Still in Hot Water, Beacon Plumbing!

Jason Morris

In a follow-up to a story we recently wrote, Beacon Plumbing is under investigation by the State of Washington.  A few months ago we wrote about Felons on Payroll of a Well Known Plumbing Company.  It appears they are still in hot water (no pun intended).

State regulators have opened an investigation into Beacon Plumbing, looking into issues raised in a recent KING 5 Investigation.

Beacon Plumbing has propelled itself into one of the largest residential plumbing companies in Western Washington, largely due to a advertisements that has included the catch phrase “Stop Freakin’. Call Beacon.”

State regulators say they were already watching Beacon Plumbing when the KING 5 Investigators ran a series of stories earlier this year about customer complaints.

It appears there are irregularities in their licensing practices.  In addition to having felons on the payroll, plumbers don’t have the proper licensing and supervision.  In addition to a comprehensive criminal records search, a proper professional license search should have been conducted.  Doing an extensive employment background investigation is a great way to keep your company out of the news!

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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  • Anonymous

    who cares as long as the job is done right and everybody
    happy

  • Anonymous

    I would care if I hired a company and they sent a felon into my home. I don’t need someone looking at my stuff and coming back later to get. Possibly killing me in the process. Just look up stories on the internet about home services companies who have hired felons and the crimes they committed against their customers. If I had a choice I would choose a company that background checks their employees and administers drug tests.

  • Name

    anyone you pass on the street is a possible felon. Depending on the circumstances, whether intentional or nonintentional we all could be convicted for something. It kills me that people put themselves on such a tall pedestal to think that just because someone commited a crime before that they can’t change. Who’s to say that anonymous won’t get into a car today and run up a curve and kill someone just because he/she is texting and not paying attention to the road. Boom you are a convicted felon. Now what do you do when you can’t get a lob because of it?! Everyone deserves to make a living and as long as the felon is doing positive things with their life whether it be going to school, working, etc.. then why stop them by enacting these insane laws. And this is one reason the country can’t get itself out of this recession or defecit. LET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK, WORK!!!