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  • 1.High Lines Construction

    3000 Joe Dimaggio Blvd

    Round Rock,TX

    2.59 mi

  • 2.High Lines Construction

    3585 Rocking J Rd

    Round Rock,TX

    3.89 mi

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By: Carol T.
Mario Carlin Contracting
Terrible Contractor came in with good prices and then could not perform the work as per scope . He also did not pay the suppliers for the materials he used and I had to pay them to prevent a Lien.Do not trust this contractor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By: yuvarajvima
Mario Carlin Contracting
Mario Carlin LLC does not specialize in any kind of work. They hire Mexican workers on daily basis and get the work done.They do not have a fixed skilled crew and subcontract all the work. Not only do they subcontract all the work, they lie about capabilities to get jobs and leave the job in the middle after making advance money. They are not licensed and do not have licensed plumbers or electricians. They are not at all aware about City Codes and advice against getting any permits and prefer working illegally. Story of My project: We hired Mario Carlin for a job in Round Rock. The job was pretty big and he gave us a good price so we hired him to do it. However, we had a horrible experience. We had agreed to do a project by labor only and I was going to provide all material. Mario Carlin(owner) does not have any functional knowledge about construction.He made me buy lots of extra material and wasted a lot. He was not available for consultation when we needed help on what to buy. He could not even provide a simple list of material without asking his mexican day workers. In order to get the job, he claimed that he could do flooring, brick painting, cabinets and granite installation which we later discovered his crew does not have any experience in. They damaged a lot of expensive flooring material and we had to hire new people to do all other tasks. He kept on taking weekly payments without completing any task fully. Even the painting his crew did was patchy and bad. He also spoiled our existing furniture while painting. We gave him flexibility of time on our project but he totally took advantage and kept taking other jobs and disappeared for days often. He was not present at the job during anytime and gave full control of my property to unknown mexican workers. As a result, we found lot of mistakes in their work. They painted over bricks with wrong color, They built wrong sized doors without consultation. They also damaged electric connections, moldings, doors and switchboards. Mario was not present to supervise any work. In fact, he asked me to work directly with the day workers while being remote. Also, he does not pay his day workers on time and they kept bugging me. His crew kept asking for money on daily basis, revolted and left the project site. Eventually, he realized that he had made money off the project so he stopped coming and took up other jobs. Our project kept delaying and he left a lot of work pending for 2 months for which we had already paid for. He can not manage the time and material of the project and fails as a manager completely (all he is, is a Spanish translator). Do Not HIRE!! Hope this helps the Austin/Round Rock & Pflugerville community.Round Rock Property Owner
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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