- Report: #1158451
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Complaint Review: Tom Lowin
Tom Lowin835 Appleby Street Boca Raton, Florida USA
Tom Lowin, Dene Lowin Failed to provide construction services. Failed to provide proof of Insurance. Failed to provide proof of license to operate as a contractor. Failed to provide material. All this occurred after payment of $5,000.00 was paid to Mr. Tom Lowin and another $1,536.00 was paid to his wife, Dene Lowin, funds placed directly into her Bank of America account. Boca Raton Florida
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On July 26th, 2013 I contracted with Mr. Tom Lowin to perform construction work. This included new wood flooring, painting the entire 900 square ft. condo unit, 2 kitchen cabinets and opening a wall between the kitchen and living room and installing 3 - 6 panel doors. This work was to be completed in 2 1/2 weeks beginning at the end of July 2013. Almost 3 months later or October 21st 2013 nothing had been completed.
Mr. Lowin was to provide the management company with his License and Insurance information before he began work. To date the management company has not received this documentation.
Mr. Lowin required a $5,000.00 check be delivered to him prior to beginning work. Another $1,536.00 was transferred directly into his wifes Bank of America account on August 27th 2013.
Once work began Mr. Lowin and his men were rarely at the job site. Countless texts and calls were made to him to check on his progress. Excuses followed. On 2 seperate occassions I travelled to Florida to check on his progress. Even while I was at the job site Mr. Lowin never arrived on time if at all.
On October 11th 2013 Mr. Lowin wanted another $375.00 or he would not return to the job site. I did not pay this sum.
Once I arrived at the Condo on October 21st 2013, after having moved, I could see that no further work had been performed. None of the jobs which Mr. Lowin had bid were completed while many were not even begun.
Since I moved into the Condo Unit I've learned the following. An electrical permit should have been applied for. On 06/03/14 a Judgement in my case was found against Mr. Lowin in Broward County, Florida in the amount of $5,310.00
Other Violations, Proceedings and Judgements against Mr. Tom Lowin and his wife Mrs. Dene Lowin.
On 10/28/13 Mr. Lowin was in violation Contractors Certification Division of Planning, Zoning & Building Department Construction Industry Licensing Board of Palm Beach County, Florida. County ordinance 97-56 Section 2 B (1)
03/21/12 Palm Beach County, Florida a Judgement against Mr. Lowin and Dene Lowin for $4,442.00
04/08/10 Supreme Court Albany County, New York a judgement against Mrs. Dene Lowin for $526,454.24
12/05/13 Broward County, Florida a case pending against Tom Lowin Damages $5,000-$15,000
A PACER (All Court Types Party Search) revealed the following casses involving Tom and Dene Lowin.
Party Name Court Case Date Filed Date Closed Disposition
Lowin, Thomas E (db) nysbke 4:08-bk-35056 01/13/2008 None
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:08-ap-09027 04/22/2008 11/07/2008 Settled w/o judgement
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:08-ap-09077 10/28/2008 03/26/2009 Judgement on consent
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:09-ap-09025 04/06/2009 02/14/2011 Settled w/o Judgement
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:09-ap-09028 04/10/2009 05/06/2010 Judgement by default
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:09-ap-09029 04/10/2009 07/02/2010 Judgement by default
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:09-ap-09046 06/08/2009 09/28/2010 Summary Judgement
Lowin, Thomas E (cc) nysbke 4:09-ap-09032 04/21/2009 02/14/2011 Settled w/o Judgement
Lowin, Thomas E (dft) nysbke 4:08-ap-09016 03/11/2008 03/18/2009 Settled w/o Judgement
Lowin, Dene L (dft) nysbke 4:08-ap-09027 04/22/2008 11/07/2008 Settled w/o Judgement
Lowin, Dene L (jdb) nysbke 4:08-bk-35056 01/13/2008 Dismissed 2008
Lowin, Dene L (dft) nysbke 4:08-ap-09016 03/11/2008 03/18/2009 Settled w/o Judgement
Lowin, Dene L (dft) nysbke 4:09-ap-09046 06/08/2009 09/28/2010 Summary Judgement
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/30/2014 10:25 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Tom-Lowin/Boca-Raton-Florida-33487/Tom-Lowin-Dene-Lowin-Failed-to-provide-construction-services-Failed-to-provide-proof-of-1158451. 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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