I fired a plumber after I discovered he was more interested in leaving quickly than doing his work properly. The last straw was when he guaranteed he was done and I found 3 pipes that had not been connected and secured! Had I taken his word and closed everything up, the first time we would have turned on the water, I would had to deal with a flood. Fired him instantly. When we were green (1st house owners), had a contractor over, gave him a 5K deposit as requested, and then couldn't get him to come by and do the work. After extensive research, it looked like he was some shady character in a family that had a bunch of companies, all shady. They'd hire guys from CL and pay them the bare minimum, the work was terrible, most people couldn't get the job done and lost their money. Pulled a few stunts, got their attention, fired them, and without going into detail, I made them give me my money back. After I left unfavorable review, I had 2 other people contact me to ask for tips on dealing with these scammers. Another plumber (who my wife knew and trusted) was bragging to a fellow contractor how much he was going to rip us off. He was right. He was ripping us off. We fired him, hired somebody else who's now our regular plumber. Good company, reasonable prices, and workers who know their stuff. Last one isn't anybody we fired, but I really had to scratch my head over this one. We hired a handyman to perform a long list of tasks. One was building shelf in a media closet. I explained how many shelves I wanted. I come back from work to find he built me a standalone shelf unit inside the closet! WTF? Who'd ever want that? Had him tear it down and build appropriate shelves.