Eco Brooklyn Inc. is “Licensed – Bonded – Certified – Insured” as a home improvement contractor in the State of New York.

To become a contractor in NY you need to pay fees (aprox $800), buy insurance (aprox $9,000 plus), fill out a lot of forms and take a test.

Making sure your contractor has a license and the proper insurance is a good place to start when looking for a builder because they have had to jump through a lot of hoops to get there.

But don’t just take their license as proof they can do the job. References help a lot. Another good tactic is to start with a very small job to test the contractor out.

And they need to know Green Building. Anyone who doesn’t build green today will have to do a lot of expensive retrofitting down the road because in the future green building will be the only acceptable kind of building.