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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