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Leads to persons without License

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Just curious as to why thumbtack allows individuals without required licenses to advertise for electrical work. State law clearly states;

Electrical contracting shall be defined as engaging or offering to engage in the business of installing, maintaining, altering or repairing any electric work, wiring, devices, appliances or equipment. No person, partnership, firm or corporation shall engage, or offer to engage, in the business of electrical contracting within the State of North Carolina without having received a license in the applicable classification.

 

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Re: Leads to persons without License

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Hi @warrenjw and welcome to the Community! We expect all pros to be aware and obtain the correct licensing to work in compliance with state and local laws for their profession. If you have any concerns, we'd be happy to hear you out. Just give our customer support team a call at 800-948-2034. 

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I completely agree with you. This site is turning to be for anyone who has a little knowledge of the trade. As you mentioned everyone should have a varied trade license to provide services here.

That's a huge problem we as licensed contractors have to pay insurance for business and truck, license fee, pay sale taxes and therefore is hard to give a low prices. Some one without those expenses can afford to charge 80 dollars for a service I would charge 200.

Many time I have answer fro customers saying how crazy my prices are. Let me tell you a exp9i had. Once I guy requested a. Estimate to install a brand new toilet which actually connects to wifi and has bidet included. I told him the price to install and adjust the Plumbing for it. He reply that I was crazy, couple month later I received a call from a lady asking if I could fix a toilet which was leak ik ng. Once I get to the house and I was guided to master bath I ask who try to installed the toilet she said my husband.
When the guy came to talk to me about the price his wife called him with the Nickname he has in his thumbtack profile. After I told him I knew who he was I told him my price was double. I contact thumbtack after that and they told me nothing can be done, actually the lady from customer service told me as longer they pay for lead they can post a profile.

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