ALLEGATION: Realtor Couple Entered Into Illegal Construction Contract.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A married couple in Woodfield Country Club is suing another married couple in Woodfield County Club for fraud. Gail and Joseph Steinberg claim that Richard Entel and his wife Ann Fields illegally induced them to let “Entel Designs” oversee construction at their home. The suit claims that despite what “Entel Designs” claimed, neither Fields nor Entel are licensed to work as contractors. While both Entel and Davis are registered as Real Estate agents with Florida Business and Professional Regulation, the agency shows no record of either being permitted to legally oversee a construction project.
BocaNewsNow.com verified through the Florida Secretary of State that Entel Designs, LLC, which lists Richard Entel as the “managing member,” was officially dissolved just weeks before the suit was filed.
According to the complaint, which is published below, the Steinbergs entered into an agreement with “Entel Designs” to perform construction improvements, “including renovations to the master bedroom and bathroom, custom woodwork, plumbing work, and electrical installations.” The Steinbergs state they paid $31,492.70 to “Entel Designs” which allegedly subcontracted the work to Josue Salez. BocaNewsNow.com was unable to locate a contractor’s license for Salez. He is also named as a defendant.
The suit states that permits were never pulled for the work, and the work was done poorly.
“The grout work was done incorrectly and inconsistently,” states the suit. “Mr. Salez used two different colors of grout for the bathroom and shower tiling … water valves were placed in the home without installing new copper which created a dangerous condition … the shower floor was constructed at an improper pitch preventing proper draining and creating a hazardous condition whenever the shower is in use.”
The suit alleges that Entel Designs, Ann Fields, and Richard Entel violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and seeks compensation in excess of $30,000. The defendants requested an extension to the period of time they have to respond to the complaint.
The Steinbergs, Richard Entel, and Ann Fields all live in the 4000 block of NW 63rd Place which is in the Mayfair subdivision of Woodfield Country Club. Read the suit, below. The defense request for time extension follows.
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