If you’re a property manager who’s looking to have work done on your Atlanta-area commercial construction properties, it’s crucial to look for a licensed Georgia contractor. Rather than taking a chance on unqualified help, you’ll avoid substantial risks and stress by hiring someone who has earned the proper credentials and follows good business practices.
The following are a few of the reasons why it’s important to hire a licensed Georgia contractor for your commercial construction properties:
They’re committed to their profession
It takes time, knowledge, and a financial commitment to obtain a contractor’s license. Doing so means that a contractor is in business for the long haul, is committed to their profession, and is unlikely to cut corners on your commercial construction.
They carry insurance
Licensed contractors have worker’s compensation insurance, so if a worker is injured on your property, you’re protected. Otherwise, an injured worker could sue you to cover their medical bills and other expenses, resulting in a potentially huge liability.
Licensed contractors are bonded, which typically means they pay a premium to a surety company. This ensures that you’re financially protected if the contractor fails to complete the job, doesn’t pay for permits, or fails to meet other financial obligations.
You have an ally in the state licensing board
If you happen to have a dispute with a licensed contractor, you have a powerful ally in the state licensing board. The board can help resolve disputes and may provide funds to help compensate you. On the other hand, if you’ve hired an unlicensed contractor or tradesperson, you won’t have this help and may be left holding the bag in the event of substandard or incomplete work.
They can obtain the proper permits
A licensed contractor is knowledgeable about and is legally able to obtain any permits required for work being done on your commercial construction. If work is being done without the proper permits, you’ll be breaking the law.
They have a systematic approach
Licensed contractors have a plan before they begin working on a commercial construction project, and they’ll ensure that each step is followed systematically. They communicate with you to ensure that you’re kept well informed until the project is completed.
They have access to a variety of subcontractors
Licensed contractors have developed a relationship with a variety of reliable subcontractors who also have the proper credentials and experience to ensure that your commercial construction job is done right.
They ensure the project is properly completed
Licensed contractors will work through any issues that arise and ensure that your commercial construction project is completed to your satisfaction. Unlike some contractors who aren’t licensed, you know they won’t “cut and run,” leaving you with unfinished work and problems.
You’ll be covered for a property insurance claim
If you hire an unlicensed contractor or tradesperson to do the job, you could void your property owner’s insurance policy in the event of a problem.
If you need work for your commercial construction properties, contact AAA Painting & Renovation in the metro Atlanta area today. We’re a licensed Georgia contractor with over 30 years of experience and can handle everything from buildouts to mold remediation. Our company will have an experienced project supervisor on site and we stand behind our commercial construction property work with a 5-year workmanship warranty.