I asked Jim to please assist in renovations.... whatever he had experience in. He said he did not do tile, but had experience with electrical, drywall, plumbing, replacing doors, and general handyman work. He was quite polite, called and came over for estimate. I thought he was experienced, checked all other reviews, and hired him based on his bid he submitted. I was not home for the work performed (this is a 2nd home for us), but upon arrival of the 1st bid, everything seemed ok and completed. I asked him to do a few things over, as I was not pleased with the quality of some of the work, ie; pantry doors were put in quite sloppy, drywall patching was unsightly. Jim assured me he would fix to my expectation. I paid him the original bid and asked him to please see my next list of items to complete. This list had more extensive repairs and renovations. Doors needed to be re-hung, powder room needed plumbing for shower and pedestal sink, and electrical work needed re-done. He was to continue with drywall patching, install garbage disposals in both kitchen sink areas. Upon my arrival after this trip, I was more surprised than I wanted to be. First, he never gave me an estimate for the second list. I actually did not worry....the first estimate seemed reasonable, and I saw Jim as an honest man. I started to question Jim's ability to complete the tasks. The electrical seemed incorrect and sloppy. The plumbing in the powder room was not right at all! I was installing a wrought iron pedestal sink, so with exposed plumbing, his crew installed these large, black plastic pipes. There were decorative ones I asked them to use. I spoke to another contractor who was painting for me, and he stated Jim's work is very sloppy and done incorrectly. This contractor (who happened to be my ex husband) was telling me he felt Jim was "ripping me off" and not doing the work correctly. After paying Jim for the list he completed, I told him I was ceasing all work as I had no more funds to continue...... and none of the work seemed done correctly! In calling in another contractor, I learned Jim's work was less than done correctly. I called and emailed Jim several times with no response. A few times, he did email me back, but would never show up to meet with me. I then knew something was very wrong. Here is a man who did shady work at best, and now he will not come to fix his own mess. I had to pay other contractors to fix everything from the drywall patching, to the plumbing, to re-hanging the doors.....not only did I have to pay for all the new supplies, ie; new doors (yes, Jim's workers ruined them so bad I had to buy new ones to correct the issue), re install the garbage disposals, re do electrical ( I was told it was wired so bad that it could have caused an electrical fire!). Anyways, I called and text and called Jim for a few months..... at this point I only was asking for my garage door opener back and needed the supply receipts for my taxes. I told him to "put them in the mail! You don't even have to see me! Why cant you at least do this after everything you have already done?" I never raised my voice to this man. I questioned his work, but he assured me it would all be to our standards. He asked me for money up front for work that was not finished, and like an idiot, I paid it. I travel quite a bit and he saw the "sucker" sign I had pasted on my forehead. Guess I am an idiot for believing in mankind.Jim is a nice man.... he eventually came over to my house and met with me. I do give him credit for that. He stood before me and basically told me he was sorry, but he ripped me off, and was saying he was sorry. That didn't give me any piece of mind since he cashed about $12k in checks. He did ask what he could do..... I told him I wanted my money returned. I finally got my opener back, and he did finally give me those receipts I needed.I did file a complaint with the State of California Contractors License Board. I will be pursuing justice for myself. I hope you do not use this man or his company! ....and in regards to your response....YOU did not return my phone calls for over 2 months. Other than you paying back the money you seem to have taken from me for faulty work, I decided to just go thru the State Contractors Board to file complaint there. Thought after the 1st attempt, it really wasn't on me to try to "fix it" Mr Fix It. I am puzzled that you are puzzled by my report!