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Kevin built a screened in porch, installed a rain barrel, and built and installed a couple of gates for us. He always showed up on time, wrote out a contract, took half payment after the first day of work, and didn't take the second half until all of the work was completed. The work he and his guys did is solid, and the pricing reasonable. We will definitely be using him again in the future for anything that pops up!
Kevin Quinn gave me a quote to demo & build out my master closet: replace ceiling light-move light switches-existing wood shelf-closet rod, install new door-cedar floor-wire shelves-new crown & new new shoe molding, pick-up materials & paint all. He said he would start Mon 12/16 & finish Fri 12/20; I accepted & said my total cost-labor & materials-could not exceed $3,000.00-he agreed. He repeatedly said he liked to start early & always worked 10 to 12 hour days & regardless of what it took, if I wasn't happy with his work he wouldn't take my money until I was happy. MON he worked 8 hours-we discussed installing a barn door which he might have to build for an additional fee-he agreed; I bought the door rail & brought it home. TUES I drew & we discussed the barn door design; he worked 6 hours & spent several hours installing/re-connecting the switches-he called 2 people for help with it; said he needed to come at 7:30 Sat morning & work a couple of hours to finish; he asked for & received $690.00 which I had agreed to pay him on day 2. WED he worked 4 hours & said he would need to work 10-6 on Sat & come back on 12/26 to finish; he returned after 3 & said he couldn't sand-the mud wasn't dry; I asked him about finishing on Friday-he said he didn't have a crystal ball that foretold problems that caused delays but he could come at 6:30AM-I agreed. THURS he said he was leaving when he finished sanding & mudding; I asked if he'd be done on Fri; he said 'no'; I commented on his short work days; he asked what I wanted him to do: I said take down the old closet shelf & rod & build the barn door; he was visually angry & flipped the 9-foot shelf up intentionally dumping everything on the floor, took it down roughly & stood it against the wall then informed me he wasn't going to make the barn door, that he was going to finish what he agreed to do & was done; his actions & tone of voice frightened me. I calmly told him he could leave "now" which he did. He left early to do other jobs, see his accountant etc.
I have attached the invoice, including pricing, *** and I agreed upon. Originally, we discussed closet demolition, which included re-framing the closet, moving electrical boxes, hanging sheetrock, finishing sheetrock, hanging a barn-style door, painting the closet, and flooring. The total cost for this job was quoted at $2,300 for labor and was calculated based off of square footage and approximate time to complete the job; Ms. purchased the materials.
I worked for Ms. December 16, 2019 from 6:30am-5:00pm, December 17, 2019 from 6:30am-5:30pm, December 18, 2019 from 7:30am-12:00pm, and December 19, 2019 from 6:30am-7:00am. A portion of my time includes travel time and materials pick up. After framing was completed on Tuesday, December 17, Ms. stated she wanted to change from one 4-gang electrical box to two 2-gang electrical boxes and also stated she wanted to change the opening/framing of the closet door to accommodate a smaller door. The change of the door frame was due to Ms. inability to find a suitable door for the closet. It was at this time she stated she wanted me to build the closet door and add crown molding. However, this was not previously discussed or included in the original job quote. I adjusted the door opening to her specifications that day and then hung sheetrock.
On Wednesday, December 18, I returned to Ms. to finish hanging sheetrock. I taped and spackled all the joints. I left at 12pm and returned later that same day to see if the spackle was dry enough to sand and finish. The spackle was not dry. When I informed Ms. the spackle was not dry, she stated I was not moving fast enough or working long enough hours to complete the job. I informed Ms. there would be dust from the sanding of the sheetrock and advised she cover her belongings; I assisted her with covering some belongings with a sheet. I returned the following day, Thursday, December 19, and began sanding sheetrock. During this time, Ms. began questioning my work hours, my schedule, and building of the closet door. I informed her we did not agree on building a door. I then removed a shelf off the wall, and upon her request, I packed my tools and left her residence.
I was paid 30% ($690) on Wednesday, December 17, 2019. The portion of the job I completed included closet demolition and clean up, framing, moving the electrical boxes, adjusting the door opening, and hanging and spackling sheetrock. I completed fifty percent of the job, which would total $1,150. The only portion of the job not completed was sanding, painting, and the flooring. The amount I was paid ($690) is less than the amount I am owed.