Unlicensed contractors

Hi Kate,

Here is the update I posted to your FB yesterday.

The County of Monterey has received notice that unlicensed and unscrupulous contractors are descending on Big Sur to acquire work during the rebuilding effort following the Pfeiffer Fire. Contracting without a license in the State of California is a misdemeanor and if the area is declared a disaster area it would then become a felony.

Only hire licensed contractors to perform work. In Monterey County the list is long, no need to hire out of the area unlicensed contractors to save a few dollars; in the long run it could cost you!

Check to see if your contractor is licensed at:


Bryan Flores
Assistant to Supervisor Dave Potter
Fifth District, County of Monterey

I, BSK, would add that there are probably others looking to take advantage of fire Sur-vivors as well, so deal with people and companies that you trust, or that come recommended by friends you trust.

~ by bigsurkate on January 7, 2014.

One Response to “Unlicensed contractors”

  1. There’s a terrific resource for builders next to my gallery, the Mid-Valley Stone and Tile, at the Farm Center. Moses is the owner. He has expressed an interest in helping Big Sur rebuild, and he’s got wonderful things. Huge slabs of Carrera marble, limestone, granite from all over the globe that can be cut to kitchen counters, baths, stone steps, etc. at really great prices.
    And I will happily give a good discount on any Hawks Perch paintings or furniture (I’ve got painted chairs, old secretary desk, huge mantlepiece mirror, children’s furniture, etc) for anyone coming back to life after such a rough go. There may be ne’er do-wells out there, but a lot of your neighbors want to help get you back home.


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