Contractor in Colorado Destroys His Own Work After Not Getting Payed
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[here’s an article on it](https://www.kktv.com/2021/09/15/11-call-action-investigation-contractor-destroys-work-inside-home-over-payment-dispute/)
u/rentthejoe added these pics as well
That’s some shit-tier work. Destroying it was the right thing to do, for aesthetics sake.
Here are the photos
Please add these since you're one of the top comments
Dream home remodel https://imgur.com/a/eZnZRON
Edit: I missed one. http://imgur.com/a/0n22yFT
Ya those pictures say it all
Yeah, that was shitty work. It doesn’t look good.
I was all on the contractor's side until I saw those pictures. It looks like garbage. These poor people
Wtf, I thought those were the “before” pictures. Such pisspoor work.
Right?! That's the quality of tile work usually reserved for shitty restaurant bathrooms
I literally thought "oh my god that looks EXACTLY like the showers when I was in the county jail.."
And that's saying something.. county is notoriously bad compared to even prison.. it's shitty not being paid for your work, I totally understand, but if I completely botch a job like this, I'm not going to destroy it, I'll salvage what I can and work out a reasonable price that makes everyone happy.
This is about as quality as a no bid government contract.. I understand you invested time and that cost you money, potentially a LOT of it, but this stunt almost certainly just cost you a fuck of a lot more than this jobs expenses, or even the repairs you'll almost certainly be successfully sued for, this will cost you your reputation as this will be the first thing anyone sees when looking you up, and they'll see this shoddy work on top of it. I guarantee someone will jump in and fix it entirely for the reputation you lost, multiplied by ten for being the good guys.
What a stupid fucking thing to do. Not only stupid but also incredibly shitty. You could have just taken it to court if you really believed in your work, now it just looks like you're covering up and destroying evidence of your obviously God awful work instead. Honestly thank God these people got exposed, there's no guessing how many other people would have accepted this thinking they have no recourse and been scammed out of their money, not only what was paid to them, but also the cost to fix this disaster
Some more context is they had already paid ~3,000-3,500 of the total cost of $7500 to ultimately damage the dry wall in the other room and a create a huge mess. They should absolutely take this man and his company to court.
It was almost as if he knew he did a rushed shitty job but still demanded full price through intimidation. This way he destroys the evidence of it being shifty while still pocketing a profit after the cost of the materials/sloppy labour
It's really bad, like I'm not a pro at any kind of home remodel stuff, I do the best I can, but if I did a tile job that looked like that I wouldn't be able to live with it, I'd be either trying again or accepting that this is something I can't do and paying someone who can. I can't believe that was done by a supposed professional.
Something tells me he is destroying the evidence of his poor work, he thought he could get the remainder of the balance and when she asks for a redo or refund he tells her the contract says no refunds and refuses to redo it.
I just don't understand how the grout(?) already looks so bad and dirty. That bathroom looks 10 years old
Just real sloppy grouting, some tilers prefer speed over actually doing a nice job.
That's why I taught myself to tile, only way to get a job done right. I've been in million dollar homes with worse lippage and grout joints than in my house worth a fraction. But then I'm not a day laborer being paid pennies either, heaven forbid they hired skilled trades who know what they're doing!
Yeah. I assumed that he was pissed because he did good work and was getting jerked around and scammed by a person who didn’t want to pay up, and he finally exploded. But nope- he did really shitty work, and he already got half of the payment. She should get her money back, and maybe even take the dude to court for this insane behavior.
Yeah, apparently they already paid 3k of the 7.5k contract, and were wanting them to fix stuff before they paid the rest.
Yeah, the client’s perspective is totally justified!
And when he’s yelling about having put thousands of dollars into this… I mean, she paid him $3k to get started, so the “thousands of dollars” was *her* money that he used to buy the materials.
Yea, that's because that's how it was presented. Honestly, it's a really good idea with any video like this to see what lead up to the "freakout". There's too many examples like this.
He probably destroyed his work thinking there weren't pics of how shitty it was, so people would side with him so he could keep the $3000 she already paid.
The article mentions damage to other parts of the house because of this destruction, i doubt many courts look favorable to that.
Oof. I missed that part. I thought I read the entire article, but must’ve missed that.
Damn, this guy fucked up proper.
Ive seen better from first time DIYs
Exactly! I looked at those pics and thought, “*I* could do a better job than this guy, using just YouTube tutorials and advice from the dude at the Home Depot.” And I’m an idiot.
Pfft and I'm the guy at Home Depot you'd be getting advice from! Wanna take a guess how many bathrooms I've tiled?
I was looking at how a half-assed hit with a sledge hammer would do this kind of demo damage and realized that he probably didn't use concrete backer board and just tiled over green dry wall.
Aye it's waterproof, right?
He put thousands of dollars into this project, how dare you attack his integrity (/s)
I happen to be a first time DIYer who used pretty much the same design.
Looks good 👍🏻 maybe you can do this ladies bathroom haha. No but for real nice work my friend
Thank you. It's not even that I am skilled. I just wanted to post it to show how little he cared about doing a good job. If I can make mine look decent without any know how. That means it was pure negligence on his part. I just sat in my shower watching YouTube videos for a week and followed the advice on them.
Yours looks good. This fools work is trash. I do a little tile on the side and I wouldn’t walk away thinking that’s ok. And he’s probably gonna get locked up for this shit. Which he should get locked up for how trashy he and the work is. But also I’ve been called in to redo a tile job when someone did shit like this. If he came into my house like that he’d be leaving in an ambulance with a bunch of bird shot in his ass.
Legit, the second photo is absolutely embarassing.
Edit: second link**
"We put **weeks** into this."
….doing *what* exactly? Eating donuts?
Measuring once cutting twice
I've always said that a professional will do the minimum amount of work for the maximum amount of money (wheres as a craftsman will get as close to perfect as possible regardless). But this... this isn't even the minimum amount of work. This is the level of quality I'd expect from teenagers who have never seen a trowel before.
Looks like thinset coming through that sloppy grout work in some spots.
Those exposed tile edges make me shudder, why wouldn't they order bullnose tile for those corners?
Real bad way to go viral for that contractor.
It doesn’t matter. They’ll close up shop and reopen under a different name, unfortunately. Seen it a million times.
It was nice of him to include his face and tattoos, right?
Bullnose or a schluter edge. Who leaves exposed tile edge like that? Like what the fuck is this?
Helped a buddy (who is a builder) remodelling his home (I have literally zero experience, he showed me how to do one job at a time and I did that thing until he told me to do the next one) and *I’d* be embarrassed as hell if I was responsible for those lines. The tiles on the step that all jut! You’re gonna be wrecking your feet forever on those!
He's also lacking waterproofing. The tikes are stuck directly to the gipsum board looking how easily he smashed through the tiles and walk.
Every DIY home owner would do a better job by simply watching s few YouTube tutorials.
This is like if I gave a kid some supplies and to just go at it.
You’re the real hero on this post.
As someone who works construction, I was all ready to side with the contractor, especially with the “wowed” line.
But that is absolute trash tile job. The grout lines, the uneven size of the tiles, the layout. This looks like dudes first tile job.
There's another pic I missed on their Yelp page. Because the link is private, I can't edit, but it's terrible.
Oof that seems like really shitty work for that amount of money. I can see why the owner didn't want to finish paying.
Contractor was doing them a favor starting the demo
Maybe he was trying to hide the shitty work lol
Probably why he’s destroying the evidence.
I kept scrolling to see the "after" pic not realizing those were it lol not his best work I'm guessing lol
I was on the contractors side until I saw the pictures, and also learned they paid $3000 and had just owed another $4500. He definitely went about this the wrong way.
Yep. Looks like shit.
Not the quality of work I would find acceptable. And I'm just a DIY kinda guy
It's the quality of work that I (a noob DIYer) would do and try to redo before giving up and calling a professional to fix it because I can't get it right.
Thanks for the article. As a contractor I'm always weary when I see this stuff. Actively destroying property over payment is just ridiculous. This is why we have smalls claims court. Also as a contractor. If we had issues with a client we always made sure to upend our part before turning it over. Clean business is always a better option.
I’m no lawyer but regardless of good or bad work, paid or not, I got to imagine there is zero chance of not being legally fucked if someone asks you to leave their house and instead you take a sledgehammer to their bathroom. It just seems like taking them to court is going to be the best option.
Agreed and very hard to understand how there's any confusion in this matter. In addition to refusing to leave when/if asked:
1.) Client paid half (covering materials. the rest paid once job is done to satisfaction which it wasn't)
2.) He's actually damaging the home
3.) If he felt like he was getting unfairly stiffed, then HIS option was court, as mentioned above. Not taking a freeballin' ride into McSledger Town.
So not only did the contractor go about this the wrong way and open themselves, needlessly, to liability. But it seems possible that they are entirely in the wrong. Homeowner had already paid $3000 out of $7500 owed through the course of the project, and was waiting for the project to be completed to her satisfaction before remitting the remainder (a completely common and expected practice). And like I figured she will sue them.
It's possible the contractor will lose even more money on this job in the long run. I can't imagine this does anything for their reputation. They'll likely need a name change at a minimum.
Edit: Take a look at those photos in the top level comment y'all. Would you be willing and happy to pay another $4500 on top of the $3000 you already put forward for that?
Apparently the contractor has never heard of a lien….
How are liens enforced?
They're respected by banks. You're not refinancing or selling the place without paying off the lien.
Ya he’s fucked. At the end of the day he’s going to be out the $7500 and likely will pay damages to the extent that they can get it finished by a competent contractor. Waiting to finish payment upon completion is just good business, if he’s that hard up for the remainder when the project is incomplete he’s incompetent. This is Denver, any half ass contractor is making cash hand over fist.
Judging by the quality in the pictures, this dude doesn’t have a clue what he is doing.
To be honest, it depends on a lot of things. That'd be something the court would have to settle and the court would likely want mediation to happen first where the two parties can figure that out. It's possible the court includes the $3000 in the damages awarded to the homeowner, in addition to the other property damages and any other damages.
It would have been better to have left well enough alone and pursued the matter in courts. Anytime you do something like this you open yourself up to further liability and could make yourself far worse off than before. I hope it at least felt good for the contractor at the time.
Depending on the size of the contract and milestones, yep.around in my parts, I see a lot of 25% down for materials, then a few milestone points, and then a remaining 10% after completion.
Contractor here; while I would never go into someone’s home and start breaking shit… any customer I’ve had that says they “want to be wowed” is a huge fucking nightmare.
Edit: just looked at the pictures, I certainly wouldn’t put my name on that. If you don’t know how to clean up your grout lines… you’re gonna have a bad time.
Edit: I know the grout isn’t the only issue, it was a joke.
I'm no professional but it looks like shit lol
>any customer ... that says they “want to be wowed” is a huge fucking nightmare.
I feel like this is the thought we all had until we saw those pictures
I saw the pictures and the guy did a horrible job. Tiles weren't straight, tiles chipped, grout looked horrible, plus no backing board on the tile. It looks like he glued it right to the drywall. It would have been a matter of time until it started cracking. Contractor is going to lose this one in court.
Not to mention the inevitable nightmare that arises when water leaks through all those gaps in the grout.
As he should.
As a contractor myself. I am shocked at how many people think this is acceptable of the contractor to do, whether or not they saw how shitty their work was. If the homeowner were a deadbeat that didn't want to pay for good work (which in this situation is definitely not the case), the proper thing to do is sue them and put a lien on their house until they are paid up, not destroy their house. Once that is installed it, belongs to the homeowner, whether paid for or not.
These contractors in this video are morons, in addition to being awful at their job. They are going to get their asses handed to them in court for their unprofessional, unpermitted work and destroying the homeowner's property.
Decent camera work, a solid freakout, and some property damage (whoever's it is)
8/10 wouldn't wanna be there myself.
I’ve been there myself and it doesn’t feel good.
We’re you playing the role of the ~~deadbeat~~ home owner, the ~~unpaid~~ *unskilled* contractor, or just an uncomfortable bystander?
Edit: other people in this thread have shown me pictures of the tile work and I no longer think the home owner is the deadbeat here. This “contractor” is an absolute hack. I wouldn’t have paid him either or trusted that shower enclosure not to leak and ruin the walls.
2 out of 3, unpaid contractor and uncomfortable bystander.
What did you end up doing about it?
Couldn’t get him to pay. Actually happened twice in my career. Two different clients. And both were high members of their ‘clergy’. Over $20k.
Did they give a reason for not paying or did they just ghost you? That sucks either way.
Too many details to get in to but it still burns me to this day. And it was over a decade ago.
If you don't write at least 3 paragraphs in the next two hours, double-spaced 12 sized font, so help me god
WITH citations we need videos and news articles.
Don't blue ball us like that
Nah, we need the story. You took it this far, take us home.
For 20k a worse man would burn down their house... You shoulda been a worse man.
Never do business with the church. Our business has been burned more than once.
I'm 20 years into buy/sell/trade type reselling as the largest income stream I have, and if there's one universal truth I've picked up on through the years, it's that if someone starts a conversation with, "I'm a pastor at my church", that person is going to expect some form of discount or reduced rate in the transaction.
Not all of these "pastors" are terrible to do business with, but the majority are.
The thing is, I don't mind hooking people up if they are upfront in their request.
The entitlement attitude of leading off with the "I'm a pastor" schtick vs. if they just use their words to ask for it like a normal human being is what really sets me off.
We have to stop rewarding the behavior of the charlatans.
My old man runs the largest & likely the best sign company in the country. Over $100 million in gross sales last year. 16 locations across North America.
He can tell you all the details about Paul S*le*sk* _ the owner of Baylake Builders - who refused to pay him for a sign when he was just starting out in 1982. Total worth of that project was $2,500.00. Still chaps his ass.
We still have our company's first-and last- rubber cheque framed on the wall. 35 bucks. Dated 1978. Whenever anyone got pissy if we asked for ID or a credit card imprint we would just point at that work of art.
Blow me, "Robert Foreman."
i was working on a new construction build one time and the home owner said she only wanted devil worshipers here because of how many "christians" screwed her over.
I’ve learned when the business emphasizes their relationship to god, watch out. They’ve been the ones that have consistently tried to pull a fast one. Seems that relationship they make so visible is a way to deflect suspicion with some people.
In Omaha, we had a guy named Dave Paladino who owns a few properties and storage places. The storage places are called Dino's Storage. These places ALWAYS had super passive aggressive religious messages on their signs.
This dude was heavily known to be a slum lord around here. As in, people legit cheered when this dude died.
Be very suspicious of people who need to constantly remind you they’re Christian. If that part of their marketing or something they need to mention almost immediately, don’t deal with them.
My grandma, who is a good Christian person who feels no need to push it on others, always told me to never trust someone who describes themselves as a “good Christian person”.
That's funny you mention that. One of my best friends was telling me Friday night that it's a considered best practice in his trade (masonry and flooring in Northern Florida) to require full for the material and to make sure they "get the rest before it sets," any time they're doing work for the ministers down there. It's really evangelical area, but he says they're all the shady type and they'll get an attorney from their flock to fight it in court for them for nothing.
Never do work for churches or lawyers.
Don't forget realtors
Couldn’t get a lien against the house for unpaid contracted work?
Thanks all good and dandy, but you’d have to wait until they sold the house and that can be decades.
If a lien goes unpaid for various amounts of times, depending on location, the lienholder can foreclose on that lien and force a sale. HOAs do this fairly commonly.
They wouldn't be able to refinance or access equity via a HELOC.
Incorrect. Deadbeat contractor, frustrated homeowner.
Look at the “work” she was refusing final payment on.
This guy is a piece of shit and he was destroying evidence.
Edit: he corrected. Sorry for my tone, when I got on the thread the pictures hadn’t spread and it seemed like most people were supporting the worker and I’m using Reddit to avoid things I don’t want to do and may have gotten way too irate aha.
Oof you’re right. No bullnose or schluder, unglazed porcelain edges exposed, huge gaps in the grout. That’s meth head quality right there.
I’ve tiled dozens of shower enclosures so those are all red flags that tell me they definitely didn’t do the invisible elements correctly either. This shower would probably leak in to the walls, ruin their framing over time, and grow lots of mold as well.
It’s sort of a good thing he smashed it I guess. The whole thing needs to be redone or it could cause 10s of 1000s of dollars of damage over time.
Yeah, I love a good “nonpaying customer gets screwed” video as much as anyone, but this is “angry, unhinged, man screams threateningly while destroying property after agreeing to do work he wasn’t qualified to do.”
“We spent weeks on this!”
I should have known this was amateur hour when he said that. Tiling and plumbing a shower like this takes me less than a week working alone and my work is solid.
Took me over a month but I'd never touched a tile saw in my life prior to doing mine. I'd expect a real contractor to know what they're doing
Why would a homeowner post this?
Just read the below article. The roommate of the homeowner let him in. Homeowner not home. Roommate filmed. The lady in orange was a coworker to the contractor.
Per comments below, this contractor was paid half ($3k/7.5k) and refused to correct errors the homeowner found after the work was completed. Homeowner refused to finish paying until the flaws were corrected, so he smashed it all up. Not sure if it’s true but it does happen.
Edit: added sauce, guess it’s true!
The work was absolute shit. The homeowner has photos of the massive turd he left in the shower. She was right to withhold. I've been seeing the photos for a week now on a trades page on FB.
I grabbed the pics from Yelp and that trades page and put them on Imgur.
Dream home remodel https://imgur.com/a/eZnZRON
The contractor did crap work and she wanted it fixed, here's a few images of the work before he took a sledgehammer to it:
Damn that is some bad work!
Yeah and in all honesty he helped them by starting the demo they would have to do already.
I was all for him until I saw the work. I'd be embarrassed to charge money for that work if that was my job.
Loll. I remember what a contractor told me this summer when I was like “I cannot wait until next year to get this done”. His words were “if you can find someone that can do it now, you don’t want to hire them, trust me lol”
It’s amazing to me how people never understand that a contractor that is booked out for two months just MIGHT be for a GOOD reason.
I work for a contractor and he's booked out at least two months all of the time and it is absolutely because he does a great job. This is crazy.
Yup, always go for the contractor with many clients and a lot of good word of mouth reviews. Costs more but saves you on future headaches like this.
It’s cheaper to hire an expensive guy than to hire a cheap guy twice and then an expensive guy to fix the failed fixed fuckup
"Buy it nice or buy it twice"
I believe it. We had a contractor remodel one bedroom. He was available immediately, and his work was just okay. We hired a different contractor for our bathroom and kitchen remodel. But we had to wait for some time for him to be able to come out and see our home. And after that, it took some additional months of waiting on our end for him to start our bathroom and kitchen remodel. He did amazing work. We wanted him to work on the rest of our home, but he was booked several months out. Everyone wanted him I guess lol
The way some of those tiles came off, it might’ve just demo’d itself.
Came here to say that. He taps the wall and 15 tiles fall off lmao.
oh you don't like slashing your heel on the tile as you get out of the shower in the morning? fancy fancy
Ouuuu “I wanna keep alllll my blood INSIDE my body.”
There are literally holes in the grout
You know it’s bad when me, someone who has never remodeled a property, cut tile, or even been through the grout aisle of a Home Depot can tell it’s bad. Are these people just down on their luck hoping to BS their way through remodels?
I've contacted bathroom remodels before and I would be embarrassed as all hell to have a homeowner see that
I work in construction. The amount of people I’ve met who have zero idea what they’re doing, yet get work on a constant basis is unbelievable.
That's the thing people don't understand "They are always so busy, they must be really good and their prices are fair!" - they are just the cheapest, that's all. Constantly doing 80 hour jobs in 60 hours because quality doesn't matter.
YUP. I’ve seen bunch of contractors just straight up ask “what’s your lowest bid and I’ll beat it.”
We then get asked to come do a “cheap fix” of their work.
"I ain't paying for that"
The first decent contractor that she shows those pictures to is going to fix it and call the guy in this video a fucking asshole.
Sure, but isn't that what contractors tend to say about everyone who touched something before them anyway?
Not always, as a contractor. Sometimes I go back to my customers house to add on some more work.
And she had already paid over 3k for what he had done already. Considering what a shitty job that is I wouldn't want to pay him over 7k for that.
That job is not worth a penny. Like, I'm sorry you spent money on supplies but you have a responsibility to at least give me a finished product that doesn't make me have trouble deciding whether to laugh or cry.
Worth about negative 2 grand. Someone has to rip out the whole thing now.
Demo is half way done.
Thanks for showing the other side to the story
I do HVAC work. I see the whole process of both remodels and new constructions, how it all comes together, and how long each process takes.
This guy is a hack, and his own words betrayed him.
>"This took **weeks...**"
That bathroom took you *weeks*? Really???
Let me put it this way. If I owned a company that remodeled houses, and I subcontracted you to remodel *one small bathroom,* and you took *weeks* to do it, I'd never subcontract you again.
This dude took weeks to remodel a fairly small bathroom? And after weeks of work, this is what it looked like?
Bro I did a remodel of the same size bathroom THIS year and I paid 2 Turkish guys $2000 for the entire tiling job. Tub/Shower, Whole floor, all the walls. They took 3 days between demo and final clean up. Then it took me and my father a week to install the sink by ourselves (who knew drilling into tile is fucking slippery?) THEN we replaced all the plumbing in our shower after the copper leaked, and that took 4 days.
This dude has to be below “fuck it just Youtube it” level for this br to take WEEEKS. FOH.
this is a half day tiling job.. 6 hours at the most.
Fuck I could as a somewhat competent DIYer remodel a kitchen in less than 36 hours, the biggest problem always being do I have the right tools.. (shit I don't... off to the store I go)
That... looks like shit.
i could do a better job using only my fucking feet
ah this makes sense now.. im like why/how did the homeowner let this guy back in to do this? but then it dawned on me that he probably pretended he was coming to fix these issues, but then decided to bust the place up because of non-payment.. yea, this is something that needs to be settled in small claims court, this isn't the right way to go about it, probably just screwed himself.
I feel like this was him destroying the evidence. He knows he did shit work.
He screwed himself when he decided to try and work as a contractor.
Yeah that's not worth 7.5k... after seeing this- makes complete sense to not pay and not scumbag work. That shit is rough.
And she already paid 3k, and it fucked up more than just the tiling, and he’s wearing a cross which makes me giggle a little at the irony.
Yeah this should definitely be pinned at the top
That looks like something I would do. He expects money for this?
These are the photos of the shoddy work.
Y'all need to back off the homeowner. This guy is out of his mind thinking this was good work
Dream home remodel https://imgur.com/a/eZnZRON
two sides to every story and ya crap work for sure.
Wouldn't pass any kind of inspection. Would leak immediately. Uses chipped edges for finished seams, can't figure out basic math to line up the seams, and doesn't have the knowledge on how to make a cut line up with your measurements.
I wouldn't even hire this guy as an employee to pick garbage.
What is that grout? It’s like the cement used in my home from 1929. Good times.
There was a client at a past job who kept trying to put 250k worth of design services for a pool on his credit card so they could dispute them later. Couldn't understand why we wouldnt make an exception just for him.
We all laughed our asses off at that guy. What a fucking idiot.
The guy spent $250,000 on just the design of a personal pool.
I feel bad for the designer, thinking they scored a rich suckered, and it turned out to be just a regular old sucker.
Not to mention paying 3% service fee on $250k.
Wait what? How could design ever possibly be that much? I’m currently working on a 30+ million dollar federal highway job and design costs were less than that.
Pretty easy to win that dispute if you have a contract.
Having a lot of money doesn’t mean you’re smart
I got a few cousins, can fix all that for $1,200. Upfront ofcourse
Is one of your cousins named Todd and has he been especially interested in this woman that takes her tea with stevia?
look at the work tho LOL
Gotta love how many people in these comments are jerking off about how entitled the customer is to withhold payment, when the work looks like this.
Well, after the lawsuit, they’ll have plenty of money to pay the new contractors, who’ll be happy to have the work.
I was 100% on the contractors side until I saw pictures of the shower the homeowner uploaded online. It’s definitely subpar for a tiled shower. Dirty grout lines, the niche looks like shit and somehow the curb looks even shittier. If he did that bad of a job laying the tile I can only imagine how good he waterproofed under it. It’d probably start leaking day 1. I wouldn’t pay for this.
Images homeowner uploaded
Subpar is an understatement
He was using the sledgehammer to cover-up/destroy the evidence of his shit craftmanship
I was working on a job on which the owner refused to pay for another contractor's work. There was a lot of back and forth, ultimately the owner asked the contractor to leave. Contractor said "I'm not leaving without my materials". Owner said "I bought all the materials, they were here when you started".
That contractor said "you bought all the wood. But those screws belong to me, and I have the receipt to prove it". Dude then proceeded to disassemble everything he had touched, taking only his screws. It took him all day. He was *livid* throughout the whole thing. As he packed up, just as a final fuck you, he took out a screw from his bag, different from the ones he'd bought. "Here. I think this one's yours". Got in his truck and left behind a pile of lumber, and not one of his screws.
Petty revenge might be the best type of revenge.
We had a guy who wouldn’t pay for weeks after we put brand new windows in WHICH IS EXPENSIVE! So we went back and set up since we could do it from outside and started taking them out. Buddy got out his chequebook real quick!
What most people in this thread don't know:
1. He did really shitty work and the pictures prove it.
1. What he did is not anywhere close to legal.
1. Mechanics Liens exist just for this case. You can file a lien without going to court. You have to go to court to enforce the lien, but 90% of the time the judge will order the parties to go to mediation first.
1. Yeah, it sucks to not get paid for your work. But looking at his work, I wouldn't pay for that either.
1. He could go to jail for this. He might have to pay whatever it costs to have another contractor repair damages.
1. This is really dumb. Unless he's not licensed, in which case he wouldn't have been able to get his money anyhow.
Yup. This guy is trash. He didn’t file the mechanics lien cuz he knew he’d have to refund the homeowner the original deposit.
Wow, reddit is so quick to assume what happened based on a video and a one-sided explanation. Look at the yelp reviews for "Dream Home Remodels" in Colorado Springs. His tile work is fucking awful. I mean like a local trade school students first-ever job, bad.
From what I gathered, the customer paid 3k down and was supposed to pay the rest upon completion. The work sucks and she wanted them to fix it before she paid the rest. Cue caveman tantrum.
I hope the homeowner takes these idiots to court and wins.
Here’s photos of this job. so y’all don’t have to google
Photos of this work: https://m.imgur.com/a/qlZmmBl
Good grief, hell no you don’t pay for that quality of work. Nothing is going to be perfect but that was just unacceptably bad work.
I had an issue with a contractor 15 years ago in which we paid him 3/4 of the job upfront to redo our only shower. He came, took out our old shower (we were a family of 5 with small children at the time) on the first day of the job. We then did not hear back from him for THREE WEEKS! When I finally got a hold of him, he told me that he took on a coupe of city contracts (after he took our deposit btw) and that required him focus on those first. He knew it was our only shower and we were a family of 5 (my wife and I would shower at the gym but it was really tough for the kids) but kept saying “well I had to prioritize my teams and sorry the city contracts take priority” so I calmly said “fine, when will you have the materials here so I can make sure Inhave someone home?” He said “I’ll have one of my guys by tomorrow or the next day but they won’t be able
To install it just drop it off” naturally it was two days later, but once they dropped off the new shower,
Tiles and toilet. I called him up and fired him. He actually had the nerve to say “oh, so now that you got the equipment you’re just going to fire me? That’s bullshit!” I said “not bullshit, I just found a plumber who didn’t have city contracts which took priority over your priorities,
Oh and FUCK YOU!” And hung up. Later i found out he jacked us on the shower and toilet.
So, yeah if they didn’t pay him, then I would agree with him, but if it was anything like my experience then fuck him
the work was shit. No backing to the tile, missing grout, exposed edges, exposed untreated wood. The shower was un-unusable. This guy is a piece of shit. He got $3300 up front to do a job and never finished. This was his response. Fuck that guy.
Isn't this why they say to use a credit card? The article said she paid $3300 of $7500.
Not all contractors accept credit cards
Fuck this lunatic. I bet he wouldn’t have tried this shit if the client wasn’t a tiny lady.
I hope he ends up in jail. I definitely would not have allowed this asshat to do that do my house.
Some pictures of the work were posted on Yelp by the customer.
To be honest that does seem to be bad tile work, but I'm no expert.
Holy crap I did a better job on my own diy bathroom and I'm an idiot
Thats horrible. I can see why they wouldn't pay.
This is a really good example of how someone can look like the victim based off a title and video with no context, but when you read the article you realize the contractor was 100% in the wrong.
Yeah as soon as you see pictures of this guy's absolute dogshit work it becomes real obvious that the homeowner had legitimate grievances.
This is abysmal. [Maybe he was drunk](https://i.imgur.com/KXNaLCG.jpg)