CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday he has taken enforcement action against three contractors who allegedly failed to complete projects or performed substandard work.
The recent filings targeted Hawkins Construction, Kyle Construction and Robert E. Jones.
“Consumers trust – and the law requires – contractors to do professional work,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Contractors who defraud consumers and violate our state’s consumer protection laws must be held accountable. These enforcement actions demonstrate how our office will vigorously pursue con artists at every step in the process.”
The state filed suit against Hawkins Construction and its owners in late December. The lawsuit alleges the company performed substandard roofing work for a Morgantown consumer and failed to make repairs or refund the consumer’s money.
The Hawkins lawsuit also alleges the defendant worked with an expired contractor’s license and failed to use written contracts or provide consumers with notice of the three-day right to cancel. It seeks restitution and a court order forcing the company to comply with state law or cease doing business.
Elsewhere, the state filed a petition to enforce its previously approved agreement with Kyle Construction of Kanawha County. The late December filing alleges the company defaulted on its obligation to repay a customer for shoddy workmanship.
In the Robert Jones case, the State asked the court in late December to hold Jones in contempt for his failure to adhere to a court order requiring him to turn over certain documents and information no later than the end of November, which according to the petition, he failed to produce.
The Attorney General’s lawsuit accuses Jones of violating state consumer protection laws with home improvement projects in Putnam, Kanawha, Mason and Jackson counties.