In light of the recent bad weather that tore through Desoto County, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the potential contractor scams that often happen.
Warning Signs To Look For
The Contractor Can’t Show Proof of License or Insurance
It is not uncommon to ask for proof that the contractor you are looking to work with has the proper license and insurance documentation. Typically, general contractors carry two types of insurance – General Liability (to protect your property) and Worker’s Compensation (to protect his/her employee if they are injured on your project.)
The Price Quoted Seems Low
They always say if the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Experts recommend getting three quotes for the work that is going to be done on your home to ensure you are getting a good price and to prevent being scammed by the “fly-by-night” contractors.
The Contractor Has No Local References
If a contractor can’t provide you with local references, then that should throw a red flag to you. Many times, natural disasters cause chaos and homeowners just want to get life back to normal. This urgency is what drives the “storm chasing” contractors into the area. Even during those times, it is important to find the right person for the job. Spend the time doing extra research if something doesn’t feel right.
General Contractors Recommended By Team Couch
Team Couch has been in this area for many years. Throughout those years, we have developed relationships with people across many industries including General Contractors. These are the people we recommend if you are looking to do any repair work to your home:
- Fowler Construction (901) 652-5270
- Bullseye Home Services (901) 283-8043
- Joe Austin Construction (662) 292-1551
- Marsh Construction (901) 647-5776
- Dyas Construction (901) 336-9324
- Witt Home Repairs (901) 870-0344
- Champion Home Repair (901) 461-3835
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