The City of Gillette has adopted the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) Code Family and the 2014 National Electric Code (NEC)
When shopping for a contractor, avoid hiring any contractor who:
· Arrives in an unmarked truck or van
· Asks you to sign an estimate or authorization before you have decided to actually hire them
· Appears to be willing to do the job at an unusually low price
· Only provides a post office box for their business address
· Requires full or substantial payment before work begins
· Refuses to provide you with a written estimate or contract
· Unable to provide you with a City of Gillette contractor license number.
· Refuses to provide you with references
· Shows up at your door unsolicited
· Uses high pressure sales tactics
· Does not provide a business card with a physical address, mailing address, contact person’s name and phone number.
Before signing a contract, read the contract, confirming it includes the following:
· A detailed summary of the work to be done
· A description of materials
· A provision that a written agreement will be signed by both parties should changes by either party be made to the original plan
· The total contract price or how the price will be calculated
· Specific timelines and provisions that address what will happen if the contractor fails to meet the contractual deadlines.
Documents that you should obtain and retain:
· A copy of the signed contract
· A copy of the building permit
· Your contractor’s certificate of liability insurance. Have your contractor contact his insurance agent to have the certificate mailed to you with your name shown as the certificate holder.