I needed a licensed electrician for my contracting company.
- I checked all of his credentials when he told me he was a licensed electrician and everything looked good.
I was sure he had all the paperwork we needed, and I hired him. We were building a show home for the new housing association that was going into the area. I couldn’t believe how much those houses were selling for. We worked for nearly three months without a break to have the show home and the office home built on time. I had everyone’s licenses displayed, so there were no problems with the job. My associates came into the office one afternoon, and they were looking at the paperwork. One investor asked about our electrician. He thought the paperwork looked odd. He said he didn’t know of the electrical association that licensed him. I looked more closely at the paperwork, but everything seemed fine. Paul was onsite, so I paged him and asked if he would come to the office. He had been completing a few odd jobs, like adding outdoor lighting and recessed lighting in the eaves. I asked him about the paperwork. When he said it was his old license, I wasn’t sure if I should breathe relief or hold my breath. He went out to his truck and brought in his newest paperwork, that deemed him a licensed electrician. He explained he had worked in Canada for almost five years, and things were different up there. He was such an amazing electrician; I was hoping he was licensed and I wouldn’t need to get rid of him. It could have ended my business and his career.