Conclusion Although some may think that licensing contractors is nothing more than an unnecessary burden on bureaucracy and by-laws, it is worth considering whether an unlicensed lawyer or an unlicensed cardiologist would be used. Unlicensed lawyers and doctors have some pariah status in the community, and for good reason. They have abused the trust that their customers place in them and their actions can create serious problems for these customers. Similarly, the consequences of poor design, poor quality building materials, defective components and missing contractors expose owners to unacceptable physical and economic risks, and there are a sufficient number of victims who have suffered costly repairs or direct thefts that the continued application of Cape Town 489 is well justified. 3 Jonah v. Fla. Dep`t of Bus. “Prof`l Reg., 746 d. 2d 1261, 1262 (Fla.3d DCA 2000) Agreements and licenses are governed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR), the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) and other specialized licensing agencies, pursuant to Chapter 489 of the Florida Statutes. However, the ability to perform construction work as a commercial organization is highly variable, since a business organization cannot acquire a license from a contractor. Instead, the company organization must request a certificate from the authority that designates a qualified agent responsible for all work performed by the company, as well as authority and responsibility for matters such as contracts, specifications, audits, projects and payments. 81 Earth Trades, Inc. V.
T &G Corp., 108 d.3d to 585 (fla. . .