• Third executive of Jacksonville-based roofing company arrested

    By: Jenna Bourne , Action News Jax


    The former Chief Operating Officer of the Jacksonville-based roofing company Carlson Enterprises has bonded out after being arrested on four charges in Baker County.

    Action News Jax was the first to expose a pattern of complaints about the company in October 2017.

    Daryl Strickland is the third Carlson Enterprises executive arrested this year.

    The owners, Adolph and John Carlson were arrested in Jacksonville on felony charges in February.


    The Carlson brothers have since bonded out.

    Strickland was arrested Thursday night on three counts of Organized Scheme to Defraud and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Organized Scheme to Defraud.

    Action News Jax reporter Jenna Bourne confronted Strickland in 2017 about the pattern of accusations she found, which said that Carlson Enterprises accepted customers’ deposits, did not apply for permits to do the work and never completed their roofs.

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    “You probably want to check with your general manager before you do anything stupid. And you should probably check your financial records and, like, check my name and see how much I’ve contributed to the station,” said Strickland in Oct. 2017. “Looks like this is going to turn maybe a little ugly unless you decide to change your attitude.”

    Since then, things have gotten ugly for Carlson Enterprises.

    Last year, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing them of stealing more than half -million dollars from Florida homeowners.

    The Attorney General’s Office has investigated 72 consumer complaints against Carlson Enterprises.

    In January, CEO Adolph Carlson agreed to surrender his license to the state.

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