According to http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=6991, the following statement was made by the Attorney General:
"Kane also reminded contractors that the registration number must be included in any advertisements, contracts, estimates, and proposals that you use in Pennsylvania. In addition to registering with the Office of Attorney General, home improvement contractors must review HICPA and use contracts that comply with the requirements set forth in the law. Failure to comply with HICPA can lead to civil and criminal penalties; and, may result in your contract being voidable and unenforceable."
So, if you review the invoices below between my Mother and Mr. Rooter of Pittsburgh, do you see the HICPA number anywhere? I do not. In one of my posts on Rip Off Report, I discuss how I believe Mr. Rooter of Pittsburgh to have violated many of the protections the Attorney General's Office has put in place for consumers. The invoices are included again in this post for consumers' convenient review:
Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Owner Robert "Bob" A. Beall is reportedly the owner of the following locations:
Mr. Rooter of Pittsburgh