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Old 03-18-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I think I have finally found a concrete contractor!!! But before I begin giving him all my money, I'd like to check him out on the BBB. How do I do this? I went to the website but I wasn't sure where to go after that.
Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've been told many times that even a stellar rating by the BBB means absolutley nothing. I'd ask for some references. Go and see some of his work. Is he bonded?
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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that is VERY true, back in california we used a roofer that was a member of the BBB no complaints etc, i checked his licence and hired him... took forever to get work done... you could never get a hold of him he wouldnt return calls so my advice is yes ask for referrals talk to those who have used them before...i didnt do that...wish i had my work wouldnt have taken 6 months to get a new roof back in cali.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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It costs money, but may be money well-spent--angieslist. If he/they have ever ripped someone off, it's probably on there.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow, angieslist is cool. I had never heard of that. It's in my favorites now. Thanks Sapphire.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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Be careful. I got ripped off when rebuilding my home 2 years ago. Consider a performance bond and/or the use of an attorney to over see the deal. One last thing if you provide the name of the contractor I can run his name through a database available to lawyers and law students to see if he has any judgments/liens etc if you would like. It costs me nothing to do that and I would be more than glad to do that for anyone. However, this is no gurantee as to a contractors future performance but it can sometimes help.

One last thing I am not sure the extent of work you need done, but see my posts in the PA forum. Also insist on a lien waiver to be filed with the courts before you start work, especially if this is a large project. In most states if a contractor orders materials on his credit and does not pay for them, the home owner is legally obligated to pay for them. A lien waiver will prevent that.
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