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License # 940562 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
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California Rebuilders operates out of Albany, CA and holds a general building contractor license according to the California Contractors State License Board. We were able to verify 24 building permits associated with California Rebuilders.  more
$12.5K
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24
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License # 534220 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Arts Bldg is a Albany, CA based contractor with a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Apr 24, 2009. In total, we were able to identify 3 building permits associated with Arts Bldg.  more
$56.8K
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3
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90
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License # 568977 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Headquartered in Albany, CA, Fritz Spalek Construction holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. We have records on 38 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Feb 24, 2014.  more
$7.8K
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38
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90
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License # 903147 (General Building Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Albany, CA based Tradesmen Construction holds a general building contractor license with the California Contractors State License Board. Our records indicate they have received 12 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
$909
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12
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License # 644905
residential/commercial
general contracting
Don Waters Construction - a contracting professional based in Albany, CA. Our records indicate they hold a license with the California Contractors State License Board and have completed 58 permitted improvements starting in Dec 18, 2003.  more
$32.7K
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58
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Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in California

Contractors in California are required to carry workers' compensation insurance if they have employees and proof of liability insurance with the cumulative limit of $1 million for licensees with five or fewer persons, and an additional 100,000 for each additional member over five, not to exceed $5 million total.

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