Couple sues handyman company for never starting job

Reporter: Andryanna Sheppard
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A handyman company is being sued for not starting work that was paid for. Meanwhile, another woman said the company’s work ruined her home. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Home repairs and remodels are a hot ticket right now but what happens when you pay and the work doesn’t get done?

One couple in Cape Coral decided to take their handyman to court after it happened to them.

The Trans sued Dwayne Staron of Dwayne’s Handyman Services for $8,000, one $1,000 less than what they paid to have their house remodeled.

Phong Tran wanted to remodel their kitchen, repipe the entire house and change out some doors and windows. But that didn’t happen, Tran said.

During a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, Staron said he wants to go to trial. There is a pretrial hearing scheduled on Wednesday for the Tran family’s lawsuit against the company.

The Tran family hired Dwayne’s Handyman Services.

Dwayne Staron is a handyman, not a licensed contractor, according to Cape Coral police.

According to ProPublica, a non-profit, journalistic watchdog, Dwayne Staron got two PPP loans of about $4,500 each to help his business survive the pandemic.

The Tran family paid him half, $9,000, upfront before any of the work was done.

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