Residential Home Builders Certificate of License

Residential Home Builders Certificate of License

Licensed builders and roofers are issued a certificate of license card – “the card”.

Residential Home Builders Certificate of License

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Residential Roofers Certificate of License

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All Alabama residential home builders including new construction, remodeling and repair where the cost exceeds $10,000 and Alabama residential roofers where the cost exceeds $2500 must be licensed by the state of Alabama. Failure to adhere to this law is a Class A misdemeanor.

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Before you hire a contractor, roofer or builder. Ask for the card.

While most builders, remodelers and roofers operate ethical businesses, the number one complaint filed with the Alabama Attorney General’s office is home repair fraud.

Is your builder on the level? Ask for the card.

Don’t be hesitant to ask to see the card. An upstanding builder, remodeler or roofer will gladly accept your inquiry and provide proof of licensing. Check the expiration date and ask to see additional identification.

If these walls could talk, they'd say, "Ask for the card."

 
 
 

For an Added Layer of Trust, Inquire if Your Builder or Roofer is a Member of the Home Builders Association of Alabama.

Benefits of Hiring an HBAA Member

Professionalism

  • All HBAA builder members MUST be licensed with the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board as required by Alabama law.

 

  • HBAA members have access to quality continuing education to keep them updated on the newest building codes, design trends, customer service, etc.

  • HBAA members are connected to their fellow members across the state and able to share ideas, troubleshoot challenges

Community Investment

  • With their local Home Builders Associations, HBAA members routinely give back to their communities through service projects and donations.

  • They’re part of the community—they live here, their children go to school here.

Looking for a licensed professional?

Contact the Home Builders Association nearest you.

To verify a builder’s license with the

Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board.

Have questions about licensing?

Contact the Home Builders Association of Alabama at 1.800.745.4222

Don't get caught off guard.
 Ask for the card and...

Don’t rush into repairs, even if you need them badly.

Ask for proof of insurance to verify they carry insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage or job site injuries.

Avoid door-to-door solicitors.

Check with the Better Business Bureau for any unresolved complaints.

Don’t hire the first builder that comes along.

Require a written contract including start and finish dates, work to be performed, payment schedule, guarantees and warranties, materials, brands, etc.

Ask for references. And check them out. Sure, it takes time, but this can save you money and headache in the long run.

Ask if they’re members

of the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)