The Mass Office of Consumer Affairs contacted me this week to let me know about a contractor from Framingham who is being prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. OCABR has received complaints from several consumers leading to action by the AG. This contractor has had several different company names and has allegedly bilked consumers out of thousands.
In our trade organization, Eastern Mass NARI
we do not let contractors who are unlicensed join our group. Homeowners can often avoid bad contractor nightmare experiences if they spend a little more time checking out their contractor.
Here is an excerpt from the article.
Framingham Man Sued for Illegal Home Improvement Practices
AG Coakley Obtains Injunction Prohibiting Defendant from Operating Without a License
BOSTON – A Framingham man has been sued and ordered to stop any contracting services without a license after allegedly engaging in home improvement projects without proper registration, failing to complete the work, and misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from a consumer, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.
The lawsuit filed against Kyle Buckminster last week in Suffolk Superior Court seeks civil penalties and consumer restitution for violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, due to allegations he misrepresented himself as a licensed home improvement contractor and abandoned projects for which he had received payment.
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