NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Farah Desormo is one of the brave emergency room nurses who has been caring for sick COVID-19 patients for months as the coronavirus pandemic hits Miami-Dade County.
Desormo is a heroine, but instead of being able to come home to relax after the stressful mayhem, she was faced with an unresponsive contractor.
Desormo paid $ 16,000 in February. The permits were withdrawn months ago, but nothing was done on Friday at her home in North Miami.
“I only need this to go away,” she said through tears. “That gives me a lot of stress. I put out my hand because I’m frustrated. Seven months and that’s the state of the front of my house. I feel like they don’t even bother about it anymore. “
Desormo has a contract with JDP Construction. John Della-Pietra, the owner of JDP Construction, was furious when faced with the case. He said he doesn’t know every single job his company does.
Della-Pietra called his manager Larry Cohen and appeared to require an explanation during an explosive rant.
“You’re hiding everything from me,” said Della-Pietra.
JDP Construction has been the subject of 20 complaints in the past three years, according to the Better Business Bureau. In 2015, Local 10 News investigated a similar case.
“I have a lot of [expletive] I’m trying to clean up because of him, ”said Della-Pietra.
Desormo said she was unaware of JDP Construction’s reputation.
“That’s my mistake as a new homeowner,” said Desormo. “This is the first time I’ve dealt with something like this.”
Della-Pietra said that “God’s honest truth” was that he was unaware of Desormo’s situation. He promised to please her. The promise: The concrete will be poured on Saturday and the fence on Wednesday.
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