LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A family is feeling burned by a Mount Morris contractor after their family home was gutted by a house fire and he failed to complete his work for which he was paid $10,000.
According to Derek LaMoy, his parents’ Nunda home was nearly destroyed in a house fire in April of 2013 and they hired Mark Levey as a general contractor to fix the home. LaMoy states that the family is in dire straits after paying Levey a $10,000 deposit and receiving atrocious work in return.
“Levey is a hack,” said LaMoy, seething with anger. “The zoning officer told us that this was the worst work he’s ever seen.”
LaMoy shared images and video of Levey’s contracting work showing poorly insulated walls, burned-out support beams and large gaps between cut drywall .
Complicating matters further, LaMoy’s parents have been homeless and living with him in Mount Morris, where his Dad is suffering from dementia and his mother has faced two battles with breast cancer.
“I am just a general contractor and I sub all the work out,” said Levey. “That work that was done 3-4 years ago. The framing was not all done. The work that the guys did upstairs I stand behind.”
Levey further stated that additional questions should be handled by Mount Morris attorney Peter Glanville, and that he plans on counter-suing the family. LaMoy said that they have received a judgement for $3,000 in small claims court but has yet to have been paid that money.
“At this time I don’t have enough information to comment,” said Glanville.
LaMoy added that he hopes to let the community know about his experience to prevent this from continuing to happen.
“I want people to know he doesn’t do good work, he’s screwing good people out of money,” said LaMoy. “Guys like him have to realize that you can’t go around screwing people for thousands of dollars.”