I am new to the Blount County area. Although I have not joined the Camp Ground United Methodist Church, I attend bi-weekly. It is a very small church located in Townsend, Tennessee.
Last year, Delmar Caylor offered to build a handicap ramp for approx $500. The project quickly spun out of control. Delmar ended up including a gazebo and cover for the handicap ramp that cost nearly $6000. I'm not sure how he was able to pull this off but it happened and he was paid his money.
The new handicap ramp/gazebo/eye soar does not go with church. It is wood grain color and the church is white. The church has been there for over 200 years and the ramp does not go with the history or appearance of the church. Many people are unpset about how this church looks now.
If this wasn't enough, Delmar later offered to build a new sign in front of the church. What had historically been a small wooden sign quickly turned into an $11000 dollar project made of marble and stone. Once more Delmar was allowed to rip the church off.
When Delmar Caylor finished the sign (complete with the American flag and 10 commandments) you could not read it. He quickly said that once we get through the heat of the summer, the stone would "dry out" and we should be able to read it more clearly.
I have since contacted several stone masons in this area to see what they would charge for the same type of sign. Out of the four contacted, the highest estimate was $3200. The lowest was $2900. That's much different than the $11000 price tag which was attached to Delmar Caylor's work.
Now, here we are, over a year later after experiencing the worst drought of the century and you still cannot read the sign.
I understand from many locals in this area that Delmar Caylor is known for this kind of ripoff. He is known for ripping off newcomers to this area. I even heard one local say that he was generally 3 times past the normal price opf work and that his work isn't really all that good.
I also checked witht the city of Townsend and it turns out that no building permits were issued to Delmar Caylor or Caylor Bros Construction for this work which means they did the work illegally. One individual even told me that the work was not up to code according to the local ordinances of the City Of Townsend.
How was this allowed to happen.
I also found out that Delmar Caylor does not have a contractor's license which is required in this state.
There was a young man within the church who thought that the money would have been better spent on a more worthwhile cause than a $6000 handicap ramp and subsequent $11000 sign.
Shortly after the young man voiced his concerns and opposition, the church was vandalized and the young man was blamed for the incident. It was later found out to be a bunch of kids who regularly commit crime in the Townsend area. Some say that Delmar Caylor paid these kids off to do this in order to frame the young man that did not want the sign or over the top handicap ramp.
This young man was part of a family that had been involved with the Camp Ground UMC since it's inception. That's 200 years, people!
Not to long after that, Delmar Caylor and his brother jumped this young man at the church. From what I understand, this young man had both of them on the ground within seconds. Delmar Caylor is obviously a coward and thief.
I have never in all my days seen such hypocrisy. No wonder people in this area have such a disdain for Delmar Caylor and newcomers that keep him in business by ripping off churches.
The devil is definitley amongst the patrons of the Camp Ground church.
How could the preacher allow this to happen? What kind of people go to church here?
I wrote this report in order to inform people of this individual who are new to the Townsend, Blount County area. Seems that locals already know what kind of man/criminal/coward that Delmar Caylor is and has been in the past.
There's a special place in Hell for heathens like Delmar Caylor and his brother.
If you are new to the area of Townsend in Bounty County, TN, then stay away from Caylor Bros Construction Company in Townsend, Tennessee. They are a definite RIPOFF!