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Why Hire a Licensed Contractor?

Information on why you should hire a licensed contractor


Licensed contractors are bonded, have workers comp, will be there if there is a warranty issue. The key word is “recourse.” A license contractor will still be in business when you need them.

Why hire a licensed contractor?

  • The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects consumers by licensing and regulating California’s construction industry
  • Anyone in California that is performing construction work, which totals $500 or more in labor and materials must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board.
  • Must demonstrate at least 4 years of experience/education in the trade
  • Must be bonded
  • Unlicensed contractors do not pay taxes, insurance, or follow safety laws

Video from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB)