We’ve worked with many clients over the years and one thing is always the same when we first meet, there is always some level of nervousness. It’s totally understandable. Choosing to renovate or add to your home is a major investment and not something to be taken lightly. One way we reassure our clients is by explaining our credentials. By credentials, we mean proper insurance (workers compensation, as well as general liability), bonding (a surety bond is another level of homeowner protection) and contractor licenses.
These are all considerations meant to protect you. Be wary of any contractor that doesn’t have the requisite paperwork. The credentials are a sign of compliance with certain safety and building standards. Any contractor lacking these certifications may not be in compliance with local laws and standards of building. An injury or structural issue can leave you with loads of extra expenses that an un-credentialed contractor is unlikely to assist you with.
Contractors lacking insurance, bonding and licensure can be enticing because they will often give a very low price quote on a project. Don’t fall for it. If something goes wrong you are unprotected.
Don’t let this scare you though. There are many qualified contractors out there. One step to assuring you’re choosing one of them is remembering to check their credentials.
Interested in learning more about our qualifications? Give us a call. Until next time, we’ll keep spreading the knowledge.