I'm hoping someone here can give me a general idea of what I am looking for.
I need to perform some major home repairs, such as replace roof, decks,
driveways, some windows, etc - not a small task. What I want to do is be
able to hire out sub-contractors to do each phase of the work I need to have
done. I will need to be able to work between contractors and my insurance
company who will be footing the bill for major repairs. Many companies
don't want to work with the insurance and wait for their money, and one
roofing company has suggested I act as my own contractor to pay out funds
needed for repairs to begin and then collect them from the insurance company
as we go. (The insurance company and mortgage company have agreed to escrow
the funds and pay them out as verified invoices against repairs are
So, here we go:
Can I act as my own contractor?
Do I need a special license of any kind to be my own contractor?
I am in the state of Florida, Broward county if that helps.
In the alternative, can I hire a private contractor who will do nothing but
coordinate all repairs with the various types of construction companies I
will need to do each repair?
I've had a look at state licensing web pages for Florida but it's like
taking qualudes in there!
Any insights would be greatly appreciated, and TIA!