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drew2000 03-28-2013 04:44 PM

Question about contractor's license for bath project
Hey All,

My wife and I met with a kitchen & bath remodeling company for a remodel of our master bath.

The remodeling company holds a Class A contractors license.

The company brought 3 trades people through our house to review the project: one plumber, one electrician, and one carpenter/tile guy.

After the trades visit, I asked the Remodeling company to supply license and insurance information for the tradespeople. Only the plumber and electrician are licensed, the carpenter/tile guy is not licensed.

My Question:

Is this normal or should I run for the hills?

I found a state of VA Web Site that mentioned that contractors must be licensed in VA. I am not sure if the remodeling company's Class A license would automatically cover the unlicensed carpenter.

Thank you!


JoeD 03-28-2013 04:48 PM

I think it would depend if the carpenter/tile guy is a sub contractor or works for the original contractor as an employee. Also probably depends on local laws.

oldognewtrick 03-28-2013 04:49 PM

I would be more concerned about workers comp and general liability insurance.

drew2000 03-28-2013 05:21 PM

Local laws say it is illegal to work as an unlicensed contractor. However, I am confused because it might be ok since they are subbing to a prime that has a class A license.

Thanks for the comments about insurance!


JoeD 03-28-2013 06:33 PM

Then I guess it is illegal if he is working as a sub contractor and not an employee for the general contractor.

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