Cooper sues roofer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced an order on Monday to stop a Charlotte-area roofer from conducting business after he allegedly took money for jobs he never started.
Wake County Superior Court Judge William R. Pittman agreed last week with Cooper's request to temporarily bar Reginald Keith Turner from offering to perform or taking any money for roofing services. Turner did business as Triple R Restoration and Pinnacle Restoration. Cooper is seeking to shut down Turner's roofing businesses permanently, as well as civil penalties and consumer refunds.
"Shady roofers who take money and don't perform must be stopped," Cooper said. "Consumers should always be skeptical when someone shows up at their home offering repairs at a deep discount."
In June 2010, Cooper filed suit against Turner for operating a foreclosure assistance scheme and collecting money upfront for help he never provided. In January, a Wake County judge permanently banned Turner from debt or foreclosure assistance work in the state.
Cooper's office first learned about Turner's alleged tactics when a woman from Matthews complained about his failure to fix hail damage to her roof.
The Matthews homeowner is one of 12 consumers who have filed complaints about Turner's roofing companies with Cooper's office. In August, the Consumer Protection Division sent a cease and desist letter and copies of the complaints to Turner but never received a response. The Charlotte Better Business Bureau has received 17 complaints against Triple R Restoration and Pinnacle Restoration. The BBB has given the companies an "F" rating for failing to respond to the complaints.