In the end, Michael not only got his roof repaired, but one of the unlicensed contractors refunded Michael half of his insurance money.
“I didn’t know where to go, until I remembered you guys, seeing you on Channel 4, and I’m going ‘At least, they’ll have some answers,’ and you did. You fixed me up with the help of these guys,” Michael said.
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STILLWATER, Okla. –Michael Pittman’s roof was damaged after a tree crashed down on his house last fall.
“We didn’t know if it was an explosion or tornado,” he said.
The damage led to a leaky roof needing repairs, except Michael, who is 100 percent disabled, has concerns about whether or not the repairs were actually done.
There’s more confusion over who Michael hired to do the repairs after he says someone from his insurance company gave him a list of local contractors or “preferred providers.”
With no contract or invoices, Michael ended up with Randy Harrison’s business card.
We know it was Bobby Saucier who cashed the insurance money.
So far, he isn’t talking.
Harrison was happy to talk to us.
“I came over and helped [Bobby] one day,” Harrison said. “He said he needed an extra set of hands.”
Harrison says Saucier chases storm repairs and previously did some subcontracting work for him, admitting at one time they were thinking about going into business together.
“No money passed through my hands,” Harrison said. “I have no idea what was bought, what wasn’t bought.”
We know the men had no business being up on top of Michael’s roof, because neither is licensed with the state to do roofing work.
Again, Harrison says he was simply lending a hand.
Michael alleges someone from State Farm gave him a “preferred list” of contractors.
We wanted to know how a roofer without a license could get on a “preferred list” for roofing contractors.
Michael’s stuck with a leaky roof and more questions.
There is still no word from Saucier, but we did convince Harrison to put an offer on the table.
“In the end, I want [Michael] to be happy,” he said. “I will bring Michael a check for half of $1,900.”
While Michael waits for his refund, I reached out to a roofing contractor and veteran, Jonathan Marsh, of Tier One Roofing.
He jumped into action and is working to come up with a plan to help Michael.
He hopes to have Michael’s roof repairs in the coming weeks.