Chimney sweep, fireplace equipment, fire protection consultant.
Carmelo Santino Baiardo is the owner of Chim Chiminey/Century Masonry. On February 4th, 2017 (approx), we gave Carmelo $575.00 for some doors that he was going to buy and install for us. He obviously rushed to the bank and cashed the cheque. This transaction went through my bank account on February 6th, 2017. At first we were promised the doors (4 of them) the next weekend. No Doors. We phoned on numerous occasions and was told "yes, your doors are coming" After waiting for such a long period of time, I asked for the money back and he keeps promising different dates, and as of today I have not received anything! After this being said, out of the kindness of my heart I also gave him $400.00 to help him out of a jam. Have not seen any money for that either. He is a con artist and not to be trusted!
This guy calls himself Carm (Carmen) Biardo - scammed my aunt out of 1800.00 and disappeared. He says he will do all these reno's for cheap but asks for the money upfront which is odd to begin with. He then makes excuses after excuses about why he can't show up. He has done this to her neighbors as well. He didn't expect her to do anything and that's what his goal is- well unfortunately for him I know about this now and I will do everything in my power to bring this guy down for his deceit and lies. You can tell from the stories here that he has been doing this for some time now and will not stop unless we stop him. He has been reported to the police and we have done the same as well. Any information will greatly help! Please don't let this guy scam anyone further.
Please contact me with any stories about carm. He has a history and can be put in jail if we can show he has a pattern of starting work and not finishing and taking cash. He ripped me off for over $5000.
Similar to the others that have posted reviews here, Santino/Carm has deceived several clients and colleagues. He agrees to do the work and then fails to complete, or even start in some cases, the work he was paid to do.
Please stay clear of Santino/Carm as he will waste your time and money,
Chim Chimney has a TrustScore™ of 1.8. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Hamilton and the surrounding areas is 2.1. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Customer Reviews||Last 12 Months||All Time|
|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||0|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||Not yet provided|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Not yet provided|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2006|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2014|
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|Main contact(s):||Santino Baiardo|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2014|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information:||Contact Chim Chimney to request licensing info.|
|Insurance information:||Contact Chim Chimney to request insurance details.|
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