Your Stories: Local contractor claims homebuilder never paid him

Contractor claims he was not paid money owed by homebuilder

A general contractor claims he's owed thousands of dollars by Tru-Build Homes in Lima, and he's not the only one.

Andrew Northrop of Platinum Renovations Group says he was hired to do work on a new house in Henrietta.

Northrop claims he received a $3,100 check from Tru-Build for part of the work, but that check bounced.

"I deposited that check and paid all my business bills," said Northrop. "Her check bounced, so it bounced all my bills I paid, and my pay roll. I wasn't able to make payroll to my workers."

That check was issued at the end of November, according to Northrop.

"Now we're working seven days a week to make up for money I lost from [the owner of Tru-Build]," said Northrop.

Electrician and plumber Damien Connors said he's waiting to be paid for two jobs with Tru-Build Homes. He claims they amount to more than $10,000.

"You know, when you're counting on money for the house to finish up to close, to finish up the payment, that helps you move along," said Connors.

Both men claim they have not been able to get in touch with the owner of Tru-Build Homes for weeks.

13WHAM also tried reaching out to Tru-Build. We have not had a chance to speak with the owner of the company as of Monday night.

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