A roofer recently started a repair on our roof at The Theatre of Hazlehurst. The contract was signed on December 1st. We paid him thousands of dollars total for completion of the roof per our written agreement with a time period of 10 business days.
After a 7 day delay due to shipping problems, he promised the work to be done that same week of December 9th. On December 12th, he arrived to work but only ordered a part for my heater. It rained in our building on December 13th and caused thousands in damages and he made another promise to have it done. He then put a different chemical down as a “temporary patch job” that failed to fix anything and billed us for it. The next day our business had to close due to constant rain in my building.
He didn’t do any more work until December 16th (which he claimed was due to the death of his father, which we later found out to be a complete lie when we called his dad's phone and he answered) where he where over 12 hours late and put what I understand to be All-Grip and told us it would stop the leaks until he finished. It rained yet again the next day and we had to send over 45 customers home and lost revenue due to closing yet again. He failed to come again until December 18th where he only worked on approximately 1/8th of the roof repair. On December 19th, he promised to be here in the morning and didn’t arrive until 6:15pm. He only got a little more completed on the roof and left at 7:00 pm for "dinner" and we have not seen him since then.
We have new contractors looking at our roof and getting estimates for a repair so that we can reopen. We are not looking to get a free roof repair, but we have lost over $10,000 due to damages and lost revenue and we are just trying to get back on track. We are just reaching out to the community that helped us reopen our theatre in the first place. This theatre was always for the community. Thank you to everyone that has reached out with their support.
- Max Organist