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AS OF 2006, THE CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD REQUIRES ANY CONTRACTOR THAT DOES HOME IMPROVEMENT WORK EXCEEDING $600,000 TO HAVE A STATE APPROVED CONTRACT SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER AND THE COMPANY THAT IS DOING THE WORK. THE CONTRACTOR IS ALSO REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAND YOU A FORM THAT LETS YOU KNOW WHETHER THEY DO OR DO NOT CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.

Did you know there are over 16,000 painting contractors in California? Custom Painting, Inc. suggests that you please choose wisely.

Testimonials
Your carpenters are very neat and professional, we are happy with all the work they did in our home. [more»]
Mary Chu
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Your crew was very professional and on time every morning. My home looks beautiful and I will tell everyone I know what a great job you did. [more»]
Lori Bond
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We are very happy with the work your company did in our home. Gene made us feel at ease with the process of the work. [more»]
Nina Robinson
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Your men are everything I was looking for in a painting business. Thank you. [more»]
Barbara Baxter
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Mark please forward this to Norman. Norman was prompt with his calls and when we had appointments for the estimate and color consultations. [more»]
Stan Cartwright
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Great job we enjoyed your guys please use us as a reference. [more»]
Marty Tritt
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Sergio and his crew did a wonderful job on my house. They were clean and detailed. Thanks for a wonderful job. [more»]
Michelle Keanrey
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My wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the work Pablo and the guys did at our home. Pablo helped us with a couple of issues of where colors should start and stop. [more»]
Greg Parson
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Thank you for the great job. Your guys are nice. [more»]
Mark Applegate
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I am a very picky person when it comes to my home and I would like to thank you for the most pleasant experience I have ever had with anyone that has work in my home [more»]
Ann Wong
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Kevin thanks for the pleasant experience. [more»]
Mike Lipton
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Love the work done at my home. My friends are jealous because my home looks fantastic. [more»]
Nancy Yin
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Rick and Gene did a perfect job installing my molding. Not only was the job impeccable but their clean up every day was excellent. [more»]
Amy Johnson
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Just want to let you know your guys did a great job. [more»]
Pat Slater
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I would like to thank Custom Painting for one of the easiest painting experiences I have had. Kevin’s quick response to my phone calls was unexpected and I was very pleased. [more»]
Chris Newman
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Mark thanks for the excellent service your company gave me. From the time your estimator showed up (on time) until the painters left, it was a very pleasant experience.... [more»]
Steve Cheonis
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Residential & Commercial Painting Services, Custom Molding Installation, Acoustic Ceiling Removal by Custom Painting, Inc. – We are a Licensed and Insured Provider working across the Bay Area, the East Bay, San Ramon, Danville, Livermore, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord

Fraud Leaving Home-Owners High And Dry

Selling your home or buying a foreclosure and restoring it, is hard enough. The last thing you want is to discover that your contractor is a really a con man. Unfortunately this is, increasingly, the story. Workmen who've absconded with the advance having left some 'tools' in your basement to get started. Contractors who, once you've signed on the dotted line, switch to working on your home only once a week, dragging the job out. And of course, contractors who just don't get the job done right, the first time.

If you're looking to have your home painted, there's no reason to take chances. The margin for error - in this case contractor fraud - is just too high.

So what's a home-owner to do?

  • Make sure your contractor is legal. Unlicensed contractors lack accountability.
  • Check for the contractor's license. Unlicensed contractors have a high rate of involvement in construction scams.

An Informed Consumer is the Best Consumer. Did You Know?

  • It is illegal for an unlicensed painter to perform contracting work - whether it's exterior paint or interior paint - if labor and materials cost $600 or more.
  • In California, hiring an unlicensed painting contractor means entering into an illegal contract.
  • Accidents on site? You're liable for their injuries. Unlicensed workmen have no workers compensation insurance.
  • Unhappy with a paint job? You will not be able to appeal to the State Contractors License Board (SCLB). Courts may not consider your contract with an unlicensed painter as legally binding.
  • Property Damage? If a painter isn't licensed, chances are they won't have liability insurance, either.

How Can You Tell When Your "Licensed" Contractor is a Poser?

Unlicensed painting contractors do pose as licensed contractors. In the USA, it is required by law, that every estimate, invoice, and advertisement must carry the contractor's license number. Be on the safe side of caution and make sure it's still valid and active:

  • Go to the Contractors State License Board's website (www.cslb.ca.gov).
  • On the left side click on "check a license" or "HIS registration".
  • From the next window you can view the License Status, Workman Comp Insurance, Liability Insurance and Bond Company.

Who's Watching?

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is the first line of defense against construction scams and fraudulent painters.

  • The Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) is set up to monitor and combat illegal activity.
  • SWIFT has teams, state-wide, that conduct 'stings' on a regular basis and sweep construction sites for illegal operators.
  • SWIFT also conducts joint operations and sweeps with other state agencies. This raises the penalties and fines for violators by increasing the scope of violations to include taxes, illegal payrolls, workers compensation and worker safety.

Be an informed citizen. If you're hiring a painter, make sure he's on the right side of the law. It will save you time and money. Never be fooled by contractors who tell you that custom painting jobs can only be done well by unlicensed, small painters. Talk to companies like Custom Painting Inc. that have served the Bay Area in California since 1982 and get the full range of painting services, including specialty and custom jobs.

 

 

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Residential & Commercial Painting Services, Custom Molding Installation, Acoustic Ceiling Removal by Custom Painting, Inc. – We are a Licensed and Insured Provider working across the Bay Area, the East Bay, San Ramon, Danville, Livermore, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord