BEWARE OF HANDYMAN SERVICES – VALUABLE CONSUMER INFORMATION
The CSLB Website provides a wide range of tools to help you have a better experience when you hire a contractor and make sure the job is done right. Learn the steps you need to take to select a licensed and qualified contractor, check a contractor’s license, negotiate a clear contract, prevent disputes and mechanic’s lien, or resolve disputes with the contractor if they arise.
If you have experienced unsatisfactory workmanship, not completing the scope of work or unfinished project. Contact the CSLB and file a complaint against the contractor.
Always request a detailed contract denoting your deposit, detailed scope of work, progress payments, completion date(s) and always keep a copy of your contract after signing.
NEVER….. NEVER pay over 10% or $1,000.00 as a deposit to secure your contract. All other payments will be made according to your payment schedule on your contract.
As a customer it’s your right to know what material(s) are used on your project.
I hope this valuable information has helped you with any questions about your contractor or before you hire a contractor to work on your home.
Please contact Wake Construction if you have any questions on your project.
Vendors/ Suppliers we have experienced problems with.
Art Glass Etc. Inc.
After completing a custom home we always perform a thorough clean up before our customer takes possession.
During the cleaning process we had a problem with Art Glass Etc. Inc. product. We use the same method of cleaning on “all” windows from “all” different manufacturers with out a problem.
After contacting Art Glass Etc. Inc. detailing a problem with their glass, I was told they would get back to me by the following day. I waited several day’s and “I” had to contact them again.This went on for over a week.
I spoke with their field service representative out of Sacramento area to try and resolve the problem with out success. These are very high end windows/ doors and should not have a problem with cleaning the glass.
My issue with this company is they did not call me back in a timely manner, they did not offer to come and look at the problem and it was automatically “Not” their fault/ problem.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Warning – Handyman Services
We have been called several times by customers that have had inferior work performed by Handyman Services. Handymen have given bids for additions, remodels, concrete work, electrical repairs…..etc.
A Handyman is just as the name states, they are a “Handyman”. Handyman Services are NOT licensed contractors!
Handy Man Job Qualifications
Education – Most require little in the way of education for a Handyman position.
Training – Most training occurs on the job…..YOUR Project!
Certification– General Handymen need no certification to work.
A Handy Man is limited to $500.00 for repairs including materials and labor.