The Better Business Bureau has a warning for homeowners ahead of one of the largest trade shows in Florida.
“Your home is likely your most valuable asset, so educating yourself about the process of hiring a contractor is an important step before you begin any home improvement project,” said Tom Stephens, president of BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic. “After last year's home show, we saw a situation where an unlicensed contractor devastated numerous families, BBB wants to make sure you hire someone you can trust."
He said that the BBB received 11 complaints about one contractor, Cary Grimm.
Grimm is accused of taking hefty down payments and then not finishing what he started or never showed up at all. The BBB said Grimm stole nearly $100,000 from unsuspecting homeowners—all clients he met at the home and patio show.
The organizers of the Jacksonville Home and Patio show sent Action News Jax this statement:
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