JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed lawsuits on Tuesday against three home remodeling companies for allegedly taking upfront payments from consumers without finishing the work as promised.
JD Global LLC and Jeremiah Osterhoff, the company's owner, allegedly collected more than $10,000 for goods they did not provide. Granite World LLC and William Becker, the company's owner, allegedly took upfront payments of at least $6,000 to cut and install granite and failed to deliver. Metro St. Louis and Benjamin Gaddy, the company's owner, allegedly contracted with consumers for roofing repairs and failed to deliver.
The Clay County-based JD Global allegedly sold hot tubs and bathroom fixtures to Missourians, took upfront deposits and then failed to deliver the hot tubs or fixtures. JD Global and Osterhoff allegedly received more than $10,000 in upfront payments, a number that continues to increase as new consumers come forward.
The St. Louis-based Granite World allegedly collected upfront payments from consumers to cut and install granite in their homes. Granite World and Becker allegedly failed to provide the services and goods as agreed.
The St. Louis County-based Metro St. Louis allegedly contracted with consumers to repair and replace roofs damaged in hail storms and promised warranties for future repairs. Metro St. Louis and Gaddy allegedly failed to return to deliver the repairs and warranties. Gaddy also allegedly accepted an upfront payment from a consumer for a roof replacement but failed to either do the work or refund the money.