- Knowing that you the work done will be by someone who has years of experience and who the state has tested as to his knowledge of proper building techniques.
- Having a professional on your team who is knowledgeable in the building codes and who will carefully build within them.
- Being protected by the fact that you are protected from liability and property claims while the work is being performed as your builder is fully insured.
- The ability to check references to verify the reputation and reliability of the contractor.
- Lower end cost even though the quote may have been higher because the work is done properly the first time.
- Shorter time in completing the work due to the contractor’s competence.
- Security in knowing that the local inspectors will be reviewing the work to ensure the safety and quality of the finished product.
- Peace of mind due to the fact that a licensed contractor will hire only qualified sub-contractors to do the plumbing, wiring and mechanical work on your project.
In the state of Michigan, contractors who do more than $600 worth of work on a property must be licensed. There are some serious consequences for home owners and contracters alike when work is done by an unlicensed contractor. To check a license visit this State of Michigan official website.
Hiring an unlicensed contractor is usually more expensive, time-consuming and stressful. Unlicensed contractors do not know the proper procedures and techniques. Homeowners find themselves looking for someone to fix a job that has gone wrong. Satisfaction can be hard to gain when dealing with unlicensed contractors. The Department of Licensing and Regulation can only prosecute them for not being licensed, and they are not members of professional organizations which have the power to influence and educate them. Unlicensed contractors often do not finish the job.