Welcome to the
Frequently Asked Questions and Information page. My name is Dale Powell and I am the owner/operator of Northwest Handyman.
Below are common questions and answers.
Hiring a contractor
can be a difficult process for many people and I understand that. As a contractor, please let me address that issue.
The state of Washington requires that all contractors be registered with the state. Requirements include
proper bonding and insurance which is updated on a yearly basis. Being a registered contractor is expensive and the
majority of licensed contractors are in business to do a good job for their customers. When you hire an unlicensed contractor,
their is no protection for you from a bonding company, an insurance company, or the state. The number one rule to hiring
a good contractor is to check out their status with the Department of Labor and Industries. Contact the department at
lni.wa.gov. Their web site has current information on contractors of all kinds.