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Review: D Johnson Construction (License # XXXXXX) was hired on behalf of my interior designer to tile my back splash in the kitchen. His estimate was $500 total (excluding materials which were paid for separately). My designer, due to a previous arrangement, contributed $150 towards the $500 leaving me a balance of $350. For reasons I'm still not sure of (I requested an itemized invoice and did not receive one), he states that after the $150 contribution from my interior designer, that I still owe him $500 (making his new total $750) because it took him longer than he thought it would. I asked for justification and he will not provide it. During the course of his work, he did property damage to a light fixture in my bathroom (scratched the metal surface). The average price for me to replace it (sources: www.homewyse.com and BPM HOA Management) will be $410 ($100 to remove and $200 to install, including materials necessary for install; $110 (contractor price, approx. 25% discount) for new light fixture). Even given the the damages, I offered to meet him in the middle for the outstanding $150, which he refused. He has threatened legal action against me. I thought paying $425 ($350 plus $75 (half of the additional new costs)) was more than fair especially considering he did damage to my property and has not provided justification for the additional charges. Desired Settlement: Given lack of justification for additional charges ($150), I see the balance owed as $350. Due to his negligence (used metal on metal to remove paint. This was after explicit instructions from the designer to NOT use a metal object to remove the paint), he damaged my property to the estimated total replacement cost of $410.

Two options (contractor's choice):

1. Compensate me for damages at $410 with the understanding that $350 is still outstanding to him. Net payment to me = $60.

2. Consider this a wash; nothing owed to me, nothing paid by me.

Business

Response:

Initial Business Response /* (1000, 7, 2014/02/03) */

The initial bid was $570.00 plus material. I spoke with the interior designer who states she never received any payment on this invoice and received a phone call from the customer requesting that she lie about the payment. This occurred shortly after my attorney contacted her about her unpaid balance, whereupon she contacted the Revdex.com. She received an itemized invoice for the $570.00 plus an additional $30.00 for materials upon completion of the job. With regards to the light fixture, it was already damaged by paint. I was asked by the client to remove the paint. In the process, a tiny scratch occurred. My estimation of the cost of the light fixture is approximately $10-$25. An electrician would change the light fixture for approximately $100. Upon completion of the job the client expressed total satisfaction and when asked if she had any concerns she had none. I asked for payment and she said she would pay the designer. The payment was never submitted to the designer. The client appears to be completely dishonest and not forthright . I guarantee all my work with a 14 month guarantee, but I also must be paid for the work completed.

Final Consumer Response /* (4200, 13, 2014/02/20) */

(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)

Again Mr. [redacted] has decided to attack my character rather than deal with the facts of the situation. My designer hired Mr. [redacted] to do work as an extension of her, making him essentially a sub-contractor. Given this, there was no contract or direct agreement between me and Mr. [redacted] and pricing was communicated via third party (designer). All of my previous statements about prices and work are true to what was agreed upon before Mr. [redacted] began work in my home. He was originally only supposed to be in my home for one day; as he stated, it took him two and a half days - 150% over his original estimate for time. This was part of the reason I was prompted to ask for justification as to why it took him so long and the increase in the invoice as a result. Instead of justifying, he immediately resorted to bullying me to "just pay" him and threatening me with legal action. He still has not owned up to the damage he did to my home and I feel that my options for resolution were more than fair. This is a very poor way of conducting business and he has failed to see the real issue at hand and is only focused on payment. If Mr. [redacted] continues to threaten and bully me, I will report him to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and the Attorney General.

Final Business Response /* (4000, 11, 2014/02/12) */

you paid her for the work she did for you! and you are dishonest veteran my work and price never change I worked 2 1/2 days at you condo and have recieved no payment! i'm done emailing you about this on this website.pay the money you owe me!if you don't pay me I will take legal action [redacted]

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Description: Construction & Remodeling Services, Fire & Smoke & Water Clean Up, Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning

Address: 7205 N Concord Ave, Portland, Oregon, United States, 97217-5507

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