Thursday, October 1, 2015
Breezy Point home still not repaired
Jean Marie Bach has been waiting three years to move back into her home on Breezy Point, Queens.
When Superstorm Sandy hit, she hired contractor Richard Kloska, from American General Contracting to repair her 2-bedroom bungalow that she lived in year-round. Bach says he promised hers would be one of the first homes he’d work on.
Although Kloska was licensed, Bach made the mistake of not getting a written estimate or a detailed contract.
“I trusted him,” she said, “I believe he would finish the job.”
She estimates she paid him almost $150,000 to raise the home, put in a new foundation, and then lower the house onto the foundation. In addition, the inside of the home needed to be redone, and siding and decking were supposed to be completed on the outside.
Bach says Kloska didn’t do most of the work.