In California, building contractors come in 46 different categories. The State issues a separate contracting license for each one, ranging from general contracting, millwork, flooring, paving, heating and ventilation, signage, asbestos abatement, to glazing.
Most people entering a trade profession go through a four-year apprenticeship, working full-time as they learn their craft, as well as spending time in a classroom. Having this education and work experience is also a requirement when applying for a state contracting license.
What Glazing Contractors Do
Glazing contractors, like Vern’s Glass in Victorville, have a California Contracting license in the C-17 category. According to the California Code of Regulations, this license classification allows the holder to:
“Select, cut, assemble, and install all types of glass, glasswork, mirrored glass, and glass substitute materials used for glazing and to fabricate and glaze window frames, panels, doors, and sashes and install all of these in any type of structure.”
That definition covers a lot of territories, including:
- building and installing custom windows
- installing new and replacement windows
- designing and installing shower enclosures
- cutting and hanging large mirrors
- glass block construction
- glass stair railing installation
- manufacture of custom glass tabletops
- commercial storefronts
- sliding glass door installation, repair, and replacement
- constructing and installing skylights
Hiring a Glazing Contractor
When you have a project involving any of the above-listed types of work, you want a building contractor with an active C-17 contracting license who also has the required bonds and insurance.
You can verify the status of a contractor’s license using the company name or license number at the California Contractors State License Board website.