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Complaint Review: John Puplava
John Puplava5575 S BUTTS RD Tucson, Arizona USA
John Puplava Parker Charles Investments LLC Integrity Development LLC Never buy from this man or work from him. His houses are built as cheap as they come and he loves to rip his workers off! Tucson Arizona
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Here is a list of companies owned by John Puplava PARKER CHARLES INVESTMENTS LLC TOOL TIME CONSTRUCTION LLC DURANGO TRAIL LLC SUNSET HOME IMPROVEMENTS LLC HOME BUYER$, LLC ARIZONA LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN LLC INTEGRITY DEVELOPMENT, LLC PUPLAVA CONSTRUCTION, INC. PUPLAVA CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. JMP VENTURES LLC ABC HOME INSPECTIONS LLC VENTURE HOME REALTY LLC PLP PROPERTIES LLC
When I first talked to John Puplava I found him to be very professional and friendly. Don't be fooled! This man is a con artist Be very careful when dealing with him. He burned me for $850 and I was very good to John. I was never told that my work was bad or that he was not going to pay me. He still says he will pay me every time I ask him. But never comes thru, he just leads me on knowing that he has no intentions to pay. He told me he had 11 houses that needed air conditioners installed. Before I started doing the installs for John Puplava he asked me if I could fix his home furnace.
So I did. I even did it for free. No charge, except for the part. After I installed the A/C unit on the first property on John paid me for it. I gave him a very good deal on the install. However after the second house located at 17622 W BABOCOMARI, Marana, AZ 85653 he didn't pay me. I only charged $600 to install and I spent $250 out of my own pocket for supplies. So the total bill was $850. He never even paid me for supplies or labor.
Be very careful if you are looking to buy the house on 17622 W BABOCOMARI Marana AZ. It was slapped together and has a lot of problems with the roof. Also the ductwork is very poor condition. Have your own inspector look at it. And DO NOT trust the real estate company HOME SMART INTERNATIONAL. I sent HOME SMART INTERNATIONAL an email to inform them that the owner of the property they had listed was trying to rip me off and this is what they said:
------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Scott, This agent was severed from our company in 2011. Sorry we cannot help you. Good luck! Kristin ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Realtor who lists all his properties is related to him. Her name is Brandie Judge, she works for Home Smart International I have sent her emails and tried to contact her many times but she wont even acknowledge me. John is also affiliated with Keller Williams Realty John told me almost every day for 3 weeks that he was going to pay me but never did. This is what led me to start investigating John Puplava, If you Google his name you will find many other complaints against him for the same exact stuff. If you can't find them try searching for all his company names he has at least 9 LLC corporations. All with F ratings from the BBB Here are some of the complaints:
http://www.realestateratingz.com/ratings/160093/Real+Estate+Agent+John-Puplava.html http://www.realestateratingz.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3012&p=4245&hilit=puplava#p4245 http://www.manta.com/c/mtx1fny/sunset-home-improvements#recommended-title http://www.realestateagents-az.com/brokers/john-c-puplava-homeway-realty http://www.topix.com/forum/tucson/TOGTRV60TEEOC7944 http://www.bbb.org/tucson/business-reviews/air-conditioning-contractors-and-systems/affordable-comfort-systems-in-tucson-az-20002710
Here is the list of John Puplava Pima County Superior Court cases. John is a defendant in every one of them
T20131971 CLIPPER MAGAZINE LLC VS. JOHN PUPLAVA 8/23/2013 T20082773 PIMA COUNTY REGIONAL WASTEWATER VS. JOHN PUPLAVA 9/24/2008 C20130445 WILLIAM MCCLELLAND ET AL. VS. JOHN PUPLAVA 1/28/2013 C20127370 PIMA COUNTY VS. JOHN PUPLAVA 11/29/2012 C20140862 SOUTHWEST FINANCE, LLC VS. JOHN CHARLES PUPLAVA 2/14/2014 C20136386 CHECK INTO CASH OF ARIZONA INC VS. JOHN PUPLAVA 11/18/2013 C20140770 JEROMIN, LLC VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA 2/6/2014 C20140410 JEROMIN LLC VS. TOOL TIME CONSTRUCTION LLC 1/24/2014 C20140137 ANNALISA M LIPPMAN VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA 1/8/2014 C20140111 ALLEN PARCELLUZZI VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA 1/3/2014 C20136749 PARCELLUZZI FAMILY LLC VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA ET AL. 12/10/20 C20136255 PIMA COUNTY VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA 11/12/2013 C20124552 KATI C WILSON VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA ET AL. 7/18/2012 C20096633 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO VS. JOHN C PUPLAVA 8/24/2009 C20083905 DEBORAH YOUNGBLOOD-CALPO VS. NORMA MCCLELLAND. 6/6/2008 Here is the coraspondence bettween us. PLEASE READ ALL OF IT.AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE DATES, YOU WILL SEE THAT HE IS CLEARLY TRYING TO SCAM ME.
ME: Feb 8, 2014 4:32:07 PM Any chance of getting paid today? I could really use it right now. JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 8, 2014 4:33:54 PM It's 4:40 on a Saturday not going to happen today ME: Feb 8, 2014 4:34:46 PM Ok how about tommorow? JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 8, 2014 4:35:43 PM 1 I'll b in Phoenix tomorrow ME: Feb 8, 2014 4:46:20 PM Is there anyway you could leave it somewhere? Or what if come to you? I can leave right now and be there in 45 min. ME: Feb 8, 2014 4:51:48 PM If not then if you can meet me monday morning around 9am. I'm in a real bind right now without my vehicle. ME: Feb 10, 2014 10:52:41 AM Any way we can meet up today?
JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 10, 2014 10:57:13 AM Sure what's the balance ME: Feb 10, 2014 10:59:40 AM 850 is the balance ME: Feb 10, 2014 12:44:50 PM I don't mean to rush but I only got till 3 to get my truck today ME: Feb 11, 2014 9:51:00 AM Can we meet today? JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 11, 2014 9:52:13 AM Sure what time ME: Feb 11, 2014 10:17:11 AM I'm available anytime. How about noon? ME: Feb 11, 2014 10:36:19 AM We can do it now if you want JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 11, 2014 12:29:24 PM 1 Okay I'll call u on way to Edmonson
ME: Feb 11, 2014 12:30:05 PM Awesome I really appreciate it. ME: Feb 11, 2014 1:57:56 PM Do you know about what time?. ME: Feb 11, 2014 1:58:38 PM Just wondering because my ride is waiting for me. ME: Feb 11, 2014 6:10:06 PM I'm starting to get nervous. Can you at least tell me when I'm gonna get paid? ME: Feb 12, 2014 2:44:36 PM When can we meet up? JOHN: 1 5204254949 Feb 12, 2014 2:53:08 PM What part of town you on ? ME: Feb 12, 2014 2:53:58 PM I'm at my house on Orange grove and shannon ME: Feb 12, 2014 3:35:35 PM What side of town are you on? ME: Feb 12, 2014 5:07:12 PM Im mobile can I come to you?
ME: Feb 13, 2014 4:59:06 PM Can you meet me? I can get a ride to your house if you need me to. I really need that. I got rent due now too I'm gonna be given a 5 day notice if I don't have rent by tommorow. ME: Feb 13, 2014 5:14:27 PM Hello JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 13, 2014 5:24:17 PM Okay do you have an account we can just deposit into to simplify things ? ME: Feb 13, 2014 5:25:08 PM Will PayPal work? JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 13, 2014 5:25:49 PM I guess never done it E: Feb 14, 2014 9:17:06 AM Did you get that invoice JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 14, 2014 9:31:07 AM Can it b emailed ? John_Puplava@hotmail.com
ME: Feb 14, 2014 10:18:08 AM Ok you should have it. JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 14, 2014 10:35:55 AM Just got it ME: Feb 14, 2014 1:34:27 PM Ok now I'm really getting worried. ME: Feb 14, 2014 6:43:31 PM 1392428611710 2 Go ahead and just keep the money. You obviously need it more then me. What comes around goes around. JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 14, 2014 6:53:47 PM Typical response. Look as a cause of precaution I needed to make sure it worked. You installed that unit nearly six weeks ago and it took you over there JOHN: 5204254949 Feb 14, 2014 6:53:49 PM weeks to finish ill do the paypal payment tonight.
ME: Feb 15, 2014 2:12:07 PM Still no payment . You said you would send it last night..... ME: Feb 15, 2014 8:44:06 PM ???? ME: Feb 17, 2014 1:33:29 PM Can you tell me when your gonna pay me? If you can't pay me tell me but just be straight please. ME: Feb 17, 2014 3:36:32 PM So your not going to pay me anything? I don't know why you tell me your going to pay and then you don't. I may have taken some time to finish but when you called and told me you needed it done I did my best to get over there and finish it. Not to mention I didin t even charge you for fixing the furnace at your house.
ME: Feb 18, 2014 10:32:34 AM Can you at least call me back ME:Feb 19, 2014 1:51:30 PM Going to email you a copy of the complaint I'm going to be posting on Rip of Report / Az dept of real estate/ You Tube/ and a bunch more real estate web sites. to give you a chance to respond. I've included all our text messages and all the names and addresses of your properties along with your 9 + corporations. Tell me how it looks" JOHN:Feb 19, 2014 2:09:23 PM He Scott just got my new phone delivered and running can u send me that invoice again through paypal to email@example.com"
JOHN: Feb 19, 2014 2:16:44 PMAlso u will b getting a call from a rehab buddy of mine Jim. Make sure I don't lag on time with him he's super busy could b a ton of work" ME: Feb 19, 2014 2:25:22 PM" Ok" ME: Feb 19, 2014 6:25:23 PM Did you get the email?" JOHN: Feb 19, 2014 9:59:53 PM"Don't know haven't looked yet" ME: Feb 20, 2014 7:34:44 PM Could you please just send it . This is getting ridiculous. JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 8:46:11 AM So you get paid then file a complaint against my agent?" JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 8:47:12 AM I'll b filing my own complaint with the ROC" ME: Feb 24, 2014 8:50:26 AM When did I get paid? " JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 8:51:13 AM Payment was made Friday." " JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 8:53:41 AM"What's your email I'll forward you a copy of the paid portion"
ME: Feb 24, 2014 8:54:27 AM"firstname.lastname@example.org" JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 8:58:08 AM Payment was sent @ 2:35 Friday" ME: Feb 24, 2014 9:00:20 AM What was the email you sent it to? Or did you pay the invoice? I apologize if I was wrong but I don't see any payment in my account or even a pending payment." JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 9:01:52 AM I sent you the receipt from my CPA saying it was paid. Now this has caused a major problem with someone who had nothing to do with it." JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 9:09:21 AM So according to the ROC your not a licensed contractor. I wish you and disclosed this to me prior" ME: Feb 24, 2014 9:11:27 AM I still don't see any receipt in my email.
JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 9:33:47 AM See your email. I'll give you until noon today to withdraw your complaints and to apologize to the people you emailed for the mistake you made. If it's not done and I'm not copied on the emails I will place a stop payment on the check and file a complaint with the ROC & file a police report for the physical threats you made via text message." ME: Feb 24, 2014 9:41:13 AM I have no problem doing that. this is not what I wanted to do anyway I just need to get paid. where Is the check? I still have no check?" JOHN: Feb 24, 2014 9:45:04 AM" If it was sent Friday it will either be in today's mail or tomorrow's. Make sure I'm copied on the emails John_Puplava@hotmail.com"
ME: Feb 25, 2014 4:46:33 PM I didn't get that check. It should of been here by now. I have no problem rescinding my apology" JOHN: Feb 25, 2014 4:56:16 PM" I'll call you shortly" JOHN:"Feb 25, 2014 5:21:56 PM Give me a call when you get a chance your voicemail is full" " ME: Feb 25, 2014 5:34:00 PM" I tried to call you twice. I don't know what there is to talk about though. Cause I just need to get paid. I don't work for free." JOHN: Feb 26, 2014 10:55:33 AM Let me know if it's not in today's mail if it's not then you can go pick up a duplicate" ME: Feb 26, 2014 5:23:22 PM didn't come. where you want to meet?" JOHN: Feb 26, 2014 5:24:05 PM The office is on Wilmot & Pima anytime after 10 works" ME: Feb 26, 2014 5:25:06 PM So after 10 am and what's the address?"
JOHN: Feb 26, 2014 5:26:20 PM I'll text it to you when I get home they just moved from Rosemont" ME: Feb 27, 2014 11:58:35 AM Never got that address" ME: Feb 27, 2014 12:50:20 PM Can I get that address from you please." JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 1:00:43 PM No" JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 1:02:00 PM I'll email it over I think it's on his email" ME: Feb 27, 2014 2:35:05 PM Is it the new one? or can you tell me where it is. I got to get that check today" ME: Feb 27, 2014 2:44:04 PM You may have time to play games John, but I do not. I'm really depending on this Money. I have racked up 300 bucks in storage fees since I've been done with your job. that's almost half of it. Most people would not be as patient as me. I'm not a hard person to work with but I need that money today John.
JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 3:16:25 PM No games just busy. I am picking up payroll checks you want to just meet up with me" ME: Feb 27, 2014 3:31:23 PM Yes where do you want to meet me?" ME: Feb 27, 2014 3:47:06 PM You asked me to meet you so where you want to meet. I'm ready right now and I can come to you." ME: Feb 27, 2014 5:17:28 PM So your going to just blow me off again John? You said you were not playing games yet you keep doing this to me. If you were not going to pay me then why did you have me install your a/c unit? Do you think I enjoy working for free? Not to mention I spent 250 on that job and I have to pay my helper. I'm not going to just forget about this. I'm going to start making calls to the roc my self. I hope u have all your licenses because you are required to when fixing up and selling houses."
JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 5:21:46 PM I told u I would meet with you after I get payroll checks. So that's still the case I have a house off I-10 & Prince we can meet there. Call the ROC all " JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 5:21:46 PM you want I'm not required to have a license to work on homes that I own." ME: Feb 27, 2014 5:46:38 PM So when is that going to be?" ME: Feb 27, 2014 5:55:52 PM And unless you plan on living in your house for 1 year before you sell it. Then yes you are required to be licensed" ME: Feb 27, 2014 6:44:19 PM Can we meet tonight?" JOHN: Feb 27, 2014 7:08:18 PM I pick up checks at 10 so prob noon works for me" ME: Feb 28, 2014 9:28:30 AM Where at noon are we meeting? "
ME: Feb 28, 2014 10:39:13 AM I got to get paid today John where are we going to meet at noon? I don't mind going down to your office if you give me the address I will go down there. " ME: Feb 28, 2014 11:57:32 AM You said noon. Where are we going to meet?" JOHN: Mar 3, 2014 2:05:30 PM Sorry was out of town this weekend. You can meet me tomorrow @ the Babocomari house 2:00" ME: Mar 4, 2014 11:57:24 AM Ok so I'll be there at 2:00 I have to pay someone to take me out there so if there is a change on plans let me know" JOHN: Mar 4, 2014 1:29:11 PM Okay I didn't hear back I was out there this morning I will b back again in the morning but I'll need to know in advance if you will b there"
ME: Mar 4, 2014 1:34:15 PM Yea what time in the morning? you said 2 and I'm half way there already. Can we meet somewhere? I can go to your house if needed." JOHN: Mar 4, 2014 1:35:03 PM I text you yesterday and never heard back" ME: Mar 4, 2014 1:37:37 PM What time in the morning can we meet?" JOHN: Mar 4, 2014 1:38:14 PM I'll b there from 11-3 tomorrow" ME: Mar 4, 2014 1:39:30 PM Ok I will be there at 11" JOHN: Mar 5, 2014 8:56:34 AM So long as the unit is in tact out there no need to meet I need to go to Phx so I'll just drop it by your house save u the trip" ME: Mar 5, 2014 9:23:34 AM Ok when"
ME: Mar 5, 2014 10:44:34 AM Actually I'll just got to babacomari I got a ride" JOHN: Mar 5, 2014 10:45:10 AM What's ur address ?" JOHN: Mar 5, 2014 10:45:23 AM Ur mail box in front of your house ?" ME: Mar 5, 2014 10:45:54 AM ****************l pl" JOHN: Mar 5, 2014 10:46:26 AM Okay" ME: Mar 5, 2014 11:16:14 AM Yes I'm here you can either put it in mailbox or bring it to door just let me know when your going to drop it off"" ME: Mar 5, 2014 11:40:48 AM Do you know what time your coming here?" ME: Mar 5, 2014 1:54:17 PM When are you going to drop it off?"
ME: Mar 5, 2014 2:51:18 PM I dont know why your playing games with me, but it's not right. Why dont you just tell me you are going to rip me off and be done with it. Are you stalling for a reason? Well check it out. This is the last time. If I don't have a check by 4pm I'm going to babacomari to get my stuff." JOHN: Mar 5, 2014 2:59:12 PM Okay well it won't be by 4 I'm in Phoenix I told you I'll drop it off and I will on my way back." ME: Mar 5, 2014 4:12:10 PM Will it be tonight?" JOHN: Mar 6, 2014 12:04:06 AM Won't be heading back until tomorrow but will certainly be there by 4 tomorrow."
ME: Mar 6, 2014 3:58:00 PM You said you would drop it off by 4 did you ever make it?" ME: Mar 7, 2014 1:34:48 PM So can you drop it off ?" ME: Mar 7, 2014 2:35:15 PM Why do you keep doing this ? You know everything is working come on John keep your word. You said today. I guess I'm going to your house. " JOHN: Mar 7, 2014 7:35:18 PM Payment was just sent sorry I was unable to make it earlier." JOHN: Mar 7, 2014 7:35:43 PM First time ever using pay pal please confirm receipt of money"
JOHN: Mar 7, 2014 7:36:48 PM Here's the transaction ID https://www.paypal.com/us/vst/id=50V00373CX195182V" ME: Mar 7, 2014 7:38:04 PM 850 not 85 you sent me 85" JOHN: Mar 7, 2014 7:38:49 PM Okay well how do I pay it again I just followed the link." ME: Mar 7, 2014 8:35:02 PM I sent it to you again." ME: Mar 8, 2014 11:29:26 AM Did you get the request?. I sent it to you. Or should I send it to your email again" JOHN: Mar 10, 2014 5:02:20 PM Mar 10, 2014 5:02:20 PM Look maybe you don't get it but I need an invoice to be able to pay you. Send it I'll pay it simple. You follow ? My email email@example.com and good luck with the ROC. Make it easy on yourself and just send the invoice you can't afford the hassle"
ME: Mar 10, 2014 5:13:44 PM I just sent another invoice. I've sent you 5 of them and you acknowledged every one of them so hopefully you will pay the one I just sent you because I'm getting kicked out of my house and I don't have much more too loose. " ME: Mar 10, 2014 6:56:03 PM I sent you that invoice when you gonna pay me?"
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/18/2014 08:55 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/John-Puplava/Tucson-Arizona-85741/John-Puplava-Parker-Charles-Investments-LLC-Integrity-Development-LLC-Never-buy-from-this-1124653. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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