Reliable Deck and Fence Contractor
Licensed Company Established in 1999
OutBack Fence and Deck is a local fence or deck contractor that has been in business for 16 years. We are a licensed and insured company established in 1999 by David Plummer Jr. and his wife. Our goal is to provide excellent services both before and after the completion of every project. We employ seasoned and dependable fence and deck installers to work on your property.
What You Need to Know?
When selecting a contractor for a seemingly simple task, you should know that "licensed and insured" stated on a magnetic sign doesn't necessarily mean they are fully covered. Liability insurance covers the destruction of property on a job site and the injury of bi-standards, not employees. Ask your contractor to email or fax both his liability and workers compensation carrier policy. This usually can be done within 5 minutes to an hour. If the contractor tries to explain it away then you have a problem. Another common thing that will happen is the owner of the company will present you with a workers comp exemption card. The owner of a corporation and two other officers can elect to be exempt. This is legal. However, if you are approached with this situation then ask about the other crew members on the job site. If they cannot show coverage then you are liable for any injury sustained on your property.
Last thing we need to go over is the term "Licensed Contractor". Occupational license does not mean licensed to build. Most counties in the Great State of Florida require that you at least hold a Residential Building License to build a structure over 36 inches off the ground. Your builder should qualify by either being licensed his or herself or be in a legal joint venture with a qualified contractor. A usual tell-tale sign of an unlicensed contractor is when the person you have selected tells you that you have to pull the permit yourself. We are not out to hurt the competition. We just want to educate the public as well as up-and-coming businesses. About 50% of licensed contractors have never picked up a hammer or level.