Contractor Makes Good

POSTED: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:41pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:20am

Newschannel 9's Troubleshooters are back at it again. Our team gets some results for a homeowner who says she waited too long for a contractor to return to her house. After our story ran the contractor kept his promise and he and his crew showed up for work. Juan Rodriguez owns Fuenco Construction, the company hired to add-on to the Cordero home. Rodriguez says the plans consisted of two phases and that's why the work was paused. "We couldn't do both projects at the same time because we would have to make the family more uncomfortable in their living," Rodriguez said. The Cordero family contacted our Trouble Shooters team because they say they've been living with holes in their home and before Newschannel 9 got involved the work on the home had stopped and they had not seen anyone for weeks. "We haven't stopped working, we have 3 or 4 days that they didn't come last week, and including the first end of this week." Rodriguez says according to the contract, he still has about 7 weeks to finish the job, but he says he's going to try get it done sooner. Rodriguez: "We're not going anywhere, her house will be done by the end of this month most likely." Israel: "Right now you admit you are behind schedule?" Rodriguez: "Oh we're behind schedule yes, yes we are. But like I said it is coming to the point that we're are going to have to finish this project hopefully by the end of this month." As long as the workers keep at a steady pace, the Cordero family says they'll keep their end of the bargain and finish paying for the job. "They're out here which is a good thing and all we want is this to be resolved by them finishing what they promised you know, that's it," Mike Cordero said. The Cordero family says they've hired a lawyer who plans to keep an eye on things until the job is finished and we'll do the same.

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