Dave was contacted by me to fix a project that i was previously ripped off by another contractor, only to have Dave walk off with my money.
here is the last email i sent him that he has not answered.
Attention Dave Loche of Wabana Home improvements.
As per our conversation this last weekend, I had requested a cheque or monies be forwarded to me by Monday June 28th, 2010 for the sum of $3400.00.
As I had provided you with a $4000.00 deposit on the quote you had given for $8000.00 ( on record with you and me). The original contract was then cancelled as per your request, and a new project to install the same decking in the same place just 3 feet lower in height started( never received a quote). Which then took 2 partial days to finish.
The deck that you installed was not screwed down, the railing is unsafe and the steps are loose and coming off, you also were suppose to reconnect the power and place an access door below the current building which was skirted by you using new material when you were instructed to use existing material ( lots of material still on site). I have since instructed you not to continue.
Your crew began last year, it took one part of a day to tear the old decking and three walls down.
I was the one who contacted DGH engineering , not you. I paid them $1700 for plans that are useless because you did not communicate with them. The plans have the wrong measurements , the wrong materials and are just plain wrong. It is your job as a contractor to lead this project and you did not. That s why I hired a contractor.
Your quote was submitted to me with ground hogs screws to be installed by you, Quote my guys will hand bomb them in this is what was said to me and is what I agreed to. You then asked me for an additional $5500 dollars for the ground hog screws.
At this point the project was done in my mind, you provided me with a quote for $8000.00 and that s what I expected to pay , not $8000.00 + $1700.00 + $5500.00 = $15,200.00
I will not pay $15,200.00 for something that was supposed to be $8000.00.
Your claim is that my finances fell through because of my hospital stay, which is an incorrect assumption by you, my hospital stay did not cost me anything and I received my full wage while in hospital.
You had also said that to help me out , you would complete my deck by yourself on weeknights and weekends, but each of the two days you came you had two different workers with you each day, once again this is not what I agreed to.
So for the three days of work you actually did, I will pay you $200.00 a day which totals $600 for the three days.( I provided all material)
I will be filing a claim in court for this money if you do not voluntarily refund my money.
I will only speak through email or recorded phone conversation from this point on.
You are no longer permitted on my property.