Watch out for contractors that try and share a license. Contractor licenses are not transferable between anyone: associates, friends – family members included. “A license tells the public that the person they’re dealing with has put in the necessary time and training to work as a licensed, professional contractor. Consumers need to check the contractors license and ask to see a picture ID to be sure that there is no deception.
Investigators, posing as homeowners, called suspected illegal contractors who had advertised in flyers, business cards, local newspapers, and craigslist.org to find out if they were interested in bidding for landscaping, tree service, painting, concrete, or electrical work. Bids ranged from about $900 to $6,000 for a landscaping project. In California, all home improvement jobs valued at $500 or more (combined labor and material costs) must be performed by a company or person with a CSLB-issued license.
Not only was one bidder an unlicensed operator, but he was also a registered sex offender – yet another reason to double-check a license at www.cslb.ca.gov and ask to see a photo ID.
Are you looking for a reputable, honest and licensed contractor to come and do your next project, then give us a call for a free estimate. Gheen Builders is a Redding, CA General Contractor who is licensed through the CSLB. We are bonded and insured. Our professional team will treat your project as carefully as if it was their own and make sure the work is done right.