Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland Home Improvement Commission


The Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates home improvement contractors, subcontractors and salespersons. Home improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums or buildings that contain four or more single family units. The Commission investigates complaints by homeowners, awards monetary damages against licensed contractors, and prosecutes violators of the home improvement law and regulations.

Board Members:
Joseph A. Tunney, Chair, Industry Member
Marilyn L. Jumalon, Banking and Finance Member
Andrew M. Snyder, Industry Member
Sachchida N. Gupta, Consumer Member
W. Bruce Quackenbush, Jr., Industry Member
Jeffrey A. Ross, JD, Consumer Member
I. Jean White, Consumer Member
Michael Shilling, Consumer/Industry Member
Lawrence Helminiak, Consumer Member

David Finneran, Executive Director of the Maryland Home Improvement Commission

The Commission has a Guaranty Fund (the Fund) established by assessments to contractors. This Fund compensates homeowners for actual monetary losses due to poor workmanship or failure to perform a home improvement contract. The Fund applies only to work done by licensed contractors. The maximum amount that a homeowner may recover through the Fund is the amount paid to the contractor, up to $20,000. If the total amount of all claims against a contractor equals more than $100,000, then each homeowner’s award is pro-rated based upon the total amount awarded to each claimant.

MHIC Attendance

Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 - DLLR and MHIC Support Our Country's Military Heroes

MHIC Wall of Shame - Top Ten Scammers

Payment for Civil Citations, Civil Penalties, and Guaranty Fund Reimbursement

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Notice of Final Action - General Regulations

Report Unlicensed Home Improvement Activity form

Important Notice from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission to Applicants and Licensees Regarding Fees

Guaranty Fund Workshop
The Maryland Home Improvement Commission hosts a workshop to inform homeowner and contractors about the Guaranty Fund process.

Notice to Licensing Applicants
If you are interested in obtaining a MHIC contractor, subcontractor, or sales license, you may want to attend a free workshop to learn about the MHIC licensing process & requirements.

Don't Be an Unlicensed Contractor's Next Victim!

Maryland Home Improvement Contracts

Notice to Contractors Regarding New Requirements for Home Improvement Contracts

Learn more about Be SMART, an easy finance program 
              for energy saving upgrades to homes, apartment properties and businesses.

Public Meetings

Regular business meetings of the Home Improvement Commission are held on the first Thursday of every even numbered month at 10:00 a.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Meetings are open to the public. Notice of meetings are published in the Maryland Register and DLLR calendar.

Winter Weather Policy for Board and Commission Meetings - Effective 1/23/15
If Maryland State Government has liberal leave or is closed due to inclement weather, the commission meeting, licensing workshop, guarantee fund workshop and any hearings scheduled for that day are cancelled. The Commission Meeting will reconvene on the next regularly scheduled meeting date and hearings will be re-scheduled.

Meeting Minutes

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Maryland Home Improvement Commission
500 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
e-mail: mhic@dllr.state.md.us