In 2009, hired Mr. Gerard Ahler, a New York contractor for a roof repair project in the Bronx. An advance deposit of $126,080 was provided to him for a steel roof. Months passed and no work was done. Followed up with contractor only to have him request more money is needed citing costs overrun.
Immediately, I canceled the project and requested the deposit money returned. He promised that he would return the money. But after three months for correspondence of calls, emails, faxes and certified letters. The contractor provided me with only a $5,000 check.
In addition, the property was abandoned with public safety violations, summons, court appearances and fines. The vendor took the advance payment with no intention of a steel purchase or anything regarding my project.
Gerard Ahler is unscrupulous contractor with ways to capitalize on the misfortunes of those who are honest. Please protect the public from this shoddy contractor who took payment without completing the agreed upon project.