FORT WAYNE— The Homeowner’s Helper, a free home improvement referral service based in Fort Wayne, is offering a public service to help prevent homeowners from getting scammed by unscrupulous home repair providers—not only in the aftermath of recent storms, but anytime. Homeowners needing repair work can call The Homeowner’s Helper Home Improvement Fraud Prevention Service at (260) 676-2032 to ask questions about how to find and check out the right contractor for storm repair and any other home improvement jobs. The Homeowner’s Helper owner and President Tony Messuri said that the free Fraud Prevention Service can help prevent homeowners from being taken advantage of by unethical contractors that come out in droves when homeowners are in urgent need of home repairs—which commonly occurs after severe…
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Northeast Indiana’s Premier Home Improvement Service, The Homeowner’s Helper, Warns Against Home Improvement Scams: Provides Tips on How to Avoid Falling Victim This Summer
FORT WAYNE–Summer is the prime season for tackling home improvement and maintenance projects, and it’s also when scammers to take advantage of unwary homeowners, particularly the elderly who can’t do work themselves, warns Tony Messuri, president and owner of The Homeowner’s Helper, a free home improvement referral service based in Fort Wayne. He said that con artists are active in northeast Indiana. In 2011, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northeast Indiana received 387 complaints against plumbing, roofing, heating and air, general and other types of contractors. The BBB helped resolve 77.63 percent of the cases. “That means nearly a quarter of people filing complaints are out of luck – and there are likely many more cases that go unreported,” Messuri said. “Homeowners can avoid…
Company connects homeowners, contractors
Located in the June 1st edition of the Aboite and About Newspaper – Link Since launching a year ago, the Homeowner’s Helper recently served its 200 homeowners with qualified home improvement contractors for free. Founded by Tony Messuri, the Homeowner’s Helper is a free home improvement referral service offering homeowners access to contractors for many of their home improvement needs. The company frequently continues to add pre-screened, qualified, licensed contractors to its network in order to meet increased consumer demand in Allen and surrounding counties. “What sets us apart from our competition — and has allowed us to flourish — is that our contractors go through a rigorous screening process,” said Messuri. “The mandatory process includes face-to-face interviews, reference checks and license and insurance verifications….