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Local roofing company demands payment; homeowner says job's not done

Posted at 8:44 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 21:54:29-04

NAPLES, Fla. —
Rick Colvin contacted FOX 4 after he received a letter in the mail.

“We were taken back,” he tells FOX 4.

The letter was from the Dal Lago Law Firm on behalf of My Affordable Roof.

It requested a “past due” amount of more Thant $3,500 to the company for work done on Colvin’s barn. It stated that if he didn’t comply, he would face legal action.

“It’s like going to the grocery store for milk that you don’t get,” he told FOX 4.

Many Southwest Floridians know this situation far too well.

Colvin’s Golden Gate barn was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

In October, he contracted My Affordable Roof to repair it.

All together, Colvin’s paid over $16,000 to the company.

But a Collier County inspector assessed the roof for a permit, and it failed.

FOX 4 reached out to the county, seeking more information regarding My Affordable Roof.

They tell FOX 4 that as of April 2019, the company has received 51 complaints.

Colvin says it’s not that he doesn’t want to pay the money.

They also tell us that the company, currently known as a “Mac Mar, LLC”, cannot pull new permits at this time. However, they “can extend a permit or reapply if a permit was cancelled. The company may also call for inspections”.

“I don’t think I should have to pay it if I have a roof that’s not passing inspection,” Colvin says.

FOX 4 reached out to the company for comment. We have not heard back.

We’ve also reached out to the Dal Lago Law Firm.
We began calling around 10:30 a.m, and called one last time for the day around 2:50 p.m.

They consistently told us that their attorney was busy.

One local attorney familiar with these types of cases did provide advice for anyone in a similar situation.

He says if you find yourself in a similar situation, put your issue in writing.

State exactly what happened, and why you feel you’ve been wrong.

Send the letter to the company you’re dealing with and the attorney.

If it doesn’t resolve the problem, you’ll want to reach out to a lawyer.