He did pay us $500 over a month ago, but now he won’t answer his phone or contact us. I have left several messages on his cell phone–no response.
Your best option is to file suit in your county circuit court. It’s going to cost some money for filing fee, but you can seek damages over $3000. And if you receive a Judgment against him, you can look to file a judgment lien against any property or bank accounts he owns. Good luck.