2 homeowners accuse contractor Ralph Rizzo of unfinished work

Two homeowners hit hard by Sandy say their contractor is giving them the runaround. The Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs says Ralph Rizzo has

Two homeowners hit hard by Sandy say their contractor is giving them the runaround.

Two homeowners hit hard by Sandy say their contractor is giving them the runaround. (4/24/13)

FREEPORT - Two homeowners hit hard by Sandy say their contractor is giving them the runaround.

Jason Bolognini, of Freeport, scrambled for a contractor after Sandy damaged his home. At the end of last year, he gave local contractor Ralph Rizzo $6,000 to get started on his home's siding.

Bolognini even referred Rizzo to Baldwin homeowner Rich Bordala, who says he gave Rizzo $19,000 to redo the interior of his home. But both men say Rizzo only did some of the work over a period of several months. Now, they say they want their money back.

The Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs says Rizzo has two unresolved violations and two other unresolved consumer complaints. They also say he doesn't have a license to operate as a contractor in the county.

Rizzo is due in court next week over an arrest from last year for allegedly operating a home improvement business without a license.

Rizzo admits to working without a license, but he says the homeowners knew. He also says he will settle the money issue with both Bolognini and Bordala.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Mark Wahlberg was in Port Jefferson Station Sunday 1 Mark Wahlberg visits Wahlburgers restaurant in Port Jefferson
Long Islanders are showing love for Makenzie Cadmus, 2 Butterfly baby Makenzie Cadmus turns 1
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen visited Leonardo's Pizza in 3 Tasty Tuesday: DIY pizza
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 4 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
Residents engaged in spirited debate over the proposal 5 Vote tonight on plan to allow alcohol sales on Long Beach boardwalk

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A contractor is helping a Freeport woman get Strangers help Freeport woman rebuild

Priscilla Weyant lost her home to Sandy and was laid off from her job.

Tenants of the Long Beach Senior Complex say Sandy-ravaged seniors say they're being neglected

Long Beach seniors say they're still being put at risk months after Superstorm Sandy devastated

Mark Rauch allegedly mailed 2,000 letters to residents Contractor accused in Sandy scam

An Oceanside contractor has been accused of trying to scam victims of Huricane Sandy.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE