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Business name changes lead to lawsuits against Franklin County home-improvement contractors

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Two Franklin County home-improvement contractors are accused of changing the names of their companies in order to counter bad reviews and trick consumers for their business, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office claims.  

The first lawsuit, according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, is against Jimmie Wells Jr., who did business under the company names Fine Line Imaging and JUCO. Wells also did business under the name of Five Star Painting, a business which he had no affiliation with, Yost states.  

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“Wells sold home-improvement goods and services to consumers in several Ohio counties. He would accept deposits but, in some cases, fail to deliver or make a full refund. As alleged in the complaint, when Wells did perform work, it was shoddy and he failed to correct it. Furthermore, Wells failed to inform consumers of…

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