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  • Submitted: Thu, February 16, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, May 17, 2012

  • Reported By: Angry Cowboy — Western NY New York United States of America
Ryk Oliver Corporation
81 Somerset Street West Ottawa Ontario k2p 0h3 C Rochester, New York United States of America

Ryk Oliver Corporation Robert Van Eyk Promised to raise startup funds. Took the "retainer fee" and disappeared. Rochester, New York

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Ledmore Farms

*Author of original report: Update

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I am an entrepreneur and owner of the start-up company LEDMore Farms. Like many people with limited investment capital, I took to the internet looking for grants.

I applied to a few grants, one of which asked if they could forward my business plan and grant application to an associate. After giving my consent, I received a call a few days later from this associate, Robert Van Eyk of the Ryk Oliver Corporation. 

After numerous, readily answered phone calls and emails over a few weeks, beginning in October of 2011 AND checking out his credentials, we agreed to enter into a contract with the Ryk Oliver Corporation with the goal of raising a minimum of $200,000 in start-up funds, through grants and potential private investors. I paid the upfront retainer fee of $5,000 plus $650 in taxes. 

Since the payment was submitted, Robert Van Eyk has become increasingly evasive. [continued below]....
..... He does not return phone calls. He does not return emails. When, by chance, I do manage to get him to answer his phone, it's always the same old story. "They're working diligently to complete my applications and they take time."

Well sir, how much time does it take? And if you really were working on them, couldn't you produce something for the customer? A simple draft? Even an excerpt? 

I have the materials to back up everything I stated here. I have been fooled by Mr. Robert Van Eyk and his apparent scam. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. RUN!!!

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Ledmore Farms

AUTHOR: Ryk Oliver Corporation - (Canada)

Over time we have been able to get the information that we needed to prepare applications for government funding for David McCue, owner and founder of Ledmore Farms. With government applications there is a lot of detail that is needed to proceed and we have worked diligently to gather this information. I agree with David McCue that our communications with each other could be improved and we are doing that to his satisfaction. Our firm has been in business with good results and we build our business through referrals and endorsement from satisfied customers. In this case I acknowledge that David was mislead by another complainant that has a history of causing a lot of trouble for those of us that in the field of government grants and loans. I will be responding to the other client with a specific rebuttal and staying positive in the hope that all will be happy with our services.
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AUTHOR: Angry Cowboy - (United States of America)

Since posting the above complaint, Mr. Robert VanEyk has contacted me and the promised materials have been delivered. I can say that I am a content customer. What I stated above regarding him being a fraud was possibly a hasty conclusion after reading another post. The work did take longer than the contract promised but communication has been exemplary over the last 30 days. 

At this point in time, I can say that Mr. Robert VanEyk does quality work and I can recommend his services to other entrepreneurs. The materials that he promised were delivered and are of great quality. His communication has improved to the levels promised by the contract. 

Thank you Mr. Robert VanEyk and the Ryk Oliver Corporation!
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