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Thursday, July 18, 2013

How to Research a Home Improvement Contractor

Looking to tackle one of those nagging home improvement projects this summer?

You may find that you need to hire a contractor to help you with a project, but before doing so you should do a little research on the individual or company.

Research a Contractor
To protect consumers and counter construction-related fraud, the Washington State Labor and Industries has created a website for homeowners to research their contractor.

The website, located at, allows you to verify licenses, print helpful checklists, and offers tips on how to avoid being scammed.

Checking out a contractor doesn’t guarantee a good one, but it’s one of several steps homeowners can take to protect against unscrupulous or unqualified contractors.