Hiring a Contractor can be a head spinning task and everyone seems to know someone who's affected by a "they took my money and never finished" story. We hear it all the time. Let us help you ask the right questions and sort the ins and outs of hiring for your remodeling project.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND A HANDYMAN/HOME MAINTENANCE COMPANY?
Legally, there are many. North Carolina currently does not license or qualify Handymen or other Home Maintenance companies. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors licenses and qualifies General Contractors to contract work within the State. It is in fact ILLEGAL for any individual or company that is not also a licensed North Carolina General Contractor to bid on any work exceeding $30,000. Also note, ALL electrical and plumbing must be completed by a licensed professional- Handymen can not legally perform any of these services in NC. Your Contractor will hire appropriately licensed subcontractors to complete these tasks.
NC licensed General Contractors must also: