POTTSTOWN PA – There’s a reason Pennsylvania requires contractors and builders to be licensed in the state or their local municipalities, Pottstown interior designer Carolyn Harris says, and she believes those who are thinking of having work done on or in their homes would be wise to ask for proof of licensing.
Contractors “are required to prove knowledge of state and national building codes and to carry substantial insurance coverage,” as part of the licensing process, Harris wrote Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2012) at her Interior Design Coach blog.
“This covers roofers, painters and general contractors. Each company is given a number and it is required to display it on all their vehicles, in all their advertising, and on their billhead. They are also required to renew every year. This is a wonderful consumer protection law,” she noted.
Harris also offers her personal opinions on non-licensed professionals, such as interior stagers and interior design experts … like herself.
- Read a post by Carolyn Harris, titled “Licenses, Certifications and what YOU need to know” and published Wednesday at the Interior Design Coach blog, here.