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Local contractor helps Muskogee woman with thousands in repairs after unfinished project

Posted: 4:42 PM, Dec 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-05 16:08:41Z

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Wilmina Haughey has lived in her Muskogee home for almost 40 years.

She put the house in the hands of a local contractor after flooding in September. The homeowner gave him an insurance check before moving back in, and was disappointed to see the results.

"I told him he was cutting costs to put money in his pocket. I thought that and I still feel that way. He got the cheapest stuff he could get and pocketed the rest," Haughey said.

The contractor spoke with 2 Works for You, saying he was working within the means of insurance funding. He wanted to continue cleanup but was told by the homeowner not to come back.

"I really didn't want to be the one to ruin him. But when you sit in your own home and see all the things that happened to it that didn't need to happen you kind of hope that he understands that he need to do better," Haughey said.

Staff with Serve Pro reached out to Jason Fullen last week. He immediately jumped in to help, seeing a story that hit close to home.

"I stepped in and said, you know, she doesn't have what I would charge to do it. That's when I decided I would do it for free, the labor part of it," Fullen said.

Fullen has a packed schedule and is booked a year out with projects, but he's making time for this homeowner in need.

"When we get done with the other jobs that we're working on. She said that would be perfectly fine because she's up until 2 or 3 every night crying about her house and the way it looks," Fullen said.

The contractor is looking for help from an electrician and donations of lumber and light fixtures. If you're interested in helping out email newsroom@KJRH.com. 

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