State investigating Archer pastor over work on a roof

A complaint was filed against Greg Roberts

Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:25 p.m.

An Archer pastor previously found to have left congregants and other homeowners with unfinished construction projects and an unpaid loan is under investigation by the state on a complaint of unlicensed roof work.

According to the complaint on file with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Levy County Building Department confirmed that Greg Roberts had the owner of a Bronson home fill out paperwork for an owner/builder permit to install a metal roof.

The homeowner paid Palm Construction $3,000 for materials, with another $2,500 due upon completion.

Palm Construction is registered under Roberts' son's name, Gregory D. Roberts II. Neither Roberts nor his son are licensed contractors, according to the complaint.

The investigation is ongoing. If probable cause of unlicensed activities is found, the state could issue a notice to cease and desist, issue a citation or refer the case for criminal prosecution.

A person who answered a phone number Monday listed for Palm Construction said, “We have no comment.”

Roberts is pastor of Family Life Church of God in Archer. He was previously vice president of D&R Construction Inc., whose owner, David Durden, forfeited his contractor licenses in a settlement with the state last year over three complaints of abandoning construction or roofing projects and one complaint of not paying a building supply company.

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