What are the worst things that could possibly go wrong during the build out of a new, small business? Shoddy workmanship, unexplained delays, amenities that never get installed? How about the contractor disappearing before any work is complete and sabotaging the project all together by illegally and deliberately taking paperwork off the site to further delay the build? Tim Ledesma was nothing short of our worst nightmare. He made sure to touch on each and every one of these mishaps. My fiance and I were living in Arizona, but brought our business to California. Tim came recommended by our leasing agent. We didn?t realize he was the grounds keeper (aka garbage man) for the plaza. He came off confident, has a license and took pride in only taking on one job at a time (this later was a lie, as he was working in another city). He seemed to be passionate about working for us. Little did we know, he was slowly finding ways to rip us off. We were back and forth from AZ to CA, and in the beginning progress was steady, that is until I stayed behind in CA while my fiancé went back to AZ so our son could continue his 4th grade classes. It was then he started asking me for thousands of dollars in cash, late at night, for jobs that weren?t complete. Claiming to be at our facility working day and night, but I was sitting in the building the entire time, waiting. Eventually Tim disappeared altogether. Even worse, the jobs that he claimed to be complete (i.e. painting, framing, ?finish work? such as door handles for?.the doors we paid for) looked horrible, as if a kid did it. Then we found out, it was a kid who did it! His 16 year old son painted our small vet clinic. The man took all of our money, and didn?t even vent out the washer/dryer. Finally, he sent some men to continue working. One of them had a constant nosebleed because he ?needed to do something to work fast.? We then took matters into our own hands. My fiancé flew back and we hired people to finish the job. Then Tim reappears. He screams and gets violent with the people we hire, saying how this is his job and his project. This circumstance was worthy of calling the police. But by the time we arrived at the clinic, Tim was gone, and so was our hired help. He took all paperwork needed to complete inspections and proof of building permit (which legally must stay on site). These are only small horrors of an even bigger issue. The man is a loose canon and as far as being a general?maybe in his most distant of dreams. Stay away and find someone professional and talented. This dude is a hack and deserves a formal complaint to the contractors state license board. That?s my next step. P.S. EVERYONE we have come across that knows this man has nothing good to say. It?s hard to stay on a professional plain when talking about him because he has been nothing but a disappointment. We also have people showing up at our business asking us for money because Tim never paid them and they don?t know where to collect, their boss or us? We paid him well over our quote?