JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For the first time, dozens of local victims are seeing action taken against a Jacksonville roofing company.
Action News Jax was the first to investigate Jacksonville-based roofing company Carlson Enterprises in October for accusations they took customers’ money and never fixed their roofs.
Now, a Duval County judge has signed an injunction and frozen the assets of Carlson Enterprises and its CEO Adolph Carlson.
The Attorney General’s lawsuit shows the same pattern of problems Action News Jax has been exposing for six months: accepting customers’ deposits, not applying for permits to do the work, and never completing their roofs.
The lawsuit reveals for the first time just how much money Carlson Enterprises is accused of stealing from Florida homeowners: more than half a million dollars.
The Attorney General’s Office has investigated 72 consumer complaints against Carlson Enterprises.
The judge froze the company’s assets because the Attorney General’s Office was worried Carlson Enterprises executives would hide the money, making it impossible for customers to get their deposits back.
The door is locked and the lights are out at Carlson Enterprises’ Jacksonville headquarters.
It appears Carlson Enterprises’ satellite offices in Daytona, Orlando, Tampa and Gainesville closed up shop too.
State records show Carlson Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Adolph Carlson and Chief Operating Officer Daryl Strickland started a new business, Kingfish Construction LLC, on Feb. 23.
Strickland and Chief Financial Officer John Carlson started Blue Water Builders Florida LLC on March 9.
The judge’s order does not affect Kingfish or Blue Water.
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#ANJaxBreaking: #Duval County judge grants Attorney General's injunction against #Jacksonville-based roofer Carlson Enterprises and freezes its assets. @ActionNewsJax has been investigating this company since Oct. 2017: https://t.co/jHHURAr6nk pic.twitter.com/ulUGhPfqsy— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) April 27, 2018
Attorney General's lawsuit accuses Carlson Enterprises of same pattern @ActionNewsJax exposed back in Oct 17: Roofer collected customers’ deposits, did not apply for permits to do the work, never completed the work. Judge granted injunction & froze assets https://t.co/jHHURAr6nk pic.twitter.com/rVRBNPlt5Z— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) April 27, 2018
Attorney General's Office worried Carlson Enterprises/Adolph Carlson will hide their assets, making it more difficult or even impossible for customers to get their money back. Judge just granted injunction and froze assets. https://t.co/jHHURAr6nk pic.twitter.com/xMsJotSHjT— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) April 27, 2018
Court documents show #Florida Attorney General has investigated 72 consumer complaints against Carlson Enterprises. 64 are from this year. Those 72 complaints represent $567,029 of missing money. Now judge has granted injunction & frozen company's assets. https://t.co/jHHURAr6nk pic.twitter.com/mBdz92FIFI— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) April 27, 2018
State records show Carlson Enterprises execs Adolph Carlson & Daryl Strickland started new business on Feb 23, Kingfish, LLC. Daryl Strickland & John Carlson started Bluewater Builders Florida, LLC on March 9. Judge now signed injunction against Carlson Enterprises, froze assets pic.twitter.com/eewAUqfNfQ— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) April 27, 2018
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