Hiring Contractor Secrets You Need to Know

When George Washington was president, we didn't have the same problems today that we had back then. There weren't any licensing boards for contractors and if you couldn't build it or repair it yourself, there was a good chance that you weren't going to get it fixed or built.

I'm going to share something with you as a licensed general contractor who's been in the business since 1986. I've seen plenty of mistakes made by contractors and homeowners and would like to share some of my contractor hiring secrets with anyone who's thinking about hiring a contractor in the near future.

Only Use Licensed Contractors. The reason for this is simple, if you have problems with any licensed contractors that you hire, you can file a complaint with their licensing board. This does one of two things, gets the contractors attention that you're not interested in getting screwed and notifies the contractors licensing board that they might have given a contractor's license to someone who doesn't deserve it.

The problems you could get into using unlicensed contractors are astronomical. I don't even know where to start with all the problems people have, using licensed contractors, let alone unlicensed ones. If you're planning on building or remodeling your home in the future and you really want to save money, you're not going to do it by using contractors that aren't qualified.

The first thing you need to do when hiring a contractor is to make sure that they actually have a contractor’s license. If you're not going to pay attention to anything else, that anyone else is going to tell you about contractors, pay attention to what you just read in this article.


10 Mistakes Contractors Make