Contractor Hiring Tips

Questions a person should ask a contractor before they hire them to do work.

  • Does the contractor have a valid state contractor’s license?
  • Does the contractor have state workers compensation?
  • Does the contractor have insurance?
  • Does the contractor have references?
  • Has the contractor performed security check on his employees?
  • Are the contractor’s employees drug tested?
  • What kind of training does the contractors employees have and have they been through an apprentship?
  • Does the contractors employees live in the local area?
Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council

The Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (OVBTC) was chartered on January 17, 1939 in Wheeling, West Virginia. The OVBTC meets every Tuesday of the month, with the meeting location varying between Steubenville, Ohio at the Electricians’ Hall and in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Iron Workers’ Hall.