Find a Contractor and check a license
SMVCA members are all licensed and insured, so please consult our Membership Directory by Specialty Category to find your contractor. If you are thinking about doing business with a contractor whose name does not appear on our lists, to be sure to check that you are dealing with a properly licensed contractor consult the Contractors State Licensing Board clicking this link to the cslb.ca.gov website, or contact the SMVCA at 805-925-1191 and we'll do that research for you.
We hear a lot of horror stories about consumers who have been defraud by unscrupulous builders, so please follow our guidelines to protect yourself. Never pay more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less. Don't pay in cash. Make sure that all project expectations are in writing and on a contract that you only sign if you completely understand the terms.
If you have had a bad experience with an unlicensed contractor, there is a complaint form on the CSLB website and we can help you as well with that process. If you are know when and where an unlicensed or uninsured contractor is working,
please let us know and we'll contact the local enforcement officers right away.
HIRE ONLY LICENSED CONTRACTORS!