Attorney General files lawsuit in Will County against home repair business
A lawsuit was filed last week by Attorney General Lisa Madigan against a home repair business she alleges defrauded Will and DuPage county homeowners out of nearly $150,000 for projects that were either poorly executed or never completed.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Will County, is against Eagletop Construction, which also operates as Eagle Top Design and Builders, and its operator Dan M. Creager.
Madigan is seeking full restitution for homeowners defrauded by Creager, as well as civil penalties, according to a news release from her office.
The lawsuit alleges Creager solicited consumers online, including through the referral service HomeAdvisor, to perform home repairs since at least March 9, 2015. Creager charged consumers and received payments for services that were never performed or completed, and refused to return the consumers’ payments, according to the news release.
The lawsuit alleges Creager’s actions violated both the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Home Repair and Remodeling Act.
“Through this lawsuit, we’re working to stop yet another home repair scammer from doing business in Illinois and taking advantage of homeowners,” Madigan said in the news release.
The lawsuit notes that Creager’s businesses are not registered with the Illinois Secretary of State; she also warned in the news release that Creager recently started operating under the name Michael Builders.