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Contractors References: Are The Feds Hunting Them?

Contractors References: Are The Feds Hunting Them?

The final reference you always check is your contractors’ license and insurance status. This step could fall anywhere in the sequence, but I save it for last since it is the least likely of the four steps to rule out a contractor. A simple online search through your state’s contractor […]

Contractor References: Do Their Suppliers Tolerate them?

Contractor References: Do Their Suppliers Tolerate them?

Request three references from long-time material suppliers. Your eventual contractor’s financial solvency is important: if they don’t pay their bills, you get stuck with either a lien on your property or have to pay the bill yourself. Just disputing such a scenario in court costs time and money, so avoid […]

How To Check Your Contractors References

How To Check Your Contractors References

I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask? Well, 99% of the time the person (or company) providing the references stacks the list with only their favorite […]