Iowa issues order to Nebraska-based contractor


April 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Polk County judge has ordered a Nebraska-based contractor to follow Iowa’s consumer fraud and door-to-door sales laws.  A news release from the office of Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller says the judge also ordered the company, NationWide Construction Inc. to reimburse a Council Bluffs resident more than $7,000.  The release says the company is owned by Mark Schneidewind and does business in Omaha, Neb., as Midwest Restorations Inc.  Miller’s office has investigated complaints that Schneidewind and his company failed to provide services following payment, provided substandard services and made misrepresentations to customers.  The news release says Schneidewind and NationWide denied the allegations but agreed to comply with the order, which is in the form of a consent decree.