HIGHLAND PARK – Contractor Roger Scalise has heard an earful from neighbors who have complained about construction noise at the home he has been working on for the past couple of months. Now, in response to the complaints, Scalise has draped a banner in front of the Hayes Avenue construction site that reads in part:
“Instead of COMPLAINING you should be thanking Nikki and Jeremy the owners of this house for bring [cq] up your property value. Have a NICE day.”
The sign itself has now itself attracted complaints from neighbors and Twitter users. But Scalise of R&R Consruction says the sign is neither disrespectful or rude and comes after he has tried several ways to minimize noise, including an 11 am to 5 pm restriction on the most disruptive work. “I got frustrated,” said Scalise, who has received complaint calls at 2 a.m., hours after construction had stopped for the day.
Things have been quieting down on Hayes, however. The most noisy work, including jack hammering, has been completed, and Scalise says he expects the project to be completed in about two months.
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