed person who commits a violation of subsection (1) after having been
previously found guilty of such violation commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
provided in s. 775.082 or 775.083.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing document and the facts stated are true
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:54 PM
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Confusing as hell ain't it? Tampa has been doing contractor stings lately. HVAC was last week. This week I think its window installers. Can't wait until they get to the pests. Craigslist provides all the offenders they want.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:46 PM
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I sub all that out to much of a hassle.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:11 AM
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Seriously?
Leave the hurricane shutter installs to the guys who know what they are doing. If your on this board, stick to cutting grass...
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