The Better Business Bureau serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region is issuing an alert to local contractors regarding a company claiming to offer local job leads. The company, now going by the name, Contracting Crews, purports to be located at 160 S. 68th Street Suite 178 in West Des Moines, IA. Mail sent to the company at that address has been returned as undeliverable. The phone number listed on the company website of 512-985-2134 is actually a landline in Bastrop, Texas.
The company appears to have links to another organization known as Contractor Support Management, whose Business Review is maintained by the Better Business Bureau in Colton, California. The company presently has an F rating there with 123 closed complaints and also goes by the name, All Crews Now. The BBB Business Review may be viewed by going to www.la.bbb.org.
They claim to offer a contractor registry that provides job leads for bank owned properties as well as commercial and residential projects. Although the service is free, there is a one-time registration fee of $99. Customer experience shows that once respondents pay the initial $99 fee, they are unable to contact the company. According to the BBB in Colton, CA, complainants also report that they are sent fictitious leads where the addresses provided are vacant lots or abandoned buildings.Other known aliases include:
• Contractor Support Management
• Contractor Support
• Contractor Management, LLC
• The Contractor 411
• Contractor Support Online
• Commercial Crews
The BBB urges consumers to use caution when dealing with phone solicitations. Be wary of high pressure sales tactics and always request information in writing before making a purchasing decision. Always check with the BBB for valuable information and advice. If you or someone you know has been a victim of this company, please contact us so we may further develop our report.