Description: Mu-s drainage and culvert, mu-s sewer lines, rep reciprocity state of tennessee
License Number: AL46791
Description: Contractors
License Number: TE41762
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Tenant change 16' of trough drainage will be installed

Tenant change 16' of trough drainage will be installed
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Description: Grading, drainage, underground piping, cable, trenching, boring, communicat
License Number: AR0032771110

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

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Contractors in Tennessee must acquire a home improvement contractor's license before bidding or offering a price for projects $3,000 and up. For projects with a total cost of $25,000 and up, a contractor must be licensed as a Prime Contractor, or Subcontractor. Masonry contractors must be licensed to do projects with a total of $100,000 and up.

How important is contractor licensing in Tennessee?

Contractors in Tennessee are required to pass a business and law exam, and must submit a letter of reference to prove work experience before they can be licensed.

Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in Tennessee

Contractors in Tennessee must carry both general liability and workers compensation insurance. Request a copy of current insurance certificates before any work begins.

Financial recourse when hiring a contractor in Tennessee

Licensed contractors in Tennessee must obtain a surety bond before performing construction work on residential properties. A home owner may file a claim against this bond to recoup losses or damages incurred during the construction project.

What else should I know before hiring a contractor in Tennessee?

In order to become licensed in Tennessee, contractors must submit a reviewed or audited financial statement prepared by a licensed independent accounting firm. To obtain an unlimited license, the contractor must show $300,000 in working capital.

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