ED Magedson – Founder
CertaPro Painters11820 W Ripley Avenue Wauwatosa, Wisconsin United States of America
I worked as a "subcontractor" for CertaPro Painters Milwaukee, WI from May, 2009 to May, 2010. All that time, they had only 1 or 2 actual employees and had about seven (7) subcontractor crews like myself. They subcontract out about 98% of all their jobs. They pay their subcontractors only 50% of the contracted price, and that is for both labor AND materials. This is by far the lowest pay for a subcontractor I have ever heard of after sixteen (16) years in the business. No wonder they had warranty work already after being in Milwaukee only two years when I started - and quite a bit of it at that. I finally realized that some of their subcontractors only did as much as what they got paid for rather than doing all that was in the contract.
But the real kicker is that they never tell the property owner that they are subcontracting out what they themselves had been contracted to do. I believe this is dishonest of them and that it may actually be illegal in the State of Wisconsin. The owner of the local franchise comes across as a nice enough and knowledgable guy and he talks the talk of a slick salesman, but if he were up front and honest with their customers and told them prior to contracting that he was going to sub out the job to who-knows-who and only pay them 50% of the contract for both labor AND materials, how many jobs do you think he would actually get? Next to none? And rightly so!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/10/2010 08:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CertaPro-Painters/Wauwatosa-Wisconsin-53226/CertaPro-Painters-The-Charles-Group-Subcontracts-out-ALL-jobs-at-only-50-without-telling-601827. 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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