Cancer patient pays for stucco work on home; contractor never finished job

KEENESBURG, Colo. -- Gary Steinberg doesn’t know what to do after paying a contractor more than $10,000 to add stucco to his Keenesburg home’s exterior.

Steinberg is battling cancer for the second time and hoped to refinance his home in order to pay looming medical bills.

He showed the FOX31 Problem Solvers cashed checks paid to Lark Bunting Construction, based in Fort Morgan.

Steinberg said the contractor left the home only partially finished with scaffolding teetering along the side of the home and piles of siding sitting in the yard.

The contract required $6,000 as a down payment, which Steinberg paid in February. But he said the contractor then asked for more money to pay his help.

“We felt sorry for him so we gave him the extra $3,000," Steinberg said.

The contractor could not be reached. The company is listed as noncompliant with the state, meaning the registration hasn't been kept up.

The company isn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau.

Steinberg said he doesn't want this contractor to come back,  but he does want his money back.

“My house isn't finished and our money is gone," he said.

He hopes another contractor might be able to help finish the job.

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