A Palm Bay woman is suing the contractor. Carrie Volpe said Alliance Group Contracting prompted greater damage to her house than she commenced with. She stated she paid $20,000 for a roof repair she never got. She and her husband, Joe, promoted the residence and took the contractor to court. Other clients have also lodged proceedings opposing the organization in keeping with the Florida Attorney General’s OffGeneral’she Better Business Bureau. “We concept w” were going to have our dream house, our 5 acres, our country estate,
and we failed to. Not when they were achieved with it,” stated Volp”. While dwelling in Palm Bay in 2017, Volpe and her husband sold a Vero Beach residence 30 miles away, believing it changed into really worth renovating despite a preceding fireplace within the attic that had destroyed a few roof trusses.
“We started s”living it to renovate it because it became the maximum beautiful house ever,” stated Volpe. “o restore the trusses and update the tiles in a while, Volpe employed Alliance Contracting Group in Port St. Lucie, owned by Adam Ryckman. But she said regardless of repeated emails, calls, and promises, all Alliance did within the subsequent six months was remove some roof tiles — breaking them in the technique — just in time for Hurricane Irma to roar through in August. Volpe paid $20,000 down on March 25, 2017, so the work
may want to begin. “They left the roof exposed” all through Hurricane Irma, so it simply poured within the residence at some stage in the storm,” stated Volpe. “And they “eft the windows”open, so the entire house flooded. It prompted masses of hundreds of bucks in damages.” Ryckman instructed WPBF, “5 News that wasn’t proper. “We took wasn’t the roo” to begin our activity, and then she canceled the contract. The tiles are beautiful; they are no longer water-tight. So you could take tiles off a residence, and it might not leak,” he said.
Volpe stated Al”dance subsequently positioned a tarp at the residence weeks later. Still, it becomes too past due — she says mildew changed into putting in, attic timber became warping, and the costs were mounting. She filed a civil lawsuit against Ryckman, asking for $324,000 in damages. “They took all of our mone“, then destroyed the internal of our residence, after which they walked away,” Volpe said. And it’s not”only a civil caseit’ssing out of this dispute — Ryckman is facing a prison crook rate stemming from the case. He’s charged with using hiHe’stary stamp on observation of commencement that Volpe said her had not signed nor noticed.
Volpe said she, at the start, signed a notice of commencement with the corporation’s salesman on corporation’s7, who notarized her signature. But when she went to the city to check her allow and document, she discovered an exclusive be aware of commencement stamped through Ryckman. In an interview with Port St. Lucie police, before he became arrested remaining yr on suspicion of being answerable for the false signature and notarization, Ryckman told a detective he stamped the awareness in his office. She claims he cast her signature on that report.
At that factor, he was already investigated via the country and found to violate Florida’s notary legal guiFlorida’sThe state required him to complete remedial action. Ryckman instructed police he had to retake the notary path. But he stated he did his client a desire – announcing Volpe signed two graduation notices, one expired. So to hurry up the procedure, he notarized the alternative one. “Did you forge her signature?” the “detective asked.
“No,” Ryckma” responded.
Ryckman, in”true” ted police Volpe was seeking to get cash out of him using making false allegations. He stated she canceled the settlement and went after him when she found out the unique fireplace turned so giant that she’d replace her entire roof. “Wheshe’d realized she’d pay more m” ney, she failed to she’d to do this and figured out a way for us to pay for it,” Ryckman said. Ryckman’s lawyer st”ted they were iRyckman’sing the criminal case against him and had no remark. “I think he ought to get his license taken away, so he ne” er does this to everyone else,” Volpe said. The Better Business Bureau offers these tips in case y”you are considering hiring a roofing contractor:
What precisely is the roof craftsman going to do?* Make certain you apprehend the whole scope of the assignment. Ensure you understand the professionals and cons of the answers and that everything is specific to your settlement. What occurs if there may be terrible weather while your roof project is underway?* Plan for the bad climate. Ask your roofer about what they’ll do to guard your home in rain or storms.
* Check your coverage. If the ifthey’llission is for fixing the damage, check your house owner’s coverage to see if your assignment is protected and how to proceed owner’s.
* There are extraordinary contractors for different roofing structures. Roofing contractors may be licensed to put in particular kinds of roofs. If your contractor is licensed for their system, you can look with the manufacturer.