Dream Builders of Virginia
“Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, time will only make it stronger.”
― Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
― Eraldo Banovac
Why you need a Class A Builder, not just a contractor for your home project
Before hiring a contractor to work on your home project in Virginia, you’ll need to make sure that they’re licensed in the state. If you hire someone who isn’t properly licensed, you’ll likely hit a road block when attempting to get a permit, since a contractor needs to verify their license as part of the permitting process.
Even worse, an unlicensed contractor may prove to be unscrupulous, causing you to sink much more money than you intended into your decking project when they fail to complete the work you paid them for or do shoddy work that another more qualified builder will have to fix.
Virginia has strict contractor and builder licensing system that divides licensed contractors into three classes based on how big a project contract they can sell. All contractors, no matter what class they are licensed in, will have to submit an application to the state and complete an 8-hour pre-licensing course. A class A licensed contractor can work on projects of any monetary value; must pass General, Advanced, and Law exams; must pass any specialty exams required by their trade; and must have at least 5 years of experience These advanced courses in the state of Virginia covers industry and business-related topics as well as state regulations, statutes, and requirements that are relevant to working as a home builder and should add peace of mind to the homeowner.