Ripple effect from THP's fallout

April 23, 2009 2:48:33 PM PDT
The 17-year-old Harleysville firm founded by brothers Todd and Tim Hendricks, THP, bills itself as a different kind of company. THP's web video talks of its philanthropy and mission work in third world slums, but all of its good work offers no protection for a souring economy.

Workers parked and unloaded its fleet of trucks.

When Action News asked what's going to come next, the answer was: check with the main office.

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No one has been available at the main office for two days nor did anyone answer the door at Todd Hendricks' nearby home.

Subcontractor Richard Bruno moved out his equipment, not wanting it to disappear during the shutdown.

He says THP has been slow to pay its bills for months and owes him about $38,000.

Three pages of court records indicated THP owes more than $20-million to other contractors and banks.

Rob Eckenrod gave THP $23,000 as a down payment for a new home; all he has now is a half finished shell. Eckenrod lives in temporary housing and THP had told him his house would be ready in May; now, he is shell shocked.

"A considerable amount of our savings have been sunked into this house and I have no idea where we're going to be," Eckenrod said.

Getting no answers from THP, Ed Crotty has started his own website.

"There's a lot of people on there now; there's a lot of unhappy people," Crotty said.

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