Why hiring a licensed contractor will save you money

Michael and Peter discusses why hiring a licensed contractor will save you money in the long term.

Key Takeaways:

  • In California, check the Contractors License Board on you contractor.  http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
  • Ask for latest proof insurance and coverage.
  • Ask your contractor to additional insure your property. This cost nothing to you.

Be Aware :

  1. Lapse in licensing of contractor usually indicates the contractor is a poor business person.
  2. Showing you a license means he is also not licensed.
  3. Check references. Always. Yelp. Angies List. They are not perfect. The other option is ask an expert like to interview them.

 

Show Notes:

0:00 see but I think you know one other thing that’s important is if you are looking
0:04 for a landscape contractor in general I think you know being licensed bonded and
0:09 insured is really important and and that’s usually obvious to most people
0:14 who have done a project before the homeowner wants to liability or should
0:18 want to take that risk
0:20 you know somebody’s moving something as basic as dirt with their angle and there
0:24 it cash employee and you don’t want to be in that situation it’s not that
0:28 expensive the contractor should carry those things
0:31 yeah and then I think that they should also you know look

 

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Michael Mok

Hi, I am Michael and this is my Interior Design and Home Remodeling Blog. I started this for my friends who started calling on a daily basis to ask me about tips on everything from Interior Design to Hiring Contractors.

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