Globex Homes is an established company that has been in operation for the past 15 years. We serve the entire Greater Toronto Area as well as The Brampton; Mississauga; Markham; Woodbridge; Vaughan; Richmond Hill and surrounding area. We specialize in all types of projects from interior renovations, exterior improvements and design/build services. We read more...
Buyer Beware- Lesson Learned.
This contractor is absolutely the worst, most unprofessional, unethical, disorganised contractor I have ever encountered. Mind you, he comes off very friendly, personable, and trustworthy when you meet him. You almost want to invite him to dinner and your kid's baptism! He likes to bring his wife along to give you that sense of family. Sucked me right in!
We contracted Globex back in March 2012 to renovate a 500 square foot basement when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, so that my parents could stay with me and take care of me through my chemo. He promised to have the job done in 4 weeks because we had already had all the framing and drywall in. Job was supposed to be done in time for my chemo but after the first week he started not showed up on time, showing up when not expected, or not showing up himself at all and instead sending his son or nephews or multiple different subcontractors to my house who did not complete their jobs or did the jobs incorrectly and they had to be redone by other subcontractors. The communication between these subcontractors and Sandor was so poor that consequently Sandor burned though his entire budget having to redo stuff, which was evident when he stopped buying materials, started asking for more and more money, stopped returning our calls, and then one day just never showed up and we never heard from him again. This is the stuff that Mike Holmes is always going on about.. it actually happens in real life not just on TV!
We are reasonable people, we gave Sandor five timeline extensions between March and July ( 4 Months!- the job was supposed to be completed in April), because had many excuses- once he even had his wife call us to tell us he had a heart attack and was in the hospital.. Miraculously, however, he recovered by the Monday after the long weekend. But then he got his tools stolen, and then he 'didn't know I wanted him to work on the weekend', and the final excuse, it was my fault because he had to stop working during my chemo treatments which was causing delays! When we contracted him, we considered these interruptions in the time line. Bottom line, the job was delayed because the man works bankers hours and likes to spend his weekends out at camp instead of at your house and doesn't care about completing the job on time as committed.
Sandor left a mess in our basement, and our alley way, which we had to pay to have the rubble removed, left all the left over contractor materials, sawdust, putty spills on the new laminate flooring, paint drips on the flooring because it was not covered. Everything he or his contractors touched was not fully finished, just enough so you don't complain and think stuff is getting done. Example, base cabinets installed but no counter top, sink or fixtures, Shower kit installed but no fixtures-rest of the bathroom incomplet, pocket door framed but no door, he even boxed over all the vents. We now have to pay to have another contractor come in and snake out the vents so we can get some airflow in the basement. Consequently our upstairs heating and AC is all messed up now because the airflow is blocked. We had to tear out half his job because it wasn't completed to code or was done incorrectly or we couldn't complete because parts were missing which he took with him. This cost us even more money.
I am so angry Sandor, I will post this review on every site I can think of. I hope you read this. I trusted you when I was going through the most difficult time of my life. If I had known you wouldn't get the job done on time I would have never started, especially while going through Chemo, I had enough stress to deal with out you adding more to it. You took our money , you went to camp and had a good old time while we were suffering. You should ashamed of yourself. Get it together and conduct yourself more professionally!
Also note, that this company was formerly known as CTD HOMES back in 2010 and changed their name.
Globex homes Inc is a big scam. He approached the project with the most convincing way possible. Written agreement, detailed sealed, references..etc.
Sandor (Alex) wanted the payments to be divided on weekly bases with down payment (6 weeks total). Price was not negotiated but rather agreed on what he asked.
Started the first week good and received the second payment.\
Second week, slower and received the third payment.
Third week , claimed his father roof collapsed and has to go fix it (no show, but received the payment)
Forth week, daughter in law will be deported, (no show, received the payment)
By this time he already received 80% of the total cost yet work is only framing, partial dry wall, partial plumping, and partial electrical done (30% complete)
He insisted to have the next payment, and I insisted to see any evidence of progress. He decided to run away with the money and not complete the project.
I brought other contractors to quote me the job.. it will cost me 60% of the total that was agreed on. So I am short 40% of the total cost and all the plumping not to code apparently, electrical not to code... total disaster.
I will make sure he doesn't do that to anyone else. I will take him to civil and criminal for fraud.. If you have a similar case and want to join my law suit please feel free to contact me.
NOTE: he was not the cheapest quote at all; I picked him because I believed his lies. BE CAREFULL AND STAY AWAY.
FRAUD SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP -------- SUB- CONTRACTORS AND CONSUMERS BEWARE
Globex Homes is a sole proprietorship owned by Sandor Szabo (Also known as ALEX) and includes his son Roland (Tamas)Szabo and wife Edith Vida Szabo all of them are big frauds, firstly they told us they are in business since 15 years provided us with a forged Globex Homes INC. Business Name Registration Licence with a false address 49, Arrowood Cres. Woodbridge, ON L4H2N7, we visited this address and were told by the current tenants there that there were many people chasing the Szabo for cash who have come searching for them at this address. We had hired this Co. and did everything required as a home owner, got a contract signed, issued cheques on the company name had asked them to do everything based on building permits but they didn't even apply for a permit which they kept telling us takes time and then one day came and told us that the TOWN OF MARKHAM IS NOT ISSUING US A PERMIT AS THEY NEED A WALK-OUT EXIT/ENTRANCE SINCE WE WERE TO HAVE AN OFFICE AND STORAGE ROOM IN OUR BASEMENT RENOVATION WHICH WILL COST US AN ADDITIONAL $7,000/- . They kept delaying the work did 5% of the job ie. framing, did not provide us with any drawings as well which was a requirement as per the contract .We refused to pay additional costs and called the Town of Markham as we got suspicious and they told us no one has applied for any permit till date we were shocked and then they never showed up as they got aware we were going to find out as we asked him to provide us with the invoice for the building permit. They never answer their calls. We have filed a case with the Small Claim Court, informed all possible government organization to take action as this is FRAUD. They have recently deleted their website which had logos of Better Business Bureau and Canadian Home Builders Association accredited which again is false they are NOT, we have reported to them as well. They have changed their address now to 40, Houston Road, Woodbridge on this site, again this property is in dispute and as a notice put outside that mentions: THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SECURED BY WALMAN CATRE WISE & STONE, BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS ON BEHALF OF THE MORTGAGEE.
When we went to serve them the court documents to their correct address which is in Richmond Hill, which was given to us by a sub contractor hired by Szabo who worked on our framing job, his wife who is his assistant and as per the deleted website office manager and field coordinator was so rude and threatened me that she will call the cops saying that I was harassing her kid, my wife who was listening to our conversation over the phone hung up and called 911 immediately. They will soon be punished; the Anti- fraud center will be informed as well. They are horrible people, do not trust them. We made a mistake by trusting them, we just got our house and had many things to be taken care due to which we took things lightly when they kept delaying and they took advantage. We will never forget what has happened and will fight this out, they cannot play this game for long and will pay for this but don't want others to get trapped by these frauds.
I'm sure Canada Government and Police will take strict action with people like this, and this will happen if we take the initiative to inform them of crimes like this.
Globex Homes has a TrustScore™ of 2.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Woodbridge and the surrounding areas is 3.6. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|In Business Since||1999|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2011|
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Globex Homes is an established company that has been in operation for the past 15 years. We serve the entire Greater Toronto Area as well as The Brampton; Mississauga; Markham; Woodbridge; Vaughan; Richmond Hill and surrounding area. We specialize in all types of projects from interior renovations, exterior improvements and design/build services. We serve all industries including residential, commercial and industrial projects. At Globex Homes we strive to achieve greatness in each and every project we create.
At Globex Homes Custom Home Management, we always ensure proper planning before we start any project. A consultation can be set up at the project site, or at our convenient location in the GTA. We place importance on understanding the goals and plans for each project we are involved with.
Our company specializes in interior and exterior projects of any size. We are able to handle all aspects of your renovation including custom kitchens, bathrooms, landscaping, basements, foundation repair, additions, custom homes and more. We also provide a wide range of commercial and industrial contracting services Globex Homes Custom Home Management delivers superior quality and workmanship, fair pricing, attention to detail, and a commitment of staying within budget and finishing on time. We are committed to providing you with a superior renovation experience from start to finish.
At Globex Homes Custom Home Management we are committed to quality. Before we start any project, we are sure to create a concrete 3D drawing plan that not only meets, but exceed expectations. We also offer a comprehensive guarantee on any work we complete.
|Main Contact(s):||Sandor Szabo|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2011|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency Service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
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|Insurance Information:||Contact Globex Homes to request insurance details.|
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