12 Nov Avoid bad landscape lighting contractors in Los Angeles !
by Mike Gambino
I write this so you can be armed with the knowledge you need in order to avoid getting taken in by the ridiculous number of “contractor” scam artists that have crawled out of the woodwork lately in this uncertain economy! Please help me spread the word and share this with your friends:
All right, we are going to be perfectly frank here, because we are thoroughly disgusted by what we see happening to homeowners in Southern California.
PLEASE be careful about whom you hire to do landscape lighting or any work at your home. There are a lot of unlicensed and/or uninsured “contractors” in the area who have no regard for the safety and well-being of your family and your property. They will take your money, do a half-baked job with low grade materials and disappear. They will show you a city license but not a contractor’s license, or they will show you someone else’s contractor’s license that’s not theirs. They will say they are insured and give you a photocopied insurance certificate when in actuality they have already canceled the policy, so you and your property are NOT protected! If an employee gets injured and they do not have workers compensation insurance coverage (which is required by law). You the property owner will be on the hook for their medical expenses.
A lot of these guys are simply unemployed former construction laborers; they are not true businessmen, they do not have the knowledge, experience or ethics to run a business, and yet they are being let into thousands of peoples’ homes all over Los Angeles!
Low voltage Landscape lighting work involves interfacing with the High Voltage power of your home. Unqualified “hacked in” electrical work can leave your property vulnerable and unsafe.
There is very little legal recourse if you get ripped off. Even if you successfully sue, it will cost you thousands of dollars to do so, and the “contractor” will simply file bankruptcy and bail out, leaving you with nothing. Then they can open up shop under a new business name and start all over again!
We get calls all the time from desperate homeowners, asking us to fix a terrible situation that was caused by the rock-bottom contractor they previously used. Now they have to spend more money for us to do the job right.
You don’t have to worry about being a victim of an incompetent “contractor” if you contact us first!
We are Gambino landscape lighting incorporated, a California licensed and insured contractor with 22 years experience with a spotless record with the Contractors state license board. We do landscape lighting – consulting, design, installation and service for new and existing homes and commercial properties all over Southern California (more information at https://3cre.com/). Excellent work, fair prices that accurately reflect the quality of materials and skilled labor that we provide. We have REAL references (not fake references from family and friends) and are frequently asked to write articles for magazines and online publications because of our sterling reputation in California. Please call us. We are always happy to help you. Your family’s health, safety, and well-being is our number one priority.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 20 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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