A Sarpy County area homeowner wishes he had done more homework before paying for a house addition. Red flags could have saved him thousands.
Andrew is the homeowner says who asked no to have his last name used. He contracted for a covered patio. But not until after paying three thousand dollars down did Andrew dig into the contractor’s background.
Andrew says, " You get that empty feeling and its just say well there goes my money."
Quad River contracting from northwest Iowa should have completed the job by now but never started. Andrew went on line and found two pages of court cases against the contractors. After finding those he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt his money is gone.
Though Troy claimed to be company owner Andrew says a brother Travis Sydow seemed to run the show.
Nick Jasa of One source backgrounds says, "This guy has all kinds of red flags" One source background found among other cases Travis Sydow paid restitution to an Iowa customer after a theft charge.
The Better Business Bureau believes the contractors are changing company names. Jim Hegarty President of the BBB says, " It could be they're just trying to stay out ahead of the last bad deal that they did."
Andrew has dozens of text messages from the contractors who found on line the latest the most promising. I'm about to just give you the money back. But Andrew isn't counting on a refund after hearing about every excuse under the sun.
The owner of Quad River Contracting named Troy told law enforcement the money would be refunded. So far that hasn't happened. The county attorney is reviewing the case-- and may file charges.