Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-08 19:44:43 –
Las Vegas, Nevada (KTNV) — Local Contractor 13 Published investigations to promptly file proceedings against their customers I just lost his license.
13 Investigates has this major update on men who have left people for fear of losing their homes.
“Basically, my entire house broke two bathrooms and a kitchen,” said the homeowner. “It was a pretty nightmare.”
A similar nightmare shared by many homeowners is 13 studies on Rooter-man Plumbing and Bolmer Restoration. Both companies are owned by Eduardo Aledondo.
He held a hearing at the Nevada Contractors Commission on Friday morning and faced more than 100 violations, including fraudulent or deceptive behavior, default contracts, unlicensed bids, and abandonment. bottom.
“First and foremost, we recommend all these licenses and all four licenses in this regard,” said board lawyer Luis Lin. “They will be canceled soon, that is, as of today.”
The Contractor Commission has imposed the following fines totaling $ 852,015:
Volmer Fine: $ 663,550; Rooterman Fine: $ 112,750; Board Investigation Cost: $ 75,715
Arredondo and other key employees are prohibited from applying for a new contractor license until the fine has been paid in full.
Administrative Law Judge Philip Pro made it official.
“So your motion is given to Mr Lin for a default decision,” said the pro. “We will prepare the purchase order required for signing and execute it as soon as it is received.”
Lin also said in a hearing that such cases were exactly the purpose of disciplinary action.
However, the homeowners we talked to feel that the system has failed because it did not prevent so much damage to so many homeowners. Some homeowners say they have filed complaints against Volmer, but feel that those complaints have not been taken seriously.
M. Ling provided the following answers to these concerns:
“Due process and thorough investigation take time. Each consumer complaint needs to be investigated and should be investigated for its own benefits. Multiple complaints to a single contractor. If you receive, they can be aggregated for prosecution purposes, which inevitably means that all complaints must be thoroughly and fairly investigated before creating an invoice. An additional complexity of the bankruptcy is that once a bankruptcy is filed, the aspects of administrative prosecution are subject to the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court, which inevitably adds time to the final hearing. If the consumer uses a licensed contractor, to the consumer, even if the process takes the time required to do our job fairly, completely, and within the limits of the law. The result is always better. “
The default ruling means that the homeowner can proceed with the claim from the contractor’s Home Recovery Fund (RRF).
Please note that RRF funding is paid by all Nevada-licensed contractors. Therefore, even if Aledondo may not be able to file for bankruptcy under his parent company and pay those fines, there is probably still help for homeowners.
The Board states that due to the statutory limits on the RRF, we will try to process the claim as quickly as possible and ensure that we receive all possible complaints. Any homeowner who considers it financially damaged can make a claim. Click here for more information on the Home Recovery Fund.. Alternatively, call (702) 486-1100.
The Board also states that each claim will be examined individually to determine eligibility and financial harm. And they point out the following state law:
According to NRS 624.510 (3) (a), “If the Board or its nominee determines that the injured person is eligible for recovery from the account in accordance with this section or NRS 624.490, the Board or its nominee You can pay the following amount from your account: No more than $ 40,000 of the actual damage incurred. ” According to NRS 624.510 (7), “The amount collected from an account based on a claim made to a single contractor is $ 750,000 or an account determined on the day the board approves the payment of all claims. Must not exceed any of 20% of the balance. ” [Note: It should be noted that if the Board investigations validate awards that have a combined award amount greater than the statutory limit (NRS 624.510(7), the award issued may be reduced to be compliant with the statutory cap.]