|TDCI officials: Verify licenses of potential home contractors|
|Wednesday, March 7, 2012|
In light of the tornadoes and hailstorm that caused damage to parts of Tennessee last week, the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding homeowners to verify the licensure of purported home contractors by using its license database at verify.tn.gov.“Unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors often prey on victims of natural disasters,” says TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Taking the time to make sure someone is licensed with the state is your fundamental first step, when selecting a contractor to work on your home. By all means, use verify.tn.gov to see whether the person you’re considering is a licensed contractor.”
When selecting a contractor, it is also important to:
Tennesseans can also check the Department’s monthly Disciplinary Action Reports to see if contractors have engaged in unlicensed activity or have incurred administrative action taken against them by the Department. These can be found at http://1.usa.gov/zofWtO.