Construction Corruption

  Contractor removed from HomeAdvisor site after WBTV investigation

A Charlotte homeowner hired a contractor after he was referred by HomeAdvisor but WBTV found a history of complaints against the contractor, raising questions about why he’s being recommended at all.

  Forged checks and forgotten repairs: Contractor and adjuster face insurance investigation

  Construction advocate outlines ways you can protect yourself in a contract

  Homeowners, subcontractors take issue with NC lien law

  WBTV Investigates: Construction Corruption

  NC Licensing Board for General Contractors letting criminals, failed businessmen slip through

  Prosecutors who focus on bad contractors face lack of funding

Continued Coverage

  Licensing Board for General Contractors dodges WBTV questions after customers were ripped off

  Pool contractor slipped through NC Licensing Board despite bankruptcies, lawsuit

  Catawba County roofer moonlights as break-in artist

  Local homeowners claim they’re not safe under their own roofs, because of roofer

  NC Attorney General files ‘investigative demand’ against Charlotte Fiberglass Pools

  Customers question why complaints against pool company years to investigate

  Matthews pool company being investigated after dozens of customers complain

More than 35 people have reached out to WBTV after the Investigates team exposed a Matthews pool company accused of taking customers money but not finishing the work.

  Residents report contractor who reportedly scammed 76-year-old, multiple others, out of hundreds

Some homeowners in the area say a man working as contractor collects hundreds of dollars in deposits, and never starts the job.

  Father bought pool for special needs child, left with mess. Other customers also complaining

Customers called the WBTV Investigates hotline to raise concerns about Charlotte Fiberglass Pools and warn potential future customers about their problems.

Contractor refunds $21,000 deposit after On Your Side investigation

An On Your Side investigation found Pantis may have violated state law by signing a contract for a remodeling job worth $30,000 without having a contractor's license. North Carolina law requires contractors to have a license to perform any job worth $30,000.