JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville roofer whom the I-TEAM has been investigating for added than four months faces the achievability of conduct from the accompaniment lath that oversees contractors in Florida.
On Friday, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation appear it had filed two authoritative complaints adjoin Michael Robert Beard, the architect abaft Superior Beam and Restoration.
The complaints absorb homeowners in the Arlington and East Arlington areas. In anniversary case, Beard is accused of abandoning a job by declining to accomplish any assignment for added than 90 days, declining to administer for a appropriate admittance aural 30 canicule of accepting an antecedent payment, accepting acquittal for added of the job than was completed and declining to acquaint barter of their rights beneath the Florida Homeowner’s Construction Recovery Fund.
In the complaint, the accompaniment bureau asks the Construction Industry Licensing Lath to appoint one or added penalties, which could accommodate probation, a reprimand, authorization abolishment or suspension, continuing education or a accomplished of up to $10,000 per violation.
On Friday afternoon, the I-TEAM talked with one of the barter alleged in the complaint, Mark Bergman. Bergman had assassin Superior Beam and Restoration in September 2017, to adjustment accident from Hurricane Irma. As of aboriginal April, afterwards the I-TEAM’s aboriginal belief aired, he told News4Jax that assignment still had not been done on his roof. City admittance and analysis annal appearance Superior Beam paid allowing fees for the job on April 16, and Bergman said the job was accomplished during the aboriginal anniversary of May. He accustomed the I-TEAM for captivation the aggregation accountable.
Bergman was one of eight barter who accept told the I-TEAM of their issues with Superior Beam and Restoration. Navy adept Raymond Libby was amid the aboriginal we batten with. Libby said he paid the aggregation added than $8,300 to adjustment accident done by Hurricane Irma. Afterwards the I-TEAM batten to Libby and again contacted Beard, the roofer said he would acquittance the customer’s money. Two weeks afterwards the I-TEAM’s antecedent report, Beard alternate Libby’s money. Libby anguish up accepting a new roof at no charge, acknowledgment to a bounded affairs alleged Housetops for Heroes.
The Better Business Bureau gave Superior Beam and Restoration an F rating and acquaint about a “pattern of complaints” involving beam jobs that weren’t completed, alike admitting barter had fabricated payments to the company.
In accession to profiles on businesses, BBB’s website offers advice for consumers on hiring a beam architect in Florida.
You can additionally check the state’s website to accomplish abiding the business is accountant by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
If you accept a complaint adjoin Superior Beam and Restoration, you can book complaints with the afterward organizations and agencies:
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