SWFL floor covering business owner arrested after attorney general lawsuit

Reporter: Andryanna Sheppard
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Christopher Pascale

The rap sheet for an unlicensed contractor WINK News has investigated for years is growing.

When we last reported on Christopher Pascale, the Office of the Attorney General was having trouble serving him.

Several WINK viewers reached out to us, and deputies arrested him over the weekend.

Pascale was arrested right in his own backyard according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office report, for contracting without a license and not pulling permits.

Right now, he’s out of jail on $4,000 bail.

One of his former clients wonders if he’ll truly be held accountable this time.

Pascale, or one of his past companies, may be familiar to you.

He owned 
Bonita Springs Floor Covering Inc.; 
Bonita Springs Floor Covering and Remodeling LLC.
; and most recently Divine Design and Floor Covering.

Divine Design is the company Amy Boczer hired in 2019 to make repairs to her family’s Naples condo, and she says she had battled him ever since.

After learning of his arrest, she said, “I’m thrilled to hear that he has been arrested for contracting without a license. But it’s also frustrating. It’s disappointing because this isn’t the first time Chris Pascale has been arrested. It’s not the first time that he’s done this to people.”

In 2018, Collier County deputies also arrested Pascale on charges of contracting without a license.

However, records show the state attorney’s office dropped the case for insufficient evidence.

The Office of the Attorney General investigated Pascale and Bonita Springs Floor Covering for not completing work, reaching a deal in 2020.

He agreed not to take deposits if he couldn’t do a job, not to make false or misleading statements to clients., and to pay customers back more than $30,000.

Boczer said, “He continues to break the law and start anew. And starts all over again by taking people’s money and destroying their homes.”

In Boczer’s situation, she says Pascale left more damage than he was hired to repair, and her family’s out about $7,500.

She tells WINK News they’re still working to clean up the mess he made.

Last summer, the Office of the Attorney General filed another lawsuit against Christopher Pascale, Bonita Springs Floor Covering Inc and Bonita Springs Floor Covering and Remodeling LLC for violating their previous agreement.

The AG’s office said while they can’t comment on Pascale’s arrest, they intend to keep moving forward.

“That’s what I want,” Boczer added, “that he stops and people don’t have to worry about him doing this anymore.”

Court documents show neither Pascale nor his businesses have responded to the AG lawsuit.
 Now the Office of the Attorney General wants the court to issue a default.

WINK News called and texted Christopher Pascale but he has not returned any messages as of the time of publishing.

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