Saturday, June 16, 2012

Contractor To Stop Operating, Reimburse $160K To Settle Charges Of Pocketing Upfront Cash, Failing To Provide Full Services, Stiffing Subs & Suppliers

In Des Moines, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reports:

  • A West Des Moines business has been barred from future residential contracting and ordered to reimburse dozens of customers more than $160,000 after they complained that the owners failed to provide labor, materials and other services.

  • Iowa Attorney Tom Miller filed a lawsuit against IQ Renovation LLC and its owners Megan Troyer Marlow and Timothy Marlow, claiming they violated Iowa consumer fraud and door-to-door sales laws, Miller’s office said in a statement. Timothy Marlow also offered services under Energy Savers, the state said.

  • Miller’s lawsuit, resolved with a consent judgment, outlines several complaints, including that the company accepted advance payments without completing or even starting construction projects, and accepted payments from customers without paying subcontractors and suppliers, the state said.

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