SIX LAKES, Mich. -- Dixie Hegenauer needed work done on a 100-year-old barn she owns after a stone wall supporting the structure started caving in.
The 73-year-old hired Troy Burke for the repairs and paid him $3,500 up front.
She says the barn still isn't fixed, and she hasn't received her money back.
"I think that when you’re in business you have to live on a higher standard, because you are working on other peoples' things," she said.
Burke says he stopped working on the barn because Hegenauer's son, who is also a contractor, confronted him about the work and made his working environment uncomfortable.
"The few times I dealt with her, she broke into tears a couple of times, and refer back to her son, and it was too confused to come to a conclusion," he said.
Hegenauer said if she had it to do all over again, she would have done a little more homework and made sure her contractor was licensed.
"I just don't want anybody else taken advantage of, and I think the cost of hiring an attorney and going after someone that is not licensed would be very difficult," she said.