This is a warning to anyone hiring someone to do work on their house. I had a client of mine hire a "NON-LICENCED" contractor to do some work on their home about six months ago.
What happened is this "contractor" required $500 down before they started the work and the remaining was due within one week of starting the project. Well, it has now been six months and I bet you already know what happened the day they got their money. They didn't come back and finish the work and now my clients have a half done bathroom and kitchen.
Six months later and they are out $15,000 and have no work done to show for it, besides a gutted mess that they could have done themselves.
So, if you are looking to have work done on your home, DO NOT pay for the services until the work is done. You can pay for materials, but make them produce receipts and only do it as a reimbursement and not as an upfront cost to you.
Hope this is a warning to anyone looking to have work done on their property. Only hire licensed contractors when you want work done on your home or investment property. If you are in the Beaverton, Oregon area and are looking to a general contractor, feel free to contact me and I can give you a list to interview for the position.