Maryland

Maryland Construction and Home Improvement AssociationsMaryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is responsible for the licensing of the state's contractors. They provide licensing for HVAC and Master Electrician contractors, and certification for Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Their main webpage is at www.dllr.state.md.us. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing regulates over 210,000 individuals, partnerships and corporations in the State of Maryland.

The Licensing Board is located in Baltimore, Maryland. You can reach them by phone at 410-230-6231.

Many contractors in the state choose to join a variety of professional trade groups and associations to improve their skills, take advantage of networking opportunities and to stay current on the issues facing contractors today.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors

Individuals who provide commercial and residential HVAC services in the State of Maryland must be licensed. Violations of the laws and regulations may result in reprimand, revoke or suspension of a license by the Maryland Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board. They may also issue a civil penalty up to $5,000 for violations. A popular trade industry that Maryland HVAC contractors often join is the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of MD.

This organization gives you the right tools to build your HVAC business. You can visit their website at www.haccmd.org to sign up for membership. The organization protects and promotes the welfare and interests of the HVAC industry, consumers and members. The Maryland Chapter offers training and networking activities. They also offer a lot of consumer information on their website.

The HACC of Maryland Apprenticeship Program was started in 1996 to educate and train technicians to work in the HVAC industry. Students who are eligible and looking for work can be found on their website. You can also call their office at 410-431-8889 to learn more about membership and its benefits. Subscribe to their monthly newsletter by visiting the website. HAACMD is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

You can use the HACCMD site to find a member contractor, alternatively this site lets you contact multiple contractors using a single form to receive competitive quotes.

Electrical Contractors

The State of Maryland issues only one category of license in the electrical contractor industry. Master Electrician is also a prerequisite for many counties in Maryland before the contractor can obtain a county electrical license. You can reach the State Board of Master Electricians by calling 410-230-6270.

The Maryland chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association offers its members a variety of helpful benefits.

Professional development programs are designed to help members improve their skills. Programs are available that also include continuing education courses that can be completed online. NECA also helps its members find find jobs. You will learn all about state code and licensing requirements. Student Chapters are located at universities and colleges throughout the country. NECA Student Chapter Conferences are held several times each year.

These conferences give students information about their career choices. NECA's mentoring program is a great way to learn from experienced electrical contractors. Apprenticeship programs consist of more than 300 training programs throughout the United States. This program allows you to learn while earning a paycheck. The Career Center will help you develop your career goals and set you on the path of success. Learn more about this professional organization by visiting their website at http://www.marylandneca.org/.

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Landscaping Contractors

Landscape Architects are certified by the Design Boards. You can reach them by phone at 410-230-6256 for more information. The Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates home improvement contractors, sales people and subcontractors. You can learn more about the requirements for licenses by calling 410-230-6309.

A popular association that lawn and garden contractors join is the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association http://www.mnlaonline.org/. Formed in 1934 the MNLA provides support, promotion and assistance to its more than 300 members spanning a wide range of businesses including landscapers, maintenance services, tree trimmers and more.

The MNLA offers both a scholarship and a continuing education program as well as events, networking and a range of resources.

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Granite stone is very popular for kitchen countertops and can increase the property value. KNC Granite offers granite slabs in their warehouse. They also do fabrication and installations for marble. KNC Granite is also re-seller for top quartz companies.

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