‘It was a very traumatic experience:’ Ky. family warns others after home repair nightmare

Kennith Bogan

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) – A Winchester woman has a warning for other homeowners. Extra than a 12 months following storms harmed her house, the repairs continue to are not finished.

“Our contractor has left with dollars that we experienced offered him,” explained Patricia Overbee, whose house was harmed.

Overbee is upset that she owns a residence she just can’t stay in. She and her spouse and children experienced just moved in when a tree fell on the roof for the duration of a storm, and all of them inside of.

“It was a really traumatic working experience,” Overbee mentioned.

Luckily, the family members endured small accidents. They preferred to rebuild, so they achieved out to the contractor who bought them the residence. He experienced remolded it in advance of putting it on the current market.

“It was magnificent, so we had assurance in him that he could make it just like it was,” Overbee claimed.

Overbee reported the contractor started off the repairs, but then they ran into difficulties.

“I gave him $5,000 to do some more perform that has not been performed, and I have not witnessed him considering that that examine was published,” Overbee mentioned.

She claims the contractor left about $30,000 of operate undone. The household has contacted police. They are upset their coverage organization just cannot do more and said the town has not been considerably enable.

The city owned the tree that fell.

“And now the city desires me to clean up this mess up for the reason that I consider they believe we’ve abandoned the home,” Overbee explained.

Overbee is warning owners to enjoy out for shady contractors.

“He won’t return our phone calls or messages, and he did not buy the items that we had paid out him for,” Overbee stated.

Overbee and her family members hope to find their contractor and consider him to court. In the meantime, they’ve been remaining at a friend’s residence as they try out to rebuild.

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