- Report: #563556
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Complaint Review: Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon14 Patricia Ct. Howell, New Jersey United States of America
Ben Gordon Unlicensed Fraud, Ruined Our Walls and Ceilings and Committed Breach of Contract Howell, New Jersey
Hired this man who CLAIMED to be a licensed, fully insured, long time professional. Prior to the start of the job had him sign a contract that reiterated what was already verbally agreed upon. That was to hang, tape, and compound our dining room and hallway as well as finish the taping and compounding of the living room. The contract stated the job was to make the dining/living rooms as well as the hallway "paint ready". Ben Gordon is in breach of contract as our walls are no where near paint ready.
There is a 16 ft seam that was compounded without tape leaving a huge crack that runs the entire length of the seam. Sheetrock was damaged in several places during installation and never repaired. Screws weren't properly sunk and compounded therefore are showing through. There is tape that is bubbled in many places and will need to be cut out. Many seams received only one coat of compound rather then three, which is the industry standard as well as what was written in the contract. There are large gouges in almost every area of compound that he applied.
The one morning he was left in my house alone he polished off a 6 pack of beer before noontime. We had no knowledge of the drinking until after the fact and absolutely never consented to drinking on the job. Clearly he was under the influence during at least some of his work time which may explain the manner in which the job was executed.
Once he was told drinking on the job was not going to be tolerated he quickly became belligerent. Directly after finding the beer spilled on my dining room floor and the empties in a bag in my living room he was asked how much longer he thought it would take to finish the job. He flat out said he had no idea and couldn't answer that question. A few hours later, after realizing he would be under heavy supervision going forward, he suddenly said he would be finished in a few hours.
This man is an abomination to the home improvement industry. He is nothing more then a fraud and a liar.
Afterward, my husband and I learned that he is NOT licensed, NOT insured, and doesn't even have a registered business. We are now forced to hire a professional to come in (something we thought we'd hired the 1st time) and correct the bewildering amount of mistakes he made as well as finish what this guy was paid to complete but never did. On top of it all, he left the inside and outside of my house a disgusting mess of compound dust.
I have pictures and video documenting everything. Beware of this SCAM ARTIST!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/02/2010 12:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ben-Gordon/Howell-New-Jersey-07731/Ben-Gordon-Unlicensed-Fraud-Ruined-Our-Walls-and-Ceilings-and-Committed-Breach-of-Contr-563556. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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