Missouri’s attorney general on Tuesday sued two home remodeling contractors in the Kansas City area for allegedly taking upfront payments for work without completing the jobs.
The suits were filed in Jackson County Circuit Court against William Lahn of Eskridge, Kan., and Tim Garbleman of Kansas City.
The suit against Lahn, of William Lahn Concrete and Foundation Repair, alleged that he accepted more than $12,000 upfront from six customers for concrete and foundation repair work that was never completed. Lahn could not be reached for comment.
Separately, Garbleman, of Executive Design, allegedly took upfront payments from at least two customers for work that was not provided as promised. In one case, according to the suit, Garbleman charged 100 percent upfront for nearly $12,000 worth of home remodeling work, leaving “at least half of the work unfinished and refunding only $2,700.”
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Garbleman said that though he was unaware of the lawsuit, “I’ll do whatever I need to do to make this right.”
The suit, among other things, seeks to prevent the contractors from ever doing business again in Missouri.