Saturday, June 26, 2010

Illinois AG Hammers 5 Home Repair Contractors In Seperate Suits Alleging Outfits Pocketed $167K In Upfront Payments & Performed Substandard Or No Work

From the Office of the Illinois Attorney General:
  • Attorney General Lisa Madigan [] urged consumers to use caution when choosing home repair and remodeling contractors as she announced five lawsuits filed against home repair businesses,(1) alleging they defrauded Illinois consumers of more than $167,000 in down payments by performing substandard work or no work at all.

For the Illinois AG press release, see Madigan Cracks Down On Home Repair Fraud (Attorney General Urges Consumers to Be Aware of Potential Fraud During Spring and Summer Home Repair Seasons).

(1) The five outfits who made the Illinois AG hit parade are:

  • C & P Development, Inc., and DM Realty & Building Inc., both of Chicago, and the owner of the companies, David S. Paul (five consumer complaints filed);
  • Paul Bunyon Tree Services, Inc., a Melrose Park, Ill.-based firm, and its president, Timothy Mullis;
  • All Seasons Contracting, Inc. with addresses in Manhattan, Ill., and Frankfort, Ill., and business owner Carol Richard and General Manager Patrick Richard;
  • Jody Dobrinich, who does business as AAA Bloomington Construction, AAA Bloomington Concrete Company and Bloomington Construction & Handyman Services (eleven consumer complaints filed);
  • J. Robert Rankin, who does business as Rankin Backhoe & Septic System (six consumer complaints filed).