What Is Masonry?

Thought about going into masonry? Maybe you know some masonry workers or have had some experience in building masonry structures before? There’s a lot to know about being a masonry worker that you may not know and should consider before diving into the profession. Below, we will share some basic information with you about what masonry workers do. From there, you can decide whether a profession in masonry is right for you after all.

A mason worker is usually referred to as a “mason.” Masons use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural or manmade stones in order to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry-based structures.

In 2015, the median pay for a mason was $39,640 a year or $19.06 per hour. In 2014, there were 252,900 masonry jobs in the United States. It’s projected that from 2014 to 2024 the number of jobs in the field will increase 15 percent, which is much faster than the average job growth numbers in America. Since the country’s population continues to grow, there will be more construction (schools, hospitals, homes, etc). There are many job openings to be had for a mason going forward in America.

To become a mason, a person needs a high school diploma or equivalent. After one of these are completed, a person usually completes an apprenticeship program or learns the profession on the job from a professional.

Masonry is a physically demanding job. Masons are expected to lift heavy materials (stones, rocks, bricks, equipment), and they must often stand, kneel, and bend for long periods of time. A mason’s job is also weather dependent. Since most masonry jobs are outdoors, inclement weather can stall a project’s progress.

On average, most masons work full time.

If you’re looking to become a mason or get your Florida contractor’s license, we can help you through the license process. Although licenses aren’t always required for all contracting-based jobs, people tend to trust workers more that have certifications and licenses.We make getting your Florida contractor’s license simple, fast and easy. We streamline the process. To start with us, reach out to us today to get your contractor’s license! Click here or call us at 239-777-1028.

What is a Pool Contractor?

Enjoy working with your hands and being out by the pool? Maybe you should consider a career as a swimming pool contractor! Swimming pool contractors build and repair pools, as well as other larger water equipment. These contractors are responsible for the pool, the equipment necessary to maintain it, and installing safety devices that help protect the people who use the pool.

A residential pool/spa contractor focuses on residential work and deals with the construction, repair and servicing of pools or hot tubs or spas. He or she deals with the layout, excavation, installation of light niches, construction of floors, installation of tile and coping, installation of housing for pool equipment and more. This contractor does not deal with connections to a sanitary sewer system or potable water lines.

For a swimming pool spa serving contractor, he or she is not required to have licensure when dealing with water treatment or cleaning unless the usage involves construction, modification, disassembly, or replacement of equipment.

There are no formal education requirements for this career. It does not require a college degree. A degree in construction management or science, civil engineering or a construction-related field can be very beneficial though.

Licensure requirements vary state by state for a pool contractor. Some states require an exam and fees. In Florida, swimming pool specialty contractor licenses may be issued: layout, structural, excavation, trim, decking, piping, and finishes. These contractors may not contract directly with the public; they must work under contract and supervision within the scope of work of a contractor licensed under certain Florida statutes.

In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the average salary of a construction manager was $92,700.  From 2012 to 2022, it is expected that contracting jobs and construction managers will have a 16 percent job growth rate.

If you’re thinking about becoming a swimming pool contractor or spa servicing contractor in the state of Florida, we can help get you your Florida contractor’s license. We can do the application process for you so there will be no errors along the way. We make the process painless and easy. To start your licensure process, call us at 239-777-1028 or click here.

What is a Carpenter?

Took a carpentry class in high school and got hooked? We don’t blame you. Carpentry is very rewarding. It requires a lot of skill and the projects you create are beautiful, practical masterpieces. After high school, carpentry is a legitimate career to pursue. There will always be a need for carpenters in the world we live in. Below, we will share some basics about the profession of carpentry.


Carpenters construct and repair building structures including stairways, partitions, bridge supports, door frames, that are made from wood and other materials. Carpenters also taken on jobs where they install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.


In 2015, the median pay for a carpenter $42,090 per year and $20.24 per hour. In 2014, there were 945,400 carpentry jobs in the United States. It is projected that from 2014 to 2024 to be a 6 percent increase in carpentry jobs available which is average. New homes and remodeling will require carpentry to come in future years with a bigger population.


Carpentry is a job that is done both indoors and outdoors. Carpentry jobs are available in so many different construction zones, including jobs like building highways, building bridges, installing kitchen cabinets, etc. Work can be strenuous. Overall, carpenters have a higher rate of illnesses and injuries than the national average.


Most carpenters complete an apprenticeship before become a carpenter, while others learn on the job after they started out being just a helper.


If you’re still thinking about pursing a job in carpentry, that’s great. Each state varies, so you may want to check and see what is required for you to become a carpenter. If you’re looking about getting a Florida’s contractor’s license on your path, we can help. We make the contracting license process easy and streamlined. Less stress for you. To start the licensing applying process, contact us today. Call us at 239-777-1028 or click here.

Basic Definitions of Contractors

We help Florida contractors get their license. We streamline the contractor licensing process so contractors can focus more on their business at hand. There’s a lot of details in the licensing process in Florida, and we know all the ins and outs.


We also love sharing contractor information and news with our clients. Below, we decided to just do a standard round up and summary of contracting occupations according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).


Contractors – Overall, this word defines a person who is qualified and responsible for a project contracted for and “means, except as exempted in this part, the person, who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add to, demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or structure, including related improvements to real estate, for others or for resale to others.”


Certified Contractor – This is any contractor that has a certificate of competency issued from the DBPR. These contractors are allowed to work in the state without being required to fulfill competency requirements of any particular jurisdiction.


Registered Contractor – This is any contractor who has registered with the DBPR and must fulfill the competency requirements in the jurisdiction where their registration is listed and issued. They can only contract in such jurisdictions.


General Contractor – This is a contractor who can perform unlimited services in terms of what type of work he or she does.


Building Contractor – A building contractor’s services who are limited to the construction of commercial, single-dwelling, and multiple dwelling buildings. These buildings cannot be more than three stories in height.


Residential Contractor – This is a contractor whose services are limited to construction, remodeling, repair and improvement of residential homes (no more than two stories) and “accessory use structures” in connection to these buildings.


There are many more types of contractors, but the titles listed above as the most common, basic definitions of contracting work. If you’re looking to become a contractor yourself, let us help you get your Florida contractor’s license fast. Click here or contact us at 239-777-1028.