I needed my home painted outside. I had boards on the bottom that were old and rotten. I wanted them removed and new materials put there so it would be closed off, look nice, & keep animals etc out from under my home. I had several other very rotten boards, a broken window (that I had the glass and materials I needed help putting it in), then it painted properly, which was white everywhere but red around the trim on windows and doors. I found this man on Facebook "not far" from my home. He came over, gave me an estimate, told me exactly what he would do (including power washing the house before painting it), and stood in my front yard (after he found out I had Lupus, RA, and was "disabled completely", and literally "cried" about his Mom, she has Lupus, and how bad it hurts him to see her hurting, and how he goes and helps her all the time. He acted like he had a wife, 3 boys, and like a normal guy his age (around the age of my grown kids) 34, and said he would start the day after Labor Day. Well he called and said he would be "late". He had to take "one of his boys" to school up in "Irving".
I thought that was strange since they lived in my county a good ways away from where he said he lived. But he showed up, pulled off the old boards on the bottom, then he was doing it so hard, he pulled my plumbing line on the outside of the house loose, and water was running under my house. I had to "tell him" how to turn off the water! HE did, and I even went and got the parts and brought them back so he could repair it. Now he is the one that "broke" it. Then all of a sudden he leaves, he always left and never "told me" he was leaving, when he would be back etc. So, the next day, I had been running an errand and this was up at noon and he had not been there. He was parked on my lawn, which was messing it up, and wanted to use "MY POWER WASHER" to wash my house. I asked him if he had "Simple Green" or some other cleaner to put in it, and he said yes. HE also wanted to "borrow" my two very good and expensive extension cords, again I thought odd. He had one but it looked old and worn out.
Well, about 45 minutes later, I look out and he is GONE! I went out, and the house was NOT WASHED PROPERLY! He did not used any cleaner, and I could tell places he never bothered to really get the dirt off. (By the way, stupid me, and I know better, I guess I was just sucked in to his "story", because I paid him $5,000.00! Up front! I never would do that, so I guess I was just pulled into this bull. But, a couple of days later, I had not seen or heard from him, and he finally calls several days after the last time I saw him, and said he was waiting for the wind to "be very light" so he could paint.
(He was painting the white with a sprayer). So, the next day, I leave to go to a doctor's appointment, and this again is at NOON! I had not heard a word from him, BUT I LEFT A VERY LENGTHY NOTE STATING THE THINGS HE "MISSED" some rotten boards, in fact several, and other stuff including "ruining" my doors on my storage building, because they were already "fragile" and he pulled them out of the tracks, and they were falling into the building, so he just "locked" it so it would hold up the doors. And he had also "borrowed" my weed eater, to get the ivy from around several places around my flower beds. But he NEVER pulled OUT all of them stems etc, which HE KNEW needed to come out so that they would not be left under the house, he messed up an entire two front beds and a side bed of my ground cover and Ivy, and almost ruined ALL of it! Plus I have # HUGE house plants, (I put my house plants outside on my porch during the warm months, they do so well)..he had just pulled them off a HUGE Boston Fern (probably 10 feet around), A HUGE PALM that stands over 7 feet tall, another huge house plant that is about 7 foot tall, and several a bit smaller plants, after me telling him he had to be cautious and they could not go in the direct sun and lots of wind...
he pulled them all out in my front lawn and left them in the sun, and I will be fortunate if they live! These plants would now be worth hundreds of dollars, if you had to buy them as huge as they are! He had "sprayed" the white, but places were "missed" had very little coverage where he had sprayed, he got "overspray" all over my lights on the front porch, all over all of my windows, on my mailbox, my front porch, everywhere! And when I asked him about all of where it appeared there was very little paint etc, he said "well I put 2 coats on) and I said well then you need to put a 3rd coat on, and cover up all the places he missed PLUS never FIXED ANY OF THE ROTTEN BOARDS HE JUST PAINTED OVER THEM! So, I go in it was hot my two pups one of them only about 8 weeks old, needed me to get them out f their kennels, and love on the little one, settle them down, change my clothes etc. I looked out and HE HAD JUST LEFT AGAIN! Not a WORD just Left, and LEFT THE LENGTHY LETTER I LEFT FOR HIM ON THE GROUND! So again I hear nothing for 3 days or more. Then a week ago today in fact, he shows up and starting "painting the red trim" around my front door. I asked him about closing the windows so he could spray and he said he was "through" spraying the white and was going to paint the trim! He spilled red paint on my front porch, did not paint but about 12 inches of that, left and again never said anything. I happened to have a "nurse" that visits me once a week here, so I was in the house busy with her and he had left within 15 minutes or less! So, I go a week and try to "contact" him on messenger on Facebook, and he proceeds to tell me that "he came by" to "paint the red" several times and I was "not home" and my neighbor told him he did very bad work and he should fix all he has made a mess of. Well, I had no clue my neighbor had seen him. Plus I don't think he had been by because for the most part I had been at home over that weekend and for the next several days until this past Wednesday. So, I believe that was a lie. He said since I was "not home" and he "paid for gas to come over several times" that he was not doing anything else to my house!
Then he typed out a message with all kinds of misspelled words (this guy is supposed to have a business) and told me "Have a Good Day"... So, I am OUT OVER $5,000.00 WITH ABOUT ONLY 50% of the WORK DONE, AND HE LEFT ME HANGING. Then I go and begin to try and find out , AND ALL OF THE JOBS HE LISTED ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE WITH ALL OF THESE PHOTO'S NOT ONE PERSON SAID HE DONE THE WORK, OR HOW GOOD IT WAS ETC. I think HE DID NOT DO ANY OF IT, AND HE JUST MADE PHOTO'S OF SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK AND TOOK CREDIT). WHEN I began to "research" things he has complaints against him, he has lived in about 8 places, and has used about 10 different names. PLUS HE TOLD ME THAT THE Hardie Board he put around my house was "$700.00" more than he thought. Well, if he was a true businessman, why would he give an estimate and not find out how much the materials were 1st? Plus he told me that him, "his wife and 3 boys" were getting "kicked" out f their home because the guy they rent it from, "sold it and did not tell them". He said the "new owners" knocked on the door one evening during the time he is doing "my work" and told them they had 15 days to "get out"... well now I know that was a lie. He was "trying" I think to "play" me for more money. I think he thought I would "feel sorry" for him and give him more money. This "guy" knew "exactly" what to say to me, after me telling him I was disabled, living on a very small amount of money, that I had saved this money up for a long time to get my home "fixed" so it did not fall down around me.
He heard me say I had Lupus, RA, Sjogren's, many surgeries, a fractured hip six months ago, SO HE PLAYED ON MY PORTION by telling me that "his MOM" had Lupus, and just how terrible it was to watch her go through it, and blah, blah, blah... he was "playing me" and as I said i am NOT one to "fall" for this, but I guess I needed the job done, at the time had not "found" anything bad against him, although due to "recent" posts here for one, I did FIND OUT JUST WHAT A LIAR, A CON MAN, CROOK AND A SCAMMER HE IS. His "business name on Facebook is "BD HandyMan" Service and his facebook URL is: https://www.facebook.com/bdyourhandyman/ other places he has lived TX, Lancaster, TX, Irving TX, Red Oak TX, Arlington TX Midlothian TX is "where he claims" he lives and his business is at Tio's Tony's but he had addresses I found in Duncanville, Lancaster, Red Oak, Irving, and Arlington all in Texas other addresses 606 Middale Rd, Duncanville TX 75116