Will Ohio AG help homeowners who have unfinished jobs with questionable contractor?

The potential victims contracted with firms having different names, but the same owner: Tom Cutura.

Will Ohio AG help homeowners who have unfinished jobs with questionable contractor?

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - Another couple who paid contractor Tom Cutura for a yet-to-be-finished job has come forward, saying his deal was as crooked as the footer he laid down.

Dawn and Phil Lukegord decided to renovate their home rather than move. Their vision was a new room off the back of their house, overlooking the pool.

They signed a contract with Tom Cutura in August and are still waiting for something to happen.

They’ve got a lawyer, but they’re quickly losing hope.

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“We had a city inspector across the street and he came over, and you know, looked at our plans and said he doesn’t have a license here,” said Phil.

19 News reached out to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and we were told in a statement that “at least 15 consumer complaints are on file” against various companies Cutura has run, and “there could be other complaints...It’s hard to tell because he’s used multiple business names. It is unclear when the office will act.

Repeated requests of Tom Cutura to come on camera and tell his story have been refused for days.

A crew went all the way to his beachfront home in Willard, Ohio to make that same offer in person.

Still, no comment.

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