Ten Tips

10 Tips for Making Sure Your Contractor Measures Up

  1. Hire only licensed contractors.
  2. Check a contractor’s license number online at www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling (800) 321-CSLB (2752).
  3. Get at least three bids.
  4. Get three references from each bidder and review past work in person.
  5. Make sure all project expectations are in writing and only sign the contract if you completely understand the terms.
  6. Confirm that the contractor has workers’ compensation insurance for employees.
  7. Pay only 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less. Pay by check or credit card instead of cash.
  8. Make payments only as the work progresses.
  9. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project, including all payments.
  10. Only make the final payment when you’re satisfied with the job.

Larry Favor
General Building Contractor

P.O. Box 8463
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 212-7227
Email: lfavor@sbcglobal.net