Kia is a licensed contractor and author of “Avoiding The Con in Construction.” Her book introduces homeowners to construction contracting in understandable language. She discusses how to avoid common pitfalls and survive the entire process. The purpose here is not to defame contractors but to make readers knowledgeable customers. Planning, pricing, and many other important factors are neatly explained.
Here is a brief summary of her accomplishments:
Book awards (3): 2011 Benjamin Franklin “Best First Book” award, 2010 Indie Excellence award, The Independent Publisher’s “Living Well” award.
Book endorsements: National Association of State Contractor Licensing Association, Building Officials Association of Florida, and more
Book reviews: Library Journal including 2010 “Best Books”, About.com, HomeTips.com., (Mike) Holmes magazine.
Published articles: Remodeling Magazine, Image Magazine, FineHomebuilding.com, and numerous industry websites. Quoted as expert at Inman.com, MoneyPit.com, TheStreet.com and other sites.
Radio broadcasts: NPR member stations (4) and numerous nationally syndicated shows.
Continuing Education provider and speaker: Restaurant and small business owners, real estate investors, property managers, universities, and home shows.