Name: Merlo Electric Inc., Received:Jan 08, 2016
Complaint:Ryan Rosko owes our company (Merlo Electric Inc.) over $4500 for a kitchen renovation in Stoney Creek. We did a panel change and the electrical for the kitchen in February of 2014 and he still hasn't paid our company. If you are a sub, watch out for this guy.
No novice electricians were sent, as Merlo Electric Inc. is one of Hamilton's oldest and most recognized electrical company in Hamilton, with clients such as the HWCDSB, City Of Hamilton, Costco and City Housing of Hamilton and Victoria Park Community Homes, our reputation speaks for itself (www.merloelectric.com).
Entire job was quoted, so no additional costs were added. No complaints were filed, and the job was completed with no issues I was made aware of, except for Rosko paying us. When reaching out to Ryan, he acted as if we did not do the work, at least now he is admitting to ripping us off. Of course, we are now letting the courts deal with the matter.Reply From Rosko Inc
Unfortunately this company had sent in novice apprentice electricians that preformed sub par electrical work, and Rosko inc had to fix several hazardous issues that occurred after there work was completed. We had contacted Andrew who estimated the work to be completed on several occasions with the complaints we were receiving from our clients, with no resolve we had to address the issue at our cost. There invoice was received several months later after repeated requests for the full cost.
When the invoice was sent it was then an additional $1500.00 of charges were placed above the original agreed upon price.I don't believe Merlo Electric is a bad company however the inexperienced workers and estimator Andrew proved to problematic and will be for any company that deal with this particular incompetent person and his team.
Name: Shawn, Received: Dec 01, 2016
Complaint:I was the Manager of Construction for Ryan and his wife Teresa. I was hired by them to bring their company to the next level. It lasted three months and I soon realized just how bad this company is. He was fined by the electrical inspectors for 5 consecutive jobs for using non licensed electricians and not having permits, his wife Teresa who ran the office was sentenced to one year in prison for fraud. I know of 4 trades that he did not pay even though the work was done and cleared by myself.
I spent most of my days defending his poor construction designs and decisions to his clients on his behalf due to his complete lack of knowledge of the construction trade.
Proceed with severe caution and get every thing in writing up front !!!