BBB Investigation: Corpus Christi consumers allege local concrete business performs sub-standard work

Corpus Christi-based Concrete Impressions performs residential and commercial concrete work, including concrete flooring, driveways and landscaping, according to its website http://www.ccconcreteimpressions.com. According to BBB files, the company has left some consumers less than impressed. Consumers have told Better Business Bureau that Concrete Impressions performed substandard or incomplete concrete work. They also told BBB they had…

National Consumer Protection Week tip: How to find a trustworthy contractor

As cold weather passes, you may start to evaluate home improvements or repairs before the summer heat sets in. Your Better Business Bureau is here to give some tips for finding a trustworthy contractor as part of National Consumer protection week. BBB receives hundreds of complaints every year concerning subpar work performed by contractors, and…

Texas Attorney General charges Austin-based contractor Castro Property Restoration with deceiving Texas homeowners

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently charged an Austin-based construction contractor with deceiving Texas homeowners and falsely representing available funding sources for home repairs and restoration. The state’s enforcement action names Castro Property Restoration, its owner Victor James Castro and his business associate Allen Lloyd Kinman (aka Jonathan Allen and Ziggy Allen) as defendants. According to…

Seven steps for hiring trustworthy contractors

The official start of spring is March 20th, but already, many consumers are planning home improvement projects as part of their spring cleaning. Some tasks may be simple, but others may require a professional touch. For those more complicated jobs, finding a trustworthy contractor is a must and BBB wants to help you avoid those…

As renovations increase, BBB reminds consumers to do their homework

After years of a slumping housing market, things might be looking a little brighter. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity predicts that remodeling projects will pick up this year, indicating that the sales of existing homes will rise as well. “Sales of existing homes have been increasing in recent months, offering more opportunities for home…