New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Warren G. Cormack, Attorney | (603) 271-1196

Attorney General Files Complaint Against Former Owners of Elite Home Services, Alleging Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that a civil complaint was filed in Rockingham County Superior Court against Scott Sanford and Giuseppe Guardino for engaging in unfair and deceptive acts or practices. The complaint alleges that Sanford and Guardino engaged in unfair and deceptive acts or practices while managing Elite Home Services, a home remodeling company. Elite Home Services operated in New Hampshire from February 2019 through December 2019.

The complaint alleges that Scott Sanford and Giuseppe Guardino took consumer deposits, lied to the consumers repeatedly, and failed to purchase agreed upon materials or construction work. The complaint also alleges that both Sanford and Guardino became non-responsive when consumers sought a refund.

Penalties for violating the Consumer Protection Act can include injunctive relief, restitution, legal fees, and up to a $10,000 fine for each violation. The State is seeking restitution, civil penalties, legal fees, and injunctive terms against both Scott Sanford and Giuseppe Guardino in its complaint.

Attorney Warren Cormack of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau is prosecuting this case.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658