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Alleged shady contractor said he wants to make things right

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Shoddy work and broken promises are putting a contractor in the doghouse.

His customers are tired of playing games, so News 4's Chris Nagus went to track him down.

Pam Phenix hired Fred Lewis to remodel her North St. Louis County basement. She gave him $2,800 to begin the job. Pam says it was one disaster after another. Things got so bad she had to pay someone else to rip out everything Fred did and start over.

Across town, Tangela Hampton had a similar story. She hired Fred to repair her storm damaged roof. But during construction things spiraled out of control.

“I came home, whole kitchen was flooded, ceiling collapsed," said Hampton.

76-year-old veteran Deloris McCrea also who hired Fred Lewis to repair her north St. Louis home.

"I keep calling him every week since November 11 and he just won't return my calls" McCrea told News 4 earlier this year.

She says Fred's crews took out her windows in November, but never came back.

By January, Deloris still had gaping holes covered with plastic.

All three women say they kept getting excuses and broken promises of fixes and repayment offer from Lewis. News 4 spent months trying to track Lewis down.

It was made harder by the fact that his business, GBL Development doesn't appear to be registered under his name.

Fred tells News 4 he wants to clean up this mess with his customers.

News 4 will let you know if that happens.

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