FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 30, 2021
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Unlicensed Green Valley Man Twice
Guilty of Contracting Without a License
PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 30, 2021) - On Wed., July 28, 2021, Buck Lawson, 42 of Green Valley, pleaded guilty to Contracting Without a License, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, in separate cases in the Nogales Justice Court.
The charge stemmed from two 2020 Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ (AZ ROC) investigations that found Lawson, DBA All American Handyman, contracted to install a roof coating on a commercial property for $3,500 and to repair a residential roof for $3,000.
The owner of the Tubac, Arizona properties hired Lawson because he claimed to be available to start right away and the contractor they had already hired was not. They were also familiar with Lawson who had previously done pest control on their properties.
Though Lawson has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona, he advertised himself to be licensed, bonded and insured. He listed a pest control license number as an ROC license number.
The homeowners paid Lawson $5,500 for the work, however, both roofs experienced leaks after the next rain storm and Lawson stopped communicating with them.
The Nogales Justice Court ordered Lawson to pay $5,750 in restitution to the homeowners and $3,648 in fines and fees. Lawson was also sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation.
The charge stemmed from a 2020 AZ ROC investigation that found Lawson contracted to patch the roof of a Tubac home for $3,100.
The homeowner filed a complaint with AZ ROC after a roof leak occurred in the area Lawson was supposed to have repaired.
The Nogales Justice Court ordered Lawson to pay $1,800 in restitution to the homeowner and $3,668 in court fines and fees.
AZ ROC reminds Arizonans to always check the license before hiring anyone to work on your home or property at www.roc.az.gov or by giving the Agency a call at 1-877-692-9762.