A Mason County contractor who was charged twice in 13 months for illegal work has been sentenced to 15 days behind bars.
Peter Daniel Yeaman, 57, pleaded guilty last week in Mason County District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of unregistered contracting, according to a news release from the state’s Department of Labor and Industries.
He also was ordered to repay his victim $5,000.
State law requires contractors to register with L&I. Since 2013, the state has cited Yeaman and his company, Belfair-based Southgate Roofing, nine times for unregistered contracting and twice for not obtaining a permit before altering a manufactured home. His registration was suspended in 2012 for failing to pay workers’ comp premiums.
This time, Yeaman was not registered as a contractor when he agreed to reroof a house in Grapeview and cashed a $5,000 check for the job. He told the homeowner he would start the job as soon as the rain let up, according to the L&I release. Six months later, when Yeaman still hadn’t started the work, the homeowner called authorities.
Consumers can verify a contractor’s registration at the L&I website.