Unlicensed Contractor on the loose

05/04/2011

WANTED!!! Unlicensed Contractor

Attention all Quality Service Pros members and Homeowners - we need your help!

A sting operation for unlicensed contractors was held on Wednesday and Thursday April 27th and 28th 

Resulting in -

on 4/27/2011

  • 6 appointments
  • 2 were no shows
  • 4 citations were issued all for unlicensed activity which included: 

Dock work, electrical work, A/C change out, tankless water heater, plumbing, painting, carpentry work.  One even stated that he could build houses.

on 4/28/2011 

  • 4 appointments
  • 5 citations issued for unlicensed activity including:

Counter tops (exp BTR/specialty), irrigation system, electrical work, doors etc.  3 of the citations issued were for violations at other locations in which unlicensed and/or unpermitted work was done but contractor could not be served.

 

Unfortunately, one unlicensed contractor became threatening during the time a citation was being issued on Thursday.  He grabbed documents from the officers and ran out the door, threatening to run over an officer who was standing by the door if he didn't get out of his way, fleeing the citation.  The officers did the right thing and let him run; however, the officers have all of his information and are following up to issue him a citation.  In addition, based on his actions, we are concerned that this unlicensed contractor is continuing to work throughout the area so we are providing his information to other agencies to be on the lookout with the cautionary advisory that he may resist and create an officer safety concern.  His information is as follows:

John Christopher Adams

18241 State Rd 31

N Ft Myers, FL. 33917

Driving white pick-up with pipe/ladder rack with pipe on it and white box utility trailer.  Both have "BEST PLUMBING" advertising on them.  No license # on either vehicle.  Tag for truck is FL E549QH and trailer tag is 674NXY. 

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact.

 

Frank Cassidy, CEP

City of Cape Coral

Code Compliance Division Manager

Ph# (239) 574- 0684

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