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10 Tips for Hiring a Good Contractor

  • Check contractor's license number at 800-321-2752 or at the Contractors State License Board website.
  • Don't let payments get ahead of work. Keep records of payments.
  • Don't make final payment until you're satisfied with the job.
  • Don't pay cash.
  • Get a written contract and don't sign anything until you completely understand the terms.
  • Get at least 3 bids
  • Get three references; review past work
  • Hire only licensed contractors.
  • Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.
  • Pay 10% down, or $1,000, whichever is less.

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