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Hiring a Contractor

  What You Should Know

Barefoot Marine Construction is licensed and fully insured. When you hire a licensed and fully insured contractor, you are protecting your most valuable assets; your home, property, and family.

A legally permitted dock enhances your property’s value. Here’s what you need to ask before you sign a contract or build. Ask to see a Certificate of Insurance showing USL&H and general liability coverage prior to signing a contract or allowing work to be started by any contractor.

Did you know?

• Under Florida law, if you hire an unlicensed or uninsured builder, you are legally responsible to pay Workers’ Compensation coverage and FICA.
• YOU must maintain records for inspection and YOU will be liable for any injuries that occur — (Things that should be discussed with the builder you select).

Did you know?

• Marine Contractors must carry Federal USL&H (Longshore & Harbor Workers) insurance. If you hire a marine builder who does not carry Long shore coverage, YOU will be legally responsible for any injuries that occur. (protect your family)

Did you know?

• Federal Jones Act insurance also is required if the contractor uses a barge or other vessel when building (ask to see a picture of the equipment that will be used to complete your job and proof of Jones Act insurance)

Did you know?

• All contractors are required to carry General Liability Insurance. This is to guard against Damage to the homeowner/neighbor’s property, or if the contractor injures someone other than an employee. (protect your family)

Did you know?

• If a contractor has paid employees, workers compensation insurance must be provided.
• IF YOUR MARINE CONTRACTOR DOES NOT CARRY WORKERS COMPENSATION COVERAGE UNDER FLORIDA CLASS CODE 6006F, HE OR SHE IS NOT A  LEGITIMATE MARINE CONTRACTOR THIS IS A FELONY THAT EXPOSES YOU TO LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY ON THE JOB SITE.
• 1099 CONTRACTORS CAN EXPOSE YOU TO LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY ON THE JOB SITE UNLESS THEY CARRY WORKERS COMPENSATION COVERAGE UNDER FLORIDA CLASS CODE 6006F.

Did you know?

It is the HOME OWNER’S responsibility to properly permit the job. If your contractor gives you bad advice, YOU could be fined up to $10,000 per day and can be required to remove your dock, bulkhead or boathouse. (protect your investment)

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10945 Patton Rd Jacksonville, FL 32246
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