Added on June 30, 2015, by Reviewer413397
Review: Our complaint regarding Mr. & Mrs. ********* dba C G Contractor covers many issues. We signed a contract for a house to be built. The price was fair, taking in consideration of the work we were doing to finish it out and electrical.
He requested a draw at the beginning, had another job he was working on, waited till a few days before the contract could be broken to clear the lot. One reason after another. They would show up work a few days ask for draw for materials, buy them now cheaper. This went on over and over. Tried to address issues regarding rain damage, boards that were bad. Would not take care of any of the issues.
We signed a change order for the attic floor to be reinforced, the two front windows moved up for dormer windows. He chose to build a room with hallway, cut out window openings but did not have the windows in the order. He changed the roof design without approval, did not put the hall bathroom door in the correct place, left the bookshelf out of one bedroom. All he could say was a mistake, to late.
We started to ask where the garage, septic, metal roof, siding were. Oh it is ordered, the last few days he was on the job he said he was ready to sheetrock, guess what no sheetrock or insulation on job. We asked for the receipt for the septic so we could ask what was needed for electrical hookup, first we were told they would give it to us on friday, then still asking on monday, no receipt. I asked for receipts on all materials due to major concern, he asked for another draw, we refused till we saw the garage started and all the other material show up. He got mad and left the job saying we would not pay him. We had to get an attorney to make sure we did not break the contract, he breached the contract. He was told he had 10 days to make repairs and get the job to the point of sheetrock. He never came back.
Come to find out he had filed bankruptcy prior to signing our contract, and others. As of now we know of 8 other families he has worked for and made changes, did not show up, did not complete job. But has taken the money. He has filed bankruptcy again to try and get out of paying any of us back. He has been doing this since 2009.Desired Settlement: We have requested with proof of claim in his bankruptcy the amount he owes us due to damage prior to him leaving the job. Materials not at job but paid for (he refuses to give receipts) the outside AC unit that was on our property in his trailer he took when he left. And the cost of repairs to the foundation that he did not do correctly. The cost of the plumbing he did himself not a plumber and was all wrong.
We had an inspection done after two framers came in to do bids and refused to touch the job.
We would like to see this company out of buisness, so he can not hurt any other families. We lost everything (this was my husbands inheritance from his parents) and to top it off they are our current neighbor we thought we were friends.
Bell County DA said the law does not cover if he showed up to the job. He knows how to break the law and get around collection so what good is a contract.
The phone number and email I have provided with this is new. DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM THEY ARE WHY IT HAS BEEN CHANGED.
I have received your complaint notice in regards to *** ****** and the home that was being built for her husband. It seems that Mrs. ****** has left out a great deal of details and information that pertains to her and to her husband. The actual process started in November of 2011, when both **** and *** ****** asked me if I could build a home for them. We discussed the matter for a couple of months and finally drew up some mock-up plans for the price they were willing to stay under. This went on for several weeks with no compensation to me for the hours put in designing, printing and re-doing the process over and over. We finally agreed on a design that fit their needs. I was in ******* TX when they finally agreed to the contract that was drawn up with the understanding that we would begin once I was done with the ******* home. Right before breaking ground they decided they wanted to add a second story room to the existing plans for their troubled son. Both *** and **** agreed to this and signed for it. 60% of the lots they wanted to build on required clearing; as well as 84 cubic yards of gravel and crushed rock to elevate the rear end of the home to the desired height because of the 9 foot elevation drop from front to rear. In total, it took several weeks to get the desired height and get all the pier walls poured and 19000.00 dollars in labor and material to do so. The middle walls were moved in order to accommodate the second story addition. Her comments about working for a few days and taking off then coming back are complete fabrications. We have signed time cards and pictures of our crew s working Monday — Friday. Once we returned from *******, we dove in full force on her house and in two weeks had it almost dried in. She states that we kept asking for draws. We did, in order to fulfill her need for a second story room, and a hallway to get to the room. They also added attic decking to accommodate their need for storage room. All of these additions were asked by ***, not ****. All I heard from them was, "We will worry about how to pay for that later". They would add and make that comment several times. We had to build a staircase to the second story hall, add windows for her son, added 2X12 boarding to the first story ceiling and second story floor because of the open spans of the first floor kitchen, all of which she (***) wanted. All these additions added length to the roofline, added material to accommodate those lengths because she didn't want a box sitting on top of her house. She wanted it hidden from the front street view. All the
material we had ordered wasn't going to be paid for because what was allotted for that had already been used in material and labor for the second story. At that time, we had a couple of storms and rain had puddled in a few areas, but the lumberyard and manufacturer said that was normal and would not affect the floors stability. Their son asked why I didn't buy a 100X100 foot tarp to cover the house because he used to have one. A tarp that large would cost over 12000.00. They would allow him to make the most idiotic statements to myself and at times to my crew. He is an 18 year old who has done it all and knows everything. Nevertheless, everyday **** ****** was either called or sent a message via text about our progress and about costs. He was told by both manners that the construction costs had exceeded 20,000.00 for the second story addition. "We will worry about how to pay for that later". I explained to him that we were at the point where we were using money we didn't have. That's when *** started to talk, asking why this and why that. I told her I had already explained those concerns to **** ******, why didn't she ask him. Obviously there is no communication between the two. She made her presence known by driving by the jobsite at all hours of the day. At one point showed up and started yelling at my crewmen and saying that "I never asked for that second story room" to them. All changes are supposed to be written up on a change order request. Never, not once was this done except right before we started to add the second story. Fireplace dimensions, second story bathroom, staircase, air handler placement, water softener placement; the list goes on and on. They did ask for receipts, and when we had them all in from our subs and vendors, **** ****** was both called and sent a message via text that his receipts were ready. We stopped construction since once we tallied up the receipts we had spent 85000.00 plus and had only received 73000.00 from the ******s. Contract states I have the right to stop construction upon failure to pay and that's exactly what I did. October of 2012 we stopped construction and the house has sat in weather; decaying by the day. We did everything possible and were patient with the ******s. We did every want they asked of us, minus the bookshelf, that they conceived and had to file for bankruptcy thanks to their decision not to pay.
They never paid for the AC condenser nor did they pay for the 4 ton air handler sitting in their attic. They have a balance due and refuse to pay it. To this day *** ****** makes lewd remarks towards my children, and racist remarks towards me. She takes advantage of the fact that my wife is hearing impaired and makes comments to her knowing full well that she can't hear or understand anything *** says to her. She has posted signs outside her home make false claimers towards me and my company for the whole world to see. They have posted malicious comments about us on Facebook and many other social media outlets. Her daughter had her boyfriend's call me on my cell phone and threaten the very lives of my children. They throw rocks at my home (the son) and deny it. They follow my wife when she is driving and myself at times. Their son broke my rear tail lights when he decided to act cool at their new jobsite and spun out his tires and flung rocks towards my pickup. I sent messages to his stepfather. Nothing was done. I can go on and on all night about the ******s. IF you talk to them, tell them thanks for the re-gift they gave us for Christmas in 2011. The chocolates were a gift to ****....
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I am rejecting this response because:
We disagree with Mr. *********'s response:
We did speak over a period of time with ****** ******* * ****** about looking into building. He saw examples of what we were looking at doing. Offered to give us bids along with other companies.
What he left out is they wanted to buy the property we are living in, due to it backs up to theirs. ****** wanted to expand her kitchen, move the garage, add a pool and use one of our buildings as a pool house.
"I thought we were talking as friends and neighbors at that point"
False statements - Contract start time "when ******* was complete"
Response - contract signed April 18,
- "Start date April 24, 2012"
- "You did not clear the lot till 29 days later"
- "You were paid the 1st half of first draw 4/18 $4000.00 & 2nd half 4/24
$16, 000.00 = $20, 000.00
- April 11, 2012 Text Message:
* Hey, **** don't mean to be a pest. But I need to have that check by tomorrow. So I can pay for plans, enlargements, survey, lot clearing, septic & concrete
- " that should have covered per you all the plans, which were not Architecture plans or enlarged."
That is why the plans Mrs. ********* would print on 8x10 paper for the job sight. When we asked for the copy for the electrician, we were give it printed on 8x10 pages to tape together "really cost you a lot"
False statement - Foundation & septic
Response - your text message
"Whoa Foundation and Septic
- "Garage foundation was not done past the fill"
- "foundation piers were not put in & yes per the inspector they are needed"
- "your concrete contractors told us they would return the following week to do touch up, remove boards. And frame the garage slab and pour.
"No one ever showed back up"
- "After asking you many times when they were starting the garage you said a few weeks, stuck on a commercial slab, many other excusses, after many questions were asked no response I have a text message from Mrs. ********* regarding you letting the *********'s company go because they made you look bad. You had no company to do the job and continued to lie to us."
********* - second story statement
Response - covered in the change order below
****change order amount $3900.00 was signed - here is what it included:
- rough in for additional upstairs
- price - additional material
- cost - floor joist
- upgrade 2x12's
- additional 2x4 walls
- register box
- duct work
- ventilation grill
- gable cost
- 10 percent in roofline covering
- material & labor
- frame up & trim out
- exterior staircase
"NO ADDITIONAL DAYS"
The attic area was to be a full area open from one end of the house to the other " full gable roof. We ended up with a box on top of the house, a hip roof. Reason for change to hip is because he did not know another way to do it!
This was all started by thinking it would be an area my son could close in later on his own. We asked to move the two windows from down at the entry to up on the back as a dormer window. He did not even make the window openings the correct size or order the windows for it but they should have been already ordered.
He now wants to say he signed a change order for $3900.00 an now claims we owe him $20, 000.00
The only text we have is 9/28/2012 claiming he was over $20,000, 00 dollars on the upstairs. Where he spent $16, 100.00 we have no idea. Everything was included in the change order.
False statement - said we paid him
Response - they have been paid a total
of the $76,950.00
"Yes we have bank receipts"
The point still stands we have many text messages where he was requesting draws for materials, stating items are covered including the AC, septic etc.
He lies time and time again, tells you what you want to hear. Goes along till he cannot draw more money.
We do not have :
*foundation not supported correctly
*plumbing -he did himself, all wrong
had to be removed and redone
*AC was on job he removed when he left *floor decking which was damaged
*stairs not safe have to be removed and
To address the tarp issue I personally know from working with a company for five yrs. And making the tarps for commercial buildings it can be done and no they don't cost that much.
"We sent many messages, pictures of the water standing in the house, no concern from Mr. *********, he would not do anything to help. I also went and spoke with Norman, he never spoke with Mr. ********* regarding the floor, nor did Mr. ********* take care of it by putting the dry wood under the flooring, just ignored it.
If Mr. ********* would have been at the job site the day I stopped he would have met my friend, which is an architect. We had questions regarding the framing and wanted a 2nd opinion due to Mr. ********* said not important area. Yes I did tell him the box was not suppose to be there. Not once did I yell at the subs, I introduced my friend, stopped one day to offer water, he would know that if he would have been on the job. I stopped once when Mr ********* was there talking to the AC sub. Yes when he started yelling at me and not letting me ask the sub. Questions I yelled back and walked off, called **** and told him.
As of now I think I have proven my point, that our opinion, he is a fraud. He never intended to complete our house, he just wanted the last draw that we refused to give him till materials and job, was where it was suppose to be.
On the day my son was sitting at the job, he was there because we found out Mr. ********* and Mrs. ********* were under bankruptcy, when they signed our contract. We were waiting to see what we needed to do to protect our property. He left when we told him to. But again should not have been a concern to Mr. *********, if he had nothing to hide.
And Mr. *********, you have no right to slander my son, he is not "your words" troubled. He has done nothing to you, and yes if he was with us he had full right to ask you questions. If you were not hiding things you would have not had a problem answering. Your tail lights can not be chipped in the same exact spot on both by him leaving the job sight.
And Mr. *********, you are also wrong regarding my daughter, she had no boyfriend.
And Mrs. ********* is incorrect regarding the following, we have two ways in or out of the neighborhood, I have only crossed her path in Belton a few times, and sorry I am not going out of my way to advoid her. And everytime I see her outside or driving past our house she is shooting the finger at me. She also has no clue what my family and I are talking about if she is hearing impaired, unless she reads lips then she is starring at me or using binoculars.
Your children stare at us everyday. So issue goes back to all of you.
Yes I have posted signs in my yard, which is all true snd I have documents to prove it. And so your family understands we would not be outside if you had done the job we hired you to do. We would be moved and be able to afford AC.
Mr. *********, left our job site 9/27/2012, he returned that Saturday 9/29/2012 to remove one of his trailers which had the AC unit in it. He received a letter from our attorney giving him ten days to
return and take care of issues and continue the job. He is in breach of contract for not following is contract.