Why is it crucial to work with a licensed contractor?

Assurance that the work will be up to your standards.

Hiring a licensed contractor ensures that you are working with a contractor with a sufficient amount of work experience. Often times unlicensed contractor’s have very little experience in the industry and can create work that is of less quality, below standards and simply dangerous.

It can be expensive.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are lost every year to homeowners and business owners who at first strive to save money but in the end are scammed out of thousands of hard earned dollars. What can at first seem like a great deal can turn out to be a nightmare for homeowners looking to make an improvement on their home.

It can be unsafe.

Most unlicensed contractors are not bonded or insured. Hiring a licensed contractor safeguards consumers to regulate and protect against faulty, inadequate and unsafe work. Licensed contractors must meet requirements as to competency, ability, integrity and financial responsibility.

It can get YOU in trouble.

A homeowner or business that hires an unlicensed contractor can also be liable for the negligence of the contractor. A neighboring property, business, a passerby or other property that is negligently damaged by the contractor can lead to liability to the person that hired the contractor. In the end it can cost the homeowner financially more than they could have imagined.

Licenses

  • New York City Department of Consumer Affairs – HIC License
  • New York City Department of Consumer Affairs – HIS License
  • NYC Department of Buildings General Contractor
  • NYC Department of Buildings Construction Superintendent
  • NJ Business Integrity License
  • Town of East Hampton License of Home Improvement Contractors
  • U.S. Department of Labor O.S.H.A. Certified in Construction Safety and Health
  • NYC Supported Scaffold Safety Training Certified
  • U.S. EPA LEAD –SAFE Certified Firm Pursuant to 40 CFR Part 745.89
  • Licensed NJ HIC Contractor
Service Areas:

Northern New Jersey including Bergen County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, Ocean County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Warren County and Union County.

Central New Jersey including Middlessex, New Brunswick, Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Union and Ocean.

Southern and Downtown Brooklyn including Bay Ridge, Diker Heights, Sheapshead Bay, Graves End, Marine Park, Bell Harbor, Canarsie, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Bushwick, Cabo Hill, Dumbo, Carrol Gardens, Midwood, Williamsburg, Green Point and Bed Stuyvestant.

Staten Island including Annadale, Arden Heights, Arlington, Arrochar, Bay Terrace, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Bulls Head, Castleton, Castleton Corners, Charleston, Chelsea, Clifton, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Elm Park, Eltingville, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Graniteville, Grant City, Grasmere, Great Kills, Greenridge, Grymes Hill, Hamilton Park, Heartland Village, Huguenot, Lighthouse Hill, Livingston, Manor Heights, Mariners Harbor, Meiers Corners, Midland Beach, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Ocean Breeze, Old Place, Old Town, Pleasant Plains, Port Richmond, Prince’s Bay, Randall Manor, Richmond Valley, Richmondtown, Rosebank, Rossville, Sandy Ground, Shore Acres, Silver Lake, South Beach, St. George, Stapleton, Stapleton Heights, Sunnyside, Todt Hill, Tompkinsville, Tottenville, Tottenville Beach, Travis, Ward Hill, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, Willowbrook and Woodrow.