Hire Licensed Contractors After the Storm
September 11, 2019
We can be proud that neighbors in our area have pulled together to help each other so quickly after the storms we experienced on September 10, 2019. Now is the time to pull together as we work to fix the damage and rebuild our homes and buildings in the Sioux Empire. As you begin repairing your structures, the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire reminds you to consider some important advice: before you hire a contractor, do your research.
- Visit the City of Sioux Falls’ website to verify that the contractor is licensed in Sioux Falls. As a licensed Sioux Falls contractor, they are required to maintain general liability insurance and be bonded.
- Find out if the contractor has a permanent business address and a good reputation. Although having a local address and phone number is not a guaranteed factor that the company is reputable, this is a better indicator that they are an active company in the area.
- Insist on a complete and clearly written contract for any work being done.
- DO ask for references and DO NOT pay cash up front.
No one could stop these storms we have experienced, but a fly-by-night contractor is one disaster you can prevent. Our community’s experienced builders and remodelers are among the best in the nation. As you begin the process of repairing your home after the storms, don’t settle for second best.
If you’re in need of repairs to your home, be sure to contact a member of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire. In addition to over 200 Builder and Remodeler members, the association also has nearly 600 Associate members that provide various services and products related to the home building industry. Find the categorized membership list online at hbasiouxempire.com.