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Is a Florida Business License a Contractor’s License?

NO!!! We get asked this all the time about Brandon Electricians.

Let’s say you need electrical repairs or want to install new lighting and you ask for recommendations on your local Riverview or Fishhawk neighborhood or FB pages. You get lots of replies – many of which say “Licensed and Insured.” “Licensed” may simply mean that an individual has opened a business in Florida which basically means – I have a business and I’ll pay my taxes!”

Remember, that “Licensed” is not the same as a “Contractor’s License” and that the person may be working illegally! Ask for a contractor’s license # and go to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations to be sure it is active and in good standing.

 

For more information see a presentation we did on Facebook:

Riverview Electrician – A day in the life

A day in the life…

Eliza

“What does your morning look like?”

“My day starts out around 7:20 or so. I start out loading up materials for the day’s jobs which goes pretty quick since my partner and I work really well together, and then we’re pretty much out the door. We do a lot of work in the Riverview area, so it’s I75, 41, 301 – one of the biggest parts of my day – figuring out the best way to get around traffic to Fishhawk – just kidding.”

“What type of work do you generally do?”

Umm, a little bit of everything. That’s what I like about working in electric, there’s a lot of variety. We do a lot of panel changes and disconnect changes and remodels, a lot. “

“Do you work mostly inside or outside?”

“About half and half. Boat docks, landscape lighting, panels, disconnects, that kind of thing, that’s outside. A lot of custom remodels – both inside and out.”

“Why did you decide to become an Electrician?”

“I worked as a CNA before and I loved it but a few years ago I decided I wanted to work with my hands. I’m a good problem solver, I like things done right the first time – not to blow my own horn. Electric’s not easy. But I love it. It was a great choice.”

“What’s it like being a woman in a male-dominated industry?”

“I like what I do. Everybody gets along really well and I’m one of the team. I think I get the respect I do because of my skills and my knowledge. I really think more women should do this. There are good opportunities that you don’t necessarily have in other careers and I basically have the same hours as my son in school, I get to spend the weekends with him…which is great for all parents here – moms, dads, whoever.”