Contractor Matt Banks’ Escambia County license revoked for failure to pay restitution

Escambia County revoked embattled contractor Matt Banks’ license Thursday morning after he failed to pay restitution to 2 households.

The previous Escambia contractor has had dozens of complaints filed in opposition to him over current months for allegedly failing to finish, and even start, development after taking down funds of as much as 50% on dwelling transform initiatives in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Andie Gibson, Escambia County’s public info supervisor, instructed the Information Journal the county revoked Banks’ license after the Contractor Competency Board ordered him to pay over $62,000 to purchasers Jennifer and Eugene Stone, purchasers who filed complaints concerning unfinished repairs.

Escambia County resident David Bryan describes the dearth of labor accomplished by Banks Building on his dwelling’s rest room on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Banks Building started the transform late final 12 months and has not completed the job after taking hundreds of {dollars} in fee.

“(Matt Banks) had his license revoked this morning,” Gibson instructed the Information Journal.

Northern District of Florida court docket data present Banks filed for chapter Tuesday for his development firm, Banks Building LLC, whereas additionally just lately registering two new LLCs below his identify — 3 T Building LLC and Fourtee Building LLC, in response to the Florida Division of State Sunbiz web site.

Santa Rosa County completely revoked his license throughout a Constructing Code Board of Changes and Appeals assembly Wednesday. The revocation got here after the board unanimously discovered Banks responsible of violating two Florida statutes whereas engaged on Gulf Breeze residents Kirk and Jennifer Anderson’s dwelling.

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Jennifer Anderson has turn out to be one among Banks’ most outspoken critics and says she paid Banks Building $40,000 for a full kitchen transform however the firm by no means began the work.

Banks Building has had 15 complaints attain the Escambia County Contractor Competency Board’s agenda since March of this 12 months, together with 4 complaints addressed throughout an Aug. 3 assembly, in response to the competency board’s agenda schedules.

Escambia County resident David Bryan describes the lack of work completed by Banks Construction on his home's bathroom on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Banks Construction began the remodel late last year and has not finished the job after taking thousands of dollars in payment.

Escambia County resident David Bryan describes the dearth of labor accomplished by Banks Building on his dwelling’s rest room on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Banks Building started the transform late final 12 months and has not completed the job after taking hundreds of {dollars} in fee.

Banks can be below investigation by the Workplace of Agricultural Regulation Enforcement, a division of the Florida Division of Agriculture and Client Providers, for doable fraud fees after Anderson compiled an inventory of a whole lot of people that had been allegedly duped by Banks.

OALE investigator Greg Johnson mentioned he couldn’t touch upon the case, and the Division of Agriculture media line didn’t reply to the Information Journal’s calls.

Benjamin Johnson may be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8578

This text initially appeared on Pensacola Information Journal: Pensacola contractor Matt Banks’ license revoked by Escambia County