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State brings hammer down on contractors’ finances

Published March 24, 2013

State brings hammer down on contractors’ finances by Jennifer Napier-pearce The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 24, 2013 01:01AM MDT Benjamin Thompson is clearly frustrated. He’s a sole proprietor, a finish carpenter who’s been a “one-man band” since he became a contractor in 1997. Like many during the Great Recession, Thompson’s business took a hit and now his bad credit is coming back to haunt him. Both his own state contractor license and his status as a “qualifier” for another contractor buddy could be in jeopardy because of his shaky personal finances. “I’ve had financial difficulty,” Thompson admitted. State records sho... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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