Montgomery, AL

Contractor licensing in Montgomery is regulated by the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors. There are 1,479 licensed contractors based in Montgomery and many more licensed contractors in the metropolitan area who are available to work in Montgomery. On average, a contractor in Montgomery has received a 3.5 out of 5 rating from clients. We’ve analyzed and ranked each for your convenience - you can browse the top-rated using the links below.

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1,479
contractors in Montgomery
BEFORE YOU HIRE
Here are some of the rules, regulations, and laws governing contractors in Alabama

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

In Alabama, you need to hire a licensed general contractor for residential projects exceeding $10,000 in total value and for commercial projects exceeding $30,000.

How important is contractor licensing in Alabama?

Alabama maintains good standards when it comes to contractor licensing. Applicants are required to pass a board exam and provide evidence of work experience as part of the registration process.

Your liability risk when hiring a licensed contractor in Alabama

Licensed general contractors in Alabama are required to maintain liability insurance.

Financial recourse when hiring a contractor in Alabama

There is no bond requirement for licensed contractors in Alabama, however the state maintains a recovery fund that allows homeowners to recoup up to $20,000 in expenses if they can prove the licensed contractor provided faulty or negligent work, provided they have obtained a valid judgment and exercised reasonable efforts to obtain a satisfaction of the judgment from the licensee prior to making a claim against the fund.

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

Licensed contractors are required to pass a credit check and supply a certificate of good standing with the Alabama Department of Revenue. They are not required to pass a criminal background check so if this is a consideration, you can double-check on the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Website.

How is the BuildZoom score calculated?

The BuildZoom score is based on a number of factors including the contractor's license status, insurance status, verified work history, standing with local consumer interest groups, verified reviews from other BuildZoom users and self-reported feedback from the contractor.

Why you should hire through BuildZoom

When it comes to major construction work or even minor alterations to your home, hiring the wrong contractor could result in incomplete or defective work. You may even find yourself dealing with huge liability claims. BuildZoom does the homework for you and helps you hire the right contractor.

You should get several bids before hiring a contractor

The Alabama Licensing Board recommends getting at least three written bids before hiring a contractor. Do not automatically accept the lowest bid - an abnormally low bid may indicate the contractor made a mistake and is not including the same work quoted by their competitors. We've made the bid collection process extremely simple (and free). Just click here to get started.