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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Beware of Contractor Referral Services2

There are a number of contractor referral services available now via the internet, but they may not be all they are cracked up to be. From a contractor's point of view, we see things differently than the consumer and may be able to offer some helpful advice.

When a homeowner is looking for a service contractor through a service such as HomeAdvisor, Yelp, Angie's List, or even Amazon (yes, Amazon has a contractor network now), they assume that the company has been vetted and is someone that will do a job right. While these services do require certain information and go as far as doing a background check in some cases, there is one critical element that they ignore.

Contractor Licensing is not always a state-wide license. In some states like Missouri and Kansas, this is handled at the city or county level. So while many consumers may 

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