FCP Credentials Certify the Quality You Will Receive
Licensed, Bonded, Fabricator’s License, ICBO#, AISI Testing
FCP is a licensed contractor: CA Liscense #847398 B General Building Contractor and C51 Steel Structural.
Hiring a licensed contractor can give you peace of mind and protect you for tremendous financial liability. Unlicensed contractors pose a risk to your financial security because they expose you to significant financial harm in the event of injury or property damage. Few unlicensed contractors have bonding or workers’ compensation insurance.
If you contract with someone who does not have a license, the Contractors Board may not be able to assist you with a resolution to a complaint, and a remedy against an unlicensed contractor may be available only in civil court. This is one more good reason to work only with licensed contractors! Another consideration is that unlicensed contractors may not have the expertise and qualifications to do the job right the first time. You could end up having to hire a licensed, reputable contractor to correct the work-and paying for the job twice. Unless you are very experienced in construction, it is best to work with a licensed contractor.
FCP Bond #8004302 with Surety Co. of the Pacific
All contractors are required to have a contractor’s license bond of $10,000. Bonding companies will not take a risk without verifying the technical and resource capabilities of the contractor. For a contracting business to qualify for bonding, it must practice sound business techniques. Institutional lenders such as savings and loans, insurance companies or commercial banks generally require contractors to secure bonds for large jobs.
Various Counties require manufactures to obtain a Fabricators License. While each license can have different procedures, generally each requires rigorous inspection of raw materials, production techniques, procedures, quality and finished product testing in order to assure products meet stringent specifications. Only established manufacturers that have a history of producing quality products with professional standards are able to obtain and maintain a Fabricators License.
ICC #PFC-5521 (Formerly referred to as ICBO#)
FCP walls are ICC tested for structural integrity (#PFC-5521). An ICC number and corresponding report provides solid evide
nce that the product meets code requirements. The report is then available for reference by thousands of building departments, as well as other construction-industry professions, free of charge, through the worldwide Web. This can make your permit process quicker and simpler. Obtaining an ICC number requires a manufacturer to hire an independent testing organization to perform technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. Only quality manufacturers like FCP are going to be able to pass this type of rigid requirement.
FCP is the only manufacturer in our industry that has an AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) tested system that utilizes cold formed structural shapes that are approved for use in seismically active areas. This system will soon be presented to the ICBO (International Conference of Building Officials) for adoption and incorporation into the IBC (International Building Code). An approval of this type is confirmation that FCP is a leader in design and engineering which allows us to build the strongest structures in the industry.