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Common Dry Walling Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Common Dry Walling Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Are you interested in installing drywall in your home? Whether you’re working on a restoration process or in the beginning stages of flipping your home, don’t let drywall installation intimidate you. Although there are common mistakes made with a drywalling project,...

Top Pros and Cons of Installing a Kitchen Island

Top Pros and Cons of Installing a Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are seemingly everywhere. We see these islands on home design shows, and they’re one of the hottest home design trends right now. However, that doesn’t mean an island is a mandatory upgrade, and it’s essential to examine the top pros and cons of...

Installation and Maintenance of Reverse Osmosis Systems

Installation and Maintenance of Reverse Osmosis Systems

When searching for the perfect water filter or purifier, reverse osmosis systems are the best option to choose. The reason why this specific water filter is considered by many to be superior is because of its efficiency in cleaning water. The installation and...

Bedroom Redesign: 5 Things to Prioritize

Bedroom Redesign: 5 Things to Prioritize

Whether you are renovating your current home or have recently moved into a new place, the bedroom is often one of the first rooms that you might want to get to work on. It makes sense, since we spend a huge portion of our lives sleeping in our bedrooms, and the...

Home Remodeling Guide: 7 Things You Should Take Care

Home Remodeling Guide: 7 Things You Should Take Care

Remodeling your home is an enjoyable and challenging task. On one hand, you are overwhelmed with the joy of living in a new home like your wedding day diamonds, and on the other, the plethora of remodeling options and the expenses spook you away. As you already have...

How to Make Open Concept Homes Feel Cozy

How to Make Open Concept Homes Feel Cozy

Open concept homes seem to be the up-and-coming trend for interior design. For those who don’t follow the interior design scene, it might be hard to understand why. After all, having your kitchen, dining, and living room together may seem like you’ll be living in...

Home Repairs That Need Immediate Attention

Home Repairs That Need Immediate Attention

Homeowners know that there's always something that needs fixing around the house. But sometimes life gets in the way, and those home repairs get put on the back burner. However, some home repairs should never be ignored and need addressing as soon as possible to avoid...

Things To Consider Before Hiring a Hardwood Floor Contractor

Things To Consider Before Hiring a Hardwood Floor Contractor

There’s nothing quite like shiny, new hardwood floors to bring your home’s interior to the next level. However, installing this home addition can be complex and time-consuming. Many homeowners choose to hire professional help to complete these kinds of home remodeling...

A Beginner’s Guide: How To Start House Flipping

A Beginner’s Guide: How To Start House Flipping

When done correctly, house flipping can garner your business great success and monetary compensation. If you believe you have what it takes but are entirely new to this type of industry, then there are some things you should know. Here is a beginner’s guide on how to...

Roof Renovation Increases Your Home Value: Here Is Why

Roof Renovation Increases Your Home Value: Here Is Why

The roof of a home is one of the most important features of any home. Roofs provide a variety of functions, are very easily damaged, and can lead to a variety of problems if they are not in tip-top shape. In fact, there is such a premium on roofs of good condition...

Top Reasons To Choose Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

Top Reasons To Choose Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

While traditional wall paints are resistant to flaking and other forms of damage, they can have extremely adverse effects on the health and well-being of humans and the environment. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in traditional wall paint can cause eye...

The Many Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

The Many Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Whether you’re converting a shed into a living space, remodeling your current house, or building your dream home, you need insulation to stay safe and comfortable. There are many different kinds of insulation on the market, but one of the best options is spray foam...

How To Survive Living in Your House During a Remodel

How To Survive Living in Your House During a Remodel

Remodeling a home is a massive undertaking, but it has great rewards. On the way to those rewards, though, you may have to endure some chaos, especially if you’re planning to live in your home during the remodeling process. Keep reading to learn how to survive living...

Why Does my AC Sound Like a Helicopter?

Why Does my AC Sound Like a Helicopter?

Air conditioning units can develop a lot of issues over their lifespan, but they shouldn’t start to sound like a helicopter straight away. If your AC has developed an issue then a sound can be a clear sign of what is wrong. It isn’t worth taking any risks with your...

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Podcast Interview: Beyond Influence Series

by Jody Costello & Cloris Kylie

yahoo Finance
February 14, 2022

A must read!!

Yahoo Finance News:  Quoted and featured in:  Homeowners Confront Every Imaginable Disaster Trying To Renovate Their Homes

The Bark Podcast:
Interview with Jody Costello of ContractorsFromHell.com:

Podcast Interview: Beyond Influence Series

by Jody Costello & Cloris Kylie

HerStory Circle TV Podcast with
Jody Costello:

January 27, 2021

Quoted in the New York Post:
Top Home Renovation Projects To Consider and What They Will Cost

December 15, 2020
Delighted to be quoted in this great article on renovating laundry rooms:

Plan Out Your Laundry Room Renovation

April 16, 2020
Honored to be quoted in:
Done A Home Remodel? What Do You Know Now That You Wish You Knew Before?

January 7, 2020
YourGreenPal.com
23 Money Saving Tips and Exterior Home Improvements For Seniors
Honored to be quoted in an important article

October 8 2019
SFGATE.com - Realtor.com
4 Ways To Finance Your Home Improvement Project Without Draining
Your Bank Account
Quoted in Real Estate

September 26, 2019
Realtor.com News
Quoted in Home Improvement:
Crucial Things You Need To Clarify Before Hiring Painters

July 21, 2019
Freshome.com
Contractor Fraud Expert Warns of 7 Home Improvement Scams To Avoid
Honored to be featured in this article.

May 31, 2019
Realtor.com
Quoted in: How To Find A Contractor - 4 Essential Steps For Homeowners

May 28, 2019
Realtor.com
Quoted in: 7 Signs You Should Put Off - Or Call Off A Home Renovation

February 2019
BudgetDumpster.com
Honored to be quoted in the Checklist For Hiring Contractors

July 24, 2018
FitSmallBusiness.com
Top 25 Expert Tips To Keep Neighbors Happy During Construction

May15, 2018
Fitsmallbusiness.com
How To Find a Contractor

June 2017
Realtor.com: Could a Home Improvement Scam Cost You $1,400? How to Stay Safe

May 31, 2017
How To Find a Contractor: 4 Essential Steps For Homeowners

Interview with PDH Academy:
Expert Interview Series with Jody Costello About Educating Homeowners and Contractors To Help Avoid Disputes, Mistakes And Lawsuits

DIY Home Improvement For First Time Homebuyers – July 2016
Featured Expert in the remodeling section of the Exceedingly Comprehensive Guide To DIY Home Improvement For First Time Homeowners. Check it out!

BBC.com – May 16, 2016
Interview with the BBC.com on what to do when things go horribly wrong.

September 9, 2014:
US NEWS and WORLD REPORT : How To Deal With A Bad Contractor

April 24, 2010:
US NEWS and WORLD REPORT : How To Deal With A Bad Contractor

April 29, 2010:
The New York Times “The Hand-Me-Down Home”

July 20th 2010:
BlogTalk Radio Interview with Denice Newton on “After Thoughts”

August 13, 2010:
BlogTalk Radio Interview with Hollis Chapman

MostMost.net  April 24, 2010
10 Most Important Tips Before Doing A Home Renovation

Money Magazine December 2008
Renovations On Sale “some less than scrupulous remodelers may cut corners to come up with that low bid or else leave off charges that they may tack on later…sites like ContracorsFromHell.com…can also provide valuable insights.”

Los Angeles Times  Sunday, July 13, 2008
Hiring A Contractor Is A Hands On Job

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet
Fox News Affiliate New York June 2, 2008

Sign On San Diego.com San Diego Union-Tribune May 24, 2005
Building a Defense for Consumers: Spot lighting ContractorsFromHell.com

Los Angeles Times April 19, 2005
by Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer Bill would End Gag Clauses That Stifle Victims Who Sue

Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2005
Contractors Board Falls Into Disrepair by Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer Homeowners are upset that regulators can’t better protect them from bad builders.

Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2004
Unfinished Business: A Contractor’s Lien Over Disputed Fees Can Stop a Homesale or Refinancing by Jeff Bertolucci

American Bar Association Journal and Report – April 25, 2005
Second Efforts Seek to End Contract Gag Clause Rule by Moly McDonnough Group wants end of clauses preventing complaints to regulatory agencies.

People Magazine – May 30, 2005
Contractors From Hell by Ken Lee Four homeowners share their cautionary tales of home remodeling nightmares with yours truly as the lead story.

This Old House – September 2002 (repeated in the summer of 2003)
Get It In Writing by Jeffrey Rothfeder Shoddy work, vague contract verbiage and our remodeling nightmare highlighted in this issue of TOH.

Newsweek – May 6, 2002
This Remodeled House by Linda Stern Our home remodeling nightmare starts off this article in Newsweek.

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