Why You Should Always Check Your Landscaper’s Credentials

Published on: July 30, 2018

When it comes to hiring any contractor for work around your home, you want to know they can be trusted. Not only do you want the job done right, you also want to know that they can be trusted to work in and around your home. When hiring a landscaper, you should always check their credentials before you sign any contract to hire them for service. Here are a few excellent tips to consider before you hire a landscaper.

  • Are they local? This may sound strange, but contractors from out of town have been known to take down payments and never be seen again. Make sure your landscaper has a local address and phone number.
  • Do they have local testimonials? Ask for references and testimonials from the landscaper’s previous clients. If they are local, you may be able to see some of their work around the community. Also check reviews online to hear what their customers are saying about them.
  • How long have they been in business? There is nothing wrong with hiring a budding business, but make sure the crew and owner have experience in the landscaping industry.
  • Proper licenses and insurance. It is important to make sure your landscaper has been licensed and insured within the law. There are many landscapers that work “under the table” and are not licensed. Not only is this fraudulent, it also means they don’t insure they employees. If an employee is hurt on your property, you could be liable. Check for licensing and insurance before you hire.

Hiring a landscaper is more than just getting a good price for quality work. Make sure the company you hire can be trusted and has the right credentials before they start your landscape project.

Posted on behalf of:
Landscape Innovations
215 Rebecca Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 616-3194

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