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How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by a Contractor

  • 1734 Dayton Boulevard Chattanooga, TN, 37405 United States (map)

Would you like to know the REAL warning signs of a bad contractor? What about where to find the best ones? Or the best way to save on materials for your project? How about knowing how to use insurance, contracts and lien waivers on both your side and theirs to protect you fully? Or the real way to use their reference list?

About the instructor: Carolyn Zappa is a successful general contractor and owner of K&C Construction for the last fifteen years. Her clients include Memorial Hospital Sleep Center, State Farm,LabCorp, The Speech and Hearing Center, The DiStefano MedSpa, and HTI. But her passion is for renovating historic homes, both personally and professionally. Her projects have been featured many times by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and have been seen on HGTV’s “Old Homes Restored.” Carolyn lives in Apison with her husband and two children.

Payment and Registration: Payment required in advance. Early bird price: $35 until October 3 at 9 AM, then increases to $70. Deadline to purchase tickets: October 10 at 4 PM.

What you'll need: Something to take notes with.

Cancellation Policy: We prefer at least a 36-hour notice if a participant is unable to attend. However, we do understand that this is not always possible. Participants who are unable to attend can either receive credit equal to the amount of the workshop they were going to attend, to be used within 6 months. Please let us know if you cannot attend a workshop by contacting Bea at 423-240-4420 or

Earlier Event: September 16
Simple Chair Upholstery
Later Event: October 13
Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal