BLOCK WATCH ALERT!
Door to door salesmen offering low-cost quotes on asphalt paving.
ALERT! From Sherri Bevan Walsh, Prosecuting Attorney, County of Summit
October 24, 2013
Numerous Akron and Canton consumers have reported a scam involving door-to-door salesmen offering low-cost quotes on asphalt paving. A man claiming to be Johnny Young tells consumers that he operates Asphalt Construction, an asphalt paving business. He has also used the following business names: JRY Construction, Johnny Asphalt, Johnny Young Asphalt and Construction, William Wells Asphalt Construction Co. and Young & Cooper Asphalt.
A non-profit organization and several senior citizens said that Mr. Young came to their residence/place of business offering to pave their driveways with "leftover" asphalt. He provided no written cost estimate before paving and started paving immediately. He did not notify the consumers of their right to cancel within three business days.
Consumers said the billed amoung was exceptionally high (around $3,000 to $8,000) and that the job was done poorly. Also, consumers could not get ahold of Mr. Young after the initial business transaction.
This is a common scam that aims to steal thousands of dollars from you. Do not accept any offers of work with 'leftover' supplies. To find a reputable contractor, contact the Akron Better Business Bureau at (330) 253-4590.