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Suspended contractors

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) enforces code compliance for contractors and other trade licensees. The table below lists contractors and trade licensees whose licenses are currently revoked or suspended.

Contractor License number Current license status Discipline imposed Cause for discipline
Ilya Chebotar (VRTX Investments #43245 Revoked License revocation Initially suspended for repeated violations that risked public safety. License later revoked for attempting to evade suspension by continuing to perform construction while deceptively claiming that other construction companies were performing the construction.
Julia Chebotar (Build Development LLC) #55567 Suspended through October 12, 2022 18-month suspension Deceit in obtaining a license to evade the prior suspension of VRTX Investments (aka Ilya Chebotar).
OE Bros (formerly operating as Espana Brothers) #53327 Suspended through May 26, 2021 12-month suspension Deceit in obtaining a new license to evade the prior suspension of Espana Brothers and repeatedly exceeding the scope of approved demolition work in a manner that risked public safety.
Freedom Construction #42748 Suspended through July 1, 2021 5-month suspension Repeated violations related to excavation, shoring, and underpinning that risked public safety.
Darwin Carbajal (DJ Contractors) #53792 Suspended through May 6, 2022 18-month suspension Repeated underpinning and excavation violations that risked public safety.
Evandro Souto (2 Hand Brothers) #40723 Suspended through January 21, 2022 12-month suspension Repeated violations contributing to the collapse of the construction projects at 2159 and 2173 E. William Street, where 2 Hand Brothers acted as the framing subcontractor. The framing was executed incorrectly, required horizontal support systems were not installed, and the contractors involved with this project intentionally undercut code requirements in order to cut costs by not using plywood on the exterior side walls during framing.
Maria Ramsay (Evolution of Construction, operated by Byron Ramsay) #51880 Suspended through July 21, 2022 18-month suspension Repeated violations contributing to the collapse of the construction projects at 2159 and 2173 E. William Street, where Marie Ramsay (Evolution of Construction, operated primarily by Byron Ramsay) acted as the site superintendent. The framing was executed incorrectly, required horizontal support systems were not installed, and the contractors involved with this project intentionally undercut code requirements in order to cut costs by not using plywood on the exterior side walls during framing.
Visionary Developers LLC #42090 Revoked License revocation Performed construction work without required permits and failed to provide requested documents and records.
Khaliyl Collier (Operation Bulldoze) #45329 Revoked License revocation Provided false information on a license application and failed to provide requested documents and records.
Norman Cole (Norman Cole Plumbing & Heating) #40339 Revoked License revocation Obtained permits for an unlicensed contractor and failed to provide requested documents and records.
Q Construction #50562 Revoked License revocation Performed illegal excavation resulting in the collapse of two structures and performed work without required permits.
Graham Builders #47337 Revoked License revocation Performed unsafe excavation without the required permit or special inspections, compromising the foundations of two neighboring structures, and performed construction without required permits at a separate site.
Espana Demo #50103 Revoked License revocation Repeatedly performed demolition work beyond the scope of issued permits and multiple instances of unsafe or unworkmanlike work during demolition.
Michael Murawski #22146 Revoked License revocation Repeated performing work without required permits or inspections and repeatedly violating Stop Work Orders.

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