What Is A Licensed Contractor?

Many homeowners today may feel comfortable with a DIY Youtube video instructing them on small around the home tasks or repairs. There are some home projects, however, that homeowners may find outside of their skillset or comfort zone. This is when it is time to call in a professional. Someone who has the tools and the skills to effectively plan and execute a home repair, remodel, or any other at-home job that might require an experienced and skilled hand such as a licensed contractor like Cavalier Builders Inc. 

What Does It Mean To Be Licensed?

When a contractor is licensed it is proof that he has met the industry standards required for acquiring the license. A license also means that the contractor will maintain those standards while performing contracted work. A contractor knows the cost of achieving and maintaining a license which usually speaks to the contractor’s level of commitment and care they will take with their contractual work. 

A contractor’s license also shows how serious a contractor is about their work. This means there won’t be any cutting of corners or jobs completed that the contractor would not agree with or personally have in his or her own home. 

Why Hire A Licensed Contractor?

When a homeowner decides to hire an unlicensed contractor, you not only place your home at risk but yourself and your family, as well. Any poorly completed jobs can have serious consequences for the home and those who dwell inside of it. When considering the cost of damages accrued from an unlicensed and possibly even inexperienced contractor, it doesn’t make very much sense to trust your home in the hands of anyone who isn’t licensed. 


Think of it like this – would you be comfortable riding in a vehicle that is being driven by an unlicensed driver? Probably not. Why? Well, because a driver’s license usually is proof that the driver is capable and confident in their driving skills. Licensed drivers are also knowledgeable about the rules of the road and will follow them. This is why a license is important – it protects those who are having the work completed, as well as those who are performing the work. 

How Can I Verify That A Contractor Is Licensed?

To verify that a contractor is actually licensed, you will want to check with your state’s licensing board. This should allow you to not only view the contractor’s actual license. But also allow you to see if there are any complaints that have been filed against them. 


When you meet with your contractor in person. You can also ask them to provide proof of their license by allowing you to see it. You may also wish to ask for proof of their liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Any good contractor should not be offended by these simple requests. Because they will fully understand that it is nothing personal, just good business. 

We Are Fully Bonded And Licensed

We are a family owned and operated remodeling company that is fully licensed and bonded. And since 1999, we have provided our clients with quality construction, home renovation, and remodeling. So, if you are in need of a licensed home remodeling contractor, contact us.