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Arizona Marble, Granite & Stone Fabricators: What You Need To Know
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZROC) requires all masonry contractors, including marble, granite and stone fabricators and installers, to be licensed with specialty classification R-31 (residential), C-31 (commercial) or CR-31 (residential/commercial dual license) for any bid or job. This licensure requires a specialty exam along with a business management exam. Contractors are also required four years of experience.
Bonds are necessary in order to perform work and depend on the gross amount of expected business. For bond amount requirements, visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors summary of rules webpage.
To verify current licensure for fabricators and installers doing business in Arizona, visit the AZROC contractor search page or call 877-692-9762 (1-877-MY-AZROC).
Contractors must also carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance if they have employees.
Arizona has reciprocity with California, Nevada and Utah as long as the contractor is in good standing for five+ years, have passed an equivalent trade exam and pass the Arizona business management portion of the exam. These contractors must be issued a license by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
When hiring a contractor, the AZROC suggests:
- Check contractor’s references.
- Get a legible written contract with signatures of all parties involved.
- Ask for proof of insurance.
- Never pay with cash. Don’t let payments get ahead of the work.
- Take pictures throughout the stages of the project.
- Avoid large upfront payments.