Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Six years after Sandy devastated Long Island, homeowners are still dealing with the wreckage of a sweet-talking contractor who took their money and left their houses unfinished. Keri and Michael Malone’s house in Moriches, N.Y., has been up on cribbing for over a year. Cody Trey Lawrence’s company, Turnkey, was supposed to do the work, but both Mr. Lawrence and his partner, Jorge Urbina, left the state instead. Credit Credit Johnny Milano for The New York Times Supported by ByKaya Laterman Oct. 26, 2018 It was the giant whiteboard that did it, they said. After Hurricane Sandy destroyed their homes in October 2012, many Long Islanders fell hard for Cody Trey Lawrence, a sweet-talking contractor from Texas. To pitch the services of Turnkey Contractor Solutions, the company he partly owned, he used a whiteboard the size of a picture window to lay out his project management prowess. He detailed how he kept track of each home elevation and reconstruction project. In the chaotic years after the storm that left thousands of people shifting from one temporary location to the next, the Turnkey whiteboard promised order. And to dozens of… Read full this story
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