Licensed and Insured Contractor – What Does This Really Mean?

Oct 10, 2023

Oct 10, 2023

As a homeowner in Westmoreland, Fayette, or Somerset County, hiring a general contractor for a home renovation or construction project can be a daunting task.

With so many options available, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest bid or the contractor who seems the most eager to start. However, it is crucial to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed and insured in the state of Pennsylvania. Here are some reasons why:

Compliance with State Regulations

Pennsylvania law requires that all general contractors be licensed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. This license ensures that the contractor has met certain requirements, including passing a background check and having a minimum level of experience and education. Additionally, licensed contractors are required to follow specific regulations and codes that ensure safe and quality workmanship.

Protection for You and Your Property

Hiring an uninsured contractor can put you at risk of financial loss if something goes wrong during the project. For example, if the contractor causes damage to your property or fails to complete the work, you may have to pay out of pocket for repairs or to hire another contractor to finish the job. An insured contractor, on the other hand, will have liability and workers’ compensation insurance to protect you and your property in case of accidents or damages.

Quality of Work

A licensed contractor has demonstrated a certain level of expertise and professionalism. Additionally, licensed contractors in Pennsylvania are required to follow specific regulations and codes that ensure safe and quality workmanship. Hiring an unlicensed contractor can result in poor quality work and potential safety hazards.

Peace of Mind

Hiring a licensed and insured contractor provides peace of mind throughout the project. You can trust that the contractor has the necessary qualifications and experience to complete the job safely and effectively. Additionally, you can feel secure knowing that your property is protected in case of any accidents or damages.

Don’t take chances with your home or property – ALWAYS hire a licensed and insured contractor.

Based out of Latrobe, PA, NJK Home Remodeling is a licensed and insured General Contractor in the state of Pennsylvania serving most of Westmoreland, Fayette, and Somerset Counties.

Our family owned and operated business is dedicated to quality customer service. Commitment to customer satisfaction sets NJK Home Remodeling apart from the competition. Our team understands that a satisfied customer is the key to success in the home remodeling industry. That’s why we prioritize customer service and strive to exceed expectations on every job, no matter how big or small.

If you have a home remodeling / renovation project and would like discuss your ideas with us, give us a call at 412-610-5148 or contact us here ›


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