James or Jimmy Chavis Jr. of JCJ Mobile Home Movers was hired to move a mobile home for a Sandy victim in New Jersey. He is a true con artist who knew all the right things to say. He explained the process and details of what would be involved in moving the trailer. After I decided to hire him he required a deposit of $1800 to cover the ordering of permits, a route survey, and parts required to move the trailer. He emailed me the contract which I signed and faxed back. He claimed he would mail me the contract, which I never received.
He told me that he had another job in NY and would then be able to move my trailer a week after I hired him. After not being able to move our trailer on the planned date due to hold ups on his NY job he finally arrived to do some preliminary work to move the trailer a week late. All the while he was keeping in touch with me through phone and email.
When I met him we first visited the site that the trailer would be moved to. He went over how he would bring the trailer in and where it would be located. Next we went down to the trailer that needed to be moved. At which time he raised the trailer up onto temporary pilings so that when he returned it could just be pulled right off. He required another $2200 to cover the costs for the day and to cover parts that would need to be ordered to complete the job.
He kept in touch with me for another week. His last email stated that he moved one of the trailers and would let me know when the job in NY was complete. After that I was never able to touch base with him over phone or through email. He took $4000 from me and never completed the job he was hired to do.
JCJ Mobile Home Movers is also linked to Chavis Transport and Chavis Mobile Home Movers. When those companies are looked up there are similar stories of what happened to me. They are not insured as their website claims, they will not complete the job they are hired for. Jimmy Chavis has warrants out for his arrest and also has a suspended license.