BISMARCK, ND – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order permanently banning Scott Ashby of Everett, Washington, d/b/a Western Waterworks, from conducting business in North Dakota.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint from a consumer who made paid $1,750 of a $3,500 contract to install a sprinkler system. Ashby completed some of the work, and then never returned. The Attorney General previously fined Ashby in July 2013 and, again, in July 2014 for operating without a contractor’s license. Ashby has a history of failing to finish projects.