Pittsburgh mechanic disputes wheel damage claim
John McCabe Contracting
Hasn't responded to Diane Bear's request that they finish what she says is incomplete painting work. Second month in the Box.
Failed to respond to Rose Heim's request that they return and complete roofing work she says she already paid them to do. Second month in the Box.
Never responded to Lauri Davidson's refund request for what she says was an incomplete painting job. Second month in the Box.
Pristine Walls and Patios
Never responded to Barbara Solter's refund request for work on a wall she says they began but didn't finish. First month in the Box.
Wheel world debate
COMPLAINT: Anthony Alvarez-Pedroso, Pittsburgh
"McCullough Tire rotated my tires. When checking my air pressure two weeks later, I noticed damage on my right rear wheel. One scrape encircles a lug nut. A deep 1.5-inch gouge and a few other scrapes are all in the vicinity of the lug nuts. They said it's not possible they could've damaged it. I asked why and they said the gouge and scrapes are covered in dirt and corroded, which signifies old damage. There's absolutely no corrosion on it! A curb couldn't have caused the damage since it's located where the wheel dishes in."
DESIRED RESOLUTION: "I want $300 so I can buy an identical wheel."
RESPONSE: Scott Mustay, owner, McCullough Tire
"If I thought we'd damaged the wheel, I would've taken care of it. But when a customer is trying to take advantage of my business, screw off. Go somewhere else."
Over the wall
COMPLAINT: Barbara Solter, Pittsburgh
"I hired Pristine Walls and Patios to build a 2-foot-high Versa-Lok wall. They got as far as having materials delivered and the old landscaping timbers removed. They seemed very conscientious up to the first work day, then the bottom fell out. They proposed to change every spec in the contract: gluing building units designed to be pinned and eliminating the gravel backfill and crushed aggregate footer. When I refused these changes, they accused me of 'nitpicking.' They left and didn't return my numerous phone calls."
DESIRED RESOLUTION: "I want a $2,270 refund, the amount of the second check I wrote to the company."
STATUS: Penalty Box