On January 20th, 2008 I signed a contract with Mr. Michel A Bastille owner/operator of No Nonsense Renovations to develope a basement of approximately 625 square feet. It was to include a bedroom, laundry room, a three piece bathroom and a living room. To say that Michel was over his head on this contract would be an understatement. Michel informed my wife and myself that it was perfect timimg, because he was working next door on our neighbours basement as well and the next day he would be going to the City of Calgary to aquire our building, plumbing and electrical permits. The next day (January 21st, 2008) he and his crew showed to do some framing in the basement. He was not to be seen or heard from until January 30th, 2008, only after I had called to him for the third time to find out where he was and what was going on. That was the beginning of the end with Mr. No Nonsense. He promised that he would make up for the lost time, so he and his crew then showed up for February 2nd, 2008 (Half Day) & 3rd (Full Day) at which time he gave a story he was having a bad time financially with his ex-wife, and wondered if I would advance the first ($8500.00)installment along with an extra ($1147.00)for additional shoring posts, I gave hime two cheques for the two amounts. That was the last time he did any work in my house, all I received from him was false promises, lies and excuses. My basement floor had been broken apart for plumbing pipes, there was broken concrete, gravel and garbage from one end of my basement to the other for over four weeks before I finally cancelled his contract through our lawyer. After having to dole out another $25,000.00 to complete and repair what Michel had started. I paid Michel Bastille over Ten Thousand Dollars ($10.000.00) for a couple dozen 2x4's, ten bags of insulation and some sub-flooring and a pile of headaches. Michel Bastille you are nothing more than a liar and con artist, you don't know where the truth begins or where the lies stop. You have taken monies from myself under false pretences, as you said to me on the phone, you wish to pay back the monies owed but you invested in your Company. When do you plan to come through with your promises, never I suppose, just like the rest of your words, good for nothing. Buyer beware of this paracite in your area, if you value your savings, do reference checks, check to see if they are a pre licenced contractor beforew giving any monies prior to the work being done. Oh yeah remember those building, plumbing and electrical permits he was getting, that never happened either.