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Old 06-28-11, 06:24 PM
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Assistance needed in Denver area

Earlier this year we sent one of our engines to New Firewall Forward in Loveland for overhaul and (unfortunately) also paid them in full in advance. The engine is way overdue for return but they are not answering telephone calls or responding to emails and I am getting a very, very bad feeling about it.

Can anyone give me a contact in the area who might be able to help us? I guess an attorney with some experience in aviation would be ideal.
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Old 06-28-11, 10:26 PM
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From their website, boss seems to be Mark Seader. The shop is in Loveland, which is in Larimer County. Checking property records you find out Mark lives in Fort Collins:

SEADER, MARK E/DEBBIE L
737 MCGRAW CIR
FORT COLLINS, CO 80526

and an online phone search finds:

Mark E Seader
737 Mcgraw Cir
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 282-0030 and (970) 282-0031

Why not try calling him at home? Maybe the shop closed early for July 4. If no answer, do the same for other listed managers: Tom Lawson, Frank Szymanski, Tom Ehresman.

If it all goes south, I had a good experience once using a distant attorney I found online.*

Good luck,
Ernie

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Old 06-29-11, 09:57 AM
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Earlier this year we sent one of our engines to New Firewall Forward in Loveland for overhaul and (unfortunately) also paid them in full in advance. The engine is way overdue for return but they are not answering telephone calls or responding to emails and I am getting a very, very bad feeling about it.

Can anyone give me a contact in the area who might be able to help us? I guess an attorney with some experience in aviation would be ideal.
An aviation attorney in Denver is Rick Durden (also of aviation writing notoriety).
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Old 06-29-11, 05:24 PM
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Ernie & Walter,

Thanks to both of you. Took your advice and got hold of Rick Durden. Seems a very pleasant and approachable fellow and he has agreed to look into it for me.

I will post the eventual outcome.
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Old 06-29-11, 08:14 PM
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Ernie & Walter,

Thanks to both of you. Took your advice and got hold of Rick Durden. Seems a very pleasant and approachable fellow and he has agreed to look into it for me.

I will post the eventual outcome.
Good luck and I hope it's nothing more than a misunderstanding.
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