The general contractor thought he was going to make some extra money.

After our house fire, we had to hire a general contractor to rebuild our home.

When deciding how we wanted the house, we knew there were some items we wanted and weren’t sure if they would get them.

We bought the ceiling fans we wanted for each room and took them to the house. We bought the kitchen cabinets and the marble countertops. Along with this, we purchased the central air conditioning unit that wasn’t previously in the house. After they completed the rebuild of the house, the general contractor sent a receipt for the cost of rebuild, and he detailed every item and their prices, to the insurance company. The insurance company mailed us a copy of that receipt, not knowing we had one that was completely different. The general contractor was asking for payment for the cupboards, granite countertops, building of a new room, and a central air conditioning room. I called the insurance company and told them there were a few add-ons that should not be there. The room they were charging for had already been built and only needed the wallboard put up. By the time we went over the list line for line, there was a discrepancy of nearly $25,000. The insurance company thanked us for calling and the general contractor could no longer work for the insurance company. The kicker was when the insurance company told the general contractor he had to paint the house again and make sure it was a professional job, and it didn’t look like a child had done it.


Deck Replacement