Scott Gostyla is legendary in Tampa for poor business practices and bankrupting numerous companies. He is not to be trusted and does not take responsibility for his actions.
Google his name and you'll see newspaper and other reports of Fraud, Lies, Sexual Harassment, Drug Abuse, DUI, etc. He's facing multiple lawsuits, including those initiated by former partners.
My company bought product from one of Gostyla's many failed businesses. Upon delivery, four of the first six units I checked were defective. I spent my own time to repair a few of them to fill orders.
We then asked that Gostyla take the balance back and refund us. He ignored our phone calls and emails for six months. Ultimately, he agreed to take the defective product back and we hand delivered it to him. He promised to reimburse us, or give us different product of equal value.
We never heard from him again. For another year and a half he ignored our calls and emails. Extremely rude, unprofessional and in bad faith! Then he went into hiding from his creditors. He moved, got an unlisted phone number, changed his email address, etc.
I finally found his address and wrote a letter asking that he pay us the money due. Most people who owe money are apologetic, with lots of excuses, or they just ignore you. Scott Gostyla wrote a very insulting letter, stating that he would take no responsibility and would not pay us the money he clearly owed.
In addition, he boasted about how well his new venture was coming, but still wasn't going to pay us back.
If he did not intend to make this right, he should have never taken the product back. He now has our money and the product, which he may have sold to someone else or returned to the manufacture for credit or cash.
For those he's hiding from, his current address is:
110 Timberview Dr.
P. O. Box 655
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Should you have questions related to his bankruptcy, contact his Bankruptcy Trustee, Robert Melone at 813-907-3379 or email at email@example.com.
Do not, under any circumstance do business with this fast talking crook. You will be sorry!