- 4 years ago
We did our very first remodel and paid the extra $$ to hire a licenced general contractor. The guy was a scam artist. Originally we were told the project would take 2 weeks to complete. Four months later the project was still not done and the contractor disappeared. We had about 5-10% balance to pay that was DUE ON COMPLETITION. However, the remaining work left was likely more than that. The entire process was hell on earth. We ended up sleeping on a mattress in the spare bedroom for over 4 months and had to fight tooth and nail every step of the way to get the contractor to do things that were on the contract.
When he left, there were (and are) access holes open downstairs and we are discovering huge issues with his work. Most notably, he installed the stand alone tub facaut incorrectly. No hot water comes out so I can only draw a luke warm bath. Plus he left a gaping hole under the tub so that if any water spills over the tub it will immediatly go onto downstairs ceiling.
He stole material (2 boxes of grout- so minor monetary amount) would lie and contridict himself in emails and say off color jokes in front of me.
Contractor from hell is currently advertising on facebook, I don’t want anyone else to experince the hell on earth we had to go through. Another former client of his had left a negative review on facebook about him. We have chatted privately and the other client told me that the contractor got facebook to take negative review down by claiming that the former client was being anti-semitic. (Ironic since former client has a star of david tatoo) Upon closer inspection I found hidden yelp reviews where reviewer complain that the contractor gets their reviews taken down by telling yelp they are competitior reviews. Contractor from hell likes to lie to get reviews taken down. This upsets me since we went with contractor from hell since he had “good” yelp reviews.
I’m still a yelp newbie (about 20 reviews) would like to post a negative review and warn others about him. How can I help make sure my review will not be taken down? What else can I do to warn others!!