Let me tell you a little story.
Back on October 5th, 2013 BR Renovations began work on a homeowners home with enthusiasm and commitment. The firm committed to a rather large job that was quite a distance from their home base but none the less agreed to the work. A contract was prepared, signed and a 50% deposit was provided, Which is not usually the industry norm. When you feel you can trust someone and they come recommended that part of the commitment is not necessarily the top priority.
As the weeks went by work did progress at times very nicely and at other times there would be no communication from the company owner for days at a time. There would be days when the owner and the crew would appear in the early afternoon and leave a few hours later. A job that should have taken a little over 4-6 weeks if they appeared at the project every day(5 Days a week, 8 Hours a day) was now at the 10 week mark with probably another 8 weeks to go if they continued at their pace.
So. As the weeks went on, time went by and the homeowners concerns grew. The homeowner concerned about the progress of the work compared the original agreed upon contract to what had been done to date. The homeowner brought the concerns to the owner of BR Renovations and his reply was that we can't continue because there is no money left.
He meant there was no money left on his part from the rather substantial check he received as a down payment. The balance of the funds are being held in the homeowners Lawyers trust account to be paid out upon satisfactory completion of the job. The was well known by the owner of BR Renovations as that topic was a constant part of conversations.
The contract did specify a good amount of work to be done. The key here is that he(The Owner of BR Renovations) agreed to the contract and the scope of the work that had to be carried out not only by agreeing to do the work contractually, but by accepting and cashing the 50% deposit check as provided by the homeowners Lawyer.
Let me speed this up to this past Friday. December 20th, 2013. The homeowner as I previously mentioned questions the progress of the job and sends BR Renovations comments on the contract. Not nasty negative comments, just straight forward questions any homeowner would ask. This homeowner waited until the 10th week of work to present the questions because the person is unusually patient. The response the homeowner got was there was no more money to do the work and they would agree to talk to the homeowner about the issue in person.
Well on Friday, December 20, 2013 the owner of BR Renovations and an associate appeared at the homeowners property, had a brief discussion with the homeowner which did not go in their favor and decided to pull all their equipment out. They removed all their tools and at the same time removed tools that did not belong to them. They also removed materials such as flooring, molding, trim, electrical components etc. If those materials were purchased with the money the homeowner provided then we have a huge problem. Larger than pulling out of a contractual agreement. So. We have tools missing that were not theirs, materials most likely paid for buy the homeowner gone The homeowner is now left with an unfinished project. BR Renovations will say the homeowner didn't want to pay. The contract was clear 50% up front and 50% at completion. It is up to the Contractor to manage the funds to cover all expenses within the scope of the contract.
There are over 60 pictures available of what was left but you need not be bored with that. The one picture that will be shared is when the contractor emptied his dump trailer on the homeowners driveway. This may not bother some and look at it as a childish act, but the homeowner took great offence to this action and was very hurt by the crudeness,
It cannot be said to use or not use this company but how would you feel if the attached were done to you?