Uzi Zaray is the founder of Ground Up Builders, a Highly rated Construction company located in Los Angeles. He has won numerous awards as a result of running his company with integrity and placing high-priority on customers’ satisfaction. After spending years in front of costumer that were defrauded by fake contractors, Uzi decided to bring a positive change by offering a one-stop solution to problems being faced by many residents of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. With this release, Uzi gave us inside tips on how to choose a real contractor.
HERE ARE TIPS TO AVOID HIRING A SHADY CONTRACTOR:
Don’t Let Price be Your Only Guide
Many homeowners think obtaining three bids and if they all appear to be roughly the same, take the low bidder. This is simply not always a good practice. The Contractor may be planning on shortcuts in quality which can make the homeowner the ultimate loser.
Check reviews and online reputation
No one can be shady for long, check the BBB website, Yelp reviews, and Angie’s list. Check how many reviews they have when was the first review left? If the first review is only a month ago you know the company doesn’t have any experience
Know Who You are Dealing With
Doing business with a Contractor who has a good reputation for doing the job right, in an ethical manner, at a reasonable cost is the ideal situation. Ask for references and then verify them.
Require both a certificate of insurance and the Subcontractors insurance,if they are certified and they have 0 employees there is no coverage, If someone is hurt you can very well be held liable.
Familiarize Yourself with the Terms
Contractor’s proposals and Contracts should contain specific terms and conditions.
Verify the license and the CLSB
Do not just assume the registration is valid! Go onto the CSLB website and check who the RMO is.
Meet Carla Crancer a Santa Clarita Senior that almost lost everything after being scammed by a shady contractor.
Carla Crancer answered a standard marketing call saying there are programs that can help her replace her roof. The company offered a meeting with a free roof inspection, After which the company had her sign on a 60,000 loan, but it didn’t end up there.
They continued to use scare tactics and high pressure sales methods to put her into a reverse mortgage to afford the replacement. When Crancer called Uzi Zaray from Ground Up Builders she thought she would of lost her home but Uzi helped her get all her money back and help the CSLB put those crooks behind bars.