A Mesa Homeowner Reimbursed by
the Recovery Fund
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors issued Residential Recovery Fund payouts for the combined total of $56,874.40 to two eligible homeowners who had their complaints against American Home Construction LLC adjudicated.
AZ ROC summarily suspended both licenses held by American Home Construction LLC, a Mesa-based contracting business, on Oct. 19, 2018 after investigating three complaints of abandonment and poor workmanship. After an administrative hearing held on Oct. 26, 2018, it was recommended that American Home Construction LLC’s licenses be revoked effective Dec. 24, 2018.
On Dec. 12, 2018 however, the company entered into a consent agreement, agreeing to both the revocation of its licenses effective Dec. 13, 2018 and that if the AZ ROC authorizes a payout from the Residential Recovery Fund in any of the nine open cases, the company would not contest the payout.
The Fund is a form of financial protection provided by licensed Arizona residential contractors to residential homeowners. Claims paid out cover up to $30,000 in damages per property and claimant, up to $200,000 per license. The consent agreement allows eligible consumers to more quickly recover the money spent to get their projects completed without having to spend time allowing the contractor to protest the payment through an administrative hearing.
In the event that additional complaint cases are opened, the company also agreed to cooperate with the ROC to facilitate the administration of any such valid complaints and claims against the licenses.
American Home Construction LLC’s Qualifying Party, Jesse Dale Jackson was also listed as a member on another company’s license; Standard Eco, LLC (ROC 290548). As a result of the discipline against American Home’s license and the agreements made in the consent order, Mr. Jackson completed a disassociation form with the ROC on Nov. 28, 2018 ad removed himself as a member of Standard ECO, LLC on Nov. 29, 2018.
AZ ROC investigated and substantiated 13 complaints since June 2018 against American Home Construction LLC, each alleging the company abandoned their project, performed poor work, or did not follow safety laws after receiving payment and before completing the work. Of the complaints, 10 were received after the summary suspension on Oct. 19, 2018.
The complaints were submitted by Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction and Scottsdale homeowners, and each contracted for remodels at their residences, paying between $5,070 to $87,476.