Friday, May 17, 2013

Consumer Alert - Tree Services

Unlicensed "Tree Service" Knocking On Doors

LABELLE, FL. -- Area residents may be hearing knocks on their door in coming weeks and lots of business cards left at the door. Unlicensed tree service workers are out in force trying to get odd jobs trimming trees and hauling away yard debris.

Unfortunately for customers, there's no way to protect yourself if you hire any of these "have chainsaw - will cut"  people. Being unlicensed, there's no way to track them down if there's a problem. If an accident happens on your property, you will be liable. Not only do they not have a business license or even a registered business name, they won't have insurance.

If you get a flyer or business card with no business license number or full name of the company or person, you're probably seeing an unlicensed contractor.

This week's unlicensed outfit is "S & N Tree Service." They give two Fort Myers area phone numbers on their card and the name "Noe." They are knocking on doors and leaving cards, dressed in a new bright t-shirt with the name on it driving a pickup truck with small trailer. There's no record of the name on the Florida Secretary of State website.

We'll be keeping track of the unlicensed people we see here. Send us names of any you come across and we'll check them out and publish names.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Had a black couple, man dressed in t shirt orange vent and hard hat. No name on truck. His wife stayed in the truck. Said he was trying to make money to pay power bill. Very insistent.