Member says Houston handyman left project incomplete

Member says Houston handyman left project incomplete

Member complaint

I hired Daniel Gonzalez of Sal’s Quality Engineering Sales & Service of Houston to work on one of my rental properties.

The job included restoring hardwood flooring in the living areas, painting the interior, landscaping and laying carpet in the bedrooms. He said the work would be done within one week. Not only was that not accomplished, but he never completed the work and did not pay his subcontractor for completed work. I paid Daniel; he stiffed his workers.

He hired a painter who was homeless and stayed in my house without permission. It took nearly three weeks to finish the paint job, and I paid Daniel in full. The painter told me Daniel never paid him, so I contacted Daniel to confirm. Daniel said if I paid the painter, it would be credited to my final balance, so I paid the painter.

When he began the floors, I gave him money to order the carpet. The landscaper also began working, so I paid in full for the landscaping. I came the next day and the wood floors looked terrible, the landscaping was half-finished and there was no carpet in the house. Whenever I ask when he’ll finish, he always tells me tomorrow.

He stopped taking my calls. I had to hire other contractors to finish and fix his work. I only withheld $57 from this project.

I want a refund of $1,833.

Joshua Sheffield, Houston


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