Omaha homeowner floored by absent contractor claiming he is postive for COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – After paying thousands of dollars down on a home improvement project an Omaha homeowner gets a shocking excuse on why the job hasn’t started.

But 6 News found that the contractor has a pattern of complaints that began long before the pandemic hit.

As a cancer survivor, Jerry Swanda has a pet peeve.

“If you happened to have a disease, don’t use it as an excuse,” he said.

The homeowner is suspicious about a text from a contractor.

“He’s sorry that he’s ignoring me, his head feels like it’s going to explode and he is positive for COVID,” Swanda recalled.

Aug. 6, Brian Sohrweid was paid $6,500 hundred dollars to install a new floor and no work has been done.

“You’d think if he was symptomatic, that he would have someone to at least respond to text messages, voicemails,” Swanda said.

No response from Sohrweid in

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