The state has slapped $40,000 in fines on a Burnsville construction company for “fraudulent and deceptive practices” that include overbilling, inferior workmanship and unjustified liens against clients.
In March, Whistleblower first detailed the troubles surrounding LeMaster Restoration and its president and owner, Verdean LeMaster. LeMaster Restoration’s contractor license was suspended in January, but the order signed last week by Assistant Labor and Industry Commissioner Patricia Todd revokes the license and prohibits the company from acting as a building contractor in Minnesota.
An attorney for the company, Marshall Tanick, said a decision hasn’t yet been made whether to appeal. But he said there were a number of questionable actions by the department, including its contacts with LeMaster customers that he said unfairly damaged the business.