They don't have the skills to do work that meets the codes, and many times, they take huge down payments for work and skip the area.
Don't come back here again Mr. Gomez unless you have your contractor's license. And don't tell anyone what we are doing here today. This is a police operation, and I don't want to see you get arrested.
We do at least one a week. We also develop our own leads and check out false advertisements in the newspapers. We don't just wait for complaints to come to us. We want to go out and find the bad guys.
The homeowner contacted us after she got a business card from a contractor who was soliciting door to door. She had been ripped off prior to the flood, so she was glad to let us use her house.
Out-of-state contractors are not allowed to do business in California in areas that have been declared a national disaster. We snag one of them, and it's a trip to jail.