Only Massachusetts rules apply here. As a journeyman you can have a business with yourself and one apprentice. Thats it. Business name must be "Joe Schmoe electrician" or "licensed electrician". You can not be "Electric" or "Electrical contrcator". You are supposed to register with your city or town regardless of the name of your business and you truck must also be lettered accordingly. All of your advertisements must also have your license # displayed.
i have heard this before, but can't seem to find it in writing anywhere. does anyone know the chapter/section where i could find it in the MGL? i am starting a business with a journeyman license and this seems like a very gray area.
i have been there several times. it says you can only use the name printed on your license. does this mean in order for companies to use other electrical names they have to have that name on their license? does that only apply to master licenses? if i was to put "electrician" or "licensed electrician" on my business name, wouldn't that be wrong too because it's not on my license? thank you for your info.
Re: journeyman company in MA#67764 07/14/0606:07 PM07/14/0606:07 PM
DNK, a masters license in MA is only a business license. The first line is the name of the business. The next line is the name of the license holder.
Now for the fun part. A masters license allows you to run a business but not actually work in the field. You can have 100 guys work for you but you can not use the tools. You must continue to keep your journeyman license if you want to use the tools. Just another way my fine state keeps the money out of my pocket.