How to avoid hiring a crooked contractor

Crooked contractor alert (VIDEO)

FOX19 - More and more people are choosing to stay put in their homes and put their money into remodeling, rather than up-sizing.

For most, that means hiring a contractor.

Before home owners start planning, they should always check a contractor's reviews with the Better Business Bureau. 

But that's not all re-modelers should do to protect themselves. In the report above: More tips to keep crooked contractors out of your home.

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