B-Stumps Reviews (2)
Review: [redacted] switched his old extension cord with my newer cord and left me an extension cord with a cut in it that was taped up with electrical tape. I never knew about black electrical tape until my daughter told me what it was. Also, he did not complete the job as requested. He was supposed to remove more bushes by the rusty fence. I called to tell him he did not remove these bushes. He came back and wanted to charge me an additional $64.00 which I refused because I already gave him $325 for the complete job.Desired Settlement: I want my property (extension cord) returned to me.
Revdex.com spoke with [redacted] at business and the following response was relayed:
16-18 messages have been left on the machine, which I have kept.
No one stole or cut the customer's extension cord. She was outside with us the entire time. We walked through the entire job with her at which point she was happy and wrote a check for it.
We took out a lot of bushes along the fence and the house. The bushes along the fence could not be ground out due their proximity to the metal fence. The customer was informed that these would grow back. She called me back about 4 weeks ago and asked me to trim a different tree. This was a separate inquiry for a separate job. She was quoted a price and she said no.
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID [redacted], and have determined that this does not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below.
Everything [redacted] said was a lie.
I only called him 6 times.
I know he switched my newer extension cord with his old one which was patched with black electrical tape. He asked to use my extension cord after he saw it on the shelf in my garage when he went to turn the power switch on. He was originally using his extension cord for awhile but then asked to use mine. He said his cord did not reach the area he was cutting. That was also a lie because the cord that he left me does more than reach the bushes he was cutting. l said it was ok to use my cord as long as he put it back where he found it. When he put it back he said "if you ever want to sell it I will buy it." I assumed he put mine back until l went to use it and found that it had a cut that had been patched with electrical tape. My cord was thicker and newer with no cuts or damage. Also I was not outside the entire time as he has stated. I did not stand around and watch them. I was in the garage.
I called [redacted] to come back to trim a tree because I wanted him to finish taking out bushes by the fence and return my extension cord and I knew he could not come over if I asked him to come back for that. The removal of the bushes by the fence were part of the original job. He offered to use my shovel and take them out for an additional $64.00. I said no because I feel it was part of the original job and should not be charged extra.
I want my original extension cord returned to me.
We require people or contractors who do work for us to have Workers Compensation Insurance coverage. They are required prior to doing work to submit a Certificate of Insurance as proof of insurance.On October 18, 2011 when the State Insurance Fund did their annual audit, they determined that the Insurance Certificate the Mr. Sulimowicz provided was not valid. On October 27, 2011 I spoke with Mr. Sulimowicz about the invalid certificate and he said he would get back to me. He did not get back to me. I also called Mr. Sulimowicz on November 8 and November 9,2011 and he did not answer or return my calls.On November 10, 2011 I wrote a letter to Mr. Sulimowicz and received no response for him. In my second letter to him on November 29, 2011 I requested a valid Workers Compensation Insurance Certificate or payment for the cost the of the insurnance. The cost of the insurance for 2010 is $985.43. The cost for 2011 will be $788.22. To date I have not received any response from him.In summary, Mr. Sulimowicz told us he had Workers Compensation Insurance and gave us 2 fraudulent insurance certificates.