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    The vinyl siding is buckling around the entire house.  Pieces have literally fallen off of the house ~ there was no storm or wind.

    Two professional painters have been through my house and both agree NO primer was used on ANY sheetrock prior to "painting."  I use that word very loosely.  The whole interior, front porch, formerly finished garage and doors were never painted properly. Whomever wrote the review about the painting was very lucky.  Flat paint was used in all of my bathrooms.  The sheetrock is buckling underneath from the tub/shower water and moisture.  You can still see the tape around the top of my kitchen at the ceiling.  The moulding used in my house is nowhere near the quality of what was in my old house.

    I have had to replace the appliances because they were substandard to what was in my home prior to the fire.  The Provider name locked. is dented and some of the dishwasher cycles do not work.  No paperwork came with the microwave and it was so large I couldn't fit pots underneath it to cook on the Provider name locked. .

    The hardwood floors are buckling on the first floor, have scratches on them.  In the downstairs bathroom there was a pretty bad leak and the hardwoods and mouldings are ruined, which Mr. Provider name locked. was well aware of.  Mold is growing around the pedestal sink and it is starting to fall through the floor.

    I had a nice hall closet and pantry.  Not anymore.  Now I have an inside utility room with almost a 12" hole and a dozen wires or more just hanging out.

    My master bath is a garden tub, but is surrounded by a single, plastic surround.  At least 12-14 inches are not covered; hence, walls are getting ruined and flat paint is not helping.

    Mr. Provider name locked. refused to do a walk through or fix any repairs under his warranty because he stated I owed him an additional $80,000.  He has had more than 90 days to file a Provider name locked. and has not done so.  So, he refuses to honor his one year warranty.

    The kitchen linoleum is coming up approximately an inch at the door jam and the wood floors are cracked at every jam.  Under the sink the trim was never nailed down properly.  One nail.  It's coming off.

    I have never seen such a mess after a construction site in my life.  Me and friends have picked up truck loads full off construction garbage, including shingles, rotten wood, glass, thousands of nails, the double sink from my kitchen was on the back porch.  Empty food containers, drink containers, thousands of cigarette butts, plastic, you name it and evidence of alcohol and marijuana use on MY property was also discovered and disposed of.  Not acceptable.

    The floor where the fire started is now sinking in spots and you can see it on the ceiling on the garage below.  No floors are even.

    They painted over mold on my front porch and it looks worse than it ever did.

    The finishing work is disgusting.  The gaps are anywhere from 1/4" to 1" in some places.  Those who have come through here to see the work to fix what has been destroyed are actually in shock.  If my house is not finished properly, it can be condemned as unsafe.

    don't be fooled by Mr. Provider name locked. ' charming personality and just because his son, Provider name locked. Lands, who works for Mr. Provider name locked. , is a Provider name locked. cop, doesn't make him honest.  He just unlocked my door one day and let someone in my house while I was upstairs with the flu.

    The light in my son's closet does not work.  Electrical outlets were not placed where I requested.  They disconnected the lamppost wiring and garden pond from the house and REFUSED to reconnect it.

    The stairs were not replaced and creak like they are 100 years old.  Wet carpet was on them for two years.  Squirrels lived on the steps with nuts for goodness sake, and Mr. Provider name locked. refused to replace them.

    I had better closet shelving in my apartment than in this house.  There is no closet shelving in two of the closets.

    Trees were cut down but stumps were left.  Shrubs removed or destroyed were not replaced.

    There are holes in every bathroom around toilets and sinks and where the washer and dryer hookup is where mice and rodents can easily come into my house.  The outside water connection comes off in your hands and is literally coming out of the side of the house.

    After looking at pictures (which survived) of my original house, I have received estimates ranging anywhere from $85,000 to $120,000 to return this home to a home worth $240,000, including providing the balcony drawn up on the plans which apparently my house can't hold the weight of, as well as metal shelving taken from the garage.   There are NO light sockets in the garage.  I told him I didn't need as many as I had because I used to run a business from there.  


    Mr. Provider name locked. reused items from my home on other clients and charged them full price.


    He did not pay his subs and sent them after ME to be paid.  I guess he is very proud of himself doing this to someone he has known since we were 13 and knowing I am a single mom of an autistic child.  If he will do that to me, what do you think he will do for you?  Just food for thought.

    I think you get the gist of what's going on.  I would be HAPPY to have someone come through this house and see how bad it really is.  I don't want him or his crew to touch ANYTHING in my house to screw it up even more.  I want a refund to have the repairs done properly and safely.

    Thank you for your time.



    - Stephanie A.
  • Paragon, in the person of Provider name locked. , was the third contractor I talked to about roofing and remodeling the kitchen of my house.  There was no comparison with my previous experiences:  Provider name locked. is knowledgeable, professional and an EXCELLENT listener ; he gave me feedback that showed he understood what I did and did Not want to change .  His crews were prompt, efficient, and pleasant.  One thing I liked was that Provider name locked. , or the foreman, Provider name locked. came by the site every afternoon to check work done so far, which meant that changes, problems (it's an older house) or questions could be dealt with quickly.  I was always told which crew would be doing what next, and what I needed to know to make it go better (eg take pictures off the wall when the roofing is going on).  Provider name locked. also made some great suggestions based on his observations of my lifestyle and preferences which I liked better than my original ideas.  Also they are great cleaner-uppers; the roofing crew left my yard looking better that it had before they started.  The end result is a beautiful roof (.I never knew a roof could be beautiful) and a Wonderful Kitchen that is more efficient, delightful to look at, and a very happy room to be in.  Paragon's motto is Exceed Expectations...No Exceptions ;and that is Exactly what they did.
    - susan K.
  • We ran across the Provider name locked. & Provider name locked. Interiors website when we were planning our project and the work they did was exactly what we were looking for in our own home. We were about to undertake a very large renovation and had talked to a number of local decorators but just couldn't get excited about the work that they showed us. After a very long initial phone conversation with Provider name locked. Skaletsky we decided it was worth having she and her daughter, Provider name locked. , fly down to at least give us one on site consultation. Well, that was the best decision we ever made. They looked at our home and the architect's plans and immediately had such wonderful design ideas. I really didn't realize how many decisions went into a renovation like ours and without
    Provider name locked. and Provider name locked. 's guidance it would have been overwhelming. They helped us pick up our cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and on and on. The fun, for me, really started when we got to the furniture, draperies, paintings and so on. They are incredibly talented, endlessly patient and a lot of fun to work with. I have to say, my house is spectacular and it simply would not have looked like it does without Provider name locked. & Provider name locked. .
    - Rande S.
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