FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fri., September 3, 2021
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Unlicensed Dewey Man Pleaded Guilty to Contracting Without a License
PHOENIX, Ariz., (September 3, 2021) –On Tues., August 31, 2021, Robert Howard Woodruff, 51 of Dewey, Arizona, pleaded guilty to Contracting Without a License, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, in the Mayer Justice Court.
The case stems from an Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ (AZ ROC) investigation which found that Woodruff, DBA Bob’s Property Maintenance and Remodeling, contracted to install two pergolas, a French door, a sliding glass door and perform electrical work at a Dewey, Arizona home for $2,250.
The homeowner admitted to an AZ ROC investigator that they knew Woodruff was not a licensed contractor. According to the homeowner, Woodruff claimed to have previously been licensed, however, AZ ROC records show he has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona.
Woodruff completed some of the work and claimed to be finished. When the homeowner pointed out areas that were not complete, Woodruff stormed off the job and never returned, leading the homeowner to file an unlicensed complaint with AZ ROC.
The Mayer Justice Court fined Woodruff $800 and a restitution hearing is set to be scheduled.
AZ ROC commonly receives complaints where an unlicensed entity’s work begins as a small project and increases in price and complexity to a point where they are unable or unwilling to complete the project and the homeowner is out of luck. AZ ROC reminds home and property owners to hire licensed contracting professionals and to always check the license at www.roc.az.gov or give AZ ROC a call at 1-877-MY-AZROC (1-877-692-9762) before hiring a contractor.