Pennsylvania - I signed a contract to have shutters installed by a contractor who has a franchise business, we'll call ABC. We gave him a check(downpayment) paid to company ABC, in the amount of $851.00. Product delivery and installation never took place. The contracter is now avoiding our calls. I have been in touch with the parent company and they say they had troubles with him and have removed his franchise. My question is this. Beings we made a check out to the parent company, do we go to small claims court to sue Company ABC or the individual contracter ? What if we can not locate the contracter but have been in touch with the Main Company out in Califoria. Should they be responsibile for replacing our lost money and then sueing the contracter themselves ??