The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Letters to the Editor

January 10, 2009

Check out contractors before hiring

<i>Published Jan. 11, 2009</i>

I am writing this letter to warn the citizens of Anderson County against unlicensed and non-bonded contractors. My daughter had insurance work which totaled nearly $10,000 for work resulting in damages from high winds. After numerous phone calls and references, a local contractor began work on her home. After very shoddy work, short cuts to complete the work and taking one half of the insurance money up front; she and I were left to find another contractor to complete over half the job with less than half the money left and repairs to be made on the original work. My suggestion is to make sure that when contracting work in Anderson County and surrounding areas, make sure that all workers and owners are bonded, insured and licensed. Otherwise you will be facing the same situation that she did and I did when I stepped in to help. At this time she had to complete the job with money out of her own pocket, because the contractor would not stand behind his work or his word. When getting estimates and repair work make sure that the contractor and all workers are bonded and insured as well as are willing to complete the contracted job.

Jerry Thorn


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