March 27, 2024

Philip Heleringer is the Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Consumer Protection with the Attorney General’s Office. Heleringer is overseeing a program to certify contractors from around the country who
are flocking to the area to help clean-up and rebuild.

“We are here primarily to assist the city and the county with registering contractors. So anybody whose doing any construction or repair work within the city limits or within the county, they are required to register with the city and the county and we’re helping both entities with that.”

Heleringer says once contractors have filled out all
the paperwork with the Attorney General’s office, they’ll be given an orange placard to show to home and business owners.

“Contractors do need to be registered and once they see that orange certificate they can rest assured that that entity is registered.”

The pop-up office has been operating in Mayfield since Monday afternoon.

“Everybody has come together and done a great job to work together to get everything set up and operational as quickly and as efficiently as we can.” Heleringer says, “Thanks go out to all the local officials here.

They’ve been very welcoming and very helpful in helping us set up and vice versa. We’ve tried to do our part to help the folks where we can to help them set up as well.”

So what do you do if you are the victim of a scam or price gouging?

“They can report it to our office. We’ve…

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