MILFORD, Ohio - Ohio's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a Milford construction business after a series of consumer complaints.
Ohio AG Mike DeWine announced Friday the lawsuit against William Adair III, doing business as Superior Construction, for multiple alleged violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Home Solicitation Sales Act.
Superior Construction is a home improvement business, operating out of 14 Apple Lane in Milford, Ohio.
In complaints filed with the Ohio Attorney General's Office, consumers said the business started work but either did not return to complete the work or the work was shoddy.
In one complaint, a Cincinnati consumer said he paid $17,500 for a new kitchen. After installing a new floor and gutting the kitchen, the business allegedly did not return to finish the work.
A Milford consumer said that after she paid $1,830 to have her bathroom remodeled, she needed to hire another contractor to fix Superior Construction's alleged shoddy work.
"The business name includes the word superior but consumers who filed complaints with my office described shoddy and incomplete work," said Attorney General DeWine. "Consumers who buy a product or service have to get what they pay for."
Superior Construction is charged with failure to deliver, performing shoddy work, falsely representing the quality of a product and with violating the Home Solicitation Sales Act by failing to give consumers proper notice of their three-day right to cancel. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, consumer restitution, and civil penalties.
Attorney General DeWine says consumers should research home improvement businesses with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and Better Business Bureau before making any payments. Consumers also should ask for written estimates from several businesses before making a final selection, and they should get receipts for any deposits they make.
Consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly by Superior Construction or any other business should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or by calling 800-282-0515.
A copy of the full lawsuit can be found at https:// www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov /Briefing-Room/News-Releases/August-2012/ Attorney-General-DeWine-Sues-Cincinnati-Area-Home-/Superior-Construction.
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