QUESTION: Does a tree removal or tree trimming service company
need to be licensed?
ANSWER: Yes, if the cost is over $750.00, and the company
is altering the landscape by removing a large tree and excavating
QUESTION: Why should I hire only licensed contractors?
ANSWER: Licensed contractors are regulated by the state of
Arizona and are held accountable to higher standards of ethical
and fair business practices. Their license can be revoked for
unsatisfactory business activity, and can be ordered to cease
and desist conducting business.
QUESTION: What would happen if I did not hire a licensed
ANSWER: If the job went well, then nothing. On the other
hand if there were problems such as damage to you property or
uncompleted work, then getting the company to fix or repair
may be a long drawn out process. Often the company attempts
to repair or make it right but falls short of your expectations
and could be unwilling to follow through to your complete satisfaction.
When this happens what else can you do. Whom do you have take
responsibility for their lack of professionalism?
QUESTION: Does the tree service company’s insurance cover
damage to my property?
ANSWER: Yes, but you must have their insurance carriers name
and phone number to contact them. This is a long drawn out process
that consumes your time and can be very frustrating to get the
QUESTION: Simply put what is the difference between a licensed
contactor and an unlicensed company?
ANSWER: Two parts, number one, a licensed company has put
their company on notice. They have volunteered to operate in
an exposed and professional manner. They are under the watchful
eye of the States Regulatory Commission and can be forced out
of business and possibly fined or arrested if they continue
to operate in a criminal manner. You as a consumer have rights
to file complaints and have the State take action on your behalf
to enforce compliance of good business practice and, if not
followed by the contractor their bond may be used to recover
costs to make repairs or complete your job at no cost to you.
Number two, by not hiring a licensed contractor your have
no recourse. Any damage, unsatisfactory, or uncompleted work
would have to be dealt with between you and the company. The
company may just walk off the job and leave, they have nothing
to lose and no governing agency to enforce them to comply with
good business practices. Is a slightly lower price really worth
the headache and hassle if something goes wrong? It’s risky.
Why take a chance by hiring a potential problem?
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