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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Excuse Me?

My blog is being scraped again.  If you are reading this on a website other than you are reading a stolen copy of my content.

Remember that hail storm we had in September?  It was a doozy.  There was lots of damage throughout our city and we had some of it.  Our insurance adjuster came out and said that we needed a new roof, gutters, etcetera.


We had been down this route before and weren't looking forward to it again.  Last time we replaced it ourselves with the help of amazing friends.  I actually enjoyed doing the roofing, I just didn't want to do it again at this point in my life!  So, we hired a contracting company.

We researched this company, StormGuard, on the internet and called the Better Business Bureau and visited their local office.  Everything checked out.  That we could find, anyway.  We were in communication with them and planned out when we would get our new roof.

Delay after delay started happening and still no roof.  Steven finally emailed the President of the company, Mike Little, and told him that we believed them to be crooked.  He went on to explain how it looked like they had taken our money and run with it.  We received an email back stating that no, they were not a crooked company and that he would check into it and make sure we were taken care of.

Yeah, right.

We were called yesterday by a local t.v. station doing a story on StormGuard and how they stole thousands of dollars from local families.  Excuse me?  They wanted to come interview us that very day.  Isn't that great? >insert as much sarcasm as you can think of here<  We did the interview and were blown away by what we learned.

Mike Little, the president of the company stole our money.  He did it to countless others in our city and across the mid-west.  He sorely mis-managed his company and swindled customers out of their money.  One woman that we have been in contact with gave StormGuard her entire insurance check up front.  It was for $13,000.  She is a teacher and only makes $14,000 a year.  What is she supposed to do about that?  Is Mike Little going to give her her money back?

Nope, he is going to start a new company in Arizona.  Wait, he already has.  He took thousands and thousands of dollars from hard working people in the mid-west then picked up and moved to Arizona to try it all again.  His new company, National Construction, is bound to be just as crooked and deceitful as StormGuard.  Word needs to be spread about this company and about this man so that others can be forewarned.

Do not believe anything this man or his company says to you.  They will not deliver.  They will steal your money and never think twice about it.

Now, am I willing to concede that it was all a mistake and that Mike Little is sorry for what happened?  You bet, as soon as he gives us our money back and an apology letter to each and every person he swindled.

Let's just say that I'm not holding my breath!  We are filing a complaint with the police, Consumer Fraud, the Attorney General's office, the Better Business Bureau, and anyone else that we can.  We will never see our money, but at least we can try and stop this guy from doing it again.

But we need your help.

Your mission is to tell anyone that you know about this man, Mike Little and his company, National Construction, and to warn them.  Especially those of you down the Arizona way.  Help to stop this man from devastating more lives. 


JennyM said...

Oh, Renita, I'm so sorry that this happened to you. What a slimeball. I hope that justice is done to him somehow, sometime.

Laura in MO said...

How awful! I am so sorry you are going through this! What a total slime-ball!!! It just makes me crazy that people like this can get away with things like this!!

Guiding Light said...

I am so sorry to hear this! You bet I'll help spread the word, by sharing your blog. Praying for your family!!

Ring Leader said...

I am so sorry Renita! One day he will have to give an account for everything he has done. If he doesn't pay for what he's done during his time on the earth - and if he hasn't accepted Jesus, he'll surely pay for it for eternity!

Ring Leader said...

P.S. I'll be sharing your blog!

Steph @ Wild Crickets said...

Oh how awful! We had a close call with my mom and a roofer several years back when we had storms here. Luckily we were able to get the work done after pushing and pulling a bit. I pray that you will be able to get some sort of vindication. How awful! (Here's a laugh - my random word verification for this comment... cheatious. Ha!)

Side note - I tagged you in a blog award post today. Play along or not, but I thought your blog deserved a shout out. I love how you write. :)