Workshops & Events

How to Protect Yourself from Home Improvement,
Home Repair and Contractor Fraud

(FREE 2-Hour “SmartPower” Workshops)

Workshop Content Includes:

  1. Introduction/ Overview
    About NCPHIF and our efforts to create Contractor “Fraud-Free Zones.”
    Contractor Fraud horror stories and how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.
  2. Before the Project
    Contractors, contracts, and other things you should know before you begin your home improvement or home repair project.
  3. During the Project
    How to be your own quality control manager and stay on top of what your contractor is really doing.
  4. After the Project
    What to do before giving your contractor the final payment and what to do if you’ve been scammed.
  5. Is There Such a Thing As Green Fraud?
    Going “Green” is the latest trend for home improvement and home repair projects, and dishonest contractors are looking to cash in.
  6. Questions and Answers

Workshop Presenters

Typical speakers include: mayors, city officials, police officers, FEMA disaster inspectors, code certified inspectors, building and zoning representatives, attorneys, insurance agents, green energy experts, investigative reporters and more.

Dates and Locations

  • Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    11:00am – 12:00pm (Noon)
    Tenth East Senior Center
    237 S. 1000 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Montgomery, AL – Thursday, August 15, 2013
    10:30am – 11:30am
    St. Paul AME Church
    706 East Patton Avenue
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Montgomery, AL – Thursday, August 15, 2013
    9:00am – 10:00am
    Therapeutic Recreation Center
    604 Augusta Avenue
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Hattiesburg, MS – Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    9:30am – 10:30am
    Twin Oaks Community Center
    701 W Pine Street
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Mobile, AL – Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    9:45am – 10:45am
    Bayou La Batre Community Center
    12745 Padgett Switch Road
    Irvington, AL 36544
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Biloxi, MS – Monday, August 12, 2013
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    D’Iberville Senior Center
    1050 Lamey Bridge Road
    D’Iberville, MS 39540
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Gulfport, MS – Monday, August 12, 2013
    9:45am – 10:45am
    Long Beach Community Center
    2025 Daughtery Road
    Long Beach, MS 39560
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Detroit, MI – Wednesday, August 7, 2013
    11:00am – 12:00pm (Noon)
    LA SED Community Center
    7150 W. Vernor Hwy
    Detroit, MI 48209
    >>Register via phone (855) 902-6100 or email
  • Greenville, SC – Tuesday, July 9, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Greenville Library
    25 Heritage Green Place
    Greenville, SC 29601
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Dunwoody, GA – Saturday, June 29, 2013
    11:30am – 12:30pm
    Dunwoody Library
    5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
    Dunwoody, GA 30338
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Granbury, TX – Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hood County Library
    222 N. Travis Street
    Granbury, TX 76048
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Marietta, GA– Saturday, June 22, 2013
    11:30am – 12:30pm
    East Cobb Library
    4880 Lower Roswell Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Staten Island, NY – Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    10:30am – 12:00pm (Noon)
    Mount Loretto Friendship Club
    6581 Hylan Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY 10309
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Seaside Park, NJ – Monday, May 13, 2013
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Seaside Park Police Department
    6th and Central Avenues
    1 Municipal Plaza
    Seaside Park, NJ 08752
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Topeka, KS – Monday, May 6, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
    1515 SW 10th Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66604
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Philadelphia – PA – Thursday, April 25, 2013
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Philadelphia Senior Center Auditorium
    509 S. Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Wilmington, NC – Saturday, March 23, 2013
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Northeast Regional Library
    In The Pine Room
    1241 Military Cutoff Road
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Hoboken, NJ – Saturday, March 9, 2013
    12:30pm – 2:00pm
    T.G. Connors Primary School
    201 Monroe Street
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Adairsville, GA – Thursday, February 28, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Adairsville Police Department
    100 Public Square
    Adairsville, GA 30103
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Topeka, KS – CANCELLED (due to inclement weather)
    NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
    Marvin Auditorium
    1515 SW 10th Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66604
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Adairsville, GA – Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Adairsville Church of God
    297 Old Dixie Highway
    Adairsville, GA 30103
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Tuscaloosa, AL – Thursday, September 27, 2012
    6:00pm – 7:30pm
    The Home Depot
    1601 13th Avenue East
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Friday, August 24, 2012
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Northwest Library
    5600 NW 122nd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73142
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Greenville, NC – Monday, August 20, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Sheppard Library
    Meeting Room A
    530 Evans Street
    Greenville, NC 27858
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Charlotte, NC – Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Covenant Presbyterian Church
    Fellowship Hall, Room 107 A&B
    1000 East Morehead Street
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Wilmington, NC – Saturday, August 4, 2012
    10:30am – 12:00pm
    Northeast Regional Library
    David M. Paynter Assembly Room
    1241 Military Cutoff Road
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Washington, DC – Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Mt Zion Baptist Church
    5101 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20011
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Jackson, MS – Monday, July 23, 2012
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    The Art Center
    201 East Pascagoula Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Adamsville, AL – Thursday July 19, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Bethel Baptist Church
    3321 Main Street
    Adamsville, AL 35005
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Birmingham, AL – Monday, July 16, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
    1220 Hattie Street
    Birmingham, AL 35214
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • St. Ann, Missouri – Monday, July 9, 2012
    7:00pm – 8:45pm
    Rock Road Branch Library
    10267 St. Charles Rock Road
    St. Ann, Missouri 63074
  • Baton Rouge, LA – Saturday, June 23, 2012
    12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Louisiana State Museum
    660 North 4th Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Atlanta, GA – Monday, June 19, 2012
    5:30pm – 7:00pm
    Housing Authority of Fulton County Meeting Room
    4273 Wendell Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30336
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Roswell, GA – Monday, June 4, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Roswell Branch Library
    Meeting Room
    115 Norcross Street
    Roswell, GA 30075
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Charlotte, NC – Saturday, May 19, 2012
    10:30am – Noon
    Mecklenburg Library
    2412 Beatties Ford Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28216
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Dallas, TX – Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Noon – 2:00pm
    Lancaster Recreation Center
    1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway
    Lancaster, TX 75134
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, May 5, 2012
    10:00am – Noon
    Bright Hope Baptist Church
    1601 N. 12th Street
    (12th & C.B. Moore Avenue)
    Philadelphia, PA  19122
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Atlanta, GA – Monday, April 23, 2012
    6:30pm – 7:45pm
    Meeting Room
    Mechanicsville Branch Library
    400 Formwalt St. SW
    Atlanta, GA 30312
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • East Point, GA – Saturday, April 21, 2012
    12:15pm – 1:45pm
    Meeting Room
    East Point Branch Library
    2757 Main Street
    East Point, GA 30344
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Arlington, TX – Monday, April 16, 2012
    7:00pm – 8:30pm
    Fire Department – Training Facility
    5501 Ron McAndrew Drive
    Arlington, TX  76013
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Greenville, SC – Thursday, April 12, 2012
    6:45pm – 8:15pm
    Meeting Room
    Hughes Main Library
    25 Heritage Green Place
    Greenville, SC 29601
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Roswell, GA – Saturday, April 7, 2012
    10:00am – Noon
    Roswell Branch Library
    Meeting Room
    115 Norcross Street
    Roswell, GA 30075
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Jacksonville, FL – Thursday, March 1, 2012
    6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Christ’s Church
    Dining Hall
    6045 Greenland Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32258
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Trussville, AL – Saturday, February 4, 2012
    4:00pm- 6:00pm
    North Park Baptist Church
    5700 Deerfoot Parkway
    Trussville, AL  35173
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Lauderhill, FL – Thursday, October 20, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Field House Hall
    At Central Broward Regional Park
    3700 N.W. 11th Place
    Lauderhill, FL 33311
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Augusta, GA – Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    KROC Center
    Chafee Hall
    1833 Broad Street
    Augusta, GA 30904
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Ringgold, GA – Monday, August 22, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Catoosa County Board of Commissioners-Meeting Room
    800 Lafayette Street
    Ringgold, GA 30736
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Jackson, MS – Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Atrium at the Art Center
    201 East Pascagoula Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Joplin, MO – Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    College Heights Christian Church
    4311 E. Newman Road
    Joplin, MO 64801
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Baton Rouge, LA – Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Office of the State Fire Marshall
    8181 Independence Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA  70806
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Tulsa, OK – Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    5:30pm – 7:00pm
    Hardesty Regional Library
    8316 E. 93rd Street
    Tulsa, OK 74133
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Joplin, MO – Friday, June 17, 2011
    Noon – 1:00pm
    College Heights Christian Church
    4311 E. Newman Road
    Joplin, MO 64801
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Springfield, MO – Thursday, June 16, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Northview Center
    301 E. Talmage
    Springfield, MO 65803
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Kansas City, MO – Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Kansas City Public Library
    4801 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Chattanooga, TN – Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    10:00am – Noon
    Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors
    250 East 10th Street
    Chattanooga, TN  37402
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • North Little Rock, AR – Thursday, June 2, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    North Little Rock Community Center
    2700 Willow Street
    North Little Rock, AR  72114
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Birmingham, AL – Saturday, May 7, 2011
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    South Hampton Elementary School
    565 Sheridan Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35214
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Chattanooga, TN – Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Chattanooga Housing Authority
    Community Room
    801 N. Holtzclaw Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    South Lakes Event Center
    4210 SW 119th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73173
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • Birmingham, AL – Saturday, April 9, 2011
    10:00am – Noon
    Birmingham Museum of Art
    2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
    (formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.)
    Birmingham, Alabama 35203
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • St Louis, MO – Thursday, April 7, 2011
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters
    1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 631313
    >>Register via phone (855) 2-NOFRAUD or email
  • For Real Estate Agents Only – “Improve Client Relations: Prevent Contractor Fraud”
    3 hours of continuing education credit
    Atlanta, GA – March 2nd and March 17th, 2011
    9:00 AM – NOON
    Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
    1484 Brockett Road
    Tucker, GA 30084
    >>Learn more
    >>Register via phone (404) 504-6210 or email
  • EMERGENCY WORKSHOP IN RESPONSE TO BUFORD, GA TORNADO
    Buford, GA – Thursday, December 9, 2010
    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Twin Rivers Middles School
    2300 Braselton Highway
    Buford, GA 30519
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Powder Springs, GA – Thursday, September 9, 2010
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    The Coach George E. Ford Cultural Arts and Community Center of Powder Springs
    4181 Atlanta Street
    Powder Springs GA 30127
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Cascade (Atlanta, GA) – Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    6:00pm – 7:45pm
    Library – Southwest Atlanta Branch
    3665 Cascade Road SW
    Atlanta GA 30331
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Hapeville, GA – Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Noon – 2:00pm
    Library – Hapeville Branch
    525 King Arnold Street
    Hapeville GA 30354
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • West End (Atlanta, GA) – Saturday, August 21, 2010
    Noon – 2:00pm
    Library – West End Branch
    525 Peeples St SW
    Atlanta GA 30310
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Atlanta, GA – Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Library – Buckhead Branch
    269 Buckhead Ave NE
    Atlanta GA 30305
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • East Point, GA – Saturday, August 14, 2010
    10:00am – Noon
    Library – East Point Branch
    2757 Main Street
    East Point GA 30344
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • John Hope (Atlanta, GA) – Thursday, August 12, 2010
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    John Hope Community Center
    560 Larkin Street SW
    Atlanta GA 30314
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Northside, GA – Saturday, August 7, 2010
    10:00am – Noon
    Library – Northside Branch
    3295 Northside Parkway NW
    Atlanta GA 30327
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email
  • Marietta, GA – Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    6:00pm -8:00pm
    Library – Central Branch
    266 Roswell Street
    Marietta GA 30060
    >>Register via phone (678) 705-4455 or email