Does Your Contractor Measure Up?

Ten Tips for Making Sure Your Contractor Measures Up


  1. Hire only licensed Contractors.
  2. Check the contractor’s license number by calling 1-800-321-CSLB or doing a License Check.
  3. Get three references, and review past work.
  4. Get at least three bids.
  5. Get a written contract and do not sign anything until you completely understand the terms.
  6. Pay 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less.
  7. Don’t let payments get ahead of work. Keep records of payments.
  8. Don’t make final payment until you’re satisfied with the job.
  9. Don’t pay cash.
  10. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.