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Local union contractors help woman with home repair gone wrong

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – In June of this year 81-year-old Dodi Sawyer hired a home improvement company to do some repairs. She says the contractor expanded the project, dismantled portions of the house, and made it unlivable. During the process she and her insurance company spent $11,000 for an unfinished job.



a dirty old room: Local contractors help woman who dealt with a home repair disaster.


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Local contractors help woman who dealt with a home repair disaster.

A group of local contractors from the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio got word of Sawyer’s situation and decided to help.

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“I was having the plumbing re-done and the electric re-done and that turned into three months of destruction of the inside, throwing away my kitchen appliances, and taking down my shower and leaving me with nothing but empty rooms,” Sawyer said.

Mike Gibson, a local carpenter with Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters said, “I was taught at a young age – what’s right is right. What’s wrong is wrong and I had to try to find a way to make this right.”

He called upon his colleagues – a crew of union contractors in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and painting who are going to finish the job for free.

“I couldn’t begin to tell you how grateful I am. I had no where to turn except my own pocket book,” Sawyer said.

Dash Construction, OCP Contractors, Lakeside Construction, Tri state Industrial, Great Lakes Electrical, Merritt Plumbing, and Local 1090 Millwright have all contributed to the effort.

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Arlington Roofing Company, Priority Home Repair, Responds To Season Change Repair Needs – Press Release

Arlington Roofing Company, Priority Home Repair, Responds To Season Change Repair Needs

The Priority Home Repair company offers a menu of services that help to prepare houses for the upcoming winter season with its storms. The pros take care of roofing repairs and many handyman tasks with precision and skill.

Priority Home Repair is pleased to announce that they have the tools and skills to step in when the number and complexity of tasks associated with home maintenance become overwhelming. The Arlington roofing company will inspect and repair the building roof so that rain and wind do not make a minor leak worse. They can make repairs to eaves, gutters, and soffits as needed to stop leaks and further damage. The roofing project’s size and complexity don’t matter to the professionals; they complete projects of all types.

Another typical project that many homeowners don’t have the skills or equipment to handle is cleaning the windows on the exterior of the building. Multi-level structures require ladders or scaffolding, which is not typically part of the equipment owned by a homeowner. Accidents involving ladders falling or people falling from ladders are not uncommon. The professionals at Priority Home Repair have invested in the right equipment for each job, and always practice safe methods of using the equipment.

Further details are available at https://priorityhomerepair.com

Another type of handyman project for the house’s exterior is cleaning gutters and downspouts of the accumulation of leaves and debris that may be present. Touching up scuffs to paint and siding will have the house looking its best, regardless of the season. In many instances, hiring the work done means that the customer gets the benefit of the skills and experience of the team of professionals, without the need for investing in expensive and sometimes bulky equipment which is only used occasionally.

Winterizing the building may include checking for air

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Joliet contractor facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel is facing new arrest warrants and new accusations from two customers who said they paid him for home renovations that were never completed.

Joliet contractor facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

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Hisel has been the subject of multiple I-Team investigations, dating back to 2014.

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I-Team: Unfinished basements

“From the day the warrant was issued, Joseph Hisel has been on the run and we don’t currently know where he’s at,” said Detective Sergeant Chris Altiery, Braidwood Police Department.

Hisel has been charged with and convicted of theft and home repair fraud, with accusations from many unhappy customers.

Joliet contractor ordered to pay back homeowner

His two most recent charges are in Will County. A Braidwood resident said he gave Hisel a $975 down payment for a decking job in April but never heard from Hisel again so he turned to police.

“He got on Facebook and he found a company called Home Repairs for Less. He did the proper amount of vetting, he thought, looked into them and they appeared to be legitimate,” said Altiery.

Altiery said Hisel signed his work-proposal “J.H.”, so at first, police didn’t know who they were dealing with.

“My victim in this case, says, ‘Hey, I believe I know who this person is’. He comes into the police station, and he actually shows me a picture of Joseph Hisel from the ABC7 I-Team, when they did their story back in 2017. So he found his perpetrator,” he said.

The Braidwood warrant was issued in August. A second warrant was issued for Hisel in New Lenox for a separate allegation of home repair theft.

Hisel previously pleaded guilty in four other cases in various counties the Chicago area, all for theft and home

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Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel facing new arrest warrants, charges of home repair theft

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) — Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel is facing new arrest warrants and new accusations from two customers who said they paid him for home renovations that were never completed.

Hisel has been the subject of multiple I-Team investigations, dating back to 2014.

I-Team: Unfinished basements

“From the day the warrant was issued, Joseph Hisel has been on the run and we don’t currently know where he’s at,” said Detective Sergeant Chris Altiery, Braidwood Police Department.

Hisel has been charged with and convicted of theft and home repair fraud, with accusations from many from unhappy customers.

Joliet contractor ordered to pay back homeowner

His two most recent charges are in Will County. A Braidwood resident said he gave Hisel a $975 down payment for a decking job in April but never heard from Hisel again so he turned to police.

“He got on Facebook and he found a company called Home Repairs for Less. He did the proper amount of vetting, he thought, looked into them and they appeared to be legitimate,” said Altiery.

Altiery said Hisel signed his work-proposal “J.H.”, so at first, police didn’t know who they were dealing with.

“My victim in this case, says, ‘Hey, I believe I know who this person is’. He comes into the police station, and he actually shows me a picture of Joseph Hisel from the ABC7 I-Team, when they did their story back in 2017. So he found his perpetrator,” he said.

The Braidwood warrant was issued in August. A second warrant was issued for Hisel in New Lenox for a separate allegation of home repair theft.

Hisel previously pleaded guilty in four other cases in various counties the Chicago area, all for theft and home repair fraud.

Contractor pleads guilty in 4 counties

One of them was a

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Request for service and repair of mobile homes elicits response

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wanted to respond to the inquiries for mobile home repairs in the Sept. 24 Sun Spots. We have purchased Main Mobile Parts and Service and will continue to offer services for repairing or maintaining your home.  The phone number everyone is used to (465-2205) will be up and operating at our new location within the week.

You can also call 375-3178 to get in touch with us. We provide services such as, but not limited to, installation of heat tape and skirting, tie downs and block if needed. We have everything you need for your mobile home.

You can find us at 1023 Litchfield Road in Sabattus. We are trying to conduct business during our move so please do not mind the mess. We can’t wait to meet you! — Debbie, service manager, Affordable Manufactured Homes of Maine, Sabattus.

ANSWER: Awesome!

DEAR SUN SPOTS” As an addendum to the Sept. 29 Sun Spots regarding holiday fairs for Loaves and Fishes, we want to assure everyone that these fairs will follow all CDC guidelines.

Using less than 50 people as the guideline, there will be 30 people allowed inside at a time for shopping. We will have sanitary stations set up throughout the hall and all people will need to wear a mask while they are in the building.

We want everybody to be safe and to enjoy some of the things we usually do during the holiday season. If the interest is high, we will be doing these fairs until the second week of December and would like to start the second week of October if we can rent at least 10 tables to vendors and crafters. — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Once again I need your assistance. My sister was given a

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