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2012-11-08 08:36:53

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After storms like Hurricane Sandy, it is not uncommon for fraudulent "storm chaser" contractors to flock to damaged neighborhoods offering to help with home repairs. Unfortunately, homeowners in affected regions could soon be inundated with these fraudulent contractors knocking on their doors. Additionally, states sometimes ease licensing requirements to meet demand, which can bring in fly-by-night contractors. "After any natural disaster there...

2012-11-03 07:20:33

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While most home-repair contractors are honest and provide quality work, Allstate Insurance reminds homeowners affected by Sandy to be on the lookout for workers and companies engaging in contractor fraud. Here are some ways to avoid getting scammed by contractor fraud in the aftermath of the storm: Be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door. Work only with established contractors and those who have a solid reputation. Work only with...

2012-11-02 11:27:25

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroTech's Founder, President, and CEO, Tony Jimenez, was awarded "Executive of the Year" at the 10th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Gala, more commonly referred to as the GovCon Awards. Presented by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council (PSC), and Washington Technology, the event celebrated successful Washington DC government contractors. The "GovCon" is considered the "Oscars" of the...

2012-10-31 15:22:23

Watch out for Rip-off Repairmen Offering Help When You Need it Most - AARP Offers Tips to Avoid Common Contractor Scams NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Sandy, along with repairs and clean up, comes rip-off repairmen, looking to cause a disaster of their own...on your finances. The scam artists are often called "storm chasers," as they descend almost immediately upon areas hit hard by natural disasters. Today, AARP New York is warning consumers of...

2012-10-31 11:26:39

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even when the sun is shining and life is good, finding competent contractors is a time-consuming and stressful process. But after Hurricane Sandy, when emotions prevail and work is needed urgently, it's all too easy for homeowners to fall prey to contractors who are incompetent and even unscrupulous. In How to Vet a Contractor Online, you'll learn how to vet prospective contractors using government websites. In How to Vet a Contractor Online, Kia...

2012-10-29 19:21:46

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Go Kahuna, a certification company with over 15 years of experience in commercial risk management and compliance industry, announced today that consumers living in the disaster areas affected by Hurricane Sandy can call free of charge to check the compliance status of contractors working on their property. Go Kahuna Certification ensures contractors are up-to-date on their professional licenses, insurance and workers' compensation requirements,...

2012-10-25 07:24:29

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") wishes to provide an update pertaining to the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") for its 100% owned Haile Gold Mine project in South Carolina, USA. The Company regularly exchanges information and holds weekly meetings with the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps"), the lead agency responsible for the EIS, its third-party contractor, cooperating agencies and other interested parties, and...

2012-10-23 11:26:24

TOWSON, Md., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Hjortsberg, Managing Partner of Bowie & Jensen, a leading business law firm, explains how the State of Maryland is still a source of work for many local contractors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/PH98391 ) Mr. Hjortsberg says there are certain "do's and don'ts" that a contractor must follow when bidding work in the State of Maryland. Here is a list of three critical points to remember in submitting a bid for work in...

2012-10-04 02:23:36

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes in Oklahoma in July and August have prompted a warning from the Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In a joint effort to protect consumers, the Oklahoma Insurance Department and the NICB have placed messages on six billboards located close to disaster zones in the following counties: Payne, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Creek, Bryan and Marshall....

2012-09-20 10:22:24

DRAPER, Utah, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce that BROWZ, the leading provider of contractor compliance management solutions in the mining industry, and Predictive Compliance, the most innovative MSHA citation management and compliance analytics software system founded by renowned MSHA compliance attorney Mark Savit, have strategically aligned to provide their collective client base with enhanced access to both companies' services. Under this arrangement, the world's...