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

RIVES JUNCTION, Mich. (WLNS) — Quite a few cellphone calls have been manufactured to 6 News about Aaron J. Austin failing to do the property repairs that he was paid out for.

Just one female explained his neglect price tag her a whole lot of funds and her wheelchair-sure mom to pass up out on a distinctive day.

“I just never understand what type of man or woman does this,” Jennifer Tice stated. 

Jennifer Tice desired to have a wheelchair ramp developed onto her household in Rives-Junction so that her 62-year-aged mom could go to and be relaxed at her household.

“I posted on a area Fb group looking for recommendations for builders placing it out there to see who was out there in the area,” Tice mentioned. 

So when she arrived throughout A & A Exteriors and observed that the corporation experienced an economical value, Tice jumped at the chance. 

Tice mentioned when the owner Aaron Austin requested for a down payment, she understood that things have been searching up.

“Everything seemed good. We weren’t way too fearful about giving him cash down simply because just about every one builder essential a percentage of it finished,” she stated. 

According to Tice, Austin communicated effectively, had written up a contract, and reported he’d do the operate, but when she gave him the $7,000 down payment, things started falling apart.

“He experienced his daughter and his daughter was sick and he had to acquire her to the hospital, he was unwell and experienced to go to the hospital then the pretty last thing he explained was that the transmission went out on his truck and that’s what he was waiting around for. But by that point we kinda figured it was not gonna transpire,” Tice explained. 

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

“My mom was heading to appear up and look at her oldest grandchild graduate large university and she wasn’t ready to appear,” Tice mentioned. 

Jennifer has approved the decline and now wishes other people to beware.

“He owes so a great deal cash to so numerous individuals. We’re by no means gonna get that income back again. It’s more or fewer making an attempt to quit him from carrying out it to other men and women,” she claimed.