Would you hire an unlicensed contractor for electrical work?

September 25, 2006

We are getting tons of responses from our ad on Craigslist for someone to install recessed can lighting in the great room/kitchen/hallway/living room, and wondered about credentials. I received responses from licensed contractors that would charge $50/hour, as well as from unlicensed contractor/handyman types, that charge $20/hour. They say they have excellent references, and do this type of work full time, for many years.

So, would you hire an unlicensed contractor instead of a licensed contractor to save some money?

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