Signed contract on Nov 13th,2007 for a 16 X36 building, 12 X12 building, garage remodel into a den, carport, and privacy fence. gave the guy 1/2 up front, $9400.00 He was to start in 1 week, said glad for the work as someone had cancelled on him and didn't have work for his crew. He cancelled 6 times before delivering a 14 by 30 building, which I agreed to in order to get Something done. He was there 4 hours. Since then, he has cancelled 9 more times, and has done Nothing. However, he said he needed more money, and I stupidly gave him the rest, so paid the total $16,100.00 Have had no work other then the one building. He said he is sooooo busy, just can't get to us. Asked for my money back, said he doesn't have it. Is there any legal charges I can have him charged with? How long is long enough? I don't know I'll get anything if I sue. Can I put an ad in the paper to warn others about him if every thing I say is absolutely true. I live in Texas. Just talked with him, willing to bring a 10 X12 building and do the rest "a little along", not acceptable to me. What are my options? Do I file charges in the county where the work is to be done, or in the county where he lives?