Hiring a licensed contractor is the first step to a successful renovation or job that you’ll be thrilled to show off and that will function properly for decades to come. We’ve seen more issues than you care to hear about from clients who have had hack jobs done by unlicensed contractors or a handyman who decided to bite off more than he could chew. Oftentimes, those people will not use proper materials, will skip important steps, will lay tile unevenly, or won’t even show up after you’ve paid a deposit… and that’s just the start. What’s even worse is that you, the homeowner, will have absolutely zero recourse to go after your unlicensed contractor when there is an issue.
Save yourself the future headache (and lost money) and do your research upfront to ensure you are hiring a legitimate licensed, bonded, and insured contractor.
So why is it so important to hire someone who is licensed to complete your home remodel? First, licensed contractors in Arizona have to go through training and testing to receive the proper certifications. Second, they are required to carry insurance and a contractor’s bond in order to protect you in the case that something does go wrong. What is a contractor’s bond? It protects the consumer if the contractor fails to complete a job, completes the job but fails to make the proper repairs needed if required. Finally, if you are not happy with the work or run into an issue, you may be eligible to apply for the Registrar’s Residential Contractor’s Recovery Fund, and depending on the cost of the damages, receive funding to have the work corrected or completed.
A licensed contractor, like M2 Enterprise, takes every job seriously. They use the best and highest quality materials and have the knowledge and know-how to address any unforeseen issues that may come up during the remodeling process.
If you do nothing else from this blog post, please take a minute to check and verify that the contractor you are considering for your Arizona home remodel is licensed, bonded, and insured and has no current issues pending against them. You can check every contractor’s status here at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors: https://roc.az.gov/contractor-search.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us! We wish you the best of luck on your home remodel and we hope we get to work with you in the near future.