How It Works

Contractor Finder is powered by HomeAdvisor, a national leader in finding homeowners prescreened, local home improvement professionals.

How It Works

    Here's how it works:

  • Complete a free service request form at
  • The service request and your contact information are sent immediately to three or four home improvement professionals prescreened and approved by HomeAdvisor.
  • At the same time, you will receive the service professionals' profile information, contact information, past Customer Ratings & Reviews and a link to each professional's website.

Seal of Approval

    You can be confident knowing that:

  • Each service professional is put through a rigorous screening process.
  • State-level trade licensing (when applicable) is required.
  • Your neighbors rate and review thousands of service professionals each week.
  • The average rating score of our pros is 4.5 out of 5 stars!
  • In the unlikely event that things don't go as you planned, HomeAdvisor will try to help resolve the situation.

Background Screening

HomeAdvisor screens its entire network of professionals. Here's how:

State-Level Trade License Verification

Service professionals must carry required state-level trade licensing for the services they provide.

Criminal & Sex Offender Background Check

HomeAdvisor uses third-party data sources to conduct a search for relevant criminal activity associated with the owner/principal of the business.

Insurance Coverage

HomeAdvisor encourages professionals to carry insurance; coverage is required for hundreds of services.

Verification of State Business Filings

For service professionals that are corporations or limited liability companies, HomeAdvisor confirms that the business is properly registered in the state in which it is located.

Bankruptcy, Judgments & Liens Records Check

HomeAdvisor uses third-party data sources to check the principal/owner of each business for bankruptcy filings, liens and significant state-level legal judgments during the three years prior to their enrollment in the HomeAdvisor network.

Identity Verification

HomeAdvisor verifies the social security number(s) of the owner/principal for identity check purposes. This check applies primarily to smaller business entities.HomeAdvisor does not screen Canadian Service Professionals.

Note: Member service professional information, as described above, is confirmed at the time of the service professional's enrollment in the HomeAdvisor Network, and may change or expire over time. While HomeAdvisor attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, and confirms changes when notified, we cannot guarantee that profile and screening information is accurate or up-to-date. Therefore, we recommend that before working with a service professional, you verify that information presented is still current and/or acceptable to you. Click here for our terms and conditions.

Limited Service Guarantee

When you use HomeAdvisor to find a professional, you are backed by our Limited Service Guarantee. We are here to help your project go smoothly and if there are concerns regarding a HomeAdvisor referred service professional or their work we can credit up to $1,000 toward resolving the project (with higher amounts for consumers with premium memberships).

How It Works:

Ratings/Review Process

    HomeAdvisor prides itself on the integrity and uniqueness of its rating system.

  • Only consumers who have worked with member professionals through HomeAdvisor can submit ratings & reviews.
  • HomeAdvisor actively reviews all ratings submitted by consumer members.
  • All honest, objective feedback is posted - good or bad.
  • Service Professionals with a negative trend may be removed from the HomeAdvisor network.