Unfortunately, unqualified ‘helpers’ are perusing neighborhoods offering repair work. Please be cautious. Texas Policy Holder Advocates have begun a campaign to protect you, the insured, from falling victim by requiring licensing for general contractors and roofers.
To learn more, please visit:http://www.texaspolicyholderadvocates.org/ Scroll down to find
Support Licensing for Texas General Contractors and Roofers atchange.org.
The following is a letter that was sent to the Texas Governor, Texas State Senate, and Texas State House in support of this cause and petition:
Texas State Senate
Texas State House
License Texas General Contractors and Roofers
Texas does not currently license roofers, general contractors, restoration companies, insurance appraisers or umpires. Right now, a criminal who lives outside of the US with no experience can technically operate in any of these roles.
Skills and trustworthiness should not be optional.
Deceptive advertising, fake licensing and aggressive sales tactics should not be permitted.
We are in favor of…
Requiring insurers to pay overhead and profit on all claims.
Reduction of unnecessary litigation
General Contractor or Roofer’s company name on all insurance checks
Reciprocity with other states that currently license GC’s and Roofers.
Enforcement of unscrupulous general contractors needs the support of licensing and an oversight of a state agency.
In 2014, the Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Unit received approximately 13,341 fraud reports, highest number in the unit’s history.
Far too many unsuspecting consumers misplace trust with unscrupulous roofers and general contractors that can lead to theft, poor workmanship, insurance fraud, and unnecessary litigation.
Fraud, barratry, and unnecessary litigation is costing Texans not only in high insurance premiums but also reduced coverage.
The citizens of Texas as well as the legitimate general contractors and roofers whose businesses are based in Texas support licensing.
Help us protect the Texas consumer, home and businesses owners.