KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville couple suggests they regret choosing a residence advancement contractor final drop. They explained to WATE’s Don Dare they paid hundreds of bucks in advance and Jonathan Presley started the career, but then stop.
4 years in the past, Presley and his brother, Warren, ended up charged by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for impersonating a certified qualified and not completing their get the job done. Approximately seven several years in the past, WATE began obtaining issues about the Presley brothers.
Regrettably, Amanda and John Norton had been unaware of their contractor’s heritage. Eleven days back, Presley explained he’d return their money inside a 7 days, but he hasn’t.
“This is the new put up and the railing. He was supposed to finish and set the metal spindles in here,” reported Amanda. “They were supposed to choose up the carpet, place new carpet down, set in a new banister that would be durable.”
The stairway is neither strong nor harmless for her relatives.
“All he remaining us with is a hazard,” mentioned Amanda. “John Presley arrived out at first, he surveyed. Afterwards on, he brought people today with him, his brother, Warren Presley.”
Amanda shared that a deposit of $8,100 was agreed upon so he could buy carpet, but the carpet was never bought. Amanda’s partner John held in get hold of with John Presley via text messages.
“He stored indicating, properly, we have bought to hold out right until we finish yet another residence, can you hold out till December? We did. Then he referred to as like a 7 days in December and stated let’s just hold out right until right after Christmas,” John Norton claimed.
John Norton suggests a several days right after Xmas, John Presley used quite a few hours tearing up the couple’s staircase in no way to return. A worker did arrive back in March and stained the railings.
“We’re finished with his solutions, we want our income back,” Amanda mentioned.
The Nortons sent a desire letter past thirty day period requesting their income back considering that John Pressley had not returned it. Presley is no for a longer time at the address stated for his enterprise. So, Dare identified as him on March 18. Presley claimed he is now just recovering from the coronavirus.
“My brother practically died, we experienced COVID for two months,” reported John Presley on the phone.
Presley said he has talked with the pair and designed an agreement with them.
When asked about returning their cash John Presley reported he would return the cash in just a week.
“It’s not their fault, it is our fault. We’ll return their revenue, comprehensive refund,” he stated.
To day, no revenue has been refunded to the Nortons and the few is looking for a new contractor.
John Presley claimed he was heading to give the few a cashier’s check Friday, March 25. The Norton’s claimed Presley then began negotiating with them last week, saying he’ll return their revenue in excess of the next several months, a minor little bit at a time.
All over again, Presley informed us, it was his intention to end the job. The Nortons said with the do the job unfinished, they may file a felony theft demand against Presley as some of his former customers have completed.
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