(CINCINNATI) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Hamilton-based roofing company Salyers Complete Contracting LLC for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law, including failure to deliver.
“Consumers gave this business large down payments to repair or replace their roofs, but in turn, the business did substandard and shoddy work,” said Attorney General DeWine. “In some cases, it did no work at all. Despite multiple attempts by my office, the business failed to resolve these issues out of court, leaving us no choice but to file this lawsuit.”
Joshua Salyers is a storm-damage roofing contractor who operates Salyers Complete Contracting LLC in Hamilton County and other Ohio counties.
In complaints filed with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, consumers report paying Salyers Complete Contracting $1,350 to $13,000 to install, repair, or replace their roof. After making the payment, consumers said the business either did no work at all or did a poor job.
The lawsuit charges Joshua Salyers and Salyers Complete Contracting LLC with multiple violations of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act, including failure to deliver, performing shoddy work, making misrepresentations, and falsely stating work was covered by a warranty. In the lawsuit, the Attorney General seeks injunctive relief, consumer restitution, and civil penalties.
Attorney General DeWine encourages consumers to research a business with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Better Business Bureau before signing a contract or making any payments. Consumers also should check with the Ohio Secretary of State to determine whether the business is registered with the state.
Consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.
Lisa Hackley: 614-466-3840
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Copy of Lawsuit (PDF)