Choosing Between a Licensed and Insured Electrical Contractor and an Unlicensed Weekend Warrior.

You've combed through an extensive list of contractors and even met a few in person. Some are obviously better than others but you know it’s a crucial decision. Each contractor appeals to you for various reasons. They're almost identically qualified, with one difference: one's licensed, the other isn't.

Questions float through your head: What does it really mean to be licensed? Why are some contractors licensed and others not? And the ultimate question: Does it matter?