Owner accused of taking money from Youngsville family, not doing repairs loses license


YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina board that licenses contractors is taking action against the owner of a business accused of taking thousands of dollars from a Franklin County couple without performing the repairs that were paid for.

The investigation is one of four probes being conducted into the business activities of CMC Flooring Enterprises. Owner Salvador Gutierrez’s contractor’s license has been pulled. 

Back in March, Katie and Chris Creager filed a complaint with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, claiming CMC Flooring Enterprises took $34,000 for home repairs and then disappeared. 

The state said:

  • Gutierrez will voluntarily surrender contractor’s license
  • The state considers that a permanent revocation of his contractor’s license
  • Gutierrez tells state he will dissolve the company and file for bankruptcy
  • Gutierrez admitted to contractor’s board he forged other names as the qualifier for his contractor’s license.

CBS 17 contacted Guttierez for comments and he never replied. 

Meanwhile, in Youngsville, the builders who came to the aid of the Creager family after seeing the story on CBS 17 are working restoring the house.

Daniel Cavera, a framer working with Atlas Custom Builders, is removing a lot of the work previously done on the home. He said it wasn’t up to code.

“It didn’t pass inspection,” he said.

Cavera and his crew figure they’ve got another few days of work ahead of them before the next crew can begin its part of the restoration.

In the meantime, an arrest warrant for Gutierrez remains outstanding as Youngsville police search for him for taking money under false pretense, having an invalid contractor’s license, and abandoning a repair job.

The contractor’s board says its investigation hasn’t closed yet. There are still other things it needs to look at regarding the company. 

There are also open investigations by Attorney General Josh Stein’s office, as well as the fraud division of North Carolina Department of Insurance.

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