Complaint: Our cabin in the Smoky Mountains burned down during the wildfires in Gatlinburg, TN on 11/28/2016. Based upon the strong recommendation of the person from whom we purchased our log cabin package, we contracted with Covey Creek Builders and Tim Wilson on 12/28/2016 to be the general contractor for the rebuild. By the end of March when no significant progress had been made despite reasonably good weather, we became suspicious that all was not as it should be and began to do our own, deeper research into Mr. Wilsonu2019s past and our job in particular. At this time we were able to determine that Mr. Wilson did not even have the requisite contractoru2019s license to do business in the state of Tennessee. We also discovered, through speaking with county officials, that the permit to clear the lot (which was required) had not been obtained, nor had the required post-clearing inspection been done. According to the county officials, both of these activities were illegal. Additionally, according to the supplier of the log cabin package, when pressed for a license Mr. Wilson supplied a Tennessee license with u201cTim Wilsonu201d located in the last name field. However, when we pulled that license number from the stateu2019s website, the verbiage in the Last Name field was u201cTim Wilson Companies LLCu201d. Hence the one supplied to the log cabin company had been altered. We researched u201cTim Wilson Companies LLCu201d and were able to locate a company in Memphis Tennessee by that name. A subsequent phone call to the owner of Tim Wilson Companies LLC confirmed this to be a different company and a different Tim Wilson. Given predominately to Mr. Wilsonu2019s lack of a license to act as a general contractor in the state of TN as well as many other factors, we terminated the contract with Covey Creek Builders on April 5th. This was done via e-mail (as provided within the contract for providing notice) with a subsequent Federal Express package delivered the next day, with signed receipt confirming delivery. Mr. Wilson responded immediately to the e-mail attempting to continue the u201ccontractu201d. We then provided an immediate and final response that our decision was final. He was instructed to refund our money and wiring instructions were sent. As of today, August 6th, we have received -0- funds returned to us, despite his promise in a signed settlement agreement, negotiated by our attorney to return in excess of $94,000. Thus we have been forced to file a lawsuit in an effort to recover our funds. We have also been contact by some of his sub-contractors and other customers who have stated they have also not received payments and/or appropriate refunds, though we, as individuals cannot verify this information. Should you wish to speak with them, we can contact them to see if they are willing to share their information. In addition to our experience we have located the following court documents. chancerydata.shelbycountytn.gov Click on Search by Person name, Business name or case type Type in last name: Wilson First Name: Tim Hit u201cGou201d or enter Locate Case # CH-11-1602 We have also located a case in the Commonwealth of KY, Trigg Circuit Court, Indictment # 11-CR-0007PLEASE KNOW everything weu2019ve written can be proven with signed documents, emails, etc. Though we are clearly very upset, we have stated only the facts and not included many other sources we were able to locate that were from somewhat less verifiable origins.
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