A crazed Colorado contractor took a sledgehammer to the tiles and walls of a bathroom he had just finished remodeling because of a $4K payment dispute with the homeowner, a video shot by the client’s neighbor shows.
Terry Gregory of Dream Home Remodels can be seen swinging the giant sledgehammer, knocking the new tiling and installations from the shower’s walls, while bellowing between bouts of demolition.
‘We put weeks into this, thousands of dollars into this,’ Gregory raged over the lack of final payment by Amber Trucke of Colorado Springs.
Trucke’s neighbor asks Gregory repeatedly to cut it out: ‘I’m just asking you to stop – this is not your house to destroy and says is somebody going to pay me,’ Gregory yelled back before he resumes the destruction.
‘Let me tell you something,’ he said to the neighbor, out of breath and gesturing with a sawzall, before he and his wife and business partner Jordan Cazares leave the house. ‘No contractor in the state of Colorado will fix that when they found out I took it back because you refused to pay me. No one.’
Trucke said she paid the two contractors $3,330 of an owed $7,555, according to invoices she posted to her Facebook account.
Cazares sent Trucke a Facebook Pay request for the remainder on Friday morning, according to conversations with Trucke posted on Facebook.She told the homeowner that she had until that evening to pay up.
Initially, Trucke asked to return from work, see the finished product, get receipts proving that the contractors had ordered a yet-uninstalled shower door and ensure that water would flow properly through the newly-installed plumbing before paying.
Around 9.30 am on Saturday, 23 hours after the contractor demanded payment, Cazares and Gregory came back to Trucke’s apartment while she was at work, demolition equipment in hand.
‘That’s it. 23 hours,’ Trucke wrote on Facebook. [Because] I didn’t pay in 23 hours (there is NO statement from me in writing or otherwise to them that I wasn’t going to pay) they showed up like thugs and destroyed my property.’
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