Before hiring Ironside Foundation Services in the state of North Carolina, It is CRITICAL that you read the following:
--The owner of Ironside is Scott Anderson. Scott owns Tri-State Basement Systems in Barre Vermont. Scott has had several failed Businesses and has filed Backruptcy for hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt from these failed businesses. In 2009, Tri-State Basement Systems is involved in several lawsuits regarding questionable business practices. There are several homeowners that EVERY North Carolina homeowner MUST contact prior to having this company step foot on your property.
1)Neil Gardner-319 Marble Island Rd,Colchester Vt.--(802)864-9586/655-6371-The Gardner's had wall anchors installed on their wall as well as a expensive waterproofing system. To date, Their foundation wall collapsed. They have NOT had any "warranty" work and had to fix the outrageous cost themselves. [continued below]....
..... The warranty being offered by Anderson and Ironside is solely warranted by them. If they go out of business, you LOSE!
2)Harry & Sally Picard-20 Coppergate Rd,East Granby, CT 06026-The Picard's are a retired couple who retained their family's home in Grand Isle Vermont. The Picard's remodeled the lake front home and purchased a waterproofing system that was sold to them to remove all the water and moisture from their basement. They have been through a self described "Nightmare" and luckily had protection through their credit card company. It is reported they received all their funds back.At the time of this report, they are seeking other customers for a "class action" lawsuit.
3)Wayne and Virginia Mann--894 State Rt 32 Wallkill, New York (845)564-3921--The Mann's hired Anderson to install foundation anchors in their home. Anderson's crew did NOT install all the anchors and demanded they get payed before completing any cleanup and left the homeowner with a partially anchored basement. The Manns filed a complaint against Tri-State Basement Systems with the Better Business Bureau.(Tri-State Basement Systems is NOT a member if BBB as of the time of this report)
4)James and Jenny Matthews--674 Dorset Hollow Rd, Dorset Vermont-(802)867-2421--The Matthews hired Anderson to do extensive work at their Dorset Vermont New Home. At the end of the job, OUTRAGE!
5)Mike Sears-447 Oak Circle Colchester, Vermont--(802)655-3253--Mr Sears was a long time Sales Manager for Tri-State Basement Systems. Mr Sears was injured while on a Jobsite and after going to the emergency room and being found disabled, that Anderson's Workmans Compensation insurance had been canceled for aprox 2 months. Mr Sears is permanently disabled as a result of that injury, and has not received any compensation as well as amassing thousands of dollars of unpaid hospital expenses. At the time of this report, Mr Sears is in the process of a civil lawsuit with Anderson and the Homeowner who's house he was in at the time of the injury. This type of activity Appears to be common with Anderson as evident in #6.
6)Longtime employee Chris Plante has filed a lawsuit (pending) against Anderson's company as he alleges that Anderson terminated his employment after Plante pre-sold tens of thousands of dollars of commissions owed him. Plante was terminated, and told that he had signed a "no compete" agreement. Other allegations are pending in this large lengthy lawsuit.
These are only a partial list of customers who hired a contractor to repair their home and have had a nightmare. The homeowner complaints, together with a pattern of financial mis-management by Anderson should Scare every homeowner to call each one of these people and ask questions. Your foundation of your home is NOT something you can afford to take risk or chance with a contractor who has filed Bankruptcy, has a pattern of abandoning the homeowner after payment and does not carry insurance REQUIRED by law to protect his employees as well as the person(s) whose home he is doing the specified foundation work. ***BUYER BEWARE!***