The Contractors State License Board has brought to my attention a scam operation that is going on not only in California but other states as well.
It has to do with electrial service and repair companies who do extensive advertising in the yellow pages and print ads and is run by some unsavory characters looking to rip off unsuspecting homeowners, particularly the elderly.
The ads claim low fees and service charges. But, once at the house, the service technician pressures the customer into unneeded repairs. In the more than 65 complaints filed with the CSLB, the average cost for a service call and repairs is more than $1,000.
The Nevada Contractors Board has also issued an alert to homeowners in their state as has the CSLB.
The following are a list of the names, license numbers and addresses of these companies to date and the press releases issued on this group of individuals follows:
|USA Services, Inc.
|775863||900 E. Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100
Campbell, CA 95008
|Estine Akopyan||Chief Executive Officer
|American Home Repairs, Inc.
American Plumbing & Electric
|834206||777 Campus Commons Road, #200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Russel Pal-A Gillies
|Responsible Managing Officer
Responsible Managing Officer
|RMM Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
|833296||3017 Douglas Blvd., #300
Roseville, CA 95661
|Seroj Avedian||Responsible Managing Officer|
|Speedy Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
59 Minute Service
|837697||777 Campus Commons Road, #200
Sacramento, CA 95825
|Ivica Johan Njegovec||Responsible Managing Officer|
If you’ve had an experience with any of these companies or someone you believe has tried to deceive you in this way, contact your state’s Contractor’s Board, Consumer Protection Agency or your Attorney General’s office and file your complaint.
I agree with the importance that you place on back ground checks. All I did was verify the contractor’s license status. That wasn’t enough. Turns out he is an exconvict with felony convictions for grand theft, burglary and violence on law enforcement. He spent about 8 years in prison and now he has a contractors license in the State of Florida. Homeowners must do a back ground check to find out if you are considering hiring the “contractor from hell”
I didn’t do a background check and as a result, I absolutely did hire the “contractor from hell”!!