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Why it's important to hire a General Contractor!

If you are planning to remodel your home or start a new construction project, you need to hire a reliable and trustworthy general contractor. A general contractor is responsible for overseeing the entire project, from hiring subcontractors and suppliers to managing permits and inspections. But not all general contractors are created equal. You need to make sure that the one you choose is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Why is this important? Here are some reasons:

- A licensed contractor has met the minimum requirements of education, experience, and exams to perform the work legally and safely. A license also means that the contractor follows the building codes and regulations of your state and local area. Hiring an unlicensed contractor can expose you to fines, lawsuits, and poor-quality work.

- A bonded contractor has obtained a surety bond that protects you as the client in case the contractor fails to complete the work, pays the subcontractors and suppliers, or damages your property. A bond also ensures that the cont

ractor has a good financial standing and reputation. Hiring an unbonded contractor can leave you vulnerable to unfinished or defective work, liens, and losses.

- An insured contractor has obtained liability and workers' compensation insurance that covers any injuries or damages that may occur during the project. Liability insurance protects you from being sued if the contractor or their employees cause harm to your property or third parties. Workers' compensation insurance protects you from being liable if the contractor or their employees get injured on the job. Hiring an uninsured contractor can put you at risk of paying for medical bills, repairs, and legal fees.

As you can see, hiring a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor is essential for your peace of mind and satisfaction. It also shows that the contractor is professional, reputable, and committed to delivering quality work. Before you hire a general contractor, make sure to check their credentials, references, and reviews. You can also ask for proof of their license, bond, and insurance certificates. Don't settle for less than what you deserve for your home improvement project.

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