• Report: #483431

Complaint Review: Rowland and Company / Beau Rowland

  • Submitted: Fri, August 21, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, November 02, 2010

  • Reported By: floridagirl76 — Florida USA
Rowland and Company / Beau Rowland
http://www.rowlandandcompany.com/ Winter Park, Florida United States of America

Rowland and Company / Beau Rowland did not pay for services, ignores emails and phone calls Winter Park Florida

*Author of original report: My reply to Beau Rowland

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Beware of Hiring Strangers from the Internet

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Beware of Hiring Strangers off the Internet

* : Report: Rowland and Company / Beau Rowland

* : Update 2

* : Beau Rowland still has not paid me for my work

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I am a freelance voice over artist and I was contacted by Beau Rowland through a website called Voice123 where I make bids on voice over jobs. He had a project posted looking for someone to record his Rowland and Company voice greeting and he selected me. He sent me an email requesting I record the greeting and email it back to him. This is the way I work with all of my clients and have never had a problem before. I sent him the recording on July 23, 2009. The agreed amount to pay me was $50. After 5 days, he finally emailed me back and said that his company pays on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and I would be paid through Paypal.com on August 4th. That day came and went and I never got payment.

I contacted customer service at Voice123 and they sent him an email asking about my payment status and he never replied to them. They said there was nothing more they could do to help me. So the next day on August 5th,  I called and spoke to Beau Rowland and asked where my payment was. Also when I called, he was indeed using my voice greeting because I heard it. He said that he did not know his company did not have a Paypal account and could he mail me a company check. After leaving me on hold for 20 minutes, I called back and agreed to take a check. I emailed him my address info and he emailed back saying he would have the check mailed out the next morning.

I waited a week and no check ever came. So I called him again and he answered and pretended he did not hear me and hung up. I called back several times and the calls went to voice mail. I have tried emailing him and calling everyday and he does not answer. He is clearly ignoring me. He made a promise to pay me twice and never did. I have all of the email communications stating this. It has now been a month since I initially did this job for him and I have never been paid and he is ignoring and avoiding me. I am not sure what more to do at this point. He is a thief and a liar.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/21/2009 10:10 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Rowland-and-Company-Beau-Rowland/Winter-Park-Florida-32789/Rowland-and-Company-Beau-Rowland-did-not-pay-for-services-ignores-emails-and-phone-cal-483431. 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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#1 Author of original report

My reply to Beau Rowland

AUTHOR: floridagirl76 - (USA)

Yes Mr. Rowland did finally pay me but only after being put off for weeks. I asked him repeatedly for my payment and only after I filed a claim on this website did he send my payment to me. I was unable to remove my post on here since this website has a policy that they do not remove posts. So that is not my fault. I did absolutely nothing wrong by filing a claim on here since that's what this website is for. I did work for this man and was not being paid so this was my only recourse other than taking him to court which would have been beyond my financial means. I did a job and was finally paid, so he has no reason or right to claim I did anything wrong and to claim people cannot trust me is ridiculous especially when I did the work first and then waited weeks for payment so it is Mr Rowland who cannot be trust.

As for my other claim filed here against VP Audio, you can see that several other people also filed complaints against that company for doing work and never being paid so clearly I was not the only one ripped off by them. They are also listed on the BBB website with negative reviews and have had several complaints against them as well as lawsuits filed. So that claim is 100% legitimate. 

I've done nothing wrong and stand by my work and reputation. 
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Beware of Hiring Strangers from the Internet

AUTHOR: Rowland & Company - (United States of America)

Miss Digioia recieved cashier's check #004974 dated September 2, 2009 from First National Bank of Central Florida for $50 for the services she provided to Rowland & Company (see attached). This payment was delayed to Miss Digioia due to: 1.) Rowland & Company does not have a pay pal account. We are not in the business of making purchases off Ebay. We are commercial general contractors. 2.) Miss Digioia would not accept a corporate check from Rowland & Company.


 


Beware of commissioning these internet marketed "Freelance" service providers like Miss Digioia who have gone into business for themselves and are devoid of appropriate business ethics and have no corporate structure. Otherwise you might find your companys good name compromised on Rip-Off Report.com over the terms of a $50 payment.


 


This experience has certainly effected our vendor approval protocol.


 


Taking a closer look at Miss Digioia, we should have recognized that she was not someone who we should conduct any business whatsoever with.  This is shown in more detail with the following:


 


A very unhappy customer of Miss Digioia's who created a dedicated website just to express his disapproval of her business practices. See the


following site:


http://melissa-digioia-reference.com/


 


Here is Miss Digioia again trying to shake down another company on Rip-off Report.com


http://www.ripoffreport.com/voicemail-services/vp-audio-incorporate/vp-audio-incorporated-contact-2ba67.htm


 


We appreciate the oppurtunity to clear up this matter on Rip-Off Report.com


 


Rowland & Company LLC


 

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Beware of Hiring Strangers off the Internet

AUTHOR: Rowland & Company - (United States of America)

Miss DiGioia received cashiers check #004974 and dated September 2, 2009 from First National Bank of Central Florida in the amount of $50 for the services that she provided to Rowland & Company (see attached).  Payment to her was delayed due to 1.) Rowland & Company does not have a "Pay Pal" account.  We are not in the business of making purchases off Ebay.  We are commercial general contractors  2.) Miss DiGioia would not accept a corporate check from Rowland & Company.


Beware of internet marketed "Freelance" service providers such as Miss Digioia who have gone into business for themselves without any corporate structure or professionalism.  Your company may find itself on Rip-off Report and the BBB over the terms of a payment for $50. 


This incident has certainly effected the approval protocol of Rowland & Company's vendors.

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Report: Rowland and Company / Beau Rowland

AUTHOR: Fantasia - (USA)

I might be able to help you I am doing business with him at this time. And I am starting to get the feeling he is going to do the same thing to my company as well. I know his real address and phone number. I think I can point you to him. my email is twistedfantasia@hotmail.com
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Update 2

AUTHOR: floridagirl76 - (USA)

Well after posting my update on Sept. 1, Beau Rowland emailed me saying he had been out of the country and people in his office were the ones who did not do their job and get my check sent out and that he would personally send it in the morning. (I've lost count as to what number lie this one is) Well then yesterday afternoon, I got another email from him stating that he had gone to his bank and gotten a cashier's check to send me. He said that he will send it only after I withdraw my claim about him on here as well as my claim to the BBB about his business.

I told him that after all the lies he has told me this past month, I am not going to believe that he will actually mail my money this time since he has already promised several times and didn't. So I told him I will update and withdraw my claims against him after I get my money that I am owed. He then emailed me back saying I am being unreasonable and he is turning it over to his attorney. So he is obviously trying to bully me and has NO intentions on paying me.

I told him to stop threatening me because I've done nothing wrong. I simply posted the complete truth about a service I provided and his constant promises to send payment which he never did. I have all of the email communications to back up my claims. He should just do the right thing and pay me for my work instead of threatening me with his attorneys. I guess big companies do think they can bully individuals like me.
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Beau Rowland still has not paid me for my work

AUTHOR: floridagirl76 - (USA)

Update: Almost 6 WEEKS after completing a service for this guy which he is using and 4 WEEKS after initially being promised to be sent payment, I've still not been paid and I'm still not getting any replies from phone calls or emails to Beau Rowland. I wonder if this company even exists!

He is the only one who answers the phone (and then puts me on hold or hangs up on me) no matter which extension I dial.

Also I tried emailing the email address listed on their website http://www.rowlandandcompany.com/contact.htm and it's returned as undeliverable.

This loser probably doesn't even have any employees. He is a thief and a liar.
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