Saturday, June 25, 2011
Unlicensed contractor squeezes homeowner
From Eyewitness News:
Helene Escava has had her own home for nearly a year, so why has she been living in a hotel room?
It is all because of Frank Rodriquez of Bonanza Contracting. Helene hired him to turn her newly purchased Queens property into her dream house. In November 2009, she signed a contract to have a gut renovation on all floors. The work estimated to take a year and cost $380,000.
Seven months beyond the completion date and $400,000 later, Helene stands in the middle of what she calls, hell.