License to Build

Finding the perfect commercial contractor to put together a project requires time and research. It is important that your contractor has experience, knowledge, skill, and affordability. Your commercial contractor also needs to have the proper licensure. I know that sounds silly as one would think that any reputable contractor would have all of their ducks in a row, but that is not always the case.

Sometimes you will stumble across a contractor that has been sliding by on their resume and is currently resting on their laurels when they should be taking care of business. There are many reasons why it is important to be partnered with a contractor who has all of their licenses. Using a commercial contractor who is not properly licensed may save you a little money on the front end, but you will usually pay for it dearly on the back end.

Different states have different requirements to obtain proper licensing. Regardless of what those requirements are, when you work with a company that has taken the time to study, get the proper knowledge, and obtain their licenses, you know that you are working with a company that is dedicated to their work. Putting in that time and effort is a badge that can be worn on the sleeve that says, “I work hard, I complete tasks, I reach my goals, and I care.” By getting the proper licensure, they are showing responsibility and dedication that is important to helping you complete your project.

Commercial Contractors who do not have their licenses cannot get insured, which can quickly become a major issue. If you hire an unlicensed contractor, then you are hiring a contractor without insurance, it is as simple as that. This means that if something should happen on the job, there is no insurance to cover injuries and time off from work. This ultimately will cost your project time and money. Lots of money. If there is an incident on an uninsured jobsite, the financial liability falls on you because the law looks at these workers as your employees. A properly licensed contractor will not put you in this position.

Hiring an unlicensed contractor may save you money upfront, but at the end of the day you are subject to liability, litigation, and even a decrease in property value. An unlicensed contractor cannot get proper permits and you will have to disclose this information if you ever look to sell your property, which could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Division 9 Commercial Contractors not only have decades of experience and knowledge, but they do it the right way. When working with Division 9 you never have to worry about licenses and permits because they are professional and respectable contractors that cross their “T’s,” dot their “I’s” and take pride in providing a product that is second to none. When working with Division 9 Commercial Contractors you can have the confidence that your project is lovingly completed with a sense of pride and responsibility. For more information, please visit