Problems continue for customers of Virginia Air Mechanical and Superior Mechanical Services. Its one-time owners, Stephen and Angela Mills, are accused of botching installations of generators and HVAC systems.
Now, the company that signed up to fix the problems said it doesn't want to do it anymore.
Commonwealth Duct & Mold worked to help fix systems in Henrico, but the manager said that decision almost killed the business, and he wants nothing to do with the repairs in Chesterfield.
Larry Bryant, one of the business' leaders, has been all over Henrico and parts of Chesterfield County fixing generator installations for the Mills.
"We decided to walk away from it because it's killing our company," said Bryant.
Commonwealth Duct & mold claims it didn't get thousands of dollars it was owed from work in Henrico. Mangers said they didn't make a dime doing the work. On top of that, they said people are associating the bad work with their company's name, even though they're fixing the problem.
"We were hoping this was going to be a good business decision for this small company to take this and grow with it you know, make money?" Bryant told us. "It backfired and almost shut us down."
So, Commonwealth Duct & Mold said, it doesn't want the rest of the repair jobs. They were simply hired just like a contractor for any other project, so they have a right to reject the deal.
That leaves dozens of Chesterfield residents with bad generators and HVAC systems and no plan for fixing them. The Mills' attorney said Commonwealth Duct & Mold just declined the project yesterday, so they're looking for someone new to do the work in Chesterfield County.
He went on to tell us the ultimate goal is to make sure everyone is taken care of and that they are working to get this resolved in best way possible for customers and citizens.
Chesterfield officials said it will be up to the Mills and their attorneys to find someone to do the work, but they are keeping a close eye on the progress.
The Mills' attorney also tells us Commonwealth's claim that it is owed thousands of dollars has been settled confidentially. The Mills are due back in court for a progress update the first week in July.
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