How to Become a Construction Contractor in the Philippines

In this modern age, development doesn’t seem to stop – and everyone needs homes, too. That’s why the construction business continues to be one of the most lucrative businesses that you can open.

Of course, it needs a lot of money to set up but it also earns a lot. But if you have the money or risk taking a loan to start one, then it’s important that you make sure you’re doing the right thing to start your business and get clients.

Becoming a Construction Contractor in the Philippines

Many people still choose to just hire some carpenters and masons to build their homes.

You can start your business by working for these people. But if you really want to earn big, it’s better to get hired by real estate developers or snag a government deal to build roads and buildings.

Note that these big-time clients don’t usually work with individuals. They prefer construction contractors.

So, how do you become a construction contractor in the Philippines?

Construction Contractor

First, you have to start a construction contractor company. Invest in the necessary equipment, possibly including trucks and various heavy equipment, and hire the right people. You will need to hire architects, engineers, plumbers, carpenters, masons, and other constructor workers.

Second, make sure to register your company with the PCAB (Philippine Contractor’s Accreditation Board).

You have to submit all the PCAB requirements and pay the corresponding fees before you can get a PCAB license to conduct business as a construction contractor.

Aside from the PCAB license, you also have to make sure you have the necessary permits and licenses to operate your business from the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue), the LGU (local government unit), and other relevant government entities, depending on your business.

Finally, once you get all those permits and licenses, you’re now ready to find clients. You can even start bidding for projects in your LGU or other projects within the scope of your business.

Note that many licenses or permits expire within a set number of years (sometimes for just 1 year). Make sure to keep track of their renewal schedules so you won’t have any problems.

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