Local Contractor is committed to providing homeowners with a network of truly trustworthy home services professionals. We conduct an extensive screening process when businesses join our network, including, licensing verification, background checks, identity verification and more. Learn more below. Licensing We make sure that our service professional businesses carry any applicable state-level trade licensing. Criminal Records Search We use a third-party vendor to perform criminal background checks on business owners/principals before they join our trusted network. Legal Search for Civil Judgments We use a third-party vendor to ensure that the business owners/principals and/or businesses do not have current civil judgments against them. Identity Verification We verify the business owner/principal’s social security number to confirm their identity. This is mainly applicable to small businesses.