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…
New Bill Aims to Protect Mass. Residents Who Hire Pool Contractors
Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing for legislation to protect consumers after the NBC10 Boston Investigators uncovered a pool contractor’s path of destruction.
How to Prepare, Protect Yourself If You're Putting in a Pool
There are ways to protect yourself if you decide to take the plunge and put in a pool.
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...
NBC10 Boston Continues to Dig for Answers on Crooked Contractor
After NBC10 Boston Investigators learned that contractor Steve Docchio left a trail of destruction across Massachusetts and owed homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars, we continued to dig. We are learning new details about how the state is somehow allowing the contractor to keep getting new jobs — even as more homeowners report being victimized by Docchio.