Obviously, there are wonderful contractors out there who show up on time, properly train and supervise their people, work within the agreed upon budgets, and who ultimately complete their projects according to the specifications set by their clients—i.e., homeowners like you. You don’t hear as much about them, however, because more often than not, it’s the horror stories involving shoddy workmanship and crooked contractors that you hear about.
Unfortunately, if you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you’re involved with a contractor who doesn’t fall into the “wonderful contractor” category, but rather has pushed you into a nightmarish hell that threatens to drain your energy, your wallet, and your sanity. Whatever the specific details surrounding your contractor dispute might be, you do have options. You can hold the contractor accountable; you can prevent the contractor from doing more damage; and you can end your nightmare.
While making a formal complaint to the Contractors State License Board and going after a contractor’s bond are good options, in my experience, they are often not enough by themselves. Rather, those options work best when they’re utilized as part of a wider action plan.
And that’s where a good attorney comes in.