Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric is your qualified LICENSED contractor in all of these trades. Licensing is a rigorous process that requires contractors to prove that they are qualified to do the work that you expect them to do.
Although laws differ from state to state, every state has a licensing board that sets requirements for licensing contractors. There are licenses for general contractors and there are licenses that are unique to the type of project being considered. A “licensed” contractor is different than a “registered” contractor. Licensing requires stringent exams to prove competency in their particular trade. Registration simply involves recording who does the work. Registering a business does not fulfill the requirements that licensing implies.
For many projects, licensing is not optional – it is required. Hiring unqualified, unlicensed contractors can be a problem not for just the unscrupulous business doing the work. Hiring an unlicensed contractor can also result in penalties or fines against the property owner.
In Wisconsin, you can check whether your contractor is licensed by visiting the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Safety & Professional Services, Industry Services Division.
Licenses show that your contractor adheres to a standard of competencies that unlicensed contractors are not bound by. Licensing for complicated plumbing, heating, cooling and electric projects gives home and business owners confidence that they are working with a qualified, experienced contractor who abides by the rules.
When you hire a contractor, be sure to ask about their licensing. Don’t just ask whether they are licensed, because some unscrupulous contractors use the licensing term loosely. Ask about where they are licensed and for how long. You can even ask to see a copy of the license so you can do additional research yourself on whether they are qualified to do the project you are contemplating.
You should be wary of contractors who claim they are operating under somebody else’s license – this is illegal. Lee would never do that. We are proud of the training and education we provide for our skilled professionals and the licensing process is a key component to giving our customers the confidence they need that we are qualified to do the work.
It is usually not difficult to spot a contractor who is not qualified or doesn’t have proper licenses. Most good contractors are too busy to engage in door-to-door sales. We are Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric and are proud to have a well-recognized corporate headquarters location where customers can visit and meet with us to discuss their plans.
For over four decades we have been providing quality service to Southeastern Wisconsin homes and businesses at competitive prices. Our skilled tradesmen are the best. They undergo rigorous on-the-job training, often including a sophisticated apprenticeship program. They continue their education so as to be sure to stay abreast of the latest trends in the industry.
Stop by our headquarters at 2915 – 60th Street in Kenosha to inquire about your project. When you ask about our licenses, don’t be surprised if Bob Jr. takes out his driver’s license and hands it to you. Humor is a big part of the environment at Lee, and there are not many pictures that are funnier than Bob’s Wisconsin Driver’s License. See you soon!