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Mark G Kaplan operates out of Winnetka, CA and holds a General Building Contractor license according to the California contractors license board.

We were able to verify 17 building permits associated with Mark G Kaplan. Check out their permit history below to see where they have worked and what type of work they have done in the past. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of every project they have completed; just the projects we have been able to verify with the local permit authority.

Mark G Kaplan has a BuildZoom score of 89

Their license (530910) was verified as active when we last checked. If you are considering hiring Mark G Kaplan, we recommend double-checking their license status with the license board and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes.


Contact Info

7668 Penfield Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306 Edit
(818) 399-4591 Edit

Key Statistics


Mark G Kaplan has a BuildZoom score of 89, which places them above 50% of 336,931 contractors in California; license (530910) verified as active.
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Based on permit records, we have been able to verify that Mark G Kaplan has worked on 14 projects over the past 6 years, and a total of 17 projects over the past 16 years.

Building Permits Filed by Mark G Kaplan

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May 16, 2011 - 5436 N Bushnell Way, Los Angeles, CA

Kitchen remodel for residential buildings. no structural changes. valuation to be verified by the field inspector.

Type: Bldg-alter/repair | Permit #: 11016-20000-09039

May 5, 2011 - 5436 N Bushnell Way, Los Angeles, CA

Install new package system

Type: Hvac | Permit #: 11044-20000-04946

May 5, 2011 - 5436 N Bushnell Way, Los Angeles, CA

Service upgrade, new can lights

Type: Electrical | Permit #: 11041-20000-09209

May 5, 2011 - 5436 N Bushnell Way, Los Angeles, CA

Replace fixtures, relocate toilet

Type: Plumbing | Permit #: 11042-20000-07820

August 20, 2010 - 2034 N Berendo St 90027, Los Angeles, CA

Supplemental to permit#10014-30000-01256 to add glass skylight to (e) bedroom.

Type: Bldg-alter/repair | Permit #: 10014-30003-01256

August 19, 2010 - 2034 N Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA

Supplemental ref to pcis # 10014-30000-01256, to add a skylite in bedroom

Type: Bldg-alter/repair | Permit #: 10014-30002-01256

July 27, 2010 - 2333 N Canyonback Road, Los Angeles, CA

Replace fireplace flu

Type: Hvac | Permit #: 10044-20000-07163

July 27, 2010 - 2333 N Canyonback Road, Los Angeles, CA

Light switch and lights

Type: Electrical | Permit #: 10041-20000-14488

June 17, 2010 - 2333 N Canyonback Road, Los Angeles, CA

(n) frech door, move (e) french door next to it. (n) openings inside (e) townhouse.

Type: Bldg-alter/repair | Permit #: 10016-30000-10236

June 17, 2010 - 2034 N Berendo St 90027, Los Angeles, CA

Supplemental to pcis# 10014-30000-01256 to change some (e) ceiling joists and floor joists, same size and location.

Type: Bldg-alter/repair | Permit #: 10014-30001-01256

Reviews of Mark G Kaplan

December 4, 2012

He is a corrupt man. He has not paid several groups of different employees. He does not carry valid Workman's Comp. He collects payment in full from his customers. His illegal and immoral conduct creates a situation which puts owners at risk for paying his employees what he already was paid for. He cares nothing about his clients or his employe...

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Key License Information

  • License Number: 530910
  • Status: Active
  • State: California
  • Type: General Building Contractor
  • Date Issued: 05/24/1988

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  • Bonded Agent: American Contractors Indemnity Company
  • Bond Value: $12,500
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  • Mark G Kaplan has completed multiple projects based on building permit records.

Employees of Mark G Kaplan

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Mark Gustave Kaplan
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Does Mark G Kaplan carry a valid contracting license?

In California, any remodeling or construction project that exceeds $500 (labor and materials), requires a contractor to have an active license with the California Contractor State License Board (CSLB).

Mark G Kaplan currently holds license 530910 (General Building Contractor), which was Active when we last checked.

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Your liability risk when hiring Mark G Kaplan

Contractors in California are required to carry workers' compensation insurance if they have employees and proof of liability insurance with the cumulative limit of $1 million for licensees with five or fewer persons, and an additional 100,000 for each additional member over five, not to exceed $5 million total.

Financial recourse when hiring Mark G Kaplan

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Mark G Kaplan has a $12,500 bond with American Contractors Indemnity Company.

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