Call for Action Investigation Follow Up: Hearing on Green Life Exteriors

They crowded into an overflow room at the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.
There wasn't enough space in the hearing room for everyone claiming to have been ripped off by the roofing company, Green Life Exteriors.
We've been speaking to some of these customers for months.
Brandi Bickell told board members, "It was problem after problem."
But today the man in question, owner Bill Bowen, never showed up.
He was supposed to appear here last month, but begged for an extension.
This time the board called it, "a slap in the face"... that he wasn't there.
Our 11 Call for Action Investigation found... Green Life Exteriors is accused of performing some work without a license, failing to pull some permits, and in several cases... taking people's money without doing any work at all.
Monica Stabb of Colorado Springs spoke on behalf of 30-plus victims.
Staab said, "Green Life left her with just felt on her leaking roof for more than two months. She didn't want to come forward till now because she told me she was embarrassed."
Bowen's attorney, Tom Ramunda asked questions, but had very few answers for the board, which voted to suspend Bowen's license to do work in Colorado Springs and El Paso County.
Later I asked Tom Ramunda about his role and he said, "I don't have my whole, the parameters of my involvement yet figured out."
I told him, "There were a lot of people who wanted to see him face to face."
Ramunda responded, "Well, you know, he had scheduling conflicts."
I asked, "When he knew about this meeting for two months?"
He said, "Things come up."
Also at the hearing... A Colorado Springs police detective armed with a warrant for Bowen's arrest.
According to the El Paso County District Attorney, Bowen faces a total of 12 counts... 4 for felony theft, plus 8 felony theft charges for cases involving seniors. We're told two more charges are pending.
One customer told the board, "...Basically they have my money, there has been no work done and I'm out."
But there was a silver lining. After seeing our stories on Green Life Exteriors... someone has stepped in to help.
A family-owned business got involved.

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  • by Monica Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:04 PM
    Thank you Betty Sexton & KKTV for covering this story & getting the info out about this criminal. I know you made a difference! Thanks to the Colo Springs Police & my favorite policeman, you are the BEST! Thank you to PPRBD for doing the right thing & a very special thank you to all the contractors, sub-contractors and fellow citizens who have come forward to help so many people. I am so proud to live in Colo Springs! If you gave Bill Bowen money and didn't get a roof PLEASE call Detective John Kessler at 444-3140. If you got your roof but Bill didn't pull a permit or you have a permit but are waiting for repairs or for your inspection to be ordered, call Terry Brunette at PPRBD, 327-2880. Yesterdays meeting was a great success & the first step in getting this guy out of our community. I think we have all learned a valuable lesson that will last a life time. But I for one am not going to let one very rotten apple spoil my trust in mankind. I saw lots of good people just yesterday!
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