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NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 35 Home Improvement Contractors for …



 

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 35 Home Improvement Contractors for …

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 35 Home Improvement Contractors for …
News from Patch.com:

By Caitlin Brown (Patch Staff)

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that, during the fourth quarter of 2014, it has issued Notices of Violation to 35 contractors, seeking $ 567,676.41 in consumer restitution and civil penalties, including .

During all of 2014, the Division’s crackdown on noncompliant contractors has resulted in violation notices against a total of 130 contractors, seeking more than $ 2.1 million in consumer restitution and penalties.

In Essex County, Open Eye Innovators, LLC in Newark and AMGI Renovation Contractors Limited Liability Company in Belleville were both cited for violations. See the complete list here.

“Our year-long crackdown is bringing significant amounts of restitution back to those consumers who allegedly were left with unfinished or unsatisfactory products by contractors who refused to provide refunds,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said. “Home improvement projects are among the most expensive and stressful expenses a homeowner is likely to take on. We will continue to aggressively police the home improvement marketplace – and require contractors to comply with the law – throughout the coming year as well……………. continues on Patch.com

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Reward yourself for home-improvement progress
News from Bend Bulletin:

I like the way Lisa Savoie thinks. Whenever the Kansas homeowner takes a step toward a home-project goal, she rewards herself with a mug of her favorite tea or time with a good book.

If you plan to improve yourself or your home in 2015, follow Lisa’s lead and build in positive reinforcement for progress. Some of us need all the help we can get to start a project and finish it. After all, how many January resolutions are forgotten by February?

For Lisa, necessity was the mother of motivation. Seeing bricks coming off the front of her home kept her focused on finding a top-rated local mason to fix the brick and a plumber to replace a hose bib.

“The only advice I have isn’t too original: Take it one step at a time,” she says. “Get plenty of estimates, and give yourself time to really think about who you want to hire. I also do some research on the repair so I can understand the contractors when they make suggestions and explain what needs to be done. Don’t be afraid to ask for documentation, like proof of insurance. The good contractors are always ready and willing to provide what you need.”…………… continues on Bend Bulletin

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