Sunday, September 28, 2008
Craigslist & Unlicensed Contractors
6:19 pm mdt
I have already posted a blog pertaining to Un-licensed contractors but here I go again.
popular on-line marketplace "Craigslist" is a growing source for consumers & contractors alike. Advertising
is basically free & there are a multitude of services & products that are being bought sold & bartered.
talking with clients & fellow contractors it is evident that a lot of business is being conducted through "Craigslist
& less through traditional sources like yellow pages
& newspaper advertising.
Why? Well it is much
easier & less tedious then thumbing through the bulky phone book or trying to read the fine print in newspaper ads. Not
to mention you can just type in a service your looking for & literally several hundred ad's will pop up for you to
While this is great for both Contractors & Consumers, it is becoming a buyer beware scenario.
After reading through many of the "Skilled Trades" services offered by companies, I noticed that most
of these companies who claim to be professional & in business for many years boldly say they are UNLICENSED!
if they know that contracting without being Registered with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors is Illegal
the State of Az ?
There are many contractors whom are Licensed & offer legitimate & quality services on
However, don't assume because a contractor is licensed that they are in good standing
with the AZ ROC.
All licensed contractors are required to post thier ROC # on all of thier advertising.
It is easy
to go on-line to check the status of a licensed contractor by checking the contractors License # with the Az ROC by going
And to be safe, never ever use an Un-Licensed contractor!
They will probably be cheaper, but that is because
they are not paying an annual contractors license & bonding fee or liability insurance to protect your property.