Hire licensed contractors.
THE HANDYMAN CAN!!!® INC. Proudly displays license #BC129693.
One of the first questions that my clients ask me is “Are you licensed, bonded and insured?”.
To carry a license in Minnesota requires four steps.
The business must be registered with the Secretary of State.
You must pass a written examination given by the State.
You must show proof of insurance, satisfying the minimum $ State requirement.
You must put up bond $$$ with the State.
To renew the license, each year the contractor must:
Attend a state accredited program earning seven credits approved in the contractor field.
Again, show updated proof of insurance.
Again, put up the state required bond.
So, when a contractor carries a license, that contractor is also bonded and insured.
Before you hire anyone:
Call the Better Business Bureau (1-800-646-6222) and run a check against the company name.