Contractor for Hire: Beware

Home Builder with NOVA Pros

Is Mr. Plumber there? This is Ms. Leever. Mr. Plumber was here yesterday and gave me an estimate on my bathroom remodeling job. He said that he would call me back this afternoon to schedule the project. What? He doesn’t work for you! But I gave him a deposit already. He said he needed to check with his boss about the next available start date. You’ve never heard of him, huh? Well, I guess I am out $1,500. Thank you for your time.

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Jim & Maria Hart
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Thanks, Allison. I appreciate you sharing this link with us. All my best, Jim

Jan 13, 2009 02:20 AM #1
Allison Levy
NOVA Pros - Fairfax, VA

This one I really had to share, because I have come across just those exact contractors, and had wished for a list such as this.


Thanks for reading.


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