Yankee Construction Reviews (4)
This statement is in response to the Customer’s complaint of alleged problems with work performed by Yankee Construction. We built and wired a garage. When we finished there were no problems. The facts set forth by the customer are not disputed; however, he fails to mention
Review: • Per contract’s language (“Note: this proposal may be withdrawn in (sp.) not accepted within 14 days”), agreement was never binding due to Yankee Construction’s refusal to sign after repeated attempts. Signature was made 17 days after my acceptance.
Review: My formal complaint rests with the breach of our contract that states the work would be completed in a substantial workman like manor and will stand behind work for the expected life of the project. We had many issues from the beginning and [redacted] refused to return calls. The safety of the stairs has come into question as the framework of the stairs was not attached to anything. They had begun to sink and the boards were splitting and twisting. Once we got under the stairs to look we could see they were only attached by a few smooth nails from the upper deck through to the top board of the top step. It has cost me $2350 to have these torn out and properly rebuilt.Desired Settlement: Refund of the cost to replace the stairs.
Review: There are too many issues to address in 2030 characters so I will try to summarize as best as possible:1. Contract to build deck was signed on 5/1/12. I purchased materials direct from [redacted]. owner dale gillette indicated work would begin on 5/16/12.2. no contact from dale after contract was signed and he did not show up as indicated on 5/16/12.3. on 5/17/12 I contacted dale who indicated he was on his way. shortly thereafter he arrived and indicated he did not schedule delivery of materials until that day and, as a result, [redacted] could not deliver. he indicated [redacted] would deliver by Monday 5/21 and he would return if delivered sooner.4. on Saturday 5/19 [redacted] delivered the materials and indicated they had mistakenly delivered to dale's house the night before. there was no call from dale indicating materials would be delivered Saturday and he did not show up to begin work as he stated he would on Saturday.5. work began on monday 5/21 and was completed. dale indicated when quoting that he would enclose the bottom part of the deck with solid boards but when questioned when work began he advised that he forgot, did not specify he would do it in the quote, and therefore was not going to do it. he indicated that if I bought materials he would do it for free.6. for some unknown reason the deck was built off center from it's original location resulting in a gap between the deck stairs and the adjoining brick patios. dale indicated he would explained the brick patios on Saturday 5/26 for $350 additional.7. deck completed on wed. 5/23rd. within in a week boards started to squeak and warp. ralinings were not secured and there was daylight between railing boards and supports. some deck boards had no nails at all in some areas.8. dale did not show up on 5/26 or 5/27 to repair brick patio and did not return calls. I have made subsequent calls since 5/27 regarding the brick and enclosing the bottom part of the deck which have been ignored.Desired Settlement: There are other issues at hand but I have tried to capture the poor workmanship and lack of professionalism as best as possible. I am frustrated beyond belief and out over $8,000 already for a quote of $7,250. At this point I have to contract with another company to complete and repair the work originally contracted for and done by Yankee Construction. My goal at this point is only to make other consumers aware of this company in hopes they do not waste their money as I have.
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Description: CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING SERVICES, CONTRACTORS - GENERAL, HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Address: 12883 Traceview Loop, Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, 51503-8594
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