We hired BMW Home Improvement to build a pole barn. The owner, Vincent K Wade, presented himself as a licensed contractor with experience of this type of work. After checking references who gave glowing reviews, we paid 50% down. Work started, but went very slowly. Soon after it started the Contractor asked for more advances with various excuses as to why it was needed. When work did not continue to progress and said materials paid for did not arrive he would get belligerent and rude when asked for status updates. In some cases he'd out right lie, then when we'd get home from work we'd see it was obviously not completed. We supposedly had all trusses, doors, and metal paid for and enroute, which never showed. Cement was never poured but yet we were told it was scheduled to be. He and 'crew' did not show when stated, work was not completed when promised, When he did show it was for a few minutes and usually to ask for more money. Calls and messages were not responded to, and the deadline approached and passed. Finally he stopped showing up at all or responding. Especially after we called a business he said he'd ordered material from only to find no record of it. He was quite angry and rude when we asked him about it. At the end he had almost the full amount of funds he had contracted to complete the full project. We discovered too late that he was NOT a licensed contractor as stated, he had an arrest record, and was known by the state police and sheriff for fraudulent activities and other charges. This was his second offense of representing himself as a licensed builder. In my latent legal research I found many other people who had similar experiences of fraud with him and his 'businesses' and were not successful in recovering their funds. We had the work assessed by several professional builders to learn what little was done was not to code and would have to be torn out and started over. We had a permit as required for building and the inspector had met with him several times and passed the very early work forward, but we learned he stopped work before the next inspection was required. We obtained a lawyer who sent a demand letter which was ignored. Our lawyer said we would win the court case, but we would end up spending as much as we had lost to the contractor just in legal costs and most likely not get any of our money because in his legal experience the contractor would file bankruptcy. So instead the lawyer recommended that we file a criminal complaint with the county, which we did. The country prosecutor filed charges. Vincent pled guilty and agreed to the court to pay us back. He then failed to appear back in court for sentencing. I was told by the court that two warrants were issued for his arrest. This whole legal process took an additional year to pursue after the work was abandoned. As far I am aware Vincent has not yet surfaced and the arrest warrants are still active. Vincent operates under multiple business names and services including handyman, home improvement, dry wall and building/construction. When he was onsite he was often accompanied by his son Brandon, who assisted him. I was dismayed to find this business appear on Angie's list. I thought Angie's List had better screening. So I wanted to put this review out there to prevent others from having the same costly experience we have had. I have attached a picture of the pole barn that he 'built'. Please stay away from this person(s) and save yourselves the money lost and hassle. And no - if you are thinking we were able to write this off on our taxes as a loss - that is a 'no'. Our CPA said we could not, while the loss was significant to us, apparently it did not fall into that category with the IRS.