n.j dept of consumer affairs

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bobbygedd, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    home improvement contractors license. another crock? is this a good thing? who will enforce it? they are talking about some very stiff fines.
     
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not enforced at all here, or very little. $200/year. Only problem is that a contract isn't enforceable by an unlicensed contractor. A client can just decide that they don't want to pay, and you are SOL. Then you have to resort to shovel method.
     
  3. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    I've looked around, seen flyers everywhere.No one is displaying there numbers anywhere.
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    are you, displaying yours?
     
  5. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    NOPE! I payed and havnt even got a number yet.it's bin 2 week already.And you, are you displaying yours? there saying major fines.
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    i sent mine in december of 2005. i havn't recieved anything. oh, yes, i did, i recieved the cancelled check, they cashed it the next day
     
  7. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I talked to alot of guys and they said they havn't heard anything about this new law. what's next???
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    yes, what IS NEXT? how can you compete with the guys not carrying the proper permits? it's not the $90 fee that bothers me. they are talking big fines, 10 grand for minor violations. anyone can get fined. let's just say you send an invoice without the #'s on it, u get fined. you will have to submit to inspections. paperwork, all involved, will end up costing money. YOUR price of doing business just went up, you have to adjust your fees accordingly. how do you compete with the guy who has no fees, and is able to price a job lower, and profit more?
     
  9. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I got my #. I have it on my business cards, invoices etc. But not on my truck.
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    A big f***iing crock to say the least...home improvement contractor is someone IMO who puts in new kitchen cabinets or installs a new bathroom tub. It is NOT someone who installs a couple of petunias or a few yards of mulch.

    Give me a break already!:realmad: I'd rather give the money to charity.
     

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