The former owner and founder of Mutual Builders Inc. is attempting to distance himself from the mounting problems of the longtime contracting firm, which is now owned by his son, Jay Pelletz. Try as he might, though, Mel Pelletz continues to find himself tangled in the family business.
“I have nothing do with Mutual Builders, nor do I want anything to do with it. I worked hard and I built myself up a good business. Jay took it over and I understand that he’s not doing such a great job with it,” Melvin J. Pelletz said in an interview with the Sun on Thursday, March 31.
He said he retired five years ago from Mutual Builders, the area home builder and broker based on Park Avenue, and handed over the company to his son.
Since then, it seems, the “good business” the elder Pelletz had built (it had an A+ Better Business Bureau rating into 2015) has devolved into a questionable operation that has left many embittered homeowners in its wake, some seeking thousands of dollars in unfinished work or money owed.
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