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Orange Grove fed up with contractor's mistakes

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 00:17:59-05

ORANGE GROVE, Texas — Having renovations and upgrades done to your house can seem exciting.

However, when the work is not done properly, that can lead to a headache.

This is the reality of one homeowner in Orange Grove.

Hector Martinez lost his home due to the extensive damage caused by Harvey.

But there was some good news: Martinez was eligible for a grant covered by the Texas General Land Office.

However, that's when Martinez said things began to shift.

Martinez was able to design his new house, but the finished product was wrong.

Martinez showed our Action 10 News team how cabinets were not the right size and doors swing open on their own.

Plus, there are electrical problems.

For example, turning on the lights, that messes up the picture on the television screen.

“There's a leak in the sink," he said. "There's a whole bunch of little stuff -- lights that are not in center . . . stuff that’s not right."

Hector Martinez said RM Quality Construction did the work.

Despite living on this property for 30 years, he's only been in this version of his home for three months.

Martinez said he's been reaching RM Quality Construction, based out of Montgomery, but has heard nothing back.

We reached out to the construction company. Our team spoke to the superintendent, who said he no longer works for RM Quality Construction. Our team was seeking to speak to the project manager however, we have not heard a response.