I found this cry for help from a retired police officer posted on the website of Professional Remodeler, a contractor magazine.
I need HELP! I had my Ranch Home renovated in Sept. 2006 by a Contractor from HELL! He has started many jobs and finished NONE. My home is a wreck! I added on 18 — 25 feet to the rear. I enlarged my kitchen and Master bedroom and knocked down a wall in the Den. The Contractor is moving so slow (Spent the money trying to flip another home)! Anyway, he will show up and do very little work. On May 5, 07 he had the coils layed and mud was covered over it. I have been waiting over a month for the floor to be layed. Now, i am waiting for the tile to be placed on the floor in the Kit. & bathroom. Plus, doors, fixtures, lights, and electrical outlets do not work. He promised to build racks/cabinets in two of the newly remodeled closets. He is the Contractor from HELL!! Can you HELP me get this job completed before Sept.07?
I feel terrible about the suffering this guy is going through, his house torn apart, the contractor missing and distracted with flipping another house.
This is an absolute mess, and no contractor is going to rush in and try to fix this. Contractors will run from this. Even a well-orchestrated remodel is chaotic. The retired police officer did not specify how he found or qualified this contractor, but my guess is that this isn’t the most respected remodeling company in town.
Any thoughts on this poor guy and his situation?