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My husband owns a contruction company and has a professional engineer license in his individual name both in the State of Florida. He has a State of Florida General Contractor License, State of Florida Electrical License, State of Florida Plumbing License and State of Florida Mechanical License (all under one name, construction company). To complete a Design/Build
delivery system on a small project, we use the construction letterhead.Is it legal for him to hire himself for the engineering portion of the contract without an engineer license number being under the company name?
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will try to help you. Please remember I just report or interpret the law, so the outcome may not be what you hoped for.

You can do what you have in mind but the construction company should subcontract your husband to specifically do the design work that requires the engineering license. He should be compensated just as would any other engineer would be if they were subcontracted to do the work. That way there is no question that the portions of the contract that require a licensed engineer are being done by a licensed engineer.

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