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Home Owner Contracts Roofing Work, Pays in Advance, But Contractor Fails to Uphold Contracts


Home Owner Files Lawsuit against Marcus Remodeling for Fraud

John contracted to work with Marcus Remodeling after the company approached him about his home projects. In March 2016, John signed a contract with Marcus Remodeling to have the rear roof pressure washed and general cleaning done. Following the signing, he agreed that more work needed to be done.

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In April 2016, he signed a contract to have roofing, trusses, French drain, and a driveway retaining wall installed. John paid the requested $4k promptly. Throughout May and June, Marcus Remodeling continually approached John with new contracts and more payment requests. On ten separate occasions, John was asked for money to finish the work. Each time, he paid with the expectation of good work completion.

A year later, John was still waiting for his French drain to be installed, and the contractors approached him for more payment to do the work as well as to cover labor costs. John paid an additional $13.5k. The French drain was not even started. And then, in November, the roof sheeting blew off. On closer inspection, John discovered that the roof trusses had not been properly installed, and then, the driveway retaining wall failed.

John contacted Marcus Remodeling to request reimbursement for the poor work so that he could get the job done correctly. According to John, the contractors refused to do anything to fix the situation. And as of April 2018, Marcus Remodeling has failed to uphold its end of the contracts. As a client of KM&A, John seeks the protection of the law for homeowners who face poor work and fraud.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: GD-18-010375

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Christi Wallace at 412-626-5569 or at

NOTICE: All information contained in this statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

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