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By: Theresa V.
June 13, 2017 I hired this guy to install a pool. He took 2500.00 down and pretty much ran. Never did the job, never answered phone or text messages. He is a scam artist. DO NOT HIRE THIS THIEF JERRY HATTEN. Lies, lies, and more lies is all your gonna get from this guy. Has numerous warrants out for his arrest. I got his number from Smith and, and now they are investigating him.
By: Amber N.
White Oak Construction
The salesman was good (obviously since we purchased seven windows), however, the actual installers looked rough and the work was far from professional. My husband and I ended up removing a messy, heavy layer of dark caulk and replacing it with something that matched. There is a guarantee but when we called about a broken piece, a man came to repair it right away and saw the terrible caulking job that was done. He said "that is unacceptable" and that he would let the office know but we never heard anything, thus did the repairs ourselves. Quality windows. No quality craftsmanship.
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By: Lynnda M.
I guess I got ripped off for $2000. Contract I signed was dated 4 dash 27 Dash 17. It was supposed to be done by May 3. I've tried to call him many a times . But he doesn't answer my phone calls and sometimes he doesn't answer my emails with the wrong person in mind. Told me multi time we're coming out this weekend will be there on a Saturday. Only to get let down again with no work done. But he cashed it yet deposit check.
By: David R.
MOI Construction
We had only excellent service throughout our construction project with MOI Construction! The estimate was on target as quoted, the workers built non-stop and did superior work, supervisors were outstanding in making sure everything was completed to our satisfaction. Highly recommend working with MOI Construction!
By: Sara R.
Ultimate Homes Services
Very disappointed with our carpet install. Not only was carpet incorrectly installed, (it was installed over laminate flooring when it was supposed to be removed, tack strips show in the corners) but damage was done to our home too. They have cancelled once on me to come back and fix the carpet and now I'm waiting well over a month with all my stuff in the garage before they can possibly come back and resolve the issue. Very unprofessional company!!!
By: Keesha B.
Quality Custom
BEWARE!!!! I hired Charles Vandever to paint my home. Despite signing a contract and taking my deposit, he started 2 days late, lied about working outs, destroyed my wood floors with paint, only finished 1/4 of the entire job and refused to refund and part of my deposit stating he had 'already spent it' and didn't want his brother (Damon Vandever) to find out. I am now suing the company to try to recoup some of my losses.
By: Rosallie L.
White Oak Construction
Lies from the moment they knocked at the door. No business cards either. Top that with the fact my house is new.
By: Kim S.
Brothers Construction Services
This person is crazy! Has a criminal record of theft and home improvement fraud. He is mentally unstable and dangerous! Stay away!
By: Cassandra M.
Thatcher Painting
I contracted with Thatcher Painting to provide painting services in a rental property. He did not fullfill all items in the contract and demanded payment before the work was completed. He threatened to trump up a health department violation and put a lein on my house when I refused to pay the final payment before the work was complete (I have these threats in writing). I had already paid 2/3 early when payment wasn't due contractually until the entire job was finished. The work was sloppy and he did no prep work (didn't fill picture hanger holes, painted over old peeling paint instead of scraping and mudding, etc). He claimed that I told him not to do prep work - which was entirely untrue. When I pointed out he hadn't fixed the ceilings per the contract, he said his quote was only for partial ceilings - which was also untrue and not what was stated in the contract. After saying many negative things about my personhood for just wanting the work to to be completed, he spoke to my husband and agreed to come back and finish the work. Instead he came back and vandalized my property! He urnitated on my kitchen floor and left it there, took a chisel to a built-in that was supposed to be sanded and painted, and put large globs of painter's mud all over the walls in the Master Bedroom so I would have to pay a lot of money to get it all sanded down and re-painted. This was criminal mischief and unacceptable. I have several properties and I have never seen a customer threaten and vandalize a customer this way. Please do not work with this contractor!
By: Abraham R.
Our job was completed on time and on budget and the quality was about 8.5 out of 10. They started a couple of days late but finished on time. We had a drive repaved and was very happy with the result. Will definitely use them for future projects.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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