Yes! For over 40 years, Flying Colors has served Washington’s Thurston and Pierce Counties as a licensed painting contractor, specializing in professional re-painting and re-staining for residential and commercial properties. Our priority has always been to both provide high-quality painting and keep our customers and employees safe. For more information about Flying Colors’ Contractor Licensing, please check out our L&I page.
According to Washington State law, all contractors must be registered with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, L&I, to become licensed. L&I’s licensing process includes providing proof of a surety bond (proves a business can pay damages for uncompleted work), and general liability insurance (proves insurance coverage for accidents, damage, or injury).
In many states, contractors must state they are “Licensed, Bonded, and Insured”; however, in Washington, providing our license number inherently conveys we are bonded and insured. Flying Colors maintains substantial general liability insurance to ensure that we can take care of any issues that come up during our projects. You can find more details about our insurance on our L&I page.
Whether or not you choose to work with Flying Colors for your painting needs, we highly recommend that you choose a licensed contractor for all home improvement projects. Hiring a licensed contractor protects your property against potential damage or project incompletion, and gives you confidence that you are working with a reputable company.
There are two kinds of contractors in Washington State— General Contractors and Specialty Contractors.
As the name implies, specialty contractors are only permitted to do work in a specific area of construction, such as plumbing or electrical, and they cannot hire subcontractors. General contractors can do most types of construction work; they may also hire subcontractors to help them with projects that are outside of their wheelhouse.
Flying Colors is registered in Washington State as a general contractor. Though we only directly offer painting services our general contractor’s license allows us to hire subcontractors for any repair work that comes up as a part of our painting projects and better serve our customers.
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