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AZ ROC Participates in National Effort to Curb Unlicensed Activity and Educate Public
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wed., June 28, 2017 CONTACT: Jeff Wills, Chief of Investigations | Assistant Director, Compliance 602.771.6891
PHOENIX – On Fri., June 16, 2017, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) concluded a two-week, statewide enforcement effort targeting unlicensed entities performing contracting work and educating property owners about the importance of hiring only licensed contractors. The ROC’s participation represented one of many states participating in their own efforts, all in coordination with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA).
Over the two week effort, AZ ROC dedicated 10 two-person teams comprised of unlicensed and licensed investigators to make contact with contractors, unlicensed entities and property owners to increase outreach, provide education, and - when necessary - issue warnings or violations.
The 20 investigators concentrated efforts in Coconino, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, and Yavapai counties and made contact with 244 individuals, including 39 homeowners, 142 contractors, 57 unlicensed entities, four business property owners and two building officials. The vast majority of contacts are described as educational in nature. AZ ROC, however, did issue 26 warnings and 43 violations were noted for follow-up and could result in cases being opened and investigated.
Director of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Jeff Fleetham stated, “Individuals and entities performing contracting work illegally and without a license place the public at risk and effectively steal millions from Arizona’s hardworking, law-abiding contractors and their employees. AZ ROC proudly participates in this nationwide enforcement effort and the ability to educate the public as to their need to hire licensed contracting professionals.”
1700 W. Washington Street • Phoenix AZ 85007-2812
602.542.1525 • Within AZ 877.692.9762 • Fax 602.542.1599 • roc.az.gov
Jim Knupp 1700 W. Washington St., Ste. 105 Phoenix, AZ 85007
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