Mass. Bill Aims to Protect Consumers Who Hire Pool Contractors
Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation intended to help protect consumers after the NBC10 Boston Investigators uncovered a pool contractor’s path of destruction in our “To Catch a Contractor series. Many homeowners paid big bucks for pools and ended up with shoddy work or never got them installed at all. House Bill 424 aims to give consumers peace of mind when…
Putting in a Pool? How to Prepare and Protect Your Project
The New England Regional Emmy Award-winning NBC10 Boston investigators series “To Catch a Contractor” uncovered a contractor’s path of destruction across Massachusetts. Many homeowners paid big bucks for pools and other home improvement projects, but the work was never done. It all started with a tip from a Sharon man who hired the contractor to put in a backyard...
State Agency: Hands Tied on Taking Action Against Crooked Contractor
The Massachusetts agency that oversees home improvement contractors said that it can’t take action based on the extensive findings of an NBC10 investigation that detailed homeowners’ horror stories of giant holes left in their backyards and broken promises. Our investigative series, “To Catch a Contractor,” detailed Steve Docchio’s trail of destruction across Massachusetts. The stories also revealed the owner...
After NBC10 Boston Inquiry, Houzz Removes Contractor's Page
A popular online platform for consumers searching for home improvement contractors has removed the page of a business exposed in a recent NBC10 Boston investigation. As we reported in our “To Catch a Contractor” investigative series, the owner of Xtreme Living Pools and Construction, Steve Docchio, has a criminal history in three New England states and owes consumers hundreds of…
Giant Holes, Broken Promises: Uncovering a Contractor's Path of Destruction in Mass.
The NBC10 Investigators have uncovered a contractor’s path of destruction across Massachusetts. Homeowners paid big bucks for pools and other home improvement projects, but were left with giant holes in their backyards and broken promises.