Storms can leave your home severely damaged. Here's a checklist to ensure that you don't get ripped off while you're in the rebuilding process.
Kia Ricchi is a Florida licensed contractor, consultant, and author of Avoiding the Con in Construction—winner of three national book awards and included in the Library Journal’s “Best of” list. She is a contributor to NPR affiliate stations, Remodeling Magazine, and FineHomebuilding.com, TheStreet.com, Inman.com, and MoneyPit.com. Endorsements include the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies and the Building Officials Association of Florida. Kia accepted this Year’s 2013 Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference Corporate Award for her substantial contributions to hurricane recovery that include her new online contractor verification service, www.iCheckContractors.com.