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    My situation: My husband and I hired a contractor that stated he was licensed and bonded. I looked him up on the BBB of Memphis site and he had good standing no complaints. He stated the job would take 2 weeks; it has taken longer. Also, he has only come to our home a total of 5 times.
    1.) To pick up the first part of the payment and give instructions to his crew. 2.) He came and installed an ice maker line w/o our permission that supposedly cost $225 (material and labor); 3.) He came again to collect. 4.) He also came when demanded he come because the guy made some mistakes in our home. He kept scheduling appointments but missing them with us and then showed up without calling on last Sunday night (5hrs after we were suppose to meet at 3pm). 5.) He returned Monday morning told the guys what they had to fix and left; havenít seen him since. However he did call and try to charge my husband and I for our bar light installation, which was supposed to be included in our kitchen renovation estimate.

    I have since checked his update on BBB and found out he has 2 recent complaints and none of his licenses are valid and up to date; they have been expired since last October 2010.

    He has not been professional throughout this job and the quality of his work is not what we discussed. I don't want to break our contract and be liable but he got the contract on false pretenses and his services have been poor in quality and very unprofessional.

    What do I do? I don't want him or the guy back in my house nor do I want to get sued.


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    I don't believe he got the job under false circumstances. The BBB is a private company and is very misleading in of itself but that is a discussion for another time and not the fault of the contractor. After the job is completed, you can sue for damages if the quality of the work is subpar, not as discussed, not like the contracted stated, etc... You can try talking to him to see if you can come to some agreement.
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