5 On Your Side

Cary-based remodeler arrested

Posted April 6, 2011

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— A remodeling contractor who was the subject of a 5 on Your Side investigation was arrested Tuesday night.

Ryan M. Wells, 30, of 5113 Roswellcrest Court in Apex, owns Cary based Home Restoration Assistance, which is also known as HRA.

Wells was picked up on charges he wrote bad checks in December, including two totaling $6,750 to a building supply company.

Wells closed HRA in January. It is now empty with a foreclosure notice on the front door.

Five on Your Side has more than 20 complaints against Wells and HRA. Customers say Wells either did not complete work they paid for, or never even started it. In all, they say they’re out about $270,000.

A 5 On Your Side investigation also found that Wells changed his name back in 2004. He was previously known as Ryan Kamal.

Wells is scheduled to appear in court on the criminal charges later this month. Also, his attorney said he plans to file bankruptcy soon.

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  • goncampn2 Apr 8, 2011

    Lock him up and pay them back every penny??? How will he do that??

  • Twittyfan Apr 7, 2011

    Keep him locked up until he learns his lesson and pays the people back every penny...

  • IAMAmerican Apr 7, 2011

    I hope that there is a way for his victims to get their money back. He should be charged with fraud, robbery, or something that will get him many many years behind bars!
    Con Amor brings luv and laughter

    Not A Chance!

  • badmaddog Apr 6, 2011

    Are you kidding superman he will make 1 dollar a day working in the prison system.

  • superman Apr 6, 2011

    Send him to prison. He will be able to make some money to pay restitution.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Apr 6, 2011

    I hope that there is a way for his victims to get their money back. He should be charged with fraud, robbery, or something that will get him many many years behind bars!