The page you are on now might just be one of the most important pages on our entire website. In addition to being the only company in the country that actually owns the patents to this dust free tile and flooring removal technology, Arizona Home Floors is a licensed, bonded and insured contractor with license number 291708, Click HERE to visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZROC) page to access our current License and Bond.
Since Arizona Home Floors is also insured, we have included that information on this page as well. Simply click the image to the left and it will expand. This page is current as of 7/6/2018, you can see that our insurance is valid through August 15, 2018. This page will be updated from time to time when the new insurance paperwork is sent.
As either a homeowner or contractor, before hiring a tile removal contractor in Arizona (or any state) it’s important to do some research on the person or business before you let them into your home for either an estimate or to even do work. Keep reading below to understand what might happen if you don’t hire the right contractor or company to do your project.
According to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, an unlicensed contractor can endanger the health, safety and welfare of the public, which is why you would want to have a licensed company such as Arizona Home Floors performing your removal project.
Arizona Home Floors uses contracts, we don’t accept cash and we show up on time or earlier and most importantly, We guarantee in our contract that we will leave your home as clean, if not cleaner when we leave than when we arrive.
Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 32, Chapter 10 requires a contractor be licensed through the Registrar of Contractors (ROC) to legally perform construction or home repair and remodeling jobs having total project cost, including labor and materials, above $1,000 or requiring a building permit, which is why you, as the homeowner, should personally verify that the contractor has a current license.
If a contractor cannot provide you their license, bond and insurance don’t hire them.
According to the AZROC:
A person commits a Class 1 Misdemeanor by (1) advertising to perform services that require a contractor’s license, and/or (2) acting in the capacity of a contractor without a license.
As required by A.R.S. § 32-1151.02, Click HERE to see a list of persons who have been convicted of contracting without a license, or administratively adjudicated to have been contracting without a license after having been issued a civil citation.
The contractors you see on Craigslist or elsewhere that don’t tell you they are not a licensed contractor are breaking the law in the state of Arizona.
Here is an excellent page from the AZROC as to why you should always do research before you hire a contractor:
The AZROC also keeps a list of their most wanted contractors that you should AVOID AT ALL COSTS:
If an unlicensed contractor is bidding a project that includes ANY of the following, they cannot, by state law, enter into an agreement unless it’s for less than $1,000:
- Floor Removal
- Floor Installation
- Floor Repair
- Floor Leveling
- Floor Grinding
Even if it sounds like a deal, if the contractor wants cash up front, they might not show up and you won’t be able to get your money back. Credit card deposits can be returned easier and contested, but if you give them cash, you are out of luck, so avoid those contractors.
When you have a contractor that fails to provide their license number or insurance information, it’s always best to avoid them.
Why Are Not All Tile Removal Contractors Licensed?
Some of the reasons why a contractor does not have a license, here are some:
- They Can’t Become Licensed Because of Arrest Records
- They Have Illegally Done Work In The Past
- Convicted Felon
- Bad Credit
- Past or Current Judgments Against Contractor
- License Revoked
- Failure to Pay Fines
- Suspended Drivers License
- Spent Too Long Operating Without a License
- They don’t want to spend the money to get tested
- They can’t pass the licensing test to become a contractor
- They don’t care about licensing
You can contact the AZROC at https://roc.az.gov/ or by calling (602) 542-1525 to inquire about a contractor, they can tell you the history of the contractor. If the Registrar of Contractors don’t have a record of the individual or company, that means the contractor is unlicensed and most likely working illegally.
Regarding insurance, if you hire a contractor that does NOT have insurance for themselves and their crews, then you, as the homeowner, becomes the employer, and therefore you are responsible for any injuries if something happens to the workers, which is why it’s so important to ask for their insurance before you hire them. If you are contractor who subs out work to another contractor that might be uninsured, you are responsible.
From ABC15 Arizona:
Arizona Registrar of Contractors cracking down on unlicensed contractors:
Unlicensed contractor arrested in Phoenix
In conclusion, the most important things you can understand today are the following:
- You should always ask for proof of a contractors’ license, bond and insurance
- Unlicensed contractors cannot do jobs over $1,000 in the state of Arizona
- The reasons most contractors do not become licensed is because they can’t due to past disciplinary actions that were taken by the state
- Never pay cash for a deposit to a contractor, always use a credit card or check so you can track the money and so you have a paper trail
If you have more questions, please complete the form below and we will be happy to assist you, thank you for taking the time to read this article.