As used in this chapter unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) "Commission" means the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 40-59-20

  • Commission: means the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission. See South Carolina Code 40-59-20
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. See South Carolina Code 40-59-20
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. See South Carolina Code 40-59-20
  • License: means a license, registration, or certification issued in accordance with this chapter. See South Carolina Code 40-59-20
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Residential builder: means one who constructs, superintends, or offers to construct or superintend the construction, repair, improvement, or reimprovement of a residential building or structure which is not over three floors in height and which does not have more than sixteen units in any single apartment building, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds five thousand dollars. See South Carolina Code 40-59-20

(2) "Department" means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

(3) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

(4) "Firm" means a business entity functioning as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, professional association, professional corporation, business corporation, limited liability company, joint venture or other legally constituted organization which practices or offers to practice residential building or residential specialty contracting.

(5) "License" means a license, registration, or certification issued in accordance with this chapter.

(6) "Residential builder" means one who constructs, superintends, or offers to construct or superintend the construction, repair, improvement, or reimprovement of a residential building or structure which is not over three floors in height and which does not have more than sixteen units in any single apartment building, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds five thousand dollars. Anyone who engages or offers to engage in such undertaking in this State is considered to have engaged in the business of residential building.

(7) "Residential specialty contractor" means an independent contractor who is not a licensed residential builder, who contracts with a licensed residential builder, general contractor, or individual property owner to do construction work, repairs, improvement, or reimprovement which requires special skills and involves the use of specialized construction trades or craft, when the undertakings exceed two hundred dollars and are not regulated by the provisions of Chapter 11. Residential specialty contracting includes the following areas of contracting and other areas as the commission may recognize by regulation:

(a) plumbers;

(b) electricians;

(c) heating and air conditioning installers and repairers;

(d) vinyl and aluminum siding installers;

(e) insulation installers;

(f) roofers;

(g) floor covering installers;

(h) masons;

(i) dry wall installers;

(j) carpenters;

(k) stucco installers;

(l) painters/wall paperers.

(8) As used in this chapter, the terms defined in § 40-1-20 have the same meaning as stated in that section.