Two brothers have been charged with home improvement fraud by police in Vernon Investigators said the brothers were not state licensed contractors and had not applied for work permits. They also said the suspects could only account for a small portion The more you know, the better prepared you will be to conduct interviews with potential contractors. 2. Ask family, friends, co-workers, real estate agents and home improvement specialists for recommendations. 3. Visit the Better Business Bureau website to Bobby Mc Glaun says work on an addition to his Rockport home began in early April They looked for a tv repairman in the yellow pages and wound up calling Corpus Christi TV Repair. A man named David Lane showed up at their house and checked it out.He landscapers and home repair contractors. "Somebody's taking my automotive businesses cards and obviously using them for criminal activities," said Nickell. "I would really like to see them caught. That's the thing I would like to see. Because that's the A home improvement contractor who was charged with fraud earlier this month in Lackawanna County is in even more trouble. A home improvement contractor who was charged with fraud earlier this month in Lackawanna County is in even more trouble. When the .