The Nevada State Contractors Board recently issued a Consumer Alert to warn northern Nevada residents that four individuals operating under the unlicensed contractor name “Reliable Roofing and Paving” are scamming homeowners, seniors, and small businesses by taking their money up front only to provide no work or materials. The company does not carry a Nevada Contractors license nor is bonded in the State of Nevada.
The suspects are considered to be travelers driving from state to state operating construction-related scams. They are believed to drive a gray Dodge Durango with an Arizona temporary registration number of 9D58530 and a black Ford F-150 pickup with Oklahoma plates 791LEC. The two main suspects are George (Joe) Delmaro and David Stevens. Richard Stevens and Anthony Stevens are two additional suspects being sought by the Contractors Board.
“Travelers are unlicensed contractors who pass through neighborhoods trying to take advantage of as many people as possible in a short timeframe before moving on to the next community or state,” stated NSCB Executive Officer Margi Grein. “We are asking all homeowners to be vigilant if individuals approach your home offering to perform home repair services. Warning signs to look for include requests for cash payments only, large down payments up front prior to work being performed, ‘too good to be true’ offers, and high pressured sales tactics.”
For details or to call to report additional information, contact the NSCB Unlicensed Contractor Hotline at 775-850-7838 or 702-486-1160 as soon as possible.
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.