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House Painting Concord – Why You Want to Hire a Licensed Professional

House painting in Concord carries many important decisions. One of the most important things to consider, when hiring a painter to do the job for you, is to decide if you want to choose a licensed professional or pay less out of pocket to an unlicensed contractor. This is a major decision that can determine the final product after the painting is finished.

The first thing to consider in this decision is the legal matter. In most states, contractors are required to have a license to work. This licensing generally shows that the contractor has been educated in his field and has been trained in the trade. When the contractor provides his credentials, verify them. There have been instances of contractors who said they were licensed, but the homeowner discovered that the license had expired, or was not a valid license number.

The quality of work done by an unlicensed contractor is usually much less than the quality of work done by a licensed professional. Since it costs the contractor to get a license, usually only professionals who are serious about their work invest in getting one. There may, however, be people who really know very little about the trade who can bluster through and purchase a license despite their amateur status, so talking to references and checking ratings is still important. In fact, if you have doubts about a painting contractor’s license, you may want to verify it on the Contractors State License Board website (www2.cslb.ca.gov/onlineservices/checklicenseII/checklicense.aspx).

The biggest issue with licensing is the financial aspect. If your contractor does a bad job or causes financial loss to you through damage or error, that financial loss may be unrecoverable if the contractor is not licensed or insured. This may cause an increase in your homeowner’s insurance, or the insurance company may cancel your policy. Theft and other crimes may not be covered, either.

The unlicensed contractor is not liable in an injury case; the homeowner is responsible. Since licensing requires a proof of insurance in 39 states, a licensed professional’s insurance will cover any personal or property damage that may occur. If an employee of an unlicensed contractor gets hurt while on your property, the employee can sue you, as the homeowner, for medical expenses and loss of wages. It is safer for your pocketbook to pay the little extra that may be needed to hire a licensed professional for your house painting job in Concord.

Remember, if finances are a concern but you know your house needs to be painted, choosing an unlicensed contractor is not a wise financial decision. Speak with a number of licensed painting contractors, talk to their references and verify their license. Finding the right contractor will make your house painting in Concord easier, and sometimes cheaper, than you realize.

 

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Your home is important; don't let just anyone paint it. When it is time for house painting in Danville, Livermore, Fremont or one of the neighboring cities, choose Custom Painting, Inc. We have been in business for over 32 years serving the house painting needs of families in the Bay Area.

AS OF 2006, THE CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD REQUIRES ANY CONTRACTOR THAT DOES HOME IMPROVEMENT WORK EXCEEDING $500.00 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»]
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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

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