The Tampa Bay Times reports that employees of a local Tampa roofing company have been arrested for insurance fraud in connection with more than $500,000 they took for roof repairs that were never completed.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud says that nearly 100 homeowners in six Florida counties – including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco – were visited by NBRC Roofing Company after storms and convinced that their roofs needed repairs. Company employees then assisted homeowners with filing claims for repairs through their homeowners insurance company. The claims they filed gave NBRC the sole right to make the repairs and the assignment of benefits for the insurance claim.
Instead of fixing the roofs, the employees kept money meant for subcontractors and left homeowners with liens on their homes.
Arry’s Roofing Services would like to remind all Tampa-area homeowners to beware of any contractors who solicit you for roof repairs following a storm event. Reputable contractors do not need to go door-to-door to attract customers, and doing so should be a red flag for any consumer.
In addition, it is crucial that you verify the background and reputation of any contractor prior to making an agreement. Ask to see proof of licensing and insurance coverage, ask for references from previous customers, and take the time to get at least two quotes from other companies to compare pricing and materials. Do not feel pressured by one-day-only sales tactics.
Arry’s Roofing Services has proudly served St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and surrounding areas for more than 25 years. Our licensing, insurance, certifications and reputation among the local community will give you the peace of mind that you’re looking for! When you need roof installation or Tampa roof repair, call us at (727) 938-9565 to request a FREE, no-obligation roof inspection and estimate.