Colorado woman is speaking out after her contractor damaged her tile shower in dispute.
“He was in such a rage that he just didn’t stop. He just kept going and going and going,”Amber Trucke, homeowner tells Inside Edition
She was referring to Terry Gregory, a contractor who took a sledgehammer and tile floor to the shower walls after Trucke refused to pay him fully for the work.
“We put weeks into this…thousands of dollars into this,”Gregory speaks in the footage.
“Sir, sir. Please stop. Please stop,” Trucke’s neighbor, who was behind the camera, tells Gregory.
“Is somebody gonna pay me?” Gregory says.
“Sir, I’m just asking you to stop. It’s not your house to destroy,” the neighbor says.
Trucke says Gregory blew up after she told him she was dissatisfied with his work and refused to pay the full amount until she could inspect the finished job.
“This is my property. This is my property. I have receipts for everything,” Gregory says in the video.
“I do understand that,””The neighbor says.”
“No you f****** don’t,”Gregory answers.
Trucke said it took her. “four or five days”Before she could see the entire video,
“Every time I saw it, I just got sick to my stomach,”Trucke stated.
Gregory remarks at the end that Gregory is a “serious” person. “Let me tell you something. No contractor in the state of Colorado will fix that.”
But it turns out, that’s not quite true. Trucke was so outraged by the video that several contractors joined forces to give her the bathroom she longed for, totally free of charge.
Jason McDaniel flew all the way from Oregon for the makeover.
“There is never a circumstance where it is OK for someone to be violent in somebody else’s home or in somebody else’s presence for that matter,” McDaniel said.
Lisa Guerrero, Inside Edition investigative journalist, offered her assistance while we were there. As the contractors continued the remodeling job, we found Gregory and his wife in a parking lot.
“Sir, why did you take a sledgehammer to Amber Trucke’s bathroom?”Guerrero contacted the contractor.
“Cause she refused to pay us,”Gregory said.
“That’s not true, she paid you over $3,000. You didn’t complete the work,” Guerrero replied.
“No comment,”The husband and wife said this as they got in the car.
The volunteer work was complete a few weeks later.
“I never thought a month ago that this bathroom would ever be this beautiful, but these guys did such a good job,”Trucke stated.
Gregory’s company previously said that communication with the homeowner had broken down, adding that an incident like it had never happened before and was not their regular practice.