PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


PA Home Contractor Law Takes Effect

Monday, July 6, 2009

Comment | More

Contractors who do home-improvement work in Pennsylvania should have registered with the state by now, to comply with a registration law that took effect July 1. The state is urging consumers to contact authorities to verify registration before hiring any contractors.

The state’s new Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act requires all contractors who perform $5,000 or more in home improvements in a year to register with the attorney general's office. Almost 32,000 Pennsylvania contractors have registered since registration began March 23.

Registered contractors are required to have at least $50,000 of personal injury liability coverage and $50,000 of property damage coverage. The law provides new protection for consumers who hire home improvement contractors and authorizes criminal penalties for home improvement fraud.

Consumers can check on the registration status of any home improvement contractor in Pennsylvania by visiting www.attorneygeneral.gov or by calling 1-888-520-6680.

Complaints involving home improvement or repair projects are one of the top subjects of calls to the attorney general's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Attorney General Tom Corbett. In 2008, the office received more than 2,100 such complaints from consumers

Corbett said that the office filed numerous legal actions last year against "no show" contractors and others doing substandard work, seeking more than $2 million in consumer refunds, fines and civil penalties.

The program’s Web site includes information for each registered contractor, including:

  • Contact and insurance information
  • A description of the company
  • Information on any prior home improvement businesses
  • Names of anyone with an interest in the business
  • Any contractor licenses
  • Bankruptcy, criminal plea and conviction history

Corbett emphasized that his office was not endorsing any particular contractor's quality of work or honesty.

"Being listed on our search page means only that the contractor is complying with the registration requirement of the home improvement consumer protection act and meeting the insurance requirements," Corbett said.

   

Tagged categories: Home builders; Licensing

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

WINOA Group
W Abrasives : Maintenance Pack

The blasting company able to reduce your maintenance costs up to 30% by fine-tuning consumption, and increasing productivity. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Dampney Co., Inc.
    Metal Patching Compound

    One Part / Ready to Use / High Temperature. Fill surface imperfections, voids, rough welds prior to painting and powder coating.


    Abrasives Inc.
    One Call Orders it All!

    Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


    Hempel (USA) Inc.
    HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

    Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


    Advanced Recycling Systems
    ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

    Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
    (330)536-8210


    Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
    Wasser Coatings Protect

    Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
    www.wassercoatings.com


    Atlantic Design, Inc.
    OUR INDUSTRY IS CHANGING!

    We should know. We’re the ones leading the way. Cleverly simple. Clearly ADI. 866.Call.ADI


    Novatek Corporation
    Dustless Coatings Removal

    Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
    all dust free! High production
    rates and Blast like finishes.
    Comply with new lead
    standards.

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com