Bride-to-be said contractor bailed after $6,000 payment for wedding landscaping

CINCINNATI – A future bride from the West Side said her landscaping contractor bailed her out in the backyard prior to her wedding and messed up her property. She also said she had already paid him $ 6,000.

“He said he would work every day until it was done,” said Ashley Byers. “We haven’t seen him, heard from him, can’t reach him. We tried everything we can. “

Byers said her plan is to have a small wedding in the backyard on June 3rd. She found a contractor who did a great display of the space and she said she signed a contract with them. She said he agreed that he could start work May 10 and finish it in a couple of weeks.

After a down payment and three working days, Byers said he disappeared with her money and hadn’t answered calls.

“So we’re either thinking two things,” said Byers. “Either he can’t answer the phone and he’s injured, or he’s ignoring us and we have to find out who can fix our garden before we get married.”

As soon as WCPO 9 News called, the contractor immediately called Byers back. He didn’t agree to speak to WCPO 9 News and we don’t use his name because he agreed to repay Byers and said he was overwhelmed with too much work and was closing his business.

As of 3:45 p.m., Byers announced that the contractor had reimbursed her for the $ 6,000.

“We just needed words from you,” Byers told the contractor on the phone.

The wedding worries hit Jodie Long. She said her family business, All 4 You Maintenance Services, does the job. She said she hears about the payment and labor problems often.

“We want to make sure she is looked after and can marry in her garden,” said Long.

Your team plans to work overtime to fix everything.

“She’ll be very happy when we’re done with this for her,” said Long.

Byers said her weight will be increased and her faith restored.

“I cried almost happy tears when they came in,” said Byers.

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