Make sure your contractor (no matter what the trade is) is<quoted text>Because of cutback very few examiners. There is a backlog of complaints with so few to handle them @ DEPT of Consumer Protection...ADDRESS COMPLAINTS in writing & Call~ TO AG~RICHARD BLUMENTHAL. I before stated even though a contractor is licensed does not make them reputable! Buyer Beware! What a shame the laws protect LLC's, their private property and not the people!
2.Registered (their company) with the State
4. WILL show and give phone numbers of references (Call them)
As a retired, licensed,(still)insured, electrician, I see more and more of my brothers going under while people look for cheap labor and look to the moonlighter for a cheap deal. Understand that moonlighters are either not or under licensed, usually uninsured, and definatly not registered and looking for the quick buck themselves,charging sub-business rates without having any business overheads. Example-- These guys are charging (and undercutting) 20% or more (less) than a "real" company but actually pocketing more than a legitimate business because of what it takes to run a business.