Consumer Alert! Wayne Bender - aka Wayne Fontaine and Fontaine Flooring, LLC First, the company Fontaine Flooring, LLC is not registered with the State of Minnesota. Wayne Fontaine who regularly changes his name takes jobs he gets on craigs list. He bids the jobs low and then runs with your deposit. He has stolen money from homeowners in Plymouth, NE Minneapolis, North Minneapolis and other areas in the Twin Cities. Follow these links to read more about this professional con man.
find his website at www.fontaineflooring.com it appears he ripped his website company off too.
I found his website person had posted a page with all the info to know I had been defrauded of my money. Find that page at www.fontaineflooring.com/fraud.htm Note that all those reports are in the last few months. He is on a rip off mission.
My story: I gave Wayne Fontaine $500 cash as a deposit to refinish my floors. [continued below]....
..... He said he had lost his id and could not cash a check. He gave a reference of a woman that I was able to call. This was probably someone who is working with him. He took the money, scrapped the edges of the floors and left for lunch. Wayne has never returned. He would call, say he had been in the hospital, that he was at my house and could not get the key code to work on the lock on the door, etc., etc., etc.
Friends story: I had made the mistake of referring him to a friend on the same day because he seemed sincere, she gave him a $350 check deposit. He cashed the check, partially sanded the floor and then said that his equipment was broken. After leaving many messages this gal got a return call that he would be back in one hour. Of course he was a no show and never returned a call again.
Phone numbers he uses are: 763-447-0253 and 763-377-0059.
The insurance number he gives you is fraudulent.
He lives in NE Minneapolis at:
2642 Fillmore street #2
Minneapolis Minnesota 55418
Wayne Bender Flooring, LLC
121 83rd Ave NE Apt 110
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Upon doing a background check after the fact we found that he had contact with the police for domestic violence.
Beware of this person before you get involved and lose your money.