Jason spent a couple hours at home and we discussed an in-depth plan for a complete gut renovation of my bathroom, which is part of a connected townhouse/HOA. He assured me several times that both he and his "partner" were licensed, as stated in his Angi profile. As this job required extensive plumbing work and my walls were attached to another home, it was imperative to both myself and my HOA that whatever contractor I work with be licensed and insured. I paid Jason a small deposit, and he agreed to provide a copy of his license on the first day of the project, which I assumed was pretty standard. Jason also spent a great deal of the estimate appointment talking nonstop about himself and I often had to refocus him in order to complete the appointment. Jason was set to arrive on Monday at 9:00 am. He actually called me to confirm over the weekend, and I also texted him back to remind him I needed a copy of the license. On Monday, Jason arrived over 4 hours late, at 1:14 pm. His "partner" was a day laborer. Jason immediately just started talking and I had to refocus him and tell him that he could not begin doing any work until I had a copy of his license. He got very flustered and had to go out to his car to get a file folder of papers, and that kicked off the next 5 hours of chaos. Jason came back from his car and handed me some folded papers and said "here is my license" and quickly walked away. The folded papers were some random tax form. When I told him that was not his license, he said that he must have left it in his car, and he could probably just go give it to the security guards working at gatehouse of my community. I asked why on earth he would give it to them when I am the one requesting it? Then he began rambling and asked several times if he could speak to my HOA, and he could give it directly to them. At this point, and hour or so has passed, and Jason began to produce random documents and tell me these were his contractors license. Among the documents he presented to me as his contractors license were his LLC certification, his tax filing receipt for 2021, his 2022 quarterly tax bill, his tangible personal property bill, his insurance certificate, a builders permit...at this point, he had been in my house for 4 hours and it was obvious there was no license. He even made a call to someone and had them on speaker and and the person told him "you don't have a license" and he knew I heard, and he still continued this game. Then he got mad at me and said "I keep giving you my license, I don't know why none of the licenses I have given you are good enough for you!". Come 5:00, I asked him to just leave my house. Pack up his equipment, his day laborer, and leave. Oh, and I wanted a refund of my deposit. He wasn't going to refund me the deposit because he said it was non-refundable. I told him that it was fraud; I booked him because he advertised on Angi and on his estimate that he was licensed. He kept insisting "I am licensed; I gave you my license". I turned on my video camera and said ok, please show me your license. Because here is the pile of all the papers you have given me over the last 4 hours; it is a pile of tax receipts, LLC filings, etc....what in here is a contractors license? Jason did agree to give me a refund, but he did not want me to post a review. I am doing this as a caution to other homeowners. If you think you are hiring a licensed contractor, demand to see the license. Jason is not licensed. He might be good for smaller, handyman type projects; but for renovations that require extensive redesign of plumbing fixtures, you need to insist on someone experienced and licensed to do that work. Not only is Jason not licensed; he lied. He was dishonest. He wasted a lot of time, energy, and resources.