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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.

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Q:  Is Northwest Handyman a licensed contractor?

A:  Northwest Handyman is fully licensed with the state of Washington.  Contractor number NORTHH*952NW.

Q:  What areas does Northwest Handyman cover?

A:  Primarily Tacoma and the Pierce County region.  We do work in other areas as well.  Please call 253 921 3737 for more information.

Q:  Does Northwest Handyman perform electrical work?

A:  No.  Only a licensed electrician can do electrical work in the state of Washington.  For more information please contact the Department of Labor and Industries.

Q:  Is the work that Northwest Handyman performs guaranteed?

A:  All work performed by Northwest Handyman is guaranteed.

Q: Are Estimates provided free of charge?

A:  Northwest Handyman will provide a site visit free of charge, review the work and provide a written estimate.  Work can be done by bid or by the hour. 

Q:  Does Northwest Handyman belong to any contractor Associations?

A:  Northwest Handyman recently joined Ethical Contractors Association of Washington.  ECAOW.org.  Their mission is to review contractor status and help protect consumers from unlicensed contractors.