Board of Contractors: Be wary of fraudulent builders
by MBJ Staff
Published: April 30,2014
JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) warns homeowners and businesses affected by tornadoes and severe weather that moved through the state on Monday to be wary of fraudulent contractors who prey on storm damaged victims.
The agency urges property owners to be vigilant when it comes to contracting for storm damage clean up and repairs. Consumers can use MSBOC online resources at www.msboc.us to check the license status of a contractor they plan to hire, and to get tips on wise repair and improvement choices.
MSBOC Executive Director Stephanie Lee reminds those affected by severe weather across the state that certain types of residential and commercial contractors require state licensure and warns home and business owners to be wary of potential scams. Although most contractors are honest, there are contractors who take advantage of individuals, especially in disaster situations, warns Lee.
Typical severe weather damage that may require a contractor to hold a state-issued license includes major structural repair, roof repair, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- McDaniel delays decision on whether to appeal dismissal of lawsuit
- More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Jackson to get C Spire's high-speed internet
- New York firm buying majority interest in Tupelo mall, shopping center
- Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force