Your contractor can make or break your project, so choose wisely. Do your research and ask for referrals to find the contractor that best suits your needs. See the link below from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries on how to verify contractor registration.
Failure to properly permit your project can severely derail your progress. See the following links for more information.
Below is a link from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries detailing laws, regulations, and policies regarding the asbestos removal process.