Homeowner Activist and Founder of iCheckContractors.com recent Guest on National Public Radio segment about Hurricane Preparedness

ORLANDO, Fla.  – Kia Ricchi, founder of Orlando-based  iCheckContractors.com, recently marked the beginning of hurricane season by being a guest on National Public Radio’s Topical Currents program June 1 in the station’s Miami studios.

Ricchi, a contributor to NPR affiliate stations, as well as Remodeling Magazine, FineHomebuilding, The Street and Inman News, discussed improvements that can be made to your home to harden it against hurricanes. She also offered advice on how to avoid being scammed by “hurricane hustlers.”

A speaker at state and national hurricane conferences, the National Realtors Conference, the International Facility Management Association conference, and other recognized events, Ricchi helps people make quick and informed decisions about building contractors. She created iCheckContractors.com  so that homeowners can use government data to instantly verify Florida contractors’ professional licenses, workers’ comp insurance, and corporate standing.

Ricchi said iCheckContractors.com is free to use during the month of June so that homeowners can verify that their contractors’ credentials are up to date before disaster strikes.

For more information, please contact:

Kia Ricchi, President, iCheckContractors.com, 407-891-1422, kia@thecontractress.com.

Charlene Hager-Van Dyke, Larry Vershel Communications, 386-532-8862 or 407-644-4142; chagervandyke@yahoo.com