FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wed., Nov. 10, 2021
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Keep Your Winter Stress-Free:
Check the License Before Hiring a Contractor
PHOENIX, Ariz., (Nov. 10, 2021) – Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) reminds winter visitors and part-time residents to only hire licensed contracting professionals to work on their homes and to safeguard against remodeling and repair scams that could ruin their winter fun in the sun.
Arizona is a popular place to be during winter months and offers a season full of sunshine. Unfortunately, individuals looking to take advantage of winter visitors know this too.
From teeing up on the golf course to hiking quiet desert and mountain trails, AZ ROC hopes Arizona’s property owners and visitors are able to enjoy a sunny winter here in our beautiful state. With that in mind, the Agency is warning property owners and visitors not to let their fun be interrupted with problems caused by hiring an unlicensed entity to work on their home.
AZ ROC commonly receives complaints where an unlicensed entity goes door-to-door claiming to notice a needed repair on the property. These unlicensed individuals often promise cheap or discounted repairs made with “leftover” materials and pressure homeowners by stating the repair is needed immediately to prevent further damage. In many cases, they will allege having just performed work for a neighbor.
Regardless of whatever these door-to-door solicitors may offer, AZ ROC reminds homeowners to always do their research before hiring a contractor. When hiring a contractor, whether for a remodeling project or home repairs, AZ ROC reminds homeowners to not only ask contractors of their license status, but to also check the license by using the Agency’s website (www.roc.az.gov) or by giving the Agency a call at 1-877-692-9762 (1-877-MY-AZROC).