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Complaint Review: Garage Door Services, America's Choice Overhead Garage Door Co, Precision Door Services (PDS), Et Al

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  • Submitted: Tue, December 28, 2004
  • Updated: Wed, December 29, 2004

  • Reported By:Auburn Washington
Garage Door Services, America's Choice Overhead Garage Door Co, Precision Door Services (PDS), Et Al
P. O. Box 15067 San Diego, California U.S.A.

Garage Door Services - America's Choice Garage Door Services, America's Choice Overhead Garage Door Company, Garage Door Services, Precision Door Services refuses to pay computer consultant San Diego California

*Author of original report: Additional info

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I did 4 months worth of work for GDS et al, and they paid for most of it. But, for unknown reasons, Tommy McGraith, the owner in charge of the computers, refused to pay the last $5800 or so of the bill. He was also using at least one other consultant, so perhaps he decided that he wanted to use their services instead. He is free to do that, but he agreed to pay the $5800, and he should pay it.

From my own experience and the other reports I have read here, this business does not seem to be operated in a very ethical manner. And, I can confirm, Precision Door Service, Garage Door Service, and at least 5 other names are used by this group of companies, all run by the same 2 men.

These men are self-made. They own a sub-division of houses in Las Vegas, have invested money in an alternative energy project in Canada, and reciently sold a house in Costa Rica. These man are not poor or hard-pressed. I just don't understand WHY they are so ruthless in business.

Christine
Auburn, Washington
U.S.A.

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AUTHOR: Christine - (U.S.A.)

There are a couple of things I did not make clear in my original post. Things between GDS and I went well until a teleconference I had with Tommy (one of the owners) and one of his employees from Florida. In this conversation, I explained that because Tommy was literally DAILY changing his mind about the details of the changes to his computer system, the costs to develop it were about 2 to 3 times what they should have been. (Total, about $20,000.) This seemed to upset Tommy a little, and at that point I should have been more alert. However, I wasn't and I allow Tommy to manipulate me to complete the project with deferred payment.

About a month later, in October, Tommy committed to paying the remaining balance of the bill (a bit less than $5800). By the week before Thanksgiving, he was no longer talking to me. After tricking him into taking my call a couple of weeks later, I explained that I needed to be paid, and he argued with me, complaining about all the money he had spent, and blaming me for problems he was having with his server. (Which he never asked me to work on, so it is not my responsibility. As an aside, I *warned* him about the possibility of server problems if he did not make some changes I suggested, but he was too busy going to Costa Rica to sell some property to look into it.)

I then contacted his controller Andrew (who is in their Arizona office), trying to negotiate to get paid. After about 4 weeks, Andrew was removed from the negotiations by Tommy and Pete, the owners. Tommy has not returned any of my phone calls since.

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