The following residential building contractors were disciplined by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry in December.
View these and other Department of Labor and Industry enforcement actions here.
Classic Construction, Inc.
License granted with conditions.
Diversified Water Diversion, Inc.
Licensing order vacated, censure, $5,000 fine stayed for three years.
Hathaway, Dale Allen, doing business as Hathaway Construction
License suspension and $2,500 fine stayed on condition of compliance with payment agreement with creditor.
Hildebrandt, Gregory Shane
Mountain Lake, MN
Certificate of exemption issued on condition of $500 fine.
Kevin Manley Homes, Inc.
Apple Valley, MN
License suspension stayed on condition of compliance with payment agreements with creditors.
Kropelin, Douglas Donald, doing business as Axiom Home Services, LLC
Cease and desist unlicensed activity with $2,000 fine stayed.
Lee Homes, Inc.
Vadnais Heights, MN
Four month license suspension. Does not affect projects ongoing at the time of execution of the consent order.
Lesmeister, Debra Kay, doing business as Deb Lesmeister Siding
Cease and desist unlicensed activity with $1,000 fine stayed.
Maetzold Homes, Inc.
Censure and $3,000 fine with $2,000 stayed.
Masse, Jay, dba Jay Masse Construction
Mercy Construction – see Ortiz, Roberto
Mike Torkelson Development, Inc.
License suspended until written payment agreements with judgment creditors provided to DLI. License will be revoked and $5,000 assessed if all agreements not provided by 6/15/10 or if respondent fails to comply with payment agreements.
Ortiz, Roberto, doing business as Mercy Construction
Cease and desist unlicensed activity with $2,500 fine stayed.
R and L Properties and Construction, LLC
Urman, Randall L., doing business as Randy Urman Construction
Forest Lake, MN
Censure, $5,000 fine with $4,000 stayed on conditions.
Wickum, Dennis Robert
Cease and desist unlicensed activity with $1,500 fine stayed.
Woodhaven Builders, Inc.
Censure, license suspension and $2,500 fine stayed on condition of compliance with payment agreement with creditor.
Xtreme Worx, Inc.
License granted with conditions.
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