This site is dedicated to providing information and resources on the do’s and don’t's of home remodeling, hiring contractors, homeowners rights and more importantly, understanding that it is the homeowners responsibility to ensure that their rights are protected and not violated by unethical contractors.
Knowing this before you choose a general contractor and sign on the dotted line could very well keep you from having a home remodeling nightmare and horror story to share with family and friends.
“Jody Costello’s website – Contractors From Hell.com – is a must-read for homeowners who have endured – or who hope to avoid – dishonest or incompetent home builders and re-modelers.”
- Los Angeles Times (Feb 22, 2004)
“Great site — it really puts the hazards of dealing with contractor-bozos into chilling perspective… I was a general contractor for about 20 years, but have retired from remodeling and am now a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.”
- Paul S.
“This is a great site! I found it while going through the same misery and was thinking about making a web site … I was a bureau chief in a regulatory agency and actually worked on the regulation side. The problem is that state contractor laws seem to be primarily written by the contractor special interest, not by the citizens with no affiliation to contractors.Thanks ”
- H.M. Jones
“Hey guys! Found your website while researching about how to deal with contractors. I am about to begin a home renovation project, and I must say thank you for creating this website! I’m not going into this project expecting problems, but I can say now that I am very much more prepared if and /or when they present. Thanks again, this information is priceless!”
“Hi Jody, I love your web site. The information is invaluable. I sat down with your ‘Home Remodeling Bootcamp” a couple of weeks ago and never got up until I read every module. Thank you!”
- Carol K.
“Dear Jody, Thank you so much for creating this course. We are so much more confident moving forward with our remodel and learned a lot. And I know we’ll be finding a great contractor – we’ve started the interview process and one of the contractors was even impressed with what we knew and with the questions we asked. Thank again for all your help.”
- Sharon P.
“Hi Jody, I just completed your course and enjoyed it! I have not started my project yet, but feel better prepared.”
- Phil G.
“Thanks so much for this website and for the extremely valuable information you’ve provided on your site. You’re doing great work. Unfortunately I did not find you until too late, and am now in the process of firing my General Contractor for his failure to honor the terms of our contract. I will definitely sign up for your course before I hire anyone else to finish the work on my house. Thanks again for your time!”
- Polly T.
AVOID A HOME REMODELING DISASTER AND GETTING RIPPED OFF BY A SHADY CONTRACTOR!