Shelton home improvement contractor charged with failing to do work

A Shelton man was arrested on a warrant April 22 for allegedly failing to do home improvements in Milford for which he had been paid.

Timothy Kovalsky, 35, of Howe Avenue, Shelton, was charged by the Milford police with performing home improvements without a valid certificate, failing to refund a home improvement payment, larceny, and failure to appear in court.

His bond was set at $1,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court May 19.

Partial payment was made

Milford police said they received a complaint from a resident of Hauser Street in MIlford regarding a person who failed to perform home improvement services they had paid for last December.

Investigators found that the victims hired Kovalsky under his company name, Exquisite Remodeling, to perform kitchen renovations at their home.

The victims signed a contract with Kovalsky and provided him with a partial payment of $2,886.87, according to police.

Residents: No work was done

The Milford residents claimed that none of the agreed-upon services were performed at the residence and attempts to collect the money paid to Kovalsky were unsuccessful.

Police said they confirmed with the Department of Consumer Protection that Kovalsky had an expired home improvement contractor's certificate since 2012.

There was no record of a certificate for the business name, police added.

Failure to appear warrant

While in police custody, a computer check revealed that Kovalsky had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Connecticut State Police.

The warrant accuses Kovalsky of failing to appear in court for motor vehicle offenses committed in December.