License & Insurance

Why should I hire a Licensed Contractor?

Simply put, hiring licensed contractors provides peace of mind.

Hiring a licensed contractor offers many additional protections to the property owner, especially regarding residential property.

Every State has its own set of laws and regulations that must be followed. A licensed contractor works with these every day, and knows what work is regulated, and requires permits and inspections.

In order to be licensed, a contractor must have the training, expertise and experience required to do the job well, safely and to code. While a licence doesnt guarantee quality, it provides you with some assurance that the contractor has adequate knowledge and experience in his or her field.

Before issuing a licence, the State License board will verify the contractor's background and be satisfied that the person is qualified to hold such a licence. The applicant also may be subjected to a criminal history background check, and must not have any unresolved contracting complaints outstanding.

In California, a Contractor's Bond is a requirement for the issuance of an active license, reactivation of a license, and for the maintanance of an actively renewed license (Business and Professions Code Section 7071.6). The bond is filed for the benefit of consumers who may be damaged as a result of defective construction or other license law violations.  This Contractors Bond is essentally an Insurance Policy for the consumer.

No matter how you find a contractor, its important to confirm he or she is a licensed contractor. Ask to see the licence, or contact your licensing authority.

When you cant wait for a licensed contractor, Sometimes its difficult to find a licensed contractor who can take on the work when you want it done. You may be tempted to do the work yourself, or go with an unlicensed contractor. Dont! Work done improperly can impact you and your familys safety, whereas having the work done by a licensed contractor will give you assurance and peace of mind that it is done safely. Good licensed contractors are busy because they are in demand.

Think about the safety of your family and your home. Delaying a renovation project to make sure it is done correctly and to code is worth the wait.

To check any Contractors License, Insurance, and Bond status, click HERE.
To see our Certificate of Liability Insurance, click HERE.
To see our Certificate of Workmans Compensation Insurance, click HERE.