Central Ohio homeowners should beware of a Gahanna roofing contractor who allegedly took insurance money for jobs that weren’t finished.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning Oct. 30 for homeowners to avoid doing business with Peak Restoration and owner Adam Drzewieski after consumers complained he had received insurance payments for jobs that were never completed.
Peak Restoration has received consumer complaints totaling $40,000 in losses, according to the BBB. Drzewieski and his employees were reported going door to door in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, offering free roof inspections and working with the residents’ insurance company to approve roofing jobs.
In each complaint case, the homeowner who had roof damage had been asked to provide part or all of their insurance money to the company before the roof replacement job would be scheduled.
After payment was made, the consumers were informed the new roof would be installed within four to six weeks and would receive a follow-up notice, stating the company needed to delay the job an additional four to six weeks. Consumers began to question whether the company intended to repair or replace the roof, or just keep the insurance money.
The company may be out of business, according to the BBB. Rent has not been paid for the location in Gahanna, and the location at Easton in Columbus was vacated months ago.
The BBB encourages residents who entered into an agreement with Peak Restoration and provided insurance money but haven’t had their roof repaired or replaced to file a complaint. They may do so by going online at bbb.org or by sending a complaint to the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio at 1169 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215-1005.
In addition, a complaint should be filed with the Ohio Attorney General's Office by calling 800-282-0515 or by filing online at ohioattorneygeneral.gov.