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"Gave him $2000 to do the work with the remaining balance due on completion of the job. Boat was picked up by
in April 2015 and after 4 months" had to get the
involved to get my property back. Boat was not finished and in pieces. Took my money and sold missing parts. DO NOT USE THIS MECHANIC!

-LaRue M.

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"Best service mechanic I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Showed when expected, worked in a timely manner and finished the job promptly. Very great pricing." I would definitely recommend to anyone that has a Boat and I will be contacting them from now on for future service.

-Paul C.

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This guy is a serious drug addict, I know of at least two other people he has ripped off. He is a con artist. He will lie lie lie to you and when you catch him in a lie, he will continue to lie. DO NOT use this guy, he will find a way to rip you off.
- Andrew H.
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He was scheduled to do a repair for us on Friday August 7 at 5 pm. We called
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around 4:15 to confirm that we were still on, and to make sure that he was on his way. He confirmed that he was on his way and everything was on schedule. We waited at the
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for an hour and a half and he never showed. We called him, texted him, and left voicemails during that hour and a half and he never answered and never returned any of our calls.
Subsequently, we went to his Facebook page to leave a negative review stating that he is unprofessional and unreliable. Within 20 minutes of posting the review, he replied to the review claiming that he lost fuel and time driving to the
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and that we were no-shows. We were at the
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looking everywhere for him, and he didn't bother to call us if he was in fact at the
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.
It's ironic that
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was so quick to respond to a negative Facebook review, yet couldn't be bothered to call us back or return or numerous voicemails and texts.
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is unresponsive, unreliable, unprofessional, and we question his credibility and ethics.
- Janine D.
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Horrible pool and walkway caved in while doing job. 8 years later bulkhead is bulging and not supporting property. Called various of time to come to assess situation spoke with secretary left messages
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doesn't have the decency to return calls and doesn't stand behind his work don't use. Destroyed my father financial and doesn't even care took his money we paid full price and never even cared about the mess he left and still having issues. We need to hire someone else to fix his mess and it's going to cost thousand more!!! Beware!!! don't use him.
- John K.
F

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After one month of emails he shipped 2/3 of the original order, but despite his promises, never credited the $1000 overcharge. Then the company fought the dispute of the $1000 charge.
- Scott S.
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This is my third time working with
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and I am sure it won't be my last. I am very happy with the truly professional service I received, on a Saturday, with delivery and custom installation.
First they did some zippered chair seat cushions for me that I love. Finally those hard kitchen chairs are comfortable. Then they did a small side chair in a precisely symmetric fabric that looks as good underneath as it does on top of the seat. Then I had five custom-upholstered wall panels made with a plywood back, and the carpenter worked with the upholsterers to get the sizing just right for the custom trim work that frames the panels. There was a little miscommunication at the shop between master and apprentice and the batting/padding didn't wrap all the way around behind the panel (fabric did, but not the batting). It meant they were just a little too narrow to fit the opening. You don't know how good a business is until there's a problem, and I found out these folks are very good.
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
, the owner, came out on a Saturday to inspect the problem and understood right away what had gone wrong (the panels were too
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and wouldn't fit in the custom moldings made for them). He took the panels with him and ten days later they were repaired. He brought them to my home, with his helpful wife on a Saturday after shop hours when they were headed to a social event. There were still a couple of fit issues but frankly, they were very hard to see and only a perfectionist would have noticed.
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is that perfectionist. He took the panel in question down the two flights of stairs to his van, unstapled it, added more material in the right place and put it all back together carefully, even though he was on a personal deadline. It looked exactly right when it was installed again. The panels themselves have the floral patterned fabric all in the same place as you look across the five of them together. Everything is precise and where it should be, despite the fabric being a large-scale radially asymmetric print. This is an excellent group of professionals and you can trust them with your most particular project and expensive fabric. I am impressed that
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and staff clearly care so much about doing the job right.
- Jennifer S.
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First up: I told
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owner
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
I would write a negative review of
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
on Angies List, and he said, quote, "I don't care." So here it is.
In summary, the bill provided by
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
charged us for bottom cleaning of our boat, which they did not do, which we never hired them to do, so I refused to pay for it. Owner
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
's response was to threaten to put my name on a list of people who don't pay their bills, so that no one in the marine industry would do work for me; in essence, "black ball "me. This is perhaps the worst customer service I have ever received.
We requested estimates from two dive companies and chose to use the other as they were less expensive and more highly recommended. We had used
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
a year ago and it appears that someone at
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
assumed that since we used them last year that they should just go ahead and do the work on our boat.
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
must get either written or verbal approval after sending out estimates, and they did not get approval from us before working on our boat. It was a total surprise to hear that they worked on our boat without our approval; our not responding to their sending us an email estimate does not qualify as our approving it. The lack of a response is not approval!!
They did change the zincs, without our approval, and I was willing to pay for that: The bill read:
"Complete bottom cleaning of shaft, props, thrusters, intakes, rudders, trim tabs, hull and water line- $63"
Sure, sounds cheap but I didn't hire them to do anything and they didn't clean the boat, it had been cleaned the day before, so I refused to pay for it. It also read "Remove and replace zincs- $32", and that I agreed to pay for after the fact.
For that, Owner
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went ballistic and threatened that if I didn't pay the $63 for cleaning they didn't do, he would put my name on a list. I've told several in the marine industry about this and none have heard of a list, but they had heard of people unhappy with
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.
In the end, I paid the $63 because it was billed incorrectly: The minimum fee they charge to service a boat, so
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DePaulo told me, was $63. If they bill had read "service fee- $63", I would have gladly paid it in spite of the fact I didn't hire them. The diver saw our zinc anodes on the deck and assumed he should replace them, not knowing he wasn't hired to do it, an easy mistake for the diver to make.
The management and ownership of
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need to work on their customer service skills, confirm with the owners that their estimates have been accepted by the owners, and I'd recommend not threatening a customer before pursuing all other alternatives. it's said, "The customer is always right", and in this case,
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
owner
Chicago Boat Dealers Provider Name Locked
got it totally wrong.
Hint: don't work on boats until you get approval, it can only end badly.


- Michael A.
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Red robbed my family. Please read before you buy a boat from him. We moved out of state and trusted him to sell our boat. He kept charging us for services and not telling us. We paid him in full. We had a boat and a trailer for sale. He had one buyer and he did not tell the buyer our boat came with a trailer for 1,500 dollars. He then negotiated the price of our boat down (we told him to us...e the trailer to negotiate but he said the buyer did not want a trailer). Then he sent us our very low check and took more money out for "checking the boat." Then he waited for us to cash this check and sent the bill of sale. He SOLD a brand new trailer to the buyer for $4,000. He robbed from both the seller and the buyer. We called the buyer and he would have loved to purchase the trailer if he would had known it was available. He used our boat to make more money on a new trailer and then told us to take our trailer off of his property or he would put a lean on it. Good luck with guy! Get everything in writing.
- Michael T.
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Showed up late. Was afraid to get in the water to do repair. Immediately misdiagnosed that problem. Never repaired the boat. He didn't look at the things that I asked him to and then sent me a bill for essentially a service call since he did not complete any of the jobs I asked him to do.
- Carl B.

Boat Dealers in Chicago

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AHLSTRANDS' MARINE

1300 TOWNLINE RD
Mundelein

Airmarine Inc

5638 S Central Ave
Chicago

All aboard boat repair

Mobil marine unit
Hometown

All Canvas Repair

10115 Main St.
Hebron

ALL GUARD PRODUCTS

3729 RIVA RIDGE DR

ARBEE MOTORSPORTS

1450 PRATT BLVD
Elk Grove Village

Arts Wired Electronics

3029 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago

AutoCargoExport LLC

1910 E. Palm Ave.

Automotive Concepts

13649 S Cicero Avenue
Midlothian

B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry

Balanced Audio Video LLC

2107 Graue Mill Ct.
Mchenry

Baltic Marine Services Inc.

3136 S. Canal St.
Chicago

BAUSKE BOAT BASIN

152 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

BEDFORD SALES

879 BEDFORD RD
Morris

BERQUIST MARINE CTR

8415 HIGHWAY 31
Cary

BERWYN MARINE CTR

5817 W OGDEN AVE
Cicero

Blacklite Electric

1341 W Fullerton Ave,
Chicago

BOB'S MARINA INC

25584 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch

BOMAR MARINE

40501 N Bald Eagle Rd
Antioch

CALUMET MARINE & SPORTS SUPPLY

426 BURNHAM AVE
Calumet City

CANVAS WORKS

39532 N IL ROUTE 59
Lake Villa

Captain Rods Boat Lifts and Piers

2350 W Route 120
Mchenry

Carefree Boat Club - Chicago

3155 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago

CARL STIRN'S MARINE

640 N BROADWAY
Aurora

CHICAGO KAYAK

11323 Duck Lake Loop

CHICAGO MARINE ELECTRONICS

212 E Crescent Ave
Elmhurst

CHICAGO MASTERCRAFT INC

31223 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake

CHICAGO SEA RAY

31535 N US HIGHWAY 12
Round Lake

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

400 E MONROE ST
Chicago

CHICAGO YACHT CLUB

2045 N LINCOLN PARK W
Chicago

COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB

111 N LAKESHORE DR
Chicago

COUNTRYSIDE PROPELLERS INC

17414 FIELDSTONE DR
Marengo

Crowley's Yacht Yard Lakeside LLC

3434 East 95th St
Chicago

Crystal Lake Marine Services Inc

1151 Lake Ave
Woodstock

Dan's Detailing

370 E. Prairie Street Unit# 10
Crystal Lake

DARBY YACHTS SALES

6016 N Nina Ave
Chicago

DB Mechanics

Lombard

DENNA LAWN & MARINE

560 N YORK RD
Bensenville

DON'S AUTO INTERIORS & TOPS

11937 S. Cicero Ave
Alsip

DUCHOW'S BOAT CENTER

71 NIPPERSINK BLVD
Fox Lake

DUERR ENTERPRISES

6503 SCOTCH PINE DR
Tinley Park

ELITE YACHT BROKERAGE

26 RODEO DR
Willowbrook

Engine Rebuilders & Supply, Inc

4010 North Ave
Stone Park

Enlightened Insurance

2N170 Fairfield Ave
Lombard

EXTREME NEEDLE UPHOLSTERY

945 W MAIN ST
Braidwood

Five Star Boat Center

410 Kings Road
Fox Lake

FLEET MARINE

3645 UNION AVE
Steger

FOX LAKE PROPELLER

1803 Holian Dr
Spring Grove

Franks Auto Repair

305 Main St
West Chicago

Freestyle Factory

25276 W. Grass Lake Rd.
Antioch

GENEVA KAYAK CTR

211 Monroe St
Genoa

GOLD COAST YACHTS LLC

512 EASY ST
Darien

GORDY'S LAKEFRONT MARINE

36 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

GRAND SPORT CTR

7829 W GRAND AVE
Elmwood Park

GREAT LAKES KAYAK

950 ALBRECHT DR
Lake Bluff

GREAT LAKES YACHT SALES INC

100 N US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

GUNDELACH'S CANVAS

25434 W IL ROUTE 173
Antioch

H & L Auto Mechanics

223 indian trail

HELM PRODUCTS INC

PO Box 265
Addison

HENRY'S MARINE INC

3140 S CANAL ST
Chicago

Hillcrafters LLC. Antique Restoration

3113 Christopher Ct
Mchenry

HUSTLER SPORTS CTR

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry

HUSTLER STORAGE LEASING & CORP

4016 W CRYSTAL LAKE RD
Mchenry

J-BOATSMIDWEST

310 S Michigan Ave Unit 1600
Chicago

JERRY GRANFRANCISCO

17601 CRYSTAL LAKE DR
Homer Glen

JET of Texas

P.O. Box 561329

Jim Potts Motor Group

1033 WANDA LN
Woodstock

KARMA YACHT SALES

3635 S Halsted St
Chicago

Kastelic Canvas

15940 S Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield

KINGS ISLAND MARINE

500 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

Larsen Marine Svc

625 E Sea Horse Dr
Waukegan

LED Warehouse

40 Midland Ave
Joliet

LIBERTY MARINE CTR

32322 N IL ROUTE 83
Grayslake

LUXURY AUTO FINDER

745 HUNTER DR
Batavia

LUXURY BOAT EXCHANGE

410 KINGS RD
Fox Lake

Machines for Living

1102 North Wolcott Ave
Chicago

MARINE SPECIALISTS

PO Box 322
Winthrop Harbor

MIDWEST AUTO TOPS & UPHOLSTERY INC

13421 Southwest Hwy
Orland Park

MIDWEST MARINE LIQUIDATORS

1600 S US HIGHWAY 12
Fox Lake

MILLER'S DREAM MARINE

1208 N RIVERSIDE DR
Mchenry

MILO SALES & SVC INC

3837 W 127TH ST
Alsip

MISSION BAY MULTISPORT

1110 SOUTH ST
Elgin

Modern Media Tech

P.O. Box 53
Lake Bluff

MUNSON MARINE

501 E Grand Ave
Ingleside

MUNSON SKI & INBOARD WATER SPORTS INC

31695 N ROUTE 12
Round Lake

NAVIGANTO

719 S Elmwood Ave
Oak Park

O.s.m auto repair

970 Pyott rd
Crystal Lake

OEM Solutions Inc

700 Commerce Dr
Oak Brook

OFFSHORE

28841 Nagel Ct Ste 5
Lake Bluff

Personal Touch Moving

665 N Lapeer Rd

PHIL'S PROP SHOP

12171 Beach Blvd Apt 506

PINNACLE YACHTS

904 WILLIAM ST
River Forest

PISTAKEE YACHT CLUB

3300 ROCKY BEACH RD
Mchenry

Pro Care Services Inc

25306 W Carson Dr
Lake Villa

PROPAHOLICS

500 Il Route 59 Unit D
Ingleside

PROPELLERS UNLIMITED

45 E NORTH AVE
Melrose Park

RICHMOND CANVAS

10819 N MAIN ST
Richmond

RIECK'S SHIP & BOAT YARD DIV

5600 W 41ST ST
Cicero

Road Rage Designs

2449 Pierce Dr.
Spring Grove

Rollins Aquatic Solutions

PO Box 57
Bloomingdale

SAILBOAT SALES CO

3434 E 95TH ST
Chicago

SAILBOATS INC

1560 N SANDBURG TER
Chicago

SAILING WORLD INC

216 Rand Rd Lowr
Mchenry

SAILORETTE'S NAUTICAL NOOK

451 DAVY LN
Wilmington

SAILTIME CHICAGO

3119 S IL ROUTE 31
Crystal Lake

SEAVIVOR BOATS

576 ARLINGTON AVE
Des Plaines

SEE ARK MARINE

543 RAVINE DR
Winthrop Harbor

SHIP CHANDLER

5821 N Navarre Ave
Chicago

SHOGREN PERFORMANCE MARINE

3800 SUNSET AVE
Waukegan

SKIPPER BUD'S

3600 N RECREATION DR
Chicago

Skipper Bud's Marina

215 N Point Dr
Winthrop Harbor

SOUTHWEST MARINE

6 FORD DR
New Lenox

Speedpro Imaging of Chicago

2130 W. Fulton St.
Chicago

SPRING BROOK MARINA

1702 7TH ST
Winthrop Harbor

STAR STEAMERS CARPET CLEANERS

6N162 ACACIA LN
Medinah

TANGLEWOOD MARINE

520 S 14TH AVE
Saint Charles

Tanglewood Marine LLC

520 S 14th Ave
Saint Charles

TARTAN & C & C OF CHICAGO

1739 S HALSTED ST
Chicago

TCB Concierge Service

P.O. Box 56535
Chicago

The Salty Dog Sailing Co.

1559 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago

TRACKER BOAT CTR

1820 N SKOKIE HWY
Gurnee

TURNING POINT PROPELLERS INC

PO Box 803338
Chicago

Urban Kayaks

207 E. Riverwalk S.
Chicago

WATER WERKS II

3S450 N STATE ROUTE 59
Naperville

WAUCONDA BOAT

231 E LIBERTY ST
Wauconda

WavePads

410 Shady Lane
Shorewood

WELDING BY K & K

54 LE BARON ST
Waukegan

Wendella Sightseeing Co Inc

400 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago

WEST MARINE

567 E ROOSEVELT RD
Lombard

WIND LINE SALES

15121 W CLOVER LN
Libertyville

WINDELLA BOATS

225 S CANAL ST
Chicago

YACHT BROKERS

20154 WILLOW DR
Chicago Heights

YACHT EXCHANGE

222 MERCHANDISE MART PLZ 3352
Chicago

YANMAR AMERICA CORP

101 International Pkwy
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