Nigel Gray, who runs Nigel Gray Windows and Conservatories, tore down his own handiwork last month after being left frustrated by bounced cheques and repeated excuses from a customer.
He claimed the building work would have cost about £15,000 but combined with loss of earnings, legal costs, bank charges and other expenses, he has been left with a £22,000 bill.
Now Mr Gray and fellow tradesman Kevin Wood have set up www.roguecustomer.com to report people who fail to pay up.
Mr Gray: "Everyone has heard of rogue traders but I think there is just as big a problem with rogue customers out there who fail to pay for a job well done.
"I have been left financially on my backside, I have to shut down my limited company and I have got four staff that I don't want to get rid of but I may have to make some difficult decisions, all because I didn't get paid."
The website includes sections to report rogue customers, as well as rogue contractors, and a petition calling for a change in laws to better protect the building industry.