Contact Us

Company Tears Down Siding From Wrong House In New Ulm

Minnesota NewsNEW ULM  (AP) – A simple mapping error caused a roofing company to tear down the siding from the wrong New Ulm home.

The owner called police last week when she came home to find a crew ripping up the siding.

The crew was subcontracting for Burnsville-based Schmidt Roofing. Company co-owner Clint Schmidt says the crew was supposed to do the work at 210 North Franklin St. but went to 210 South Franklin instead.

Schmidt says a crew member had called to say no one was home, but a description of the house matched the actual customer’s house.

He says the crew was five hours into the job and had about half the siding removed when the homeowner arrived.

Schmidt says the homeowner will receive brand-new siding, an $8,500 value.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.