In the construction industry its know as “The Merry Go Round”. 10 on the ride, 5 get off, 3 more get on etc... and in the mean time the consistent, long term riders remain on the ride and get dragged down with the stop and go and consumers can get less than expected end results.
Its no different in the renewable energy industry. 15 years of business in our local community has shown us so. It is not common place in Saskatchewan but here is a tragic story about such a case.
How do you protect yourself from this issue? Get quotes and check references. Ask questions...How long have they been in business? Where are they from, is it "weekend work" or are they full time companies?
Visit the Government of Canada Anti Fraud Center for tips, or reach out to a local authority for advice.