Contractor Took My Money and Ran

Contractor Took My Money and Ran

At JCMS, we’ve heard nightmare stories about home-improvement projects.  Maybe your contractor took your payment, didn’t do the work, and now keeps giving you excuses about why the work hasn’t started.  Maybe he won’t answer or return your calls at all.  Perhaps this has been going on for weeks.

You might have thought about suing in Small Claims court, but first, maybe it’s a good time to try mediation.  You don’t need technical or legal knowledge, and you don’t have to get a lawyer.

JCMS offers FREE mediation to Jefferson County citizens and businesses.  Mediation is a good way to discuss a dispute reasonably, with a neutral third party (a mediator) to facilitate the conversation.  The mediators won’t tell you what to do, give legal advice, or say who is right or wrong, but they are trained to help people with disagreements to work together to find a resolution, instead of having a shouting match.  You won’t lose any legal rights – if you can’t come to an agreement in mediation, you can still take your case to court.  For more information on mediation, go to our website at www.JeffcoMediation.com, or call us at 303.271.5060. Para el Espanol, 720-577-5826.