Joe Swett
By Published On: February 5th, 2019Comments Off on Looking for a Florida Certified Contractor to Install your Irrigation and Sprinkler System?16.4 min read

Looking for a quality irrigation and sprinkler company in Tampa Bay? First make sure that they are a Florida Certified Contractor trained to do the job.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed in Pinellas County?

Contractors must be licensed with the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board. The license number must be displayed on advertising as well as on contracts. You can verify a contractor’s license number and check any complaints by contacting the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board  or call (727) 582-3100.

Florida Certified Contractor Requirements

Certified contractors are authorized to contract anywhere in Florida. The requirements to become a certified contractor are:

  1. Four years of experience in the category for which he or she seeks licensure, of which one year must be supervisory experience. Experience must be attested to by a Florida Certified Contractor or by a licensed architect, engineer or building official in the U.S.
  2. Successful completion of the Florida Certified Contractor’s Examination, administered through Professional Testing, Inc.Application and testing Dates
  3. Workers’ Compensation (or an exemption), Liability, and Property Damage Insurance. The Florida Department of Financial Services governs workers’ compensation requirementsand can be reached at 800.342.2762. Liability and Property Damage premium limits are set forth in board rule 61G4-15.003, Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
  4. Must provide credit reports, proof of satisfaction of liens and judgments, and proper showing of financial stability, including net worth requirements under Rule 61G4-15.005, FAC.

Consumer Business Complaints

If you want to see if a contractor has had any complaints filed against them, here is the link. You can also check the review sites such as:

Better Business Bureau

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Facebook Review

Reviews on Facebook provide valuable information about your business to both you and your customers. Business reviews appear on Facebook.

Google Review

Reviews on Google provide valuable information about your business to both you and your customers. Business reviews appear next to your listing in Maps and Search, and can help your business stand out on Google.

Home Advisor

HomeAdvisor is a digital marketplace that connects homeowners with prescreened, local service professionals to complete home improvement, maintenance and remodeling projects.

State Certified Contractor

Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers is a state certified contract that offers a full-service solution to their residential and commercial clients with the capabilities to Design and Build all ranges of irrigation systems. They follow restricted codes and regulations within the municipalities of each project.

Make sure you check out who will be installing or repairing your system so it is done correctly the first time.

At Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers, we know sprinkler installation and repair, landscape lighting and all-natural mosquito control and more. Our highly qualified, fully licensed and insured specialists have been beautifying residential and commercial landscapes in Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As an established, family-owned irrigation management business, we believe that keeping Florida homes and businesses looking their best begins with a healthy lawn. Give us a call at 727-772-3819 or schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help your lawn become lusher, greener, and healthier.

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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