I bought my first place in August. Unfortunately, my a*s't Principal's husband, who was supposed to be a big-time contractor, suddenly became available to "help." Therein lies the problem. Henry Schach, AKA Natalie Schach Construction, AKA Dennis Rae Fine Art, AKA PSA Imports has $55,000 from me and I have no kitchen or bath or any completed work in a one-bedroom condo.
He packed up his stuff and left after he ran my credit card to the limit. He put $20,000 in charges on my AmEX without permission after he became angry and required me to sign slips to receive return of personal property, which was not ever completely returned. His wife said to "do what I need to do" and that she doesn't know anything about construction and doesn't want to be involved. Thanks for the recommendation. Unbelieveable!
Henry ran the $20,000 charges in my AmEx through Dennis Rae Fine Art. He and his son, David, who works at Dennis Rae Fine Art, created a fraudulent invoice to back-up the charges to AmEX. DRFA represents big name artists and the fake invoice and Henry's dishonest notes state that the "materials" were ordered directly from DRFA. The accompanying notes also claim that Henry Schach and Dennis Rae Fine Art are one and the same. It also claims that items were "ordered directly from DRFA" and the delivery was subcontracted through Henry Schach.
They listed things I'd been billed for in the first $35,000, which was a ridiculous amount for what was accomplished.
I've learned Henry's had other difficulties. Also, he has no license. He emailed photos of fabulous houses that he said he'd done and he and Barbara stated that he works on high-end properties.
Anyway, he turned out to be a complete bully and psycho who has a hit-list that goes back to his dealings with Peter Uberroth and the 1984 Olympics. He has a large workshop and appears legitimate. He pays his workers only in cash and a week behind. He refuses to pay them if he gets mad at them. Also, he has them buy materials from their own pockets and won't reimburse if he has a tiff with them. Sends email all in caps when he's angry. Routinely makes condescending and manipulative comments.
I've never received a copy of even one receipt from the guy. Henry made excuses for not filling out the condo association papers, but failed to mentioned that he couldn't fill them out because he's not licensed. Sold my original cabinets for $500 and pocketed the funds. Failed to return personal goods or goods that came out of my place originally.
How he can go through $55,000 and not complete a single job in a one-bedroom condo is beyond me. I'm also amazed that he's made absolutely no effort to return my belongings or get any receipts to me. Obviously he's hiding something. . . . It's always everyone else's fault, by the way.
Dennis Rae Fine Art has supported Henry's unethical behavior.
Long Beach, California