Woman loses more than $7K in bad home improvement deal


RIVES JUNCTION, Mich. (WLNS) — Many cell phone phone calls have been created to 6 News about Aaron J. Austin failing to do the property repairs that he was paid out for.

One particular girl stated his neglect value her a good deal of cash and her wheelchair-sure mom to overlook out on a particular day.

“I just don’t fully grasp what form of individual does this,” Jennifer Tice mentioned. 

Jennifer Tice wished to have a wheelchair ramp built on to her home in Rives-Junction so that her 62-12 months-old mother could pay a visit to and be at ease at her household.

“I posted on a local Fb team hunting for suggestions for builders putting it out there to see who was out there in the region,” Tice reported. 

So when she arrived throughout A & A Exteriors and observed that the enterprise experienced an economical price, Tice jumped at the possibility. 

Tice mentioned when the proprietor Aaron Austin asked for a down payment, she realized that items were wanting up.

“Everything appeared terrific. We weren’t also apprehensive about giving him funds down simply because each single builder demanded a percentage of it carried out,” she stated. 

According to Tice, Austin communicated well, experienced composed up a contract, and said he’d do the operate, but when she gave him the $7,000 down payment, factors began falling aside.

“He had his daughter and his daughter was unwell and he experienced to acquire her to the hospital, he was sick and experienced to go to the clinic then the pretty last thing he claimed was that the transmission went out on his truck and which is what he was ready for. But by that point we kinda figured it wasn’t gonna materialize,” Tice reported. 

Not only are they out all of that dollars, but Tice also mentioned that Austin’s neglect brought on her mother to overlook out on a exclusive working day.

“My mother was heading to occur up and view her oldest grandchild graduate significant faculty and she wasn’t in a position to occur,” Tice mentioned. 

Jennifer has acknowledged the reduction and now wishes other people to beware.

“He owes so a lot dollars to so several people. We’re never ever gonna get that cash back again. It’s far more or considerably less making an attempt to prevent him from executing it to other individuals,” she mentioned. 


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