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Contractor, city, action taken
» MC Kustomz, St. George $500 fine.
» Steve Oden, Painting St. George $500
» Emery Horticultural Service, St. George, $500
» JK Interior Painting, St. George $500
» Cam Development, St. George $500
» Ideal Placements, La Verkin $500
» Noble Painting, Minersville $500
» Red Rock Property Services, Santa Clara $500
» A.P. Remodels & Handyman Service, St. George $500
» Evans Tile & Stone, Washington $500
» Aaron Window Cleaning, St. George $500
» EZ Duz It, St. George $500
» Wasatch Contemporary Cabinets, Salt Lake City $500
» Juan A. Diaz, Salt Lake City, cease- and-desist order
» Jesus Martinez, Salt Lake City, $500
» Quality Industrial Utah Remodeling/Anthony Schepcoff, Salt Lake City cease-and-desist order
» MC Brothers, Construction Kearns $250
» Big Stack Masonry/Ryan McManigal, Cottonwood Heights cease-and-desist order
» Connectionz Plumbing/Troy Ljuberg, Syracuse $500
» Jeffrey L. Davis, Sandy $500
» AKA Flooring & Design, Salt Lake City $500
» Westland Painting Ralph Stowers, Cottonwood Heights $500
The Utah Department of Commerce offers these tips for choosing a contractor
Go the extra step
» Ask to see a copy of the contractor’s license
» Check to see if the contractor has a valid license at www.dopl.utah.gov
Steps to take when seeking a bid for contracting work to protect yourself from fraud:
» Always hire a licensed contractor so you have the ability to file a complaint if something goes wrong in the business transaction.
» Get three written estimates to compare.
» Check at least three references with former customers.
» Check with materials suppliers on which contractors/companies they would recommend.
» Require a written contract to protect yourself and your property against liens.
» Don’t make a large down payment; pay as work is completed.
» Monitor the job in progress.
» Don’t make the final payment until the job is complete per the terms of your contract.
» Keep copies of all paperwork related to your job.
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