Contractor allegedly refuses to pay $11k court judgment

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. -- Patti McDonald said she just wants John Nash to follow a judge's orders and pay up. She said dealing with Nash has stretched her finances thin and now he needs to be held accountable.

“This is the mold," McDonald pointed to a picture.

McDonald has several pictures of the mess she said Nash left behind after she paid him $10,500 to remodel two showers for her bathrooms in late 2016. She said Nash came by referral to originally replace her sinks.

“We thought, ‘Great, we got the guy. He sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. He sounds like he’s got lots of experience,'” Nash said.

The showers look much better now, but McDonald said that's no thanks to John Nash. Instead, she had to hire another contractor to clean up his mess. Despite talking a good game, she said Nash had done shoddy work and the people who cleaned up after him discovered mold growth upstairs.

McDonald said Nash abandoned the job downstairs after tearing out the old shower and that he wouldn't show up for months at a time while either making excuses or not responding.

“He never came back," she said.

"We finally said, ‘Well, give us our money back for the downstairs shower that you never finished, and we’ll call it good.' He refused and instead sent me an invoice for another $5,000 worth of work that was never even done," McDonald explained.

She took Nash to court and won a judgment of more than $11,400. That was late 2017, and McDonald said he refuses to pay her back. So she reached out to the FOX 17 Problem Solvers to get his attention and expose what’s been going on.

Messages were left for Nash on his cell phone and at his business address. He has yet to reach us back. Regardless of any potential response to the Problem Solvers, McDonald said the verdict is already out.

“Pay up on the lawsuit," she said Nash needs to.

The Better Business Bureau suggests you always make sure a contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured. A builder's license for John D. Nash Jr. could not be located.

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4 comments

  • John nash

    Do your research a little better, my company address is p.o. box 71 grandville, mich 49468, I am insured very well, always have been, my drivers license is dated January 22nd. 2018, in my billfold, I am in my 35 hour of Michigan builders license course, you can’t get one w/out a drivers license in Michigan, so yes, I am 90% legal, AND my new company paperwork is filed and notorised in Kent county and paperwork filled out by my attorney ready to be filed to the state, I will have my dept. of treasury and irs tax id’s, it’s amazing what you can do being sober for 10 years, so the DRUNK, BIMBO, PSYCHOTIC, BIPOLAR, LOOSER NAMED JACQULINE MARLOW IS A EX-WIFE FOR THAT REASON, OH YAH, I LIVE IN WAYLAND, BYE BYE.

  • John nash

    The day you called me my blind 80 year old father was in surgery all day, I was a commercial carpenter my whole life and you do not need a license in the state of Michigan, I have been working on my own for a few years, in 51 years nothing like this has EVER HAPPENED, I FEEL HORRIBLE, and I WILL. Make it right 1 way or the other, before this article when you googled my name I was at the top of the top 10 best carpenters in West Michigan and have 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 all the way across the board, I am a top pro for thumbtack, call me on Monday, my father is still in the hospital so I will be there a lot.

    • Deborah J Cook

      Judging from the fact that you have done nothing to rectify the damage done to this woman’s home, in spite of having a judgment against you, doubting you’re going to make things good. If you’re insured, why haven’t you used that insurance to pay this judgment?

  • John nash

    Darren Cunningham, I have looked at or seen all of your stories/articles/post of the past and 99% of them are about white men, we have (2) things in common, I’m from Lansing also.