Qualified Contractors eligible to bid on City-financed rehabilitation work need to be licensed by trade, hold insurance, and have a good work record. Many jobs require certification as a Lead-Safe Renovator.
The City of Racine renovation bids may include:
- Lead Abatement*
- Framing/ rough finish carpentry
- Window/door replacement*
- Foundation repair
- Flooring installation
- Kitchen cabinet installation
- Concrete work
*Requires lead certification
Please note that The City of Racine Qualified Contractors list is not an independent license or trade certification and is not intended to serve as a reference for all housing work. Property owners researching contractors for private home repair or remodel should search Angie’s List https://www.angieslist.com or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to find a Certified Lead Company https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/company-list.htm
To become eligible to bid on City-financed rehabilitation, contractors must:
Property owners are not eligible to bid on their own work or be their own contractor, or be paid for any work from City loan funds.
City housing staff will review contractor references and cases/complaints made to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to help ensure contractors on the Qualified Contractors list have a good record of work.
The City of Racine is subject to the requirement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1974. Loan applicants and contractors shall be made aware of and not discriminate upon the basis of sex, race, creed, color, class, national origin, or ancestry.
Minority and women-owned businesses are especially encouraged to apply. Businesses or individuals who qualify as a federal Section 3 Business should notify Neighborhood Services Division staff to become qualified within the City of Racine.