The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor

There are certainly some home improvement projects that you can do yourself. However, there are many more—especially concrete work—that require the help of a professional. But you can’t just hire the first contractor you find online. Instead, you need a licensed contractor to perform a job. Keep reading to learn about the importance of hiring a licensed contractor:

  • Thorough training: First and foremost, licensed contractors have extensive training and real-world experience. They also need to pass a state-issued exam to get their license. The average homeowner doesn’t have this training, leading to a variety of DIY disasters.
  • Professional equipment: Licensed contractors also have all of the right equipment to do a job. Sure, you can rent many of the tools needed, but the tools you can rent at a hardware store are often older and not of the highest quality.
  • Better results: The two points above lead to better project results. When you hire a trained pro with all of the right equipment, you can rest easy knowing the job will be done right the first time.
  • Project insurance: What happens when you get hurt while improving your house or accidentally damage some part of your home? You get stuck paying for hospital bills or repairs. Licensed contractors carry liability insurance to cover bodily injuries and property damage.
  • They handle all the paperwork: The importance of hiring a licensed contractor extends beyond performing the actual work at your house. Licensed contractors take time to perform any necessary inspections and obtain all necessary permits for the project. This becomes particularly important down the road should you ever decide to sell your house.

Things to look for in a licensed contractor

It’s important to note that not all licensed contractors are created equal. Here are a few qualities to look for when you need a professional:

  • Experience: While every licensed contractor must have experience and training to get their license, some contractors have more experience than others. Bri-Mic Construction, Inc. has been in business for over two decades, so you can trust that there’s nothing we haven’t seen or done.
  • References: Every contractor worth their salt has plenty of former satisfied customers who are willing to give a testimonial to the quality of their work. If a contractor is hesitant to provide any references or can’t give any at all, it’s a smart idea to continue your contractor search.
  • Good online reviews: The internet is a great place to start searching for a licensed contractor. There are dozens upon dozens of websites with genuine customer reviews of contractors. When starting your search, check out a company’s reviews to see what clients have to say, and make sure you only work with a company with consistent five-star reviews.

Contact Bri-Mic Construction, Inc. to learn more

If you need any concrete poured around the house, hire our team at Bri-Mic Construction, Inc. We’re licensed contractors specializing in concrete footings, foundations, patios, retaining walls and more. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your next project.