Jay Pelletz and Mutual Builders appear finished as father washes hands of mounting woes

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The former owner and founder of Mutual Builders Inc. is attempting to distance himself from the mounting problems of the longtime contracting firm, which is now owned by his son, Jay Pelletz. Try as he might, though, Mel Pelletz continues to find himself tangled in the family business.

“I have nothing do with Mutual Builders, nor do I want anything to do with it. I worked hard and I built myself up a good business. Jay took it over and I understand that he’s not doing such a great job with it,” Melvin J. Pelletz said in an interview with the Sun on Thursday, March 31.

Mutual Builders' 660 Park Ave. office is for sale or lease by Mel Pelletz.

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Mutual Builders’ 660 Park Ave. office is for sale or lease by Mel Pelletz.

He said he retired five years ago from Mutual Builders, the area home builder and broker based on Park Avenue, and handed over the company to his son.

Since then, it seems, the “good business” the elder Pelletz had built (it had an A+ Better Business Bureau rating into 2015) has devolved into a questionable operation that has left many embittered homeowners in its wake, some seeking thousands of dollars in unfinished work or money owed.


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One thought on “Jay Pelletz and Mutual Builders appear finished as father washes hands of mounting woes

  1. Mel is a longtime friend and a standup guy. I’m sad to hear about the company’s downfall, but glad to learn that he no longer has anything to do with it, and is as honest and straightforward as ever. He’s as good a person as anyone I’ve ever known in this business.