Solera Home Improvement provides home remodeling services in the greater metro area of San Jose, CA
In the State of California, the activities of contractors are regulated by the Contractors State License Board which is a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Although being a licensed contractor is not a guarantee of reliability and trustworthiness, it does demonstrate that a licensing procedure was followed, a bond of at least $12,500 has been posted, and that the contractor either carries Workers Compensation insurance or is exempt (a firm that employs only the owners of the firm can be exempt).
What the contractors license tells you:
- At least one person at the company has met the requirements of work experience, technical knowledge, and legal knowledge.
- Who that person is.
- They have an active bond.
- If they carry workers compensation insurance or are exempt.
You can check the status of a contractors license at www.cslb.ca.gov.
Here for example is our contractors license detail.
An active license should be considered MINIMUM requirements of any contractor you consider for your home remodeling.
What the contractors license does not tell you:
- Does the contractor carry general liability insurance (it’s not required by law)?
- Is the contractor reliable?
- Is the contractor trustworthy?
So………….. Above and beyond you checking your contractors license, check their references as well.
Remodeling projects are not inexpensive.
You will save yourself time, money, and anxiety by properly vetting your contractor before your project starts.