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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing Causes Headaches

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 23:07:27-04

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – An unfinished, six-figure mud pit. That’s how one now-former customer of a Jessamine County-based company described the work on what was supposed to be a swimming pool.

Since Nature’s Expressions has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, it’s going to stay that way for now.

Back in December, Craig Brogden and his wife interviewed three companies to contract the pool out, and settled with Nature’s Expressions.

“They had good reviews. Customers all had positive things to say about them. Friends of ours had used them,” said Brogden.

When just a few small projects were finished by early May, a fed-up Brogden says he sent an email asking for materials to be dropped off.

“The liner for the pool, all the pool equipment, anything that we needed to finish up that we had technically paid for already,” said Brogden.

Brogden says that the company told him on June 3, they were gonna send a whole team out to work on his pool. That same day, he says the gate at the company was padlocked.

A few days later, Nature’s Expressions filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to the United States Courts website, this means the sale of the company’s nonexempt property and the distribution of proceeds to creditors.

In the filing, there are more than 200 creditors listed.

Now projects across the region are left unfinished, some contractors have not been paid, and the trucks at the Jessamine County site sit idle.

“It’s, to me, unfortunate that nobody from Nature’s Expressions were classy enough to reach out to the customers that they were working for,” said Brogden.

Brogden says it will take another $50,000 to clean up, and finish his pool.

The company’s gate was locked when we showed up, and calls to the company’s attorney listed on the filing were not returned.

Some creditors we reached out to said they could not talk with us because of upcoming litigation.