• Selling door-to-door
  • No contracts and cash-only sales
  • Claims of asphalt left over from another job
  • High-pressure sales tactics that offer deals which are only good that day
  • Unmarked vehicles
NORTHAMPTONLocal paving contractors say there are a variety of ways homeowners can determine whether they are dealing with a reputable company when seeking to hire residential pavers. Among those inquiries are contacting a local chamber of commerce, seeking an insurance certificate and requesting references.“Our best advertising is word of mouth — that’s what we bank on,” said Tom Fenton, general manager of Duffy Willard Paving & Excavating in Northampton.There are also many signs that consumers should recognize as red flags when they are approached by so-called paving crews seeking their business. Many legitimate contractors actively warn consumers to be cautious of traveling or gypsy pavers. The following are some warning signs:​​​

How to evaluate cons from pros in hiring residential paver:

— DAN CROWLEY
By: DAN CROWLEY Staff Writer
Thursday, May 16, 2013 
​(Published in print: Monday, May 6, 2013)

Source: Gazette.com