Kelly Kallhoff has been left with a mess after a contractor walks off the job. A 104 foot long retaining wall hasn’t been completed even though she’s paid $3,200 to D.L.C. Home Improvement.
Kelly said, “I have no choice but to move the block onto my property and leave things incomplete. I don’t have the money because he took it and I don’t have enough to get someone else to repair it.” Kelly said the heavy retaining wall block has been piled on her neighbor’s yard which she didn’t expect the contractor to do.
Contractor Dick Lasher of D.L.C. Home Improvement has a voice mail that is full. Texts and e-mails sent him haven’t been returned. Kelly said she last talked to the contractor more than a week ago. Kelly said, “He said I’m getting the rest of your material but he hasn’t come back and he hasn’t answered the phone.”
The homeowner obtained an estimate from another contractor to tear out the block and do the job right. But that bid was for $6,000 which she doesn’t have left in her savings for the wall.
Omaha's building inspector said no permit was required for the wall below six feet high and the Better Business Bureau had no customer reports on D.L.C. Home Improvement.