Hired a handyman referred to me by an aquaintance. the guy lost his job and had a family to support..had several jobs I needed done..gave him $ to buy the material, and get permit....no prob..he started working on two of them at the same time, doing a nice job. ( I thouught).more $ for materials ..sorry... ..( receipts left at home). Two weeks latter, no show..cell phone dead..I'm stuck with jobs undone..Had to hire another person to complete the jobs..which I discovered were done incorrectly..and would not have passed inspection by county..the $ 4500.00 + materials ( ? ) job cost me in the long run..
$ 15,000.00...all previous work had to be redone....lesson learned..no money up front !!!