LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A small business owner in need of help. He
claims a New York real estate company stiffed him on more than $20,000 worth of
flooring work done at a south end apartment complex. The owner of the that
Louisville flooring business claims the New Yorkers have been long on promises,
but short on paychecks.
There's room to rent at the Blue Diamond
Apartments on Blue Lick Road. But it's no diamond in the rough for James
"They haven't paid me," Conner
Haven't paid him thousands of dollars for new
carpets and flooring he installed in about three dozen units. The work started back
in July 2012. Conner said he nearly walked off the job a month into the project
after blue diamond racked up a $10,000 bill, then failed to make good on
multiple promises to settle up.
"I said well don't you always pay your
electric, your water bills and all that on time?" Conner explained.
"And of course they just didn't have a response for that."
One of Blue Diamond's owners, Julian
Blumenthal, agreed to give conner a $10,000 credit card payment. But only after
he promised to continue his work re-flooring the rest of the units.
"You don't think an apartment complex
this big is going to not pay you," Conner said.
But that's what happened. Again.
This time Conner said Blue Diamond racked up
$20,746.95 worth of bills in services and late fees. Now, he says they won't
respond to his repeated requests to get paid.
"I'd love to get paid," Conner
Pam Freeman, the property manager who hired
Conner, was out of the office. The apartment complex is owned by a real estate
group called Read Property LLC.
"I just found about it and I'm looking
into the bills," said managing director Marvin Schnee. "But we don't
intend to run away. We pay our money."
Schnee said all payments were handled by
Blumenthal. But Blumenthal initially denied knowing James Conner or Blue Diamond
Apartments before phone call was disconnected.
After receiving a text telling Blumenthal of
the credit card receipt with his name on it, and that Schnee said he was the
one responsible for paying vendors, he changed his tune. Sending a text
message, promising Conner would be paid the $20,746.95 he is owed, "As
soon as possible."
just like the money that's owed to me," Conner said.
Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:18 GMT
BROWNSBURG, IN (WAVE) - A statewide Silver Alert for a missing Hendricks County, Indiana woman was canceled late Sunday night, according to a news release from Indiana State Police. No other informationMore >>
The alert was declared earlier Sunday after 77-year-old Suzanne La Brash disappeared. No other information about the cancellation of the alert More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:34:43 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who barricaded himself and his family in a south Louisville home Sunday morning prompted a standoff with police, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. LouisvilleMore >>
Police said SWAT arrived on the scene as backup Sunday morning in case police needed to force their way inside the home. More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:25:55 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Plastic bags filled with yard waste may be getting the can. "It's ridiculous to take yard waste and out it in our landfill," Louisville Councilman Tom Owen told WAVE 3 News. That'sMore >>
If a vote on the matter passes on May 6, plastic bags filled with yard waste will no longer be picked up curbside in Jefferson County.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:00:47 GMT
FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a single vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 64 in Floyd County on Saturday, according to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.More >>
According to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department, a preliminary investigation found that a 2012 silver Volkswagen was traveling east on I-64 at a high rate of speed just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. The vehicle left the road, crashed into a rock embankment and possibly overturned near mile marker 121.More >>
725 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40203