Homeowners must ensure that their contractors and sub-contractors have liability insurance and licenses, as required by Roadhaven Resort and the City of Apache Junction, to obtain permits. A list of contractors with liability insurance who are approved to work in the Resort is below and is also available at the Front Office. Homeowners must also ensure that their contractors, sub-contractors and independent workers know the Architectural Rules & Regulations, and accomplish the work in accordance with these rules & regulations.

Tips for Hiring a Contractor

According to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, there is a migration of criminal contractors to the state from late October to late April each year. These contractors offer tremendous discounts and quick project start and completion dates, which tantalize homeowners, especially during the holidays.

The AJPD encourages residents searching for a contractor to follow these 10 tips put out by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC):

  • Verify the contractor is licensed and has the correct license for your specific project by going to www.azroc.gov and using the contractor search to look up the business name, individual's name or any license number provided.
  • Confirm that the person providing the bid is an authorized representative of the licensed contractor by calling the contractor's number listed on the ROC license.
  • Ensure you don't pay too much for the project be getting 3 bids from licensed contractors.
  • Verify references of recent jobs from each bidder.
  • Obtain a list of all subcontractors that will be used on your project and make sure these contractors are also properly licensed.
  • Obtain and keep a written copy of all contracts, change orders, and receipts.  State law (A.R.S. 32-1158) requires contracts for jobs costing more than $1,000 to provide specific information about the project (e.g. a description of the work, a completion date, deposit amount, progress payment schedule, total cost, and the consumer's right to file a complaint with the ROC).
  • Make sure your contract includes a payment schedule based on work completed, and don't make payments ahead of this agreed upon schedule.  Don't make the final payment until you are satisfied with the work and have received confirmation that all liens have been released.
  • Make sure the contract spells out who is responsible for and obtain any required building permits.
  • Never pay in cash so that you have proof of payment should a dispute arise.  Make checks payable to the licensed contractor (not an individual).

  • Confirm that all workers used are protected by workers' compensation.