He did not speak enough English to be able to communicate. One of my apartment renters does speak fluent Spanish, so she interpreted for me. He told me it would cost approximately $2000.00, and that I would deduct the costs of materials from this estimate, then give him the balance of the estimate in cash after the work was complete. I asked him to at least put that in writing, and he said his price was too cheap to put it in writing. I found out after he left that he does not have a state license to do business in California. He believed the business license he bought from Los Angeles gave him the right to do business as a contractor in California.