HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – A veteran-owned roofing company is stepping up after a Huber Heights veteran fell victim to a scam.
Andrews Services said after hearing his story, they met with Beacon Supplies, their local supplier and manufacturer, and spent Tuesday installing the roof and gutter system.
Randy and Carolyn Hawley are just one of five five families who fell victim to the scam by one particular roofing company.
Randy said they were scammed out of $4,000 after they paid the company in question for the work, but 18 months later, did not see any results.
“They came up, they inspected everthing, even the insurance adjustor came out, and they agreed with everything,” said Randy.
When the 18 months came and went with no results, Randy contacted Matt Andrews of Andrews Services, whose dad is a Vietnam Veteran and owns the company.
Andrews surprised the Hawleys with free suplies and free labor.
“When a veteran helps a veteran, that is just amazing in itself,” said Randy.
Matt said they knew they had to step in, which nearly brought his dad, Stan, to tears.
“It’s a blessing,” said Stan. “This guy is something special.”
But Andrews Services want the Hawleys and Miami Valley residents to know for every bad contractor, there are many good ones.
They said some easy ways to find the good ones: check with the Better Business Bureau, make sure they are certified and insured, ask for any materials to be delivered to your house before you make a down payment and finally use local contractors.
“Guys with 1-800 numbers on their trucks, out of state license plates, be careful with those guys,” said Matt. “They’re the strorm chasers, they’re going to be coming in the area.”