Catching Crooked Contractors

Written by Wally Conway


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Every system in a home or building is also required to be installed or repaired by properly licensed people. The simple secret code on this is:

CCC Certified Roofing Contractor CAC Certified Mechanical Contractor (Heating and Air) CPC Certified Pool Contractor CFC Certified Plumbing Contractor EC Electrical Contractor

To help us even more in avoiding unlicensed contractorsrepparttar state requires that a contractor display their license number on every vehicle, invoice, bid, business card and solicitation. So, you can tell if a person is licensed before you even speak to them!

Most people assume thatrepparttar 100024 risk posed by unlicensed work is limited to poor quality or unfinished work. But it gets much worse! The homeowner who hires unlicensed contractors is responsible for all unpaid bills, fines, and worst of all, payment for any injury torepparttar 100025 unlicensed contractor! It is illegal and ill-advised to hire these scoundrels!

A quick link to all this and more, including everything you ever wanted to know about permitting - but were afraid to ask - is at www.gohomepro.com. Forewarned is forearmed, so check it out and keeprepparttar 100026 risks of unlicensed and illegal work away from your home!

Copyright Florida HomePro, Inc. and Wallace J. Conway. All rights in all media reserved.

Wally Conway is President of Florida HomePro Inspections, and has recently written a book entitled "Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector", available at GoHomePro.com. As a speaker, writer, and instructor,Wally blends the right amount of up-to-date information with just the right amount of humor, insight, motivation, and real-world application. Visit WallyConway.com for more information!


Never Hire Anyone Dumber Than You Are!

Written by Wally Conway


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The good Captain was sitting quietly withinrepparttar sound of our voices. He had heard every one of our comments on his lack of intellect.

Asrepparttar 100023 Commander withrepparttar 100024 confident charisma approached, we were certain that if we were shown mercy we would be court martialed, and we feared that ifrepparttar 100025 Captain choose not to be merciful, we would just be shot right on sight!

Speaking got us into this predicament, so silence seemedrepparttar 100026 best choice. Captain Norris spoke. He acknowledged our belief that each of us had amongrepparttar 100027 finest minds inrepparttar 100028 entire Navy in our specific specialty. He flattered those things that each had done since beginning our assignment withrepparttar 100029 airwing. Captain Norris offered that he had hand selected each one of us fromrepparttar 100030 entire fleet, having had to call in favors, make threats, and impose demands, just to have each of us work with him. We were there because he believed us to berepparttar 100031 best, and he wanted onlyrepparttar 100032 best. Seems he held us inrepparttar 100033 same regard that we held ourselves.

Then Captain Norris spoke torepparttar 100034 issue of intellect, specifically our perception of his lack thereof. Captain Norris said, "The mark ofrepparttar 100035 true leader is not one who gives orders, or feigns knowledge, but ratherrepparttar 100036 leader who plantsrepparttar 100037 needed seed in a fertile mind so gently, thatrepparttar 100038 subordinate believesrepparttar 100039 idea emerged from within."

Continued silence. He was in complete control of our actions and had always been. He chose each of us knowing full well that in our specific areas of expertise, we were well beyond him. And knowing full well that in his area, that of building teams ofrepparttar 100040 best and brilliant, then allowing them to take ownership of ideas, he wasrepparttar 100041 expert.

Captain Norris asked what I had learned. My response, "I should never hire anyone dumber than I am." "You've got it," he said. "Must have just emerged from within."

Copyright Florida HomePro, Inc. and Wallace J. Conway. All rights in all media reserved.

Wally Conway is President of Florida HomePro Inspections, and has recently written a book entitled "Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector", available at GoHomePro.com. As a speaker, writer, and instructor, Wally blends the right amount of up-to-date information with just the right amount of humor, insight, motivation, and real-world application. Visit WallyConway.com for more information!


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