A West Des Moines business has been barred from future residential contracting and ordered to reimburse dozens of customers more than $160,000 after they complained that the owners failed to provide labor, materials and other services.
Iowa Attorney Tom Miller filed a lawsuit against IQ Renovation LLC and its owners Megan Troyer Marlow and Timothy Marlow, claiming they violated Iowa consumer fraud and door-to-door sales laws, Miller’s office stated in a statement. Timothy Marlow also offered services under Energy Savers, the say said.
Miller’s lawsuit, resolved with a consent judgment, outlines several complaints, including that the company accepted advance payments without completing or even starting construction projects, and accepted payments from customers without paying subcontractors and suppliers, the say said.
“We don’t take it lightly when we ask a judge to forbid or even restrict someone from doing business,” Miller said. “But in this case, because of the long and established pattern of misrepresentations and other misconduct to a massive number of consumers, we felt this is clearly in the public’s ideal interests.”
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