NEWARK — They walked out on jobs, didn't bother showing up at all, or left behind shoddy work, officials say. Now they're paying the price.

More than 100 contractors throughout the state last year were fined for ripping off homeowners, including victims of Hurricane Sandy, state Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Department of Community Affairs announced Wednesday.

The 136 notices will mean penalties totaling $483,360 and restitution of $1.42 million. In addition to the citations, the state's Division of Consumer Affairs is suing contractors in Ocean and Atlantic counties over work related to Superstorm Sandy repairs.

"It is unacceptable that certain unscrupulous contractors are violating state law and not doing the work that they promised consumers, especially those still recovering from Superstorm Sandy," Porrino said. "Whether through the Superior Court or through Notices of Violations, contractors who break the law will continue to be held accountable."

Contractors in 19 of the state's 21 counties were cited with 17 coming from Camden County, which was the highest in the state. Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Morris, and Union counties also had at least 10 citations issued. Only Mercer and Warren counties did not have reported violations, with 11 more sent to out-of-state contractors.

See the list below.

The violations ranged from $1,000 to $7,000, with restitution amounts of as low as $250 to as high as $134,093.

Nearly half of the violations were for working as an unregistered practice, with 48 resolving their citations through a consent order, 28 defaulting, and four having paid the penalties they were assessed. There are still 55 of the cases pending.

The complaints filed in the Superior Court in Ocean and Atlantic Counties "allege the contractors engaged in various unconscionable consumer practices that included taking money from consumers to repair, rebuild, and/or elevate storm-damaged homes and then failing to begin work, performing the work in a substandard manner, and/or abandoning unfinished projects without returning for weeks, months, or at all," officials said Wednesday in a prepared statement.

Some of the cases stem from instances where contractors were paid through funds from relief grants received from the RREM program, which was described as "the states' largest rebuilding initiative," and is managed by the Department of Community Affairs. In other cases the alleged victims lost money from the Landlord Rental Repair Program, which was also geared toward repair work after the storm for rental properties.

Steve Lee, the director of the Division of Consumer Affairs said, "We urge consumers who feel they have been the victims of fraud or other violations of law by contractors to report these actions to the Division immediately."

The Division of Consumer Affairs can be contacted by calling 1-800-242-5846 or through their website.

Fines and restitution levied against contractors

Company NameCountyTotal
John Hand Home Restoration LLCAtlantic$34,723
Island RoofingAtlantic$3,800
Davis Brothers Masonry & Chimney Sweep LLCAtlantic$5,725
PDM ConstructionAtlantic$2,493
Blevin Construction LLCAtlantic$1,750
Michael J. Bell t/a Eastern ExteriorsAtlantic$3,445
Jason Burk t/a J Burk ConstructionAtlantic$8,750
James Justo t/a Justo’s Drain Cleaning & Repair ServicesAtlantic$25,550
Trimor ConstructionAtlantic$13,220
Madera & Sons LLCAtlantic$13,750
Total Mechanical Solutions Limited Liability CompanyBergen$7,034
Epicus Construction, LLCBergen$7,250
Dun-Well Inc.Bergen$38,445
Just Paint ItBergen$12,750
Salera Contracting LLCBurlington$4,000
B&L Home RemodelingBurlington$4,584
Euro Remodeling, and Euro Roofing & SidingBurlington$8,050
Easy Way Construction Limited Liability CompanyBurlington$12,709
Optimal Energy Inc.Burlington$41,785
Spirit Builders Limited Liability CompanyBurlington$8,250
CMB General Contractors, Inc.Burlington$3,250
Delaware Valley Designs Limited Liability CompanyBurlington$4,350
C.S. Wilson RoofingBurlington$4,890
LB Pools, Inc. aka SwimmingPools NowBurlington$43,144
Villano and Sons Concrete Limited Liability CompanyBurlington$8,950
A R C Roofing & SidingCamden$20,900
Detail BuildersCamden$5,155
3 A's Construction LLCCamden$9,200
Pryor Home Improvements LLCCamden$6,525
F & N Residential & Construction Remodeling LLCCamden$9,250
Rose City Paving and Construction LLCCamden$12,050
Jon Steven Pliskin t/a Creative Home SolutionsCamden$21,788
Alpha General Property Maintenance, Limited Liability CompanyCamden$3,200
CW of Del Valley LLCCamden$3,987
The Tree Pro'sCamden$7,250
The Godfather of ConcreteCamden$17,654
Walter Martinez t/a CEF StuccoCamden$23,100
Tany's General Contracting LLCCamden$4,750
House and Home Remodeling GroupCamden$6,000
Baker Window RepairCamden$40,250
Bill Howard & Son LLCCamden$6,950
Glenn James Calderbank t/a Calderbank'sCamden$5,250
Reynolds Masonry Contractors Limited Liability CompanyCape May$4,350
Adler Aluminum & Glass CoEssex$5,256
Clear Vision Cleaning LLC / Evell D. AdamsEssex$10,400
Carpet & Home Improvement LLCEssex$13,363
Dennis Mosley Roofing & ConstructionEssex$7,600
HGS InteriorsEssex$40,627
Tommys ConstructionEssex$14,475
Start 2 Finish Home Repair LLCEssex$23,700
Cuhna ConstructionEssex$6,500
Malcolm ConstructionEssex$5,600
Final Touch LLC and Leandro F. CunhaEssex$9,450
CTG Construction CorporationEssex$4,350
Koji Ozawa t/a KYS ConstructionEssex$1,750
Moises Monroy t/a El Don LandscapingEssex$1,750
Siloe General ConstructionEssex$8,832
NJJ ConstructionEssex$13,350
Cocchi Remodeling LLCGloucester$13,885
All Crete ConstGloucester$2,000
V.F.C. Construction & Development LLCHudson$7,050
Capra Builders/Developers CorpHudson$5,375
F.F. Construction Limited Liability CompanyHudson$36,442
New Imagery Renovation L.L.C.Hudson$15,500
Andrew Garrett t/a Stonevale Landscape & NurseryHunterdon$2,500
Rutgers Landscape DesignHunterdon$136,843
Precision Contracting & Landscaping, LLCHunterdon$10,450
Orlando AguirreMiddlesex$21,550
Michael Purcell t/a Drivestone ConstructionMiddlesex$3,600
Attila Lako t/a Artistic PaintingMiddlesex$5,400
Peter R. Minchella t/a Peter the PainterMonmouth$11,377
David PagellaMonmouth$19,400
Exquisite Landscape Contractors, IncMonmouth$53,250
Richard Flecker t/a Affordably Perfect KitchensMonmouth$6,256
Driveway InnovationMonmouth$4,025
World Of Stone Of Manalapan LLCMonmouth$39,005
Let John Do It General Contracting, Inc.Monmouth$10,450
PH Construction, LLCMonmouth$4,515
CCM Construction Limited Liability CompanyMorris$7,315
Dominick Stanko t/a Platinum PavingMorris$5,200
Finish Line Roofing & Landscaping Contracting Limited Liability CompanyMorris$9,050
Michael Keiser Painting & WallpaperMorris$12,750
A & A Drywall & ConstructionMorris$30,320
Joel Misasi t/a J.M. PavingMorris$5,000
Champion-PavingMorris$15,000
BP Design LLCMorris$10,350
Tony Grenevich Mason ContractorMorris$6,750
Action Paving, L.L.C.Morris$5,950
Powerhouse Contractor CorpMorris$7,350
A and J Fireplaces, LLCMorris$7,000
Scott J Greene t/a Greene Excavating ContractorsMorris$7,150
Spectrum Construction and Development Company, Inc.Morris$27,738
Panciello Construction Limited Liability CompanyMorris$6,750
L. Benaquist And Son, Construction Co., Inc.Morris$12,900
Nighthawk Contracting Limited Liability CompanyOcean$6,250
Alpine Building LLPOcean$46,087
Douglass I. Coltenback t/a Christ ContractorOcean$6,500
Ace Home Services, Inc.Ocean$1,000
K Logan Construction & J DellaPietro Sr Builders Limited Liability CompanyOut of State$1,000
JC Home Care Center IncOut of State$1,500
Global Loss Solutions Limited Liability CompanyOut of State$26,905
Edward Leprie d/b/a E. LeprieOut of State$8,750
Kokobo GreenscapesOut of State$12,200
Mariano & Martinez Inc.Out of State$2,500
Canco Renovators & RemodelersOut of State$2,500
Seasonal EmporiumOut of State$2,500
Global IndustriesOut of State$13,558
Scheer Kitchen Renovations IncOut of State$20,449
All Pool Service CompanyOut of State$11,200
Expertise Restoration, LLCPassaic$4,680
European Design LLCPassaic$5,010
Louis E. Scholl, III t/a Daytona ConstructionSalem$10,000
Robert D. Fisher, Jr.Salem$5,840
Rooftech Mechanical Contractors Limited Liability CompanySalem$44,820
Mike Bianco & Sons Concrete ContractorsSalem$36,650
Allen Ridgway t/a Ridgway Chimney ServiceSalem$38,750
Cisco Construction, L.L.C.Somerset$5,025
Otto Barrios t/a Otto’s Painting & ContractorSomerset$21,800
Russell A. Morris Jr. t/a General Jersey Paving & MasonrySomerset$5,000
Brien Deegan Contracting, Inc.Somerset$7,250
JT's Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.Somerset$18,750
Cedillo Carpet IncorporatedSomerset$35,500
Laurence Purcell t/a Bentley Paving and MasonrySomerset$17,150
Westview Site Contracting, LLCSussex$11,500
Jeffrey Edwards LLCSussex$19,500
Allpro Contractor Limited Liability CompanyUnion$30,534
Guerreiro's Trucking IncUnion$2,250
DM Fernandes Contracts Limited Liability CompanyUnion$19,488
Anthony Mitlo t/a A. Mitlo RoofingUnion$16,500
Mark of Excellence Remodeling, Inc.Union$7,450
Pedro Pertuz t/a Academy Garage DoorUnion$5,250
Paul J. Scappetto Remodeling Plumbing & Heating, LLCUnion$18,150
Lawson's Mason CompanyUnion$49,592
Karl NeitaUnion$5,250
Wallace Construction & DesignsUnion$5,500
Peter Smith t/a Garden City RoofingUnion$12,500
Total$1,905,288

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