A roofing business and a paving company and their owners have to refund almost $200,000 to customers and cannot operate in North Carolina again, the state Attorney General's office said.
Brian William Smith and his Eagle Roofing and Restoration and James Stevens Jr. and his Jim’s Black Top Paving also are supposed to pay $563,459 in penalties to the state, although Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office said Smith’s whereabouts were unknown.
Both men were covered by an order issued by Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight Jr., Cooper’s office said Wednesday.
The state filed a complaint again Eagle Roofing in April 2014 and Jim’s Black Top in May 2013, officials said. They said Eagle would collect money and not finish work, and Jim’s did shoddy work and would not give refunds.
Cooper’s office said it would try to collect the refunds for customers. Officials asked anyone who hears of either company doing business in the state to call the attorney general’s office at 877-5-NOSCAM (877-566-7226).