IT IS THE LAW!
- All Builders and Inspectors must be Licensed. All Specialty Contractors must be Certified.
- When the cost of an undertaking is more than $5,000, an individual must be a Licensed Home Builder or Certified General
- When the cost of an undertaking is more that $200, the Specialty Contractor must be Registered. When the cost is
more than $5,000, the Specialty Contractor must be Certified and obtain a Surety Bond.
- A Specialty Contractor cannot add additions to a residence. A Specialty Contractor can only be registered in three
- Always have a set of plans and/or specifications and a clear contract describing the work to be performed.
- NEVER use a verbal estimate or contract.
- Have contract(s) signed by both the Homeowner and Contractor.
- If you are not sure the Builder is Licensed or Certified, ask to see his/her billfold pocket-sized card.
If they cannot produce one, you should call the SC Contractor's Licensing Board at (803) 896-4696, (for SC residents), to
verify that they are properly Licensed or Registered. Only an Officer of the Company can be Certified: A Contractor
CANNOT build under another individual's certificate. Violations of this can cost up to $10,000 in fines.
- NEVER let the Builder talk you into obtaining your own Building Permit in your name. This does not save you money
and it's against the law.
If you allow an unlicensed Builder or Specialty Contractor to do any work on your home or building, the Residential
Builders Commission or the SC Contractor's Licensing Board cannot help you with problems that may arise in the construction,
repair and/or warranties on you building.
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO PROTECT YOU, THE CONSUMER, AS A COURTESY OF A QUALITY POLE BUILDINGS,