Question about contractor's license for bath project

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  1. Mar 28, 2013 #1

    drew2000

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    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!

    Drew
     
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    JoeD

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    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.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2013 #3

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    I would be more concerned about workers comp and general liability insurance.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2013 #4

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    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!

    Drew
     
  5. Mar 29, 2013 #5

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    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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