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License # 178525 (Hic)
residential
At Your Service Co. serves all of Eastern New England providing high quality residential and commercial services. Our services include painting, siding,roofing, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, window & door replacement and exterior/interior carpentry, general remodeling....  more
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License # MACS-066726 (Construction Supervisor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Winston Marshall is a Boston, MA based contractor with a construction supervisor license with the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Mar 27, 2015. In total, we were able to identify 61 building permits associated with Winston Marshall.  more
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License # MACS-068798 (Construction Supervisor)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Headquartered in Boston, MA, Richard A Scerbo holds a construction supervisor license with the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. We have records on 8 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Sep 03, 2014.  more
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23 Caton St
Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Commercial Contracting (Mar 2015)
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Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling, Commercial Contracting (Sep 2014)

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Here are some of the rules, regulations, and laws governing contractors in Massachusetts

When do you need to hire a licensed contractor in Massachusetts?

Any work that involves a building's structural elements in addition to other construction, must be performed by a licensed construction supervisor, issued by the Department of Public Safety. A home improvement contractor must be registered by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, to perform any nonstructural residential home improvement work.

How important is contractor licensing in Massachusetts?

Contractors in Massachusetts must prove continous work experience in their trade or a construction related degree from an accredited college, before they can take an exam to become a licensed contractor. Construction supervisor licenses must be renewed every 2 years, after taking the requisite continuing education requirements.

Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in Massachusetts

Contractors in Massachusetts must carry general liability insurance and an active workers' compensation policy. Proof of a current workers compensation policy is required to file a building permit as a contractor in Massachusetts. Be sure to request a copy of certificates for each policy.

Financial recourse when hiring a contractor in Massachusetts

If a remodeling project has gone badly a homeowner can recoup up to $10,000 of actual losses through the Home Improvement Contractor Guaranty Fund. The property must be the owner's primary residence, and a claim must be filed within 6 months of the initial court judgement or the arbitration award date.

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You should get several bids before hiring a contractor

Before hiring a contractor in Massachusetts, be sure to get at least 3 detailed bids. Quality contractors will take the time to explain their budget proposal, and help guide you through the estimate process. Be wary of an abnormally low bid, they are not worth the risk. These underpriced projects often do not end well for the homeowner,choose a contractor you trust and can clearly communicate with.BuildZoom has made the bid collection process extremely simple (and free).Just click here to get started.