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This was supposed to be a repair job to fix structural damage caused by the May tornadoes. It was a complex problem, with several issues to be addressed. Replacing the roof was the most important, to avoid further damage from leaks. We also had leaking windows to be replaced, carpet to be taken up and the sub-floor leveled and flooring replaced, sections of the ceiling sheetrock to be replaced where it was water damaged, and new kitchen cabinets and counter-top to replace the ones that were twisted out of shape in the storm. After finally resolving all the insurance paperwork, we had tried for weeks and weeks to find a contractor, but there was so much widespread damage in the OKC/
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area that the general contractors were all booked far in advance. My daughter found ads posted by Mr
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on the local swap shop internet sites and on Facebook. He claimed to be able to do all phases of building and repair, and showed photos of what is supposed to be past work. Even though he is based in Barnsdall, outside of Tulsa, he said he works all over the state. My daughter made an appointment for him to drive down to look over the job and give us an estimate. He did keep the appointment on time and said the distance was not a problem. I had taken the advance precaution of running a web
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on him to look for negative reports and found nothing at all.
When I met Mr
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, he seemed very knowledgeable about construction and he quoted a very reasonable price for the work. He understood that it was an insurance job and that it was crucial to get the roof repaired as soon as possible, before bad weather set in and we had even more damage. He also understood that we have very limited funds to work with and that I'm quite obviously a senior citizen with health issues. The carpet needed to be taken up and the floor repaired while I was out of the house. He promised to get right on it; no problem. I do understand construction and I asked him some very pointed questions, but his answers were always right. What I unfortunately did NOT ask him was to see proof of a contractor's license, his insurance, or his driver's license to prove that he is who he says he is. It is not something that I tend to think of, and in this case I should have done so. Although it had nothing to do with my job, he made a point of telling me that he's a minister and a good Christian, and spoke at some length about his religion. The vehicle he drove was old and ratty, and all of those things should have set off alarm bells in my head, but I just wanted to get the work done and I was not paying as much attention as I should have done.
During the same initial visit, when I had decided to let him do the work and he had written up a bid for the job, he told me that there was currently a good sale on the metal roofing we needed, but that it ended that same day, so it would have to be ordered immediately. He made a phone call to supposedly confirm the price and availability but needed a deposit on the materials, so I wrote him a check for $4,250. What a mistake that was! He understood that we would be out of town for 2 weeks and that we would have a friend staying at the house to care for our animals and oversee the work because we'd be completely out of touch. A few days later we went over the plan of work to add some items to the original bid. He gave me a final bid, but said he needed MORE money for materials. I was stupid enough to write him yet another check, this time for $6,000. The work was scheduled and I expected to return to find a substantial portion of it finished, or well under way at the very least. What happened was absolutely nothing. Our friend contacted him several times to set up appointments and waited for someone to arrive, but no-one ever showed up. He had one excuse after another, claiming that he thought his crew was at work here, blaming it on his "foreman" and other things. None of those things were true, since no building materials were ever delivered to our property and no-one at all came to look at the job.
When we returned from our trip and learned the whole situation, I called him and told him I wanted to see him immediately to resolve it. He apologized and made an appointment for the following day, and then called to cancel it with yet another excuse. It was now a month after I had given him advance money for the job and there was absolutely zero to show for it. I finally told him not to even bother saying he would be here to meet with me. I would hire another contractor and I wanted my money back. Once again he was full of excuses. He needed to be sure he could cancel the materials order (which was apparently never placed) and he was working hard to get caught up. More time went by with no sign of my money being returned. During the past 2 weeks we have learned that he has 4 different pages on Facebook.
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. When I contacted my bank, I learned that his girlfriend,
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I contacted the Pottawatomie Co.
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's Office to see about filing a fraud report on him and was told it's embezzlement. Still I stalled on it and told him I do not want to file charges against him. I just want my money back. More excuses for why it's being delayed. He promised that it would be returned this week, but of course he had another excuse for why that has not happened. On Monday I have to call the deputy back and file the paperwork with the D.A.'s office. He keeps offering apologies, claiming that this is not a scam and that he's an honest man. If so, all he has to do is give me my money back. I frankly doubt that I'll ever see that $10,000 again, even if it goes to court and I get a judgement against him. I think he has spent the money and it's gone. Now he is sending messages to tell me that he has contacted his lawyer to see about filing a defamation of character suit against us if we tell any of his customers what has happened or mention it on Facebook. Live and learn! It makes me feel very old, and unbelievably gullible, not to mention that we're now into winter with its freezing rain and the house still has not been repaired.
- Pat S.
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Communication with them was a little difficult. I submitted the form on their website requesting service and never got a response. My husband finally called and talked to someone - we submitted photos of the work we wanted done and never heard back until he emailed again requesting a response. They sent a quote for $590 - $720 and said they could have someone out that week. My husband wanted further clarification on exactly what the quote included (specifically painting or not). Again, he had to contact them to get a follow up, but once that was all done they had someone out within the week to perform the work. They sent
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- he was very professional and did stellar work. He showed up right on time at 8am and it took him until about 3:30 or so to get everything done. This was work on a house we are selling and it was so good that when we decide to do the remodel on our bathroom at the new house they will be at the top of the list.
- Stefanie C.
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an extensive amount of repair work to
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and soffitsHe had quite a job with this one since he had to cove a deep
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. I can't say enough good things about
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- Mary P.
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Showed up 4 hours late. But, to his credit..... he did stay late and did an ok job for what he had to work with. He left at midnight and we were both frustrated. Unfortunately, The job did NOT get finished by this company and had to pay another contractor to finish installation. I guess no-one these days builds jamb they are accustomed to buying pre-faband popping them in. Too bad there aren't many real craftsmen around any more.
- Leslie C.
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Overall excellent. Vic communicated well with me via email during the entire process (due to weather conditions we had to reschedule a couple of times, so I appreciated the good communication).
The workmanship was great. Price was exactly as quoted. The job consisted of a somewhat "custom" request... installing our back entry door to open outward as opposed to inward like most entry doors. We requested this due to having our tiny laundry room having 3 doors opening into it (the garage door, back entry door, and door to the laundry room all opened into an approx 6'x5' room, causing the doors to collide and made for a cumbersome little area for doing laundry.) The overall cost of 533 included a $230 door, installation of the door itself and a doggy door we had already purchased was installed as well. Great work, great guy. We also had a quote on some other improvements that we thought about doing and we were given lots of good info to
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over and got us to thinking of some options we hadnt considered.. now several months later, we are ready to make those improvements and I will be calling these guys again!
- Malita G.
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All Handyman Services in Shawnee, OK

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1800REMODEL

5850 West Third St.
Los Angeles, CA

Advanced Surface Treatments

2908 Emmett St
Dallas, TX

AMERICAN EAGLE BUILDERS

5304 S SHIELDS BLVD
Oklahoma City, OK

Backwoods Wildlife Control

500 South 15th Street
Frederick, OK

Bonds Construction

18901 Lewis Rd
Wanette, OK

Boutique on Broadway

615B W Broadway St
Drumright, OK

Bunkhouse

2465 CR 1197
Blanchard, OK

Burton Bridges Construction

950270 S 3380 Rd
Wellston, OK

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL

Cardona Painting

Shawnee, OK

Central Vacuum Stores Inc

11236 47th St N
Clearwater, FL

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road
Spring, TX

Dunright Painting

120 Boomer Rd
Shawnee, OK

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.
Waverly, NE

Fineline Construction and Handyman Services

9 O'Hare Circle
The Colony, TX

French Construction

510 S Spurgeon
Altus, OK

fugate construction

Bartlesville, ok

Handyman Hurley LLC

32 Bella Vista Lane
Shawnee, OK

Hard Kor Construction

Rt 1 Box 35
Braggs, OK

HMH Construction

4219 Acorn Rd
Tishomingo, OK

INTEXT

1705 RIVIERA LN
Oklahoma City, OK

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave
Independence, MO

JIM CUPP CONSTRUCTION

607 N RANDALL AVE
Elk City, OK

JOE CHANCE

712 Santa Fe St
Alva, OK

Lakeside Services

P.O. Box 27
Fort Towson, OK

Mark W. Smith Handyman Service

1200 Rose Dr
Shawnee, OK

Nature's Designs Tile & Remodel

3715 S. 13th.
Duncan, OK

Nobert's Construction

1401 N Market Ave
Shawnee, OK

Phido Group LLC

PO Box 3936
Shawnee, OK

PRAY CO

9789 S. 445
Locust Grove, OK

Real Deal CC LLC

222 W 12th St
Stroud, OK

Roca Roofing & Construction

4039 SW. 149th St.
Oklahoma City, OK

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103
Lakeland, FL

Wolfstar Construction

20903 Patterson Rd
Tecumseh, OK
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