I am beyond grateful for the amazing Cal-State Contractors License Service and the even MORE amazing Minda Pepin who was assigned to help my CSLB application.

I am a new business owner and needed to apply for a plumbing license with CSLB. My friends who had gone through the CSLB application on their own had spent an average of 5-6 months in their attempts before they were successful. I did NOT have 5-6 months for my business and income to wait!

Someone recommended me to contact Cal-State Contractors License Service. I sent them a request, and immediately heard back from Minda Pepin, their License Manager. She guided me through the whole process and to fill-in/submit the necessary forms. She kept me informed at every step of the way, and always explained clearly to me what I would be expecting to do or to receive next.

My CSLB application was submitted on Nov 16. Guess how long it took for my license to be approved and issued? Drum rolls … Dec 5 … which is less than 2.5 weeks !! And this was also over the Thanksgiving holiday season, which makes it even more miraculous. To my friends who had encountered challenges and difficulties filing for their CSLB licenses, my swift CSLB approval at the first-pass of application is just hard to believe.

I want to thank Cal-State Contractors License Service, and especially Minda Pepin for her great help and impressive customer service. I simply cannot brag enough about Minda. Thank you and God bless you!

HooiJin TengPlymouth Meeting, PA

Cal-state Contractors License Service is absolutely wonderful. We could have not done it without them. Minda was truly the best. She always answered our questions, explained everything clearly, and when the process was taking longer then it should have, Minda knew exactly who to call.

Thank you Minda. Thank you CSCLS!!!

We reached out to Cal-State with a short deadline to get our California contractors license. Eric responded very quickly with a phone call to explain their entire process in detail. Immediately Eric started going through our application and found multiple errors that he corrected with California. He was very thorough and available throughout the entire process from start to finish. I am happy to report that we were able to obtain our license by our deadline, and will definitely be using Cal-State’s services for our future needs.

Vortec LLCCedar City, UT

Minda was a big help in getting me through a difficult application process to turn my business to an LLC. She was quick and responsive when I had any questions or concerns. Everything went smoothly and really exceeded our expectations. Every step of this long process was made easier by having a expert to my aid. I would recommend Minda Hoffman to anyone that is looking for help with the process of changing our company to an LLC. Thank you Licenses4Contractors.

Tripple R Concrete Solutions LLCSan Diego, CA

I would like to thank Minda Hoffman @ licenses4contractors for a couple of things. First her excellent work. She was very professional and a master in her craft. She was very communicative throughout the entire process, definitely made it easy for me to focus on work. Second, I would have never been able to handle all the tasking needed to complete for the licensing and working in the field. Highly recommend using her for any licensing needs

Matt BirdOwnerMatt Bird Engineering

Your services were fantastic!  You guys were great with setting realistic expectations and then exceeded those expectations.
Thanks, Minda!

Mark BronezCEOOnSwitch, Inc.San Francisco, CA

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Minda Hoffman and her team at licenses4contractors.com for helping me achieve my dream of owning my own electrical company. Without their services there is no way I could have made it through this process as smoothly and effortlessly as I did. Her knowledge and insight is second to none and really went a long way in helping me make informed decisions in regards to my new business. Her dedication and responsiveness, even when she was out of the office, let me know that getting my license was almost as important to her as it was to me. This experience was better than I ever could of expected and I will be referring her to anyone I meet looking to obtain a contractor’s license.

Christopher PerezOwnerCore Electrical ServicesSanta Rosa, CA

Eric and Minda from Cal-State Contractors License Service were very helpful with speeding up the License Application process for me. They really pushed at each phase and kept close eye on the progress getting things done in a record time. They took care of all the paperwork and I was always informed what needs to happen and what is the next step. After taking the exam I was told by the CSLB stuff that it will take 5 to 6 weeks for CSLB to deal with the paperwork before I receive Contractors License. Fortunately Eric and Minda expedited the process again and our Contractors License was available in less than 2 weeks!

Jerzy NienartowiczCEOHRG Inc.Bellingham, WA

Minda, you and the service you provided are AWESOME!!! How you managed to wade through the red tape of the CSLB so rapidly and efficiently is a testament to the effectiveness of you personally and the company who employs you. I could not be happier with the service you provided and the speed with which you got us across the finish line.

Jerry SalvesonPresidentAndrewLaurenSanta Fe Springs, CA

Sending our sincerest thanks to Eric. We had never received our renewal paperwork from the CSLB and our license was nearing expiration. Eric was able to quickly assess our situation and expeditiously provide support. He was able to have our license renewed with virtually no lag, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank You for an amazing job!

Rene WischhusenStillman Home ServiceSan Diego, CA

After applying for our B license without the help of Cal-State Contractors License Service and receiving quite a bit of push back from the CSLB I was connected with Eric at by a mutual client. I cannot express how grateful we are for his help in getting our license. Without him and his guidance I don’t know where we would be with the CSLB. His knowledge of the industry is amazing, I would highly recommend Eric for all licensing needs.

Tony GonzalezOwnerJNT RestorationSan Diego, CA

We were in a situation in which we needed to secure an additional Contractors License immediately. Cal-State Contractors License Service not only provided several options to get this accomplished but also performed as the single point of contact managing the entire administrative process and secured our license in a fraction of the standard processing time.

Tony CortabitarteContractorMirack ConstructionTempe, AZ

It was a pleasure dealing with you.

Minda and Cal-State were a big help in getting me through the difficult application process for a out of state contractor. Your were very prompt and responsive when I had a question. The study materials were spot on and very helpful in studying for my two tests.

Every step was made a little easier by having a knowledgeable person to help. I would recommend you and your company to anyone that is looking to obtain their out of state license.

Bob SaulsContractor

I recently lost the General Engineering qualifier for my corporation. I called Eric and he was able to obtain the classification for me without having to take an exam. He handled everything with the CSLB and it was a fair priced but more importantly fast and professional. I would highly recommend Eric at Cal-State.

Bill NovellW.E.N.Const. Inc.

Paul Hansen Equipment has been using Cal-State Contractors License Service for a few years and we are very pleased with their work. Recently we discovered an error at the CSLB and our license was suspended so we needed it corrected immediately; Eric was able to get everything taken care of and we were literally back to business that very day!

Kimberly MarlerPaul Hansen Equipment, Inc.

My husband and I own a construction company and had let our license expire due to not updating our new address with the license board. In a panic, I called around to find out how, if at all possible, we could get this process expedited after being told from CSLB that they were backed up for a month on renewals. Eric, from Cal-State Contractors License assured us this could be done, but on a case by case basis. He would need to look over our information to make sure he could handle this for us. Cal-State was able to get our license renewal expedited in 5 days from the date the application was turned in, and THANK GOD because our current and future projects were being held up due to this embarrassing error on our part. We are super impressed with Eric’s professionalism and control over the situation and would recommend his services to ANYONE that is in need of immediate help with their license renewal.

Charla ThomasInfinity Pool & Spa Inc.

Power Jet Engineering engaged with Eric Crandall at Cal-State Contractors License Service to obtain our “A” license in California. We needed to obtain this license on an expedited basis and Cal-State handled the whole process from start to finish and we were issued the license within 8 business days from the day we turned the application in. We highly recommend Cal-State Contractors License Service and their services.

Michael McGrawPowerJet Engineering

We found Eric and Cal-state licensing through a google search for CA licensing assistance. We needed a license in a hurry and didn’t know if we had any hope to make that happen. I spoke with numerous strong references prior to committing to working with Eric. Eric is the real deal and absolutely professional. He communicated all through the process and achieved our desired result, exceeding our timeline requirements. It was a pleasure working with Eric and he comes with a strong recommendation.

Brad BoxControllerJet Industries

The Construction Group here at the Procopio law firm is often called upon to assist out of state construction companies that seek to do business in California. A valid contractor’s license is an essential first step in that process. Eric Crandall/Cal-State has been an invaluable resource to our firm and to our clients over the years. Eric has helped our clients navigate the maze of contractor licensing requirements in California and other states, and has been able to expedite the issuance of licenses to our clients when time was absolutely of the essence. Our clients have been well-served by Eric, and I look forward to working with him on projects for years to come.

Keeping track of and dealing with licensing needs is critical to our business, but dealing with these issues takes time away from executing projects. We simply do not have the time to keep track of and research requirements and make sure we do not spend money on licenses, bonds, and other related costs that are unnecessary. We count on Cal-State Contractors License Service to keep us in compliance, qualify for the licenses we need, and reduce our related costs.

David W. AndrewsSenior Vice President FinanceBirdair, Inc

Cal-State has assisted our company with all of our licensing needs in multiple States and they have shown over and over that they possess the expertise that is necessary. Their staff is well trained with broad skill sets that range from exam preparation, corporate services to licensing services. We always enjoy how they would follow up and keep us posted during the licensing process to make sure it was delivering to our needs. Not only would we recommend Cal-State services to anyone, we will be using them again in the future.

Eric at Cal-State Contractors License Service is the utmost professional in advising our companies in the area of contractor licensing. Not only is Eric excellent in walking our companies through the pyramid of laws of the different states; he is an expert in advising our companies of the best path to obtain the correct licenses. He puts the client first. In one instance, we were prepare to retain him to secure a license for us; he advised us of an exclusion in the law (excluding one of our companies of the need for licensing). Eric provided this advice knowing that he was forfeiting a fee. Furthermore, Eric has established contacts in many states that greatly expedited the procurement of our licenses.

It is a pleasure to work with professionals such as Eric

Christopher S. SwiecickiChief CounselFall Protection Systems

Eric and his team at Cal-State Contractors License Service are professional, informed, and diligent. Because of his experience, Eric knows how to navigate through the licensing process and is a wealth of knowledge – which is a great resource for any business. Cal-State has gone above and beyond to help Paradigm in the process of adding classifications to our contractors license. We look forward to our continued relationship with Eric and Cal-State!

Melina DicharryPresidentParadigm Mechanical Corp.San Diego, CA

Cal-State has been a great resource for me over the last 10 years. Whenever I have a licensing related issue I looked to them first. They have helped me work through a few tight renewal deadlines, company name changes, changes of qualifying personnel, as well as routine monitoring to ensure we are always active and in good standing. Overall, an excellent service provider!

J. CasadontSenior Corporate CounselGerdau Reinforcing Steel

Eric at Cal State Contractors help me settle some extremely complicated licensing and business problems in an exceptional manor. He promptly got back to me, came up with a solution quickly and worked the process resulting in a successful resolution to my situation within an amazing time frame considering the length of time the process could have taken if i had not had him in my corner. His pricing was fair and worth very penny. Contracting is a complicated business and having someone like Eric at your service puts you ahead of the pack. I highly recommend Eric and Cal State Contractors.

We are a contractor in California and have been working with Cal-State since the early 90’s. With Eric’s help we have received our contractor license in 6 other states. As I am sure you know, this can be very time consuming especially if time is of the essence. No matter the uphill struggles, Eric always seemed to know the right person to call or contact to help us make our deadlines. We are very grateful and appreciative for all of his hard work on our behalf. Together, we make a great team and I would recommend him to anyone who is trying to expand their horizons. Thank you Eric!