Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

Contractors suck....

Needless to say, NO ONE showed up yesterday, and this time, Mike refused to answer or return our calls. I'm going to do something I don't normally do - name names. Probably won't help our case, but it might keep others from using this "business".

Mad Dog Remodeling, in Canton Texas. Owner: Mike Wilson

If you happened upon my little spot on the web by googling, hit the "home improvement" tag at the bottom of this post to read the whole saga. We signed with him, and PAID IN FULL for the garage conversion (and then PAID IN FULL a few weeks later to get an above-ground pool installed, with a deck) of right now, the garage is maybe 75% done. The French doors LEAK, the outlets haven't been installed, the attic access is outside getting rained on, the ducts and registers are somewhere in the mass of stuff in the middle of the garage....and Mike won't take our calls. (The paid in full was a mistake on my part; my husband told me to write the check, and "the amount is on the contract!". Only, that was the full amount, and I didn't think to divide it. Mike, of course, was perfectly happy to take the check - and he cashed it a few hours later. Just like he did the check for the pool, AND the check for $375 that we have no idea what it was for. So.....yeah. Avoid Mad Dog Remodeling out of Canton, Tx. They aren't worth the hassle.)

The "OH, you'll be surprised at how fast we get the job done! 3 days, max!" job is now in it's 2nd week; thing is, it WOULD be done if anyone would a) actually SHOW UP to work and b) show up before 2 PM when they DO decide to show up. The progress that's been made has been fast, considering that it's been 1 guy, 5 hours per day, 4 days. But....that's NOT what we were told. (The "helper" - who I call #5, because it's the 5th guy that Mike brought out, and I can't remember all the names of these strangers - is basically just a go-fer. He did take down the old deck....but that job wasn't the primary.)

The original plan was that I'd be moved INTO my new room by now. I wanted everything nice and neat in the house for Passover - that's not going to happen now, even if someone DOES show up to finish the job; we still have to stain the floor, and that takes 3 days to fully cure. (AFTER you clean and de-grease the, we're looking at about 4 days before I can actually USE the room.)

Regular readers, I'm sorry about the rant. I'm just....fed up and frustrated and ticked off. I KNOW that contractors never meet deadlines...but this is just over-the-top. Think I'll go amuse myself by researching attorneys.......

This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: home improvement

  • Photos, take 2....

    So, after a few HOURS of begging, pleading, and muttering under my breath, LJ finally loaded all the pictures. So...I'd like to share what we've been…

  • So, I have a bunch of photos....

    but LJ is being slow as molasses this morning. It took *30* minutes to upload 2.....and I have 6 or 7 more. :sigh: I guess you get to see the new…

  • Happy Monday!!

    Our floors were dropped off Saturday, so yesterday was spent emptying the bedroom. The installers will be here between 9:00 and 9:30 this AM; all…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.