We are looking to hire a contractor to do some work in our home. We asked the contractor for references since we essentially found him in the yellow pages. He seemed very professional and very on top of things when discussing the project. So both my wife and I were feeling very good about him.
When checking the references one of the numbers was not working. So we checked it on google. Someone with the same last name in the same town was in the construction business. When we googled the other references the same thing. They seemed like they might be related to some other contractor? Should this raise a red flag? Do contractors use one another for references normally? Any thoughts would be helpful.