In Your Corner: Tree trimmer admits fault

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A large tree limb let Tom King's mobile home have it!

“This thing was sticking in my roof,” King said.  

There’s more damage to his ceiling and a window that has since been replaced. 

Tom and his wife, away on vacation, didn't witness the accident, but later confronted a worker from Cut-R-Down Tree Service about the damage.

Tom said, “He said, ‘We tried to knock on your door for two days and no one answered’.”

The company's owner, Travis Keating, admits fault and says he’s fallen on hard times, but plans to reimburse the couple for repairs.  

“I communicated to the Kings that I was extremely broke and I had every intention of paying them,” he said.

Keating claims a big payday is just days away and once he's able to secure that money he'll make good with the Kings. We’ll check back.

Tips for hiring a tree trimming contractor:

  • Get several estimates
  • Put everything in writing, laying out what the job entails and for how much.
  • Demand proof of insurance and bond.
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