Target 8: Beware of no-show plow driver turned contractor

When Target 8 paid Secrest a visit recently, he said he could not say much about the work he did for Heidi Young because she has filed suit against him.

“We just didn’t finish the job,” Secrest said.

“She was very angry and irate when we went to her house and she — we — agreed not to (do) any business with each other anymore,” he continued.

“I think he just doesn’t know how to do it and sells it as if he’s had a lot of experience,” Young said.

Target 8 wanted to see Secrest’s sales pitch for ourselves, especially after another tipster reported that Secrest is also repairing roofs. So we set up a meeting with Secrest to get an estimate on a leaky roof.

“You guys are licensed and all that?” asked an undercover “homeowner.”

“Yep, yep,” replied Secrest.

“I’ve got my own business, Midwest Contracting. I got a business license, contractor’s license, liability insurance,” he continued.

But Target 8 could find no record of a contractor’s license for Secrest or either of his latest businesses, Midwest Fence Contractors and Midwest Contracting.

When Target 8 questioned Secrest about his licensing claim, he seemed to back away from it.

“How come you’re telling people that you’re licensed?” Target 8 investigator Susan Samples asked.

“I do have a driver’s license,” Secrest replied.

When Target 8 asked why Secrest had yet to “make it right” with his snow plow victims, he ended the conversation.

“Look lady,” Secrest said. “Get the f**k away from me. I’m not going to deal with this. This is harassment.”

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