PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Nearly one year after a Central Florida couple paid a local company to renovate their kitchen, they say the job is still not complete with thousands of dollars in materials yet to be delivered.
The contractor they hired, Chuck Ogden, pleaded no contest last week to performing unlicensed work in a different renovation job. He was also accused of failing to deliver materials on that project, court records show.
In an email to News 6, Ogden acknowledged that he has not completed work at the Port Orange home, claiming he will finish the job when the customers make their final payment.
Yet according to the written contract signed by the homeowners, final payment is not due until the job is done.
"I feel violated," said customer Gabriele Street. "Basically, I couldn't have felt worse if he came in and robbed us."
Couple hires unlicensed contractor
When Gabriele and Rick Street were planning their kitchen renovation last year, they found an advertisement for Ogden's company, East Coast Countertops.