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About the Listings

The Contractor License listing is a searchable database of contractors currently licensed by the City of Lawrence to provide building construction services within the scope of a specific license category, including building contractors (Class A General, Class B Building and Class C Residential), specialty contractors (Class D Concrete, Class D Framing and Class L Limited), trade contractors (Class E Electrical, Class E Fireplace, Class E Mechanical and Class E Plumbing), Sign Hangers, and Approved Third Party Specialists that are registered and approved to provide energy conservation testing and rating services.

The database is searchable by business name, location, license classification, or license number.

 

Disclaimer

Listings are updated every Sunday, using data from the previous week. Contact information and services are shown as information provided to the city and may have changed based on the contractor’s business. Please contact Development Services for more information.

 

Classifications

APPROVED THIRD PARTY SPECIALIST (ENERGY CONSERVATION).
An Approved Third Party Specialist (Energy Conservation) may perform energy conservation testing in accordance with the prescriptive provisions of the energy conservation provisions of the 2012 International Residential Code as adopted by the City of Lawrence; and/or provide Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings and inspection services of structures in accordance with the optional compliance method provided by local amendment to the 2012 International Residential Code.
CLASS A, GENERAL CONTRACTOR.
A Class A License shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, demolish any structure and perform work described as Class D, Building Specialties. A Class A License requires a minimum six (6) years of qualifying experience within the industry.
CLASS B, BUILDING CONTRACTOR.
A Class B License shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, and demolish all structures not exceeding three stories in height and perform work described as Class D, Building Specialties. A Class B License shall also entitle the license holder to perform non-structural remodeling, tenant-finish, and repairs of all structures. A Class B License requires a minimum four (4) years of qualifying experience within the industry.
CLASS C, RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR.
A Class C License shall entitle the holder thereof to construct, remodel, repair, and demolish single family or duplex residences, buildings accessory thereto and perform work described as Class D, Building Specialties. A Class C License requires a minimum two (2) years of qualifying experience within the industry.
CLASS D FRAMING CONTRACTOR.
A Class D License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform such work for the framing of a structure or building, including bearing and non-bearing walls, and including any repair to any of the above. A Class D Framing License requires a minimum two (2) years of qualifying experience within the industry.
CLASS D CONCRETE CONTRACTOR.
A Class D License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform general concrete work to include the placing and erecting of steel or bars for the reinforcing of mass, pavement, flat and other concrete work. A Class D Concrete License requires a minimum two (2) years of qualifying experience within the industry.

CLASS E, TRADE SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR, MECHANICAL, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL:

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR.
A Class E Mechanical Contractor shall be a certified master mechanic or have as his or her employee a licensed master mechanic on a full-time employment basis. A Class E Mechanical Contractor License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform HVAC services such as the installation or servicing of mechanical systems. A Class E Mechanical license requires four (4) years of field experience within the mechanical trade or two (2) years as a certified journeyman within the mechanical trade.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR.
A Class E Plumbing Contractor shall be a certified master plumber or have as his or her employee a licensed master plumber on a full-time employment basis A Class E Plumbing Contractor License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform services such as the installation and servicing of plumbing systems. A Class E Plumbing license requires four (4) years of field experience within the plumbing trade or two (2) years as a certified journeyman within the plumbing trade.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.
A Class E Electrical Contractor shall be a certified master electrician or have as his or her employee a licensed master electrician on a full-time employment basis. A Class E Electrical Contractor License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform electrical services such as the installation and servicing of electrical systems. A Class E Electrical License requires two (2) years as a certified journeyman within the electrical trade.
FIREPLACE CONTRACTOR.
A Class E Mechanical Fireplace Contractor shall be a certified master or have as his or her employee a licensed mechanical fireplace master on a full-time employment basis. A Class E Mechanical Fireplace Contractor License shall entitle the holder thereof to perform work such as installation, service, and maintenance of factory-built fireplace systems. Mechanical fireplace contractor work shall be limited to contracting, installation, service, and maintenance of factory-built fireplace systems. A Class E Mechanical Fireplace License requires four (4) years of field experience within the mechanical or mechanical fireplace trade or two (2) years’ experience as a certified journeyman within the mechanical or mechanical fireplace trade.
SIGN HANGER
A Sign Hangers license shall entitle the holder thereof to engage in the business of sign hanging or the erection of signs with the corporate limits of the City in compliance with the provisions of Chapter V Article 18 (Sign Code) of the City of Lawrence Code.