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  • Submitted: Mon, June 20, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, August 30, 2011

  • Reported By: Concerned Ex Customer — Lewisville Texas United States of America
Backyard Architect -
4580 Spencer Drive Plano, Texas United States of America

Backyard Architect - Mike Gideo and his team stole tools out of my toolbox, wire cutters, bolt cutters, pliars, brooms and shovels. Nothing was sacred. Beware, Mike does NOT pay his sub contractors upon completion of the project. Plano, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Me Too

*Consumer Comment: Follow-up

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Mike Gideo is a crook.  Beware, he tells you a good story, but that's all it is  -- a Story.  First of all, I wouldn't recommend Mike as the quality of his work is substandard.  Additinally, he will try to unbundle the work and charge you extra upon completing what is already in your contract.  He does not pay his subs, and therefore, be sure to withhold enough money during the 3/4 payments to ensure you will have enough to pay the subs to avert a mechanics lien being placed on your hose.  Lock all of your doors and do not let Mike or his subs get anywhere near your tools.  He ripped us off royally.  After he was done, I had to call other professionals out to the house to complete/fix the shoddy work performed by mike and his team.  One day, his team of subs wouldn't go to work until he finally handed over the cash.  They all conspired to sit there and do nothing until he gave them some money - and another story.  He will also help himself to any food/drink/beer in your refrigerator.  You may need to keep your refrig under lock and key when he is around.  His jolly red nose suggests that he likes something more than ice cubes in his orange juice.  You can tell when he is lying to you because his eyes give him away.  And that folks is ALL the time!

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AUTHOR: Frisco Texas - (United States of America)

I had the same experience and wish i'd had his real name before we started our contract.  The State Architectual board also has a $200,000 judgement against him for falsely representing himself as an architect.
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AUTHOR: Ed - (U.S.A.)

I see that the date of this report is June of 2011. If Mr. Gideo is still using the term Backyard Architect he is further violating state law regarding the use of the title of Architect by an unlicensed person. Mr. Gideo has been fined $200,000.00 by the state for using that term after being told to stop doing so because he is not a licensed architect.
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