How to become a construction contractor?

According to the Association de la Construction du Québec (ACQ), a construction contractor must meet certain requirements before beginning to provide his services.

First, he must ensure compliance with the law relating to buildings, the building code, the safety code and the regulations of the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

It must also comply with the Canadian Building Code; the Commission des normes de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST); the Bureau des soumissions déposées du Québec (BSDQ) and the Registraire des entreprises du Québec.

Meeting their requirements will allow you to start your work as a construction contractor on the right foot.

RBQ License

With so much information it seems like a long process, but don’t worry, meeting the requirements as a building contractor is no more complicated than putting a building together.

First, you must visit the Régie du bâtiment du Québec or RBQ. They will provide you with all the information regarding the requirements you must meet to acquire a licence.

There are several types, and in the Quebec area it is important to have one to practice as a construction contractor.

You can apply for general contractor, special contractor, general owner builder and specialized builder-owner licenses.

However, the RBQ will provide you with a guide to determine the license that best suits your area of performance as a construction contractor.

A strategic move may be to choose the general contractor’s license, which covers more general aspects, but it is best to know each one first-hand.

To obtain a license it is important to adhere to a training program, which is intended to prepare you as a future construction contractor.

Depending on your area of interest, you may choose to train in, for example, construction company management or project and construction management.

There are also courses related to occupational health and safety, or building construction, to mention a few.

These courses are facilitated by various entities authorized by the RBQ. It is best to consult directly with them so that they can give you a recommendation from the entities that have their approval.

In case you do not take a course, it will be necessary for you to comply with an exam issued by the RBQ, or to present to them a professional record that fulfills the requirements they have requested.

Register the company

To obtain a license it is also necessary to have a legal figure, register your entity.

A business plan is also important to determine what type of license as a construction contractor you can apply for.

This business plan will be an excellent tool to find a source of financing as well.

It is also important that you consider paying a license fee that will be required to operate.

This works as a guarantee to compensate, in case you do not comply with it efficiently. But since it does not include liability insurance for damages to third parties, it is important to have one.

Consider bonds and insurance as a key aspect to your success, even if they are not mandatory. In case of an unforeseen event while working as a construction contractor you can solve it, without aggravating the situation.

Residential Renovation Contractor

Share with us your residential renovation project. As Construction Labrie we have over two decades of experience in the field of construction, renovation, assembly and delivery of turnkey projects.

Our experience in the field of residential renovation allows us to work efficiently and with certified quality.

As Construction Labrie we carry out residential renovations both indoors and outdoors and we have extensive experience.

You can consider us your reliable partner to carry out the renovations or expansions that you have wanted so much to do.

We are pleased to provide you with various quality services at very competitive prices in areas related to renovation, maintenance and construction.

If between the residential renovations you are thinking of carrying out an extension of your residence, the change of your garage roof, the correction or redistribution of the basement, you can contact us.

We can also carry out the change of doors and windows that you need so much or take care of the repair of interior and exterior coatings.

We are experienced in intervening in living spaces when interior systems need to be restored.

In case you need an insurance claim you can count on our support. Our experience as specialists in residential renovations gives us the confidence as experts.

We can also take care of the restoration of your roofs, sheets and granulated steel roofs.

Do you need a budget for your renovation?

As specialists in residential renovations we can provide you with an estimate, free of charge.

In addition, our experience in the field has shown us how important it is to stick to your budget.

Feel free to ask about your renovation project. We will gladly listen to your concerns.

Not only will we be happy to hear about them, for May confidence our team can schedule a meeting and make the first studies without loss of time.

Rest assured that we will be able to do much to give you back your most beloved spaces with a brand new look. And best of all, without an exorbitant budget.

It doesn’t matter if you are renovating your kitchen or your bedroom. As experts we can provide you with the most complete services in the field of residential renovations.

Designers, architects, engineers, electricians, plumbers, are part of our team that supports the decisions.

Once the service proposal is agreed upon, as experts in residential renovations all the planning will be verified to comply with the necessary regulations and laws.

Thus, you will have the peace of mind that all the renovation processes are guaranteed by law.

We are also aware that communication is a priority. Proposals of technical sketches, drawings, material specifications, will be made known to you so that you have the last word and can decide on them.

We know that your role is important in every step we take, so we ensure that your expectations are met.

But we are not only experts in residential renovations. You can also count on us if you need to do commercial and industrial renovations.

If you need to execute interior or exterior renovations, or expansion of the area you can contact us. Our experience and knowledge will allow us to provide you with an efficient service.

Trust us not only for your residential renovations. We are also experts in the renovation of duplexes, stables and barns, always adapted to your most diverse requirements.