ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
by renosteinke - 01/27/23 09:52 PM
Does NEC 551.71 (F) apply to dwellings?
by BigB - 01/20/23 10:46 AM
Power submeter connections
by HotLine1 - 01/19/23 09:09 AM
AFDD's coming to the UK
by Texas_Ranger - 01/17/23 07:22 PM
New in the Gallery:
Burger King crown sillyness
Burger King crown sillyness
by wa2ise, December 11
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 122 guests, and 11 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#220530 03/14/20 02:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 804
BigB Offline OP
I am ready to retire from my small business and I have been asked by my biggest account to continue to bid jobs and let them do the work with me receiving a commission. My best guys are going to work for them as well so the work crew will be similar, I'll just be there to bring in work. I know part of the reason they want this is because they do not have an electrical contracting license, they only have a general contracting license. So I would be the qualifying party that will allow them to contract out electrical work. Who here has done that or knows what is involved? I am seriously considering it but I don't know much about the legal aspects as this point. My biggest concern of course is how much, if any, liability will I be taking on and who carries the liability insurance, me, them or both? Any input welcome

Latest Estimating Cost Guides & Software:
BigB #220531 03/14/20 06:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,788
Likes: 14
Renting your license without personally managing the job is playing with fire. It is common but I think it is dangerous. Consult an attorney to see if there is a way you can do this via an LLC if you want to do it.

Greg Fretwell
BigB #220535 03/16/20 12:21 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,333
Likes: 7

Here in NJ, YOU are responsible. YOU MUST supervise & be involved. That is the Law/Regs.

That said, I know a number of guys that are referred to as "Paper Hangers". I call them with inspection issues, and the responses that I get are all over the map. Ranging from "what Town", "Where is it", "Who", etc.

There was a recent issue with a EC who passed away at least 3 years back, and permits were still coming across my desk. What to do but notify the State.

Read between the lines of what I say.

BigB #220540 03/19/20 08:04 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 804
BigB Offline OP
Good points. I do plan on talking with legal people....IF I even decide to go this way. I could also just putter along doing the occasional small job and service work by myself, somehow that is looking like a much more stress free option.

Link Copied to Clipboard

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC Now Available!
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Posts: 421
Joined: September 2005
Top Posters(30 Days)
BigB 9
triple 3
Popular Topics(Views)
302,494 Are you busy
231,879 Re: Forum
216,505 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5