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Maryland AG Orders $1M Restitution from BOJ & Sons

Maryland’s Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown, announced that his Consumer Protection Division has issued a Final Order against Bryan O. Jones and his company, BOJ & Sons Construction, requiring them to pay over $1 million in restitution, civil penalties, and costs. The order stems from BOJ & Sons’ failure to fulfill home improvement contracts after accepting substantial deposits from at least 35 Maryland consumers. Despite having their licenses suspended in October 2021, the company continued to offer and sell home improvement services.

Following a hearing in October 2023, the Final Order was issued, finding BOJ & Sons in violation of the Consumer Protection Act and Maryland’s home improvement contractor laws. Specifically, the company was found to have taken excessive deposits, used incomplete contract forms, and operated without the necessary licenses. Attorney General Brown emphasized the importance of holding companies like BOJ & Sons accountable for their actions, stating that Marylanders deserve honest and reliable businesses.

The Consumer Protection Division has mandated that Mr. Jones and his company reimburse all payments collected from consumers while unlicensed, totaling $514,800 for 35 customers. Additionally, they must pay penalties and costs exceeding $485,000. To prevent future misconduct, Mr. Jones and BOJ & Sons are prohibited from accepting deposits or advance payments without posting a $500,000 performance bond per party. They must also comply with Maryland’s home improvement laws, including obtaining proper licenses and adhering to deposit limits and contract disclosures.

Acknowledging the assistance of the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, Attorney General Brown encourages consumers to verify contractors’ licenses through the Commission’s website to ensure they are working with reputable businesses. Those affected by BOJ & Sons Construction can contact the Consumer Protection Division by phone, online complaint submission, or mail for assistance.

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