North Dakota aims to ban duo from doing business in state

By Mark Payne | Nov 26, 2014

Two men, one a convicted felon, are facing a ban from doing business in North Dakota, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who filed a cease-and-desist order, said.

Chad Peda and Somer Hilleboe -- and their business, CS Companies -- allegedly were paid to do work that wasn't completed, a consumer complaint said. Peda is a convicted felon who apparently has left the state.

The complaint said the company was given an advance payment of $11,000 to complete the demolition of a garage, then build a new one, but the work was never completed.

“Before paying any money to a contractor, check to make sure the contractor is legitimate and is properly licensed and bonded,” Stenehjem said. “It only takes a couple of minutes to check, but it could save you from losing both money and time.”

Peda and Hilleboe aren't licensed contractors in the state of North Dakota. Peda did refund a portion of the money once the complaint was filed. In a separate case, Peda was convicted of theft of property after receiving advance payments and not completing a previous job. Peda owes over $130,000 in restitution from that case.

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