Elkton builder's license, registration revoked

State says company owes $12,000 for unfinished jobs

January 02, 2005|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

An Elkton homebuilder's license and registration have been revoked for failing to complete work, the Maryland attorney general's office said Thursday.

Hutton Brothers Building and Improving of Elkton failed to pay $12,000 in claims covered by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission's Guaranty Fund, said Jeston Hamer, an assistant attorney general.

As a result, the Elkton building and improvement company's license was suspended and the Consumer Protection Division of the attorney general's office revoked its registration.

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission had received claims that Hutton Brothers, whose manager is listed as Daniel B. Hutton, had not completed projects it was paid to do, Hamer said. The Guaranty Fund paid for the work to be completed, but Hutton Brothers never repaid the claims, Hamer said.

Hutton, of the 400 block of Williams Road in Elkton, did not return phone messages last week.

It is illegal for builders to enter into contracts in Maryland without being registered, Hamer said.

The attorney general's office also suspended the registration of Ark Construction Inc. after its owner, Kelly M. Krick Sr. of North Beach in Calvert County, pleaded guilty to accepting $89,508 to rebuild a house damaged by Tropical Storm Isabel but never completing the construction. As part of a plea agreement with the Calvert County state's attorney's office, Krick is barred from future building activity, authorities said.

Hamer asked that consumers who have had problems with work done by Hutton Brothers Building and Improving or Ark Construction call the attorney general's office at 410-576-6573 or e-mail homebuilder@oag.state. md.us.

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