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IN YOUR CORNER: Oklahoma City homeowner claims contractor won’t return after damaging home

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A subway woman claims she lost tens of thousands of dollars to a contractor she said wouldn’t get the job done and damaged her house along the way.

After half a decade of living in her home in Northeast Oklahoma City, Roberta Pendarvis was hoping for an upgrade.

She searched for a contractor online, eventually accepting a bid from Beyond Boundaries LLC. Geronimo Reyes went to work late last year, expanding the bathroom and adding a feature wall.

Roberta was initially pleased with the job and chose to bring Geronimo back for a much larger project, paying $29,000 for a home extension and three car garages in June.

Work continued for weeks but then abruptly stopped in September.

“He added this, the roofline, but that’s it,” explained Roberta, showing KFOR the still incomplete framework of the extensions. “[The] three car garages in the backyard, he dug trenches, not poured concrete.”

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Damage to a home in Northeast Oklahoma City.

Beyond Boundaries appears to be a family business shared between Geronimo and Miguel Reyes. The company applied for permits to build an extension to Roberta’s home, but failed to obtain any permits for electrical work.

However, that company is now dissolved. Two brothers started Reyes Brothers Buys Houses LLC.

Roberta told News 4 that Geronimo hasn’t returned to her home since September, and the work he left behind appears to have damaged her roof.

“The ceiling came in [after it rained],” said Roberta. “I woke up with all the insulation, the board falling on our desks and furniture, all over the floor and everything.”

In Your Corner, see Geronimo working hard at another house in Oklahoma City.

Although he initially denied knowing about Roberta’s work, he eventually said his attorney would contact the landlord soon.

Geronimo blamed the city’s procedure, claiming that an improper hearing on the garage pushed Roberta down his scheduling list.

“If she wants us [to], we’ll refund or resume work, whatever she wants,” he added.

Roberta hired someone to fix her roof and hired another contractor to complete the home extension.

She told our team Geronimo was in contact shortly after our visit, but gave no indication that he would be willing to issue a refund.

The bottom line of Your Corner, always be cautious when investing large sums of money in projects.

Also, take measures to insure if there is damage to your property. Checking that your contractor is insured and bonded.

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Dais Johnston

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