This is California State License Bureau’s site. On the left hand side, there is a link called “Instant License Check.” Click on this and choose how you would like to search for the contractor.
We suggest you use the license number, which every contractor must clearly place on all their advertising and marketing material. You will get the full company name and address, entity, date issued, date expires, classifications and descriptions. The License Status will be printed in green if it is current and active.
It is normally a good idea to verify the licenses of prospective foundation contactor contractors. This is very simple to do, just go to the Contractors State License Board site at www.cslb.ca.gov.
There are several different classifications that a general contractor holds. If you see a classification you are not familiar with, just click on the description and a full definition will shows up.
All License are required to be bonded. These details follows the classifications. It will show the bonding company, bond number, bond amount and effective date. You can also click on bond history.
Worker’s Compensation is vitally important to home owners. If a worker is hurt while working on your property and he is actually not covered by Worker’s Compensation, you the home owner is accountable. The next area shows what company the contractor uses for Worker’s Comp, the policy number, effective date and expiration date of his license.
The State of California has provided you with all the primary information you need. All you have to do is check the contractor’s license. All the details is right there for you. Professional contractors may often charge more for their expertise, but bear in mind you will be paying for the full safety of bonding and worker’s compensation. A little extra money now can save you precious time, money and aggravation in the future.
By the way, California Foundation Works is a licensed foundation contractor in Los Angeles, CA, our license number is 976188, you can use the website to look us up or visit our company credentials page. Our license is active, we are bonded and we are fully insured. Part of our customer satisfaction is to guarantee you the homeowner are protected.