Why should I hire a licensed contractor?
Any person doing work who is not currently registered with Putnam County is doing so illegally. Using a licensed contractor provides some protection to the homeowner from being charged for work and materials not provided. Materials, suppliers and subcontractors can place a lien on your home if they do not receive payment from your contractor. Trade licenses for those persons doing Home Improvement, Plumbing, Electrical, or Mechanical provide some assurance that they have adequate knowledge and training in those fields.
The Putnam County Dept. of Consumer affairs has a list of providers. You can view the most recent approved list online.