On today’s Troubleshooters, let’s call this particular contractor a ‘knight in shining armor.
He saw our story on Tuesday, and offers to help, for free.
And keeps his word.
Just as he told her he would, Matthew Pinkston, his wife, and son, are fixing what wasn’t fixed at Virginia Almeida’s house.
Ms. Almeida told us her story on Tuesday.
Of how a woman named Sable Acain, whom Almeida admits she had never met before, convinced her to hand over more than $13,000.00 in insurance money, to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey.
According to Almeida, all Acain did was fix the roof.
So after seeing our Troubleshooters story, Matthew Pinkston, a Purple Heart honored disabled vet, representing Pyramid Construction and Excavating, called us and said he wanted help.
Almeida; “I mean, I was skeptical.”
Pinkston: “I said, I’m not gonna charge you a dime. We’re just gonna fix what’s wrong and get it right.”
Almeida: “It’s hard to trust anybody nowadays.”
Pinkston: “It wouldn’t matter if it cost $300 or $500.00. It needs to be done.”
Sure enough, 8;30 this morning, the Pinkston’s showed up ready to work.
Replacing the rain gutters around the house.
Reattaching the door on the storage shed, and balance the shed.
Reattaching the wooden fence gate.
And doing some landscaping in the backyard.
“I asked him if he needed any money to buy the things,” Almeida tells us. “He says no, because he’s got his own business. He’s got everything he needs.”
To which Pinkston says “and you just seen this great big ton of bricks fall off of her shoulders. She was like ‘oh thank you so much. Thank you so much.”
Pinkston was also going to make some roof repairs, but it will still need to be inspected by an engineer.
We tried contacting Sable Acain again today.
Same message. Mailbox full. Not accepting any new messages.