DCRA Contractor Rating System

The DCRA Contractor Rating System was designed to help you find the best professional for your project - whether it be your kitchen remodel, or your new business. Each building professional receives a score of 1-5 stars that represents the performance of their projects over the past three years during (1) building permit intake, (2) permit plan review, and (3) construction.

Start Finding the Best Professional for Your Project

With the DCRA Contractor Rating System, you will find a variety of building and design professionals including architects, engineers, builders, general contractors, contractors, home improvement contractors, electricians, mechanical contractors, and plumbers.

To search for a licensed and rated building professional:

  1. In the drop-down field labeled “All,” select the building professional type that you are looking for and select “Search.”
  2. A list of the building professionals for that type will populate.
  3. You can sort results using the following selection:
    1. Overall Score: Sort by the top-scoring professionals
    2. Project Count: Sort by the professionals that have completed the most projects over the past three years
    3. Professional Name: Sort alphabetically
  4. You may also sort the results by the number of stars, e.g. you may select to view only those who have five stars.
  5. Click on the individual’s name to open their profile and see a list of the projects they have worked on in the past 3 years.

To assist you, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Researching a Building Professional by Name

  1. If you are unsure of a professional’s type of license, you may search by name by using the default setting of “All” and entering the name that you want to search.
  2. Alternatively if you know the type of license, select the type of building professional type and then type in the professional’s name under “Enter Building Professional.”
  3. Click on the professional’s name to open their profile and see a list the projects they have worked on in the past 3 years.
  4. The profile will show the name, license number, as well as the address and permit number for each project over the past 3 years.
  5. Below their overall score, you may also view individual project scores for the building professional below.