We had our mobile home moved to Maine on October 19, 2006. Our intent was to hire someone to build an addition on to the existing structure increasing the living space from 12' x 60 to 24' x 60'.
The mobile home hauler said he had done this kind of work before and it would be an easy job to complete.
We gave him $3,000.00 of ours to purchase materials. Which he brought to our property, we also purchased roof trusses with the dimensions he submitted. (another $2,500)
However, winter was approaching and he didn't start on the job.
In the meantime, while we were waiting for the addition to begin- we hired a plumber to replace the rusted washer hookup.
We got talking and he said he was a "carpenter" before he became a plumber and we shouldn't have to wait for the other guy to start working since winter is upon us.
We said we couldn't just fire the original guy --so we called him and he admitted he had overbooked himself and to "go ahead" with our plan to get the project started.
Keeping in mind when the new contractor finally started the job, (4 or 5 days later) he and one other person used the materials that we already had bought and paid for here on the premises.
A couple of days went by and he came with 2 men, a woman he had working with him in the beginning of this project was not with him any longer. She was replaced by these two men.
At the beginning of our agreement we gave him $10,500.00 "Building 12
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