A construction contractor who faces criminal theft charges over allegations he failed to complete work on a swimming pool has now had his Warren County contractor’s license revoked.
George Raymond Hagan, whose company PrismCore Pools has been the subject of consumer complaints in Warren County and other areas, had his license revoked by default at Wednesday’s Contractor Licensing Board meeting of Bowling Green-Warren County.
Hagan, who obtained a Warren County general contractor’s license in November 2018, received a notice that disciplinary action should be taken against him and that he can request a hearing. He did not respond and the council took steps to revoke his license.
Contractors’ Licensing Commission records show that Edmonson County-based PrismCore has had consumer complaints filed against it in several counties, including one filed by Rasim Ahmetovic of Bowling Green, saying he paid $ 15,797.50 down payment to PrismCore and no work had been done on the pool.
According to the complaint filed by Ahmetovic, Hagan “took the deposit and never returned.”
Another complaint, from BK Sicard of Cadiz, said PrismCore was paid $ 14,797.50 in March as a down payment on a pool that was not completed.
A report released last month by Louisville TV station WHAS said “more than a dozen” families in Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois said they had contracts with Hagan and PrismCore that did not not been concluded.
One of them, Will Sacca of Munfordville, told WHAS he had issued three checks totaling $ 47,762 to PrismCore and that he still did not have a pool.
“They’ve had issues with this guy in Louisville and other areas,” said Bob Appling, executive director of the Contractor’s Licensing Board. “He took a lot of money and didn’t play.”
Hagan now faces charges of theft in Warren County and has an indictment scheduled for Nov. 18. He was indicted last month by the Warren County grand jury on charges of theft for failing to make the required disposition of property valued at $ 10,000 or more.
Bowling Green attorney Matt Baker said he represents Hagan in certain civil and criminal cases.
“Some of these people owe money or services,” Baker said. “Some of them actually owe Hagan or PrismCore.”
Appling said the case included a warning message for local owners.
“The bottom line is you shouldn’t be paying for something you don’t have,” he said. “People should always have a good contract and they shouldn’t pay all the money until the job is finished. “