My name is Hans and I am new to the site. I have been in Law Enforcement for the last nine years and I am currently a Sergeant with a south Florida police department. I spent three years in the detective bureau investigating white collar crime and contractor fraud (which we saw a lot of after the hurricanes).
After arresting several fraudulent contractors and some dead beat customers I started my company in an attempt to eliminate contractor fraud and non payment by their customer. It is new to the industry but can help both contractors and their customers.
In short we are a third party escrow company holding funds from contractors customers and disbursing funds either at the end of the job or on a pay schedule. On our website we also post contractors and their profiles for future customers to review.
Every part of the country (U.S.A.) is vulnerable to some aspect of natural disaster which in turn leads to fraudulent contractors making their way into the market, stealing work and money away from legitimate contractors.
I am open to try and answer any comments, questions, concerns or legal issues you may have. I am not a lawyer but I will do my best to help. If you have any HORROR stories tell me about them. It is a great way for others to see how much of this is out there.
Thanks for reading the long intro. I look forward to the chat.