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N4T Investigators: Renovation Wreck – Update

TUCSON – Homeowners are trying to recover money after doing business with a local contractor.

Danny Anderson with Omega Construction Services was hired to fix Ted Messinger’s roof. Anderson convinced Messinger to repair water damage in his wall also.

“I don’t want him near my house. He’s not going to finish the job,” Messinger said. “My concern is, he’s still out there.”

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors revoked Anderson’s license. If Anderson does contracting work, he is committing a crime. Jeff Fleetham is the ROC Director. He said people need to immediately contact the ROC if Anderson is working on their home.

“File a complaint with us at once,” Fleetham said. “Danny is not licensed to do work right now in the state of Arizona. If they have signed a contract with him when his license is revoked, they have no access to the recovery fund.”

Even if a contractor has no money, the ROC recovery fund may help reimburse homeowners after a licensed contractor abandons or does poor work on a job.

The News 4 Tucson Investigators reported on another one of Anderson’s jobs last August. The house is largely demolished with no remaining roof. The homeowner is considering just selling the lot and losing the tens of thousands of dollars paid to Anderson.

Fleetham also said it is important to hire contractors with licenses because homeowners can be confident the person has experience and has passed an exam in their field.

Messinger used a big box store for his roof repair. The store paid a new contractor to fix the roof correctly. But the store is not paying for the additional job Messinger paid for. He is in the process of applying for the ROC recovery fund.

Sam Salzwedel

Sam Salzwedel

Sam Salzwedel is an investigative reporter at News 4 Tucson - KVOA.
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