Beware of Storm Chasing Contractors

posted May 23, 2017, 6:59 AM by Ryan Quinn
We are midway through the spring storm season, and flooding, hail and tornados have already impacted a wide range of the state.  

For homeowners, the sudden fury of these seasonal storms can lead to extensive structural and landscape damage, leaving them scrambling to hire help in getting their properties back in order. 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks homeowners affected by storm damage to seek trusted local contractors for home repair projects and to be on the lookout for transient contractors or "storm chasers".

A good first step with a storm repair project should be to research trusted local contractors.  

Ask for references from friends, family members, and co-workers, and contact DATCP's Consumer Protection Hotline at (800-422-7128) or visit their website to find out about complaints against particular businesses.