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Why Hire a General Contractor

Understanding why a Licensed General Contractor is the best choice to support your project

What is the benefit of using a contractor for your project?

The professional team at Black Diamond Service Contractors (BDS) are often asked what they do and how they do it. What is the benefit of using a contractor for your project?

Over the years we’ve developed good definitions of who we are, what we do, and how we will support your project to a successful completion.  Here are some basics that will help you better understand why it is important to use a Licensed General Contractor:

General Contractor (Noun): a person or business entity that contracts to be in charge of a building project usually involving the use of subcontractors — called also original contractor, prime, prime contractor 

General Contractors are required to be licensed (California info):

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects California consumers by licensing and regulating the state's construction industry. CSLB was established in 1929 and today licenses about 290,000 contractors in 44 different license classifications.

The CSLB provide resources to help you select a licensed, qualified contractor; check the status of a contractor license; negotiate a clear contract; prevent disputes and mechanics liens; and resolve contractor disputes.

A General Contractor must be licensed to obtain General Liability Insurance and to be able to provide Workers Compensation Liability coverage for the employees. Using a contractor that does not have an active license means they also do not have Liability Insurance or Workers Compensation Insurance.

And most states do a criminal background check, research for any outstanding grievances, and have an extensive written exam the the applicant must pass to acquire the license.

Contact us today and we will walk you through your next project and provide a detailed bid. We help make communities better.


2142 Bulrush Ln.

Cardiff, CA 92007

Tel: (858) 888-5688



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