Why Hire a Licensed Contractor?

It is important to make sure that who ever you hire to do work on your home is not only Licensed, Bonded and Insured, but also Licensed with the ROC (Arizona Register of Contractors).  There are so many scams and people working without the proper licenses, to do the work contracted.  This can result in damage to your home, a job done badly, or worse.  Some scammers will have you pay up front for materials and never show up, or show up do a lousy job and expect payment at completion, and you may not notice until after they are gone.  If they are not registered or licensed with the ROC, you may not have a leg to stand on in recovery your money or getting the repairs needed to have the job done right.

Cheap labor sounds great but in the end it could cost you much more than if you hired a contractor with all the correct licensing and insurance in place.   To know if someone is registered and licensed, first they should have an ROC # on their paperwork, fliers, website and business cards.  But even those can be fake, so double check with the ROC before you hire to make sure that the company you want to do the job is truly licensed and registered.

Don’t be the victim of a scammer.  Find out more about the ROC and how they can help protect you as the consumer.

Some Great Articles for Reading:
Why hire a licensed contractor?   http://www.azroc.gov/Invest/why_hire_licensed.html
How to Avoid Becoming a Victim.   http://www.azroc.gov/Invest/protect_yourself.html
“10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor” by Popular Mechanics: