PITTSBURGH – A Bridgeville homeowner is charging a Washington County contractor with accepting thousands of dollars in payments for repairs to her home, but leaving the project before completion in substandard condition.

Maria Sundy of Bridgeville filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 12 versus John F. Bulboff (doing business as “John F. Bulboff Plumbing, LLC”) of Coal Center.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff and defendant entered into a contract for home repairs and improvements to the basement of plaintiff’s property, plus the installation of down spouts and yard work, for the total price of $6,250.

Per the terms of the agreement, the plaintiff was to make a down-payment of $3,125 and did so – but while the defendant commenced the work, it was allegedly never finished and other contractors later discovered numerous items had been “improperly installed, were incomplete, were not functioning or had broken as the result of improper preparation and installation.”

These included the stairs leading to the plaintiff’s basement not being constructed, the concrete and stonework necessary to allow access to the plaintiff’s basement not being installed, exposed gravel on the floor of the basement, exposed pipes emerging from the floor of the basement and leftover rocks, gravel and construction materials next to her driveway, necessitating future repairs estimated at $4,000.

For breach of contract and violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, inclusive of attorney’s fees and costs, in addition to a trial by jury.

The plaintiff is represented by John Linkosky of John Linkosky & Associates, in Carnegie.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-000590

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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