In Tennessee a Home Improvement Contractor license is required for remodeling projects in several counties when the project cost reaches a $3,000 threshold. You’ll need a home improvement contractor bond!  Consumers prefer to hire licensed professionals, especially when it comes to home remodeling therefore if you want to be recognized as a state licensed, insured and bonded contractor, the Home Improvement Contractor license makes good sense.  Counties who have adopted the Home Improvement law pursuant T.C.A. 62-6-516 (formerly 62-37-126), are currently Bradley, Davidson, Haywood, Hamilton, Knox, Marion, Robertson, Rutherford, and Shelby.  The surety bond requirement is $10,000.  Surety One, Inc., is happy to provide these surety bonds to all applicants regardless of credit condition.  We also have some great contract surety programs for those jobs that must be secured with a performance bond.  Visit us at, call (787) 333-0222 or (800) 373-2804, or email