I answered an ad on line for anyone experienced with HUD work. I immediately began work for Richard Reyes, cleaning out HUD foreclosures. He met me at the first job and acted like he was established company doing this for 7 years. He said I would have to wait 30 days to get paid. I immediately told him I may need cash before the 30 days, because this work costs money in gas and supplies. (average $150 - $300 per week) He said it shouldn' t be a problem for me to get an advance. A few weeks into working with him, I needed the advance, and out of the blue, suddenly he acted as if my work was sub-standard, and couldn't even advance me $100.... I have 2 years experience doing HUD work, and although there have been return trips to a house for a QC item, I hadn't had any bad qc's in well over 6 months. So suddenly I got a red flag, with how this whole thing was handled.
At this point he owed me $1750.00 for cleaning and added, approved bids. the 30 days came and went, then 45 days, and he tried to say all of my work had to be examined, that the houses weren't closed, etc. I know the pay schedule and how he gets paid, and was aware of the fact that he has been paid for all of my work, the 15th of the following month. I also know that 2 of the houses I was present when the work was QC'd and the inspector had no problems with my work. Then I find out my only recourse is to file a civil suite, which, unfortunately costs money I don't have. For the longest time he wouldn't answer my calls, texts. or e-mails...Two weeks ago he finally answered, and said I would be paid in a week....still nothing. Fortunately the world of HUD cleaning in Phoenix, is a fairly small place, and I know the company who gives him work, and pays him... so I called, because I really had no last name, address, etc. just the e-mail. They happily gave me his name. so I could start the legal process. After searching on the internet, It appears he used to work under Integrity Asset Management...Ironic? now he calls his company Superior Field Services. DON'T work for him, he is a liar, and doesn't pay the people doing all of the work.