A Brick business was among 44 statewide that were fined for being unregistered or otherwise non-compliant with state law, official said.
The fines were levied to the scofflaw contractors after an investigation took place, based on complaints and referrals by consumers from across New Jersey, said Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.
Ray Alsing Landscaping was the only Brick business to make the list. The company was not registered with the state, as mandated by law.
The state's Contractors' Registration Act requires home improvement contractors to register with the state and obtain a registration number that begins 13VH," according to a statement released by Chiesa's office. To register, a home improvement contractor must provide proof of liability insurance, disclose a legitimate business address, and provide other information about the business. Contractors must display the registration number on all contracts, advertisements, and commercial vehicles as a reference for consumers.
The landscaping business was fined $4,500. Chiesa's office also referred a customer complaint to its Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit for arbitration.
The Brick business was one of two in Ocean County to be cited in the sweep. K&C Landscaping in Bayville also received a $4,500 fine for failing to register with the state.