Warning Signs of a Bad Contractor

  • The contractor is not licensed and/or insured.
  • He can’t provide you with a list of satisfied customers.
  • The contractor will only accept cash payments.
  • The contractor solicits business door-to-door. (This is often accompanied by high pressure sales tactics, intimidation, and threats.)
  • You can’t verify the contractor’s name, address, phone number or credentials.
  • You are asked to buy the building permit.
  • The contractor asks you to pay for the entire job up front.
  • Check with the local Home Builder’s Association for an approved list.