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NELSONS PAINTING Complaint - Not Licensed/Poor Job

Review by Chatty Rider on 2009-07-20
OREGON -- Have you seen the signs on telephone poles around the Portland area advertising NELSONS PAINTING @ 503-665-4119. Do not hire them. They are not licensed with the CCB (we hired them anyway) and they did a very poor job and now we can't get them to come back out and fix the problem. I guess thats what we get for hiring them when we should have known better.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-07-20
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-07-20:
If you really think they're breaking the law go here
http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/Licensing_I.shtml


In fact according to the site, Nelson's license is "Not Active - Expired after a Disciplinary Action"

You can find the details if you search for them on the site I posted.



But... now here's the kicker...
Why did you hire them when you knew they weren't legally allowed to work?


The site states that "IMPORTANT: Homeowners lose the ability to recover damages through the bond as well as the CCB Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) if they use an unlicensed contractor. "

http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/consumer_help.shtml

Ouch...
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-20:
A cautionary tale!
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-07-20:
I think you would be able to sue them in small claims court for a refund if the job wasn't done right.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-07-20:
Soaring - maybe, maybe not.

If it's for a house at least, they won't be able to use the CCB DRS service though, cos they knew the contractor was working without a license.


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