Request #19-1024


Mr. Gary Gerdes in Buidling and Roofing Inspections advised me to file a FOIA Request so that he can release some documentation to me regarding the con man who defrauded me with a roofing company scam.

1) Lakeview Roofing and Construction ( and a man named "Mario" and a young girl named "Amanda Johns" conned me out of almost $5K. They were not authorized to be on my roof until they provided me a whole list of legal requirements, and they were not supposed to cash my check until bringing me back the permit, insurance, licensure, subcontractor list, all subcontractor names and contact info., and lien waiver releases of anyone who would be on my roof. They went to a bank minutes from my house, cashed the check, never provided me the legal documents to begin work, and never did any of the work, but totally vandalized my roof hatch (making it not open) and vandalized over my entire old roof. 

2) Please provide me all documentation provided to the City of Evanston (should have been on 08/26/19), including, but not limited to the itemized work that Mario and Amanda said they would be doing, their Certificate of Liability Insurance, Their professional licensure, any pictures or videos they provided, etc.

3) In speaking with Gary Gerdes, we determined that the list of work to be done provided to the City of Evanston is DIFFERENT than the Estimate that I signed. 

Thank you. I look forward to receiving all documentation provided to the City of Evanston my Mario and Amanda Johns and "Lakeview Roofing and Construction Co.". They are professional con artists. 


September 4, 2019 via web


September 11, 2019




Lisa Ditkowsky





Point of Contact

Devon Reid

Request Closed Public

Fulfilled - No Redactions

We released all of the requested documents pursuant to your FOIA Request.

September 4, 2019, 2:54pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
120 KEENEY.pdf
September 4, 2019, 2:54pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Department Assignment Public
September 4, 2019, 2:12pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
September 4, 2019, 2:12pm