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ONLY ON 3: Contractor defends company, says workers will get paid

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We have response from a contractor accused of not paying workers for an ongoing job here in Wilmington.

"Commercial construction is a challenge," NC Contracting president Robert Miller. "It's very difficult for us subcontractors, the little men on the pole. It's very difficult."

Miller is a subcontractor working under Clancy & Theys General Contracting on the New Brooklyn Homes complex in downtown Wilmington. Several workers on the project say Miller has not paid them, but Miller says there's an explanation.

"As far as I know, there was unforseen medical issues from a member of the Clancy & Theys team, which prolonged us getting our check, and then I had family medical issues that kind of added to the issue," Miller said.

This story stirred up lots of comments on our website about Miller's character and his company. He says more than half of the negative feedback stem from the owners of The Nail Man, a supplier in Georgia, who Miller says is trying to sabotage him.

"People are gonna have their opinions," Miller said. "All I can tell you is that people are gonna get paid. Everybody that worked on our jobsite, that worked for our company is gonna get paid in full. There are people still out there working for us on the job today. Would these people be working if they had a history of not being paid? Do you think that we'd be on this job seven months without this happening sooner?"

Miller says the mix-up is a calamity that will probably only happen once, but has changed his business forever.

"Unfortunately, my reputation was destroyed, but I feel like I'll have vindication when everybody gets paid," he said.

Miller said checks are going in the mail Friday afternoon.

The owners of The Nail Man told us they were waiting for money from Miller they say is months overdue. Miller says they got their check, but they say it was for another job in Mississippi and not the Wilmington project. Millers said the check was for the Wilmington job, and that the general contractor on the Mississippi job is paying The Nail Man directly.

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Robert Miller refuse to pay me

I did a tree work for Robert Miller for 18,000, after 2 months asking him for my payment every week. He just said that was to much so I went down to $14,000 again I wait for my payment another 2 months and finally when I tell him that I going take him to the court he offer me $7,500
to walk away if not he is going to sue me because I didn't do the job properly also he threatened to report me with immigration just because I'm Hispanic.

He own me money too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr Robert Miller is a rat!!!..... He own me $5,000.00 now from this job in Wilmington nc. I di a drywall work and he never pay me! They put a paper on their office door saying if you came to this office before call us we going to call the police!...,people please please please donk work for this people pleas please they do not pay!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....I try to bring him to court but when the sheriff went to his office and house he was under the bed or an a closet!...... Like a rat!!!!..,,,if some one know how I can bring him to court please let me know!.. Than you!

give as the money back

What. We. Can do. About. This. Guy. The. Only think that. He. Did is take the. Money from. As.

Try again

Try posting again once you sober up.

HE DID THE SAME THING TO MY COMPANY

ROBERT MILLER HAS DONE THE SAME THING IN HOOVER, AL HE HIRED MY PAINTING COMPANY TO PAINT A HOUSE IN ALABAMA, TENESSESSE,AND LOUISIANA NOW EVERY TIME A TRY TO CONTACT HIM OR HIS MANAGER..JUAN THEY DONT ANSWER AN WHEN THEY DO THEY SAID THEY NEED TO TALK TO THE OTHER PERSON ABOUT THE JOB TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH IS OWED... AFTER CALLING AN CALLING FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS THEY SAID THEY HAD SOMEONE ELSE GO TO FIX THE HOUSE CAUSE IT WAS DONE WRONG AN THAT THEY DIDNT OWE ANY MONEY....
MY COMPANY HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1998 WE HAVE PAINTED THOUSANDS OF HOUSES COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL AND NEVER ONCE HAD A PROBLEM TILL WE MET ROBERT MILLER FROM NC CONTRACTING

Excuses and more excuses, still did not pay ANYONE!

I had small claims court in Wake County. Mr. Miller was 1 hour and 20 minutes late. Quite surprises a company that claims to be multimillionare does not have an attorney present! He claims he had to hire another subcontractor to finish our work. He claims that he had contacted me in several occasions to let me know that there was a problem with the job site. He claims he was in the job site. He was never there, never met with me or my company. I have provided the judge a copy of inspection records. Needless to say, cellphone records never show a call from NC Contracting saying there was anything wrong. Mr. Miller comes up with a hand written contract that he claims was supposedly done between him and another sub contractor. Judge granted on my favor. He immediatly attempted to appeal, still claims he has no money for anyone else. Tells the judge he had paid everyone. Well, that's not true. I encourage every subcontractor to stand up and get your situation public. I am glad I have kept my business in Georgia, very far away from NC Contracting schemes for not paying! This was an HUD project. I can't wait to see those federal charges coming at them. This is the next Lee Cowper...

They owe me money too...

I started working on this site around January 15th with a few other men, working for John, a man who had a contract with Jason. We hung and finished sheetrock and were going to do siding as well until the first pay day came and we weren't given anything other than the same response that is in the article, "checks going in the mail friday." This is a bogus response; I agree with the others who say this company should be investigated locally as well as federally. I am owed over $1000 along with a dozen other men that worked with me, we have seen nothing. With this many people involved they should not be getting away with giving every one of us the runaround. It is time that these people get their act together and pay their workers, if not we need to all get together and figure out how we're getting our money. This is a pathetic way to run a business and it's even more pathetic that they continue to get away with it.

My company didn't get paid either

My company worked on this project as well starting in December 2010 through January 2011. While on the job one day, someone walked up to me and said "You won't get paid for your work". The foreman at the time said that that certain contractor turned in a bill for more than was approved for his job. Turns out they were both prophetic. I didn't get paid all of my first invoice and none of the second one. They still owe me $2620. My wife and I both have made repeated calls and emails to Robert, Alton, and Jean to no avail. All we've got is a HUGE runaround! Was glad to see someone reporting on this.

people working for nc

people working for nc contracting havent been working at wha project since last time promised check and didnot get. that was last weekdnd

ASk WXZ Construction why we

ASk WXZ Construction why we had to threaten liens on their jobs NC was on to the paid.
Ask Rode Cooke Const why we had to threaten liens to get us paid on NC contracting jobs.
Ask the owners @ chase lake
How about bartlette supplies in Nc, Duofast, Kentec, Fastening soultions, Total Framing, Jasso Framing why they are all owed money from years ago from Robert miller and not paid.????

Ive got an email from Rod

Ive got an email from Rod cooke, the GC in mississippi mentioned here stating that they did not ever say they would be cutting the nail man a check.....Imagine that

nc contracting (robert miller)

Sounds like the same bs i have been hearing since dec. NC contracting owes my business $7426.00 for installing the windows and getting the buildings up to code to pass inspection. Also i witnessed NC contracting supervisors Jason and Copia forging signatures on the lien waivers from the direction of Robert Miller on speaker phone.He should be deported with all his illegal workers out of this country, so true americans can have work! through all of this i had to layoff a 4 off the hardest workers i have been able to find, right before xmas.

nc contracting

So march 28 is past and still no check! but they are still working even though nc contracting has not paid his workers.Guess thats what it takes to be a millionaire, don't pay anyone! NC contracting defies the "CON" in contracting

Rory

I was one of Rory's crew members. It's obvious to me that NC Contractors had no intention of paying what it owes until this story came to light. A promise that they still have not yet made good on.

I stopped putting in hours on 4th street after i saw that crews of mexicans upwards of 20 head were getting checks cut on payday, while our 5 man American crew got nothing.

We were installing windows, but we were also fixing deficient framing on their part in order for the structures to pass inspections. They paid the mexican framers to do a job and would not pay us to fix what they did not do correctly or structual requirements left out enirely.

NC contractors should be ashamed of the way it has treated its workers. They should be investigated locally and possibly federally. We should get the money that is owed to us along with interest from the last 4 months, going on 5.

Unfortunately, I've had to

Unfortunately, I've had to work with this company off and on for 15 years and its the same old story....I'm owed about $40,000 and unless hell freezes over , I'll never get paid.
Everything this company says is a lie, I can't believe they can even get work anymore.
If anyone knows who to report them to then post it because they should be charged with fraud!
Even if you take them to small claims court and win a judgement, they still don't pay and they just lie and blame someone else!