Although the Village cannot recommend individual contractors, check with the Building Division to determine if the contractor is registered and bonded with the Village.
Call the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints filed against the contractor.
Visit other projects performed by the contractor. Talk directly to the owners to get their feedback.
Obtain a written contract that includes the scope of the work, the total price, and the date of completion.
Make sure the contractor has adequate liability insurance.
The Village Code requires many contractors to be registered and bonded with the Village on an annual basis. No permit applications can be accepted unless all project contractors have current bonding and registration. Please note both bond and registration must remain current through the final inspection phase. All work must comply with codes and amendments adopted by the Village of Skokie. For contractor requirements and to view current building codes adopted by the Village of Skokie, please visit our Community Development Documents page.