The RBQ (Régie du Bâtiment du Québec) is a Government agency that supervises and regulates all construction and renovation entrepreneurs in the province of Quebec. The RBQ has 5 basic missions:
- To make sure the updates of the building norms are being communicated to all construction workers.
- To receive complaints and ensure that all contractors understand and apply the standards in the Construction Code.
- To strike back when The Construction Code hasn’t been respected via a complaint from you.
- To protect you financially in the case of fraud or tax evasion.
- To pursue in law court all entrepreneurs operating without a license via your complaint.
Did you know?
- All renovation and construction entrepreneurs (self-employed or incorporated) must have a license handed out by the RBQ after passing 3 tests (administrative, safety and technical). This includes the individual or company you are looking to hire to paint your bedroom or to tile your washroom.
- If a non-licensed entrepreneur does a job for you and you feel he messed up, he has no legal recourse to collect you because he is considered an illegal worker even if he pays his income tax.
- An entrepreneur does not need “cards” (or tickets) to work on a private residence; only a license. Cards refer to What the CCQ or Commission de la Construction du Québec hand out to qualified workers. Although it is a good thing if your workers have them in their pocket, it is only mandatory for non-private-residence projects (business building, commercial building or industry).
Findecor Inc. has it’s license in order and this can be verified with this RBQ link. Happy Renovating! Dave Beaupré Findécor’s President