Tips on Hiring a Contractor

a REMAX logoContractors Ten Tips from the California State Licensing Board

1. Hire only state-licensed contractors.

2. Check a contractor’s license number online at or call 800-321-2752

3. Get at least three bids.

4. Get three references from each bidder and review past work in person.

5. Make sure all project expectations are in writing and only sign the contract if you completely understand the terms.

6. Confirm that the contractor has workers’ compensation insurance for employees.

7. Never pay more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less.  Do not pay in cash.

8. Do not let payments get ahead of the work.

9. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project, including all payments.

10. Do not make the final payment until your are satisfied with the job.

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