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Avoid Remodeling

Disasters

Renovating and Need To Hire a Contractor?

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Most home owners don't realize the risk involved in hiring and working with a contractor until they find themselves in trouble

You shouldn't have to take this risk!

Learn how you can avoid remodeling disasters, dishonest contractors and successfully complete your project

Most home owners don't realize the risk involved in hiring and working with a contractor until they find themselves in trouble

You shouldn't have to take this risk!

Learn how you can avoid remodeling disasters, dishonest contractors and successfully complete your project

We minimize the risks of remodeling so you can enjoy the results!

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My Remodeling Disaster Story

It is my hope that my story raises awareness about the risks and realities in renovating and working with contractors.

Webinar: Remodel With Confidence: Your Roadmap For Success

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My Remodeling Disaster Story

It is my hope that my story raises awareness about the risks and realities in renovating and working with contractors.

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Webinar: Remodel With Confidence: Your Roadmap For Success

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Welcome

This site is dedicated to providing information and resources on the do’s and don’t’s of home remodeling, hiring contractors, homeowners rights and more importantly, understanding that it is the homeowners responsibility to ensure that their rights are protected and not violated by unethical contractors.

Knowing this before you choose a general contractor and sign on the dotted line could very well keep you from having a home remodeling nightmare and horror story to share with family and friends.

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Avoid A Home Remodeling Disaster And Getting Ripped Off By A Shady Contractor!

Learn lesser-known tips and strategies that will help you experience a stress-free remodel without the fear of getting ripped off and losing money to bad decisions.

The most common pitfalls and mistakes people make CAN BE avoided – and that’s what you’ll learn when you join my Bootcamp.

Hiring Contractors?

As a Home Renovation Planning and Contractor Fraud expert, I am committed to raising awareness about the risks and realities in hiring and working with contractors. It’s important to understand that it is the homeowners’ responsibility to ensure that they are protected and not vulnerable to potentially serious problems and dishonest contractors.

I’m here to help you do just that.

Avoid A Home Remodeling Disaster And Getting Ripped Off By A Shady Contractor!

Learn lesser-known tips and strategies that will help you experience a stress-free remodel without the fear of getting ripped off and losing money to bad decisions.

The most common pitfalls and mistakes people make CAN BE avoided – and that’s what you’ll learn when you join my Bootcamp.

Hiring Contractors?

As a Home Renovation Planning and Contractor Fraud expert, I am committed to raising awareness about the risks and realities in hiring and working with contractors. It’s important to understand that it is the homeowners’ responsibility to ensure that they are protected and not vulnerable to potentially serious problems and dishonest contractors.

I’m here to help you do just that.

Testimonials

Enjoyed your course

“Hi Jody, I just completed your course and enjoyed it! I have not started my project yet, but feel better prepared.”

Phil G

I learned so much from this class

“Home Remodeling Bootcamp – it is the only homeowner perspective class. It made so much sense after having a bad remodeling experience. I will take to heart what I learn, and use it to hire an ethical contractor and by having a well-written contract. Jody helped me figure things out, and if it wasn’t for her, I would not have known this much, and have gotten this far and closure to this experience. It is very important to take this class because prevention is so much better than trying to fix a mess!”

Robert Perrett (and his mom)

This is a great site!

“I found it while going through the same misery and was thinking about making a website… I was a bureau chief in a regulatory agency and actually worked on the regulation side. The problem is that state contractor laws seem to be primarily written by the contractor’s special interest, not by the citizens with no affiliation to contractors. Thanks.”

H.M. Jones

You’re doing great work

“Thanks so much for this website and for the extremely valuable information you’ve provided on your site. You’re doing great work. Unfortunately, I did not find you until too late and am now in the process of firing my General Contractor for his failure to honor the terms of our contract. I will definitely sign up for your course before I hire anyone else to finish the work on my house. Thanks again for your time!”

Polly T

Jody Costello’s website

“Contractors From Hell.com – is a must-read for homeowners who have endured – or who hope to avoid – dishonest or incompetent home builders and re-modelers.”

Los Angeles Times (Feb 22, 2004)

I love your website

“Hi Jody, I love your website. The information is invaluable. I sat down with your ‘Home Remodeling Bootcamp” a couple of weeks ago and never got up until I read every module. Thank you!”

Carol K

Thank you for creating this course

“Dear Jody, Thank you so much for creating this course. We are so much more confident moving forward with our remodel and learned a lot. And I know we’ll be finding a great contractor – we’ve started the interview process and one of the contractors was even impressed with what we knew and with the questions we asked. Thank you again for all your help.”

Sharon P

Great site

“it really puts the hazards of dealing with contractor-bozos into chilling perspective… I was a general contractor for about 20 years, but have retired from remodeling and am now a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.”

Paul S

Your provides valuable assistance to this day

“For over 16 years, you have been an advocate for consumers, providing information and resources to help guide them through the contacting process. Your active website and your “Home Remodeling Bootcamp” are continuing to provide valuable assistance to this day.”

David Fogt, Chief

Enforcement Diviision Contractors State License Board

Thank you for creating this website!

“Hey guys! Found your website while researching about how to deal with contractors. I am about to begin a home renovation project, and I must say thank you for creating this website! I’m not going into this project expecting problems, but I can say now that I am very much more prepared if and /or when they present. Thanks again, this information is priceless!”

Nate

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