“Thanks to CTS I was able to learn the necessary skills and acquire the courage to start my own business a remodeler. A transition from a 9-5 desk job to a fully booked company with 3 employees. As a Graduate student in finance, I quickly learned that there is plenty of potential in this industry and also that I love working with people; moving around and providing a truly breathtaking service. Thank you, CTS! ”Jose C.
“I am a firm believer that education is one of the most important keys to succeeding at any aspect , that's one of the beauties of life ; you never stop learning, so taking the 16 week class with CTS was one of the best choices I have made, as a remodeling contractor and professional on the industry you have to be on top of codes and whatever new products and techniques hit the market. CTS has introduced me not only to new vendors and other professional remodelers but my network has expanded tremendously among architects, designers, engineers As well as making new friends along the way I will keep in touch with the school support it and be on the next class as soon as they open new courses. ”Nielsen H.
Will this help me get my general contractors license?
The State of Texas does not require a license but the DeWalt Code Handbook and Codes classes coming in September will help you study for the International Code Council (ICC) national general contractors exam if you want to take it for credibility or of your state requires licensing.
Will this help me get a job as a general contractor for a company?
Probably not. Small companies need people who have experience. Most students start their own companies. It is amazing how they cannot get a job with an established company but they have the ability to not only be a contractor on thier own but start a business too!
Will I be able to be a contractor by following the videos?
Yes. The information in the videos comes directly from the cities, manufacturers, successful businesses, the Small Business Administration, the ICC, and other governing bodies. We do not give our own opinion but connect you to the information you need to do the job right.
How long does it take before I can make money?
Basically, you will need insurance and a contractors license. In Texas, you may start as soon as you have insurance. Our students start by doing jobs for friends and family during the evenings and on the weekends. Many of them quit their current jobs after a few weeks and start full time as contractors. You are basically ordering and overseeing installations. If you know business and codes you have a great chance of success. Fast.
How much does a general contractor or tradesperson make?
According to Payscale general contractors make about $165 a year and trades make about 50k-70k for talents like carpentry, tile setting, and framing. As the industry loses more workers the price will go up.
Can I become a tradesperson by watching videos?
Yes. We break down the owner's manuals and teaching from some of the best trainers out there. Unfortunately, most of them do not consider the needs of a beginner. We do. With practice, you will excel quickly. Even if your talent level is not the best. Our carpenters and tile setters usually take about 10-20 hours of self-training before they do jobs for customers. Be sure to study the Business videos form the Small Business Administration for a head start in making money.