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Complaint Review: WPS Construction And Contracting-Mark Webster,Penning&Christian Swift

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 07, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, September 28, 2008

  • Reported By:Lithonia Georgia
WPS Construction And Contracting-Mark Webster,Penning&Christian Swift
278 McPherson Church Rd. Dallas, Georgia U.S.A.

WPS Construction And Contracting-Mark Webster, Penning & Christian Swift You got $4638.84.... I got No Siding, Unreturned Calls/Emails, and Suspended Website... i.e... screwed Dallas Georgia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: THERE IS NO SCAM HERE, THIS WAS NOT INTENTIONAL

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: THERE IS NO SCAM HERE, THIS WAS NOT INTENTIONAL

*Author of original report: Response To Christian Swift/Mark Webster Rebuttal

*Author of original report: Response To Christian Swift/Mark Webster

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: WPS Contracting has refunded $1350.00 to this customer so far and has been in contact with this customer since before this was posted.

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Not associated

*Author of original report: ***UPDATE**** WPS General Construction and Contractinga AKA Webster, Penning, & Swift LLC

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WPS Contracting and Construction was paid $4638.84 to put new siding on the rear and left elevation of my home due to hail damage on May 24, 2008 which contstitued "half" of the total job cost. Subsequently it was determined that a close color match was not possible and additional money was requested from the home insurer to do the entire house. The insurer would not oblige since Georgia is a "No Match" state. WPS was contacted and told that another contactor would have to be found to do the TOTAL house for the $9277.60 and to return the down payment. Repeated phone calls to both Mark Webster and Christian Swift have yeilded only voicemail and unreturned calls. WPS web address is also now suspended and email is also returned. I feel ripped off and want my money back! Stay far away from this company !!!!

Lavern
Lithonia, Georgia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/07/2008 11:33 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/WPS-Construction-And-Contracting-Mark-WebsterPenningChristian-Swift/Dallas-Georgia-30132/WPS-Construction-And-Contracting-Mark-Webster-Penning-Christian-Swift-You-got-463884-348253. 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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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

THERE IS NO SCAM HERE, THIS WAS NOT INTENTIONAL

AUTHOR: Christian Swift - (U.S.A.)

Laverne,

1. I did not know about this situation until you came to my home, and I did not have anything to do with your job. I have never been to your home. Your right obviously I did not know there was three contracts, because I had nothing to do with you or your contracts. The only reason I filed a rebuttal on here is because my name is part of this company, you mentioned my name very clearly in your report and obviously no one else was going to file any kind of rebuttal.


2. I assure you WPS Contracting would have refunded your money regardless of any actions you have taken so far. Mark didn't give you $1350.00 because you called channel 2 on him. He gave you $1350.00 because that is the only money he has been able to collect from customers that owe the company money. He would have given you that money regardless. The customer that paid him didn't pay him becasue you called channel 2. That customer could care less who you call or investigate, but that is the only money owed he has been able to collect since your job.


3. I didn't leave the company or even try to because IF I DO I want to make sure everything is taken care of before I do, and a large part of that is your situation. My name was a part of this company when all of this happened and even though I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE of your situation with Mark I will not try and bail out before the company pays you in full. I was and still am very angry with the way Mark handled alot of things which includes the way he handled your situation. At the same time he did not cause this to happen intentionally, he made some mistakes he is not a scam artist.


4. DO NOT CALL ME A LIAR. I HAVE NEVER LIED TO YOU ABOUT ANYTHING. I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTRACT ON YOUR HOME. I HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT HONEST WITH YOU AND I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF TO TRY AND HELP GET YOUR MONEY BACK. I WANT NOTHING MORE THAN FOR YOU TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK, AND IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR ANTICS. I DO NOT WANT MY NAME TO BE PART OF ANY SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE LOST MONEY OR FELT LIKE THEY WERE TREATED WRONG. YOU ARE LASHING OUT AT ME PERSONALLY AND I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO YOU. I FEEL TERRIBLE THAT THIS HAPPENED.


5. Your blasting of the media has done nothing but slow Mark down from getting your money back to you. He had a job lined up a month ago that when completed he could have payed you in full but because of your media blasting the job was lost. As far as I know that is the only potential job WPS Contracting has had in a long time. The only other way the company can get you your money back is from customers that owe the company money and they dont have it or they are not paying it right now.



6. Laverne I completley understand your anger and I dont blame you. I would be just as angry and frustrated, but what I dont understand about you is that you seem to be enjoying this. i don't get your "scamme humor" with the Leprachaun joke, this is not funny to me. I am taking this very seriously. I want to help get your money back and I want this company rebuild its reputation and sustain it. It's like you are not just trying to get your money back but you are totally bent on revenge. There was no scam here Laverne. There was no conspiracy. Why would people put together a company under their real names and real addresses where their real families live so they could scam people? WPS Contracting is a real company, that has real completed jobs. With real customers that owe the company real money for those completed jobs. The company has no money. As soon as it does you will have it.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

THERE IS NO SCAM HERE, THIS WAS NOT INTENTIONAL

AUTHOR: Christian Swift - (U.S.A.)

Laverne,

1. I did not know about this situation until you came to my home, and I did not have anything to do with your job. I have never been to your home. Your right obviously I did not know there was three contracts, because I had nothing to do with you or your contracts. The only reason I filed a rebuttal on here is because my name is part of this company, you mentioned my name very clearly in your report and obviously no one else was going to file any kind of rebuttal.


2. I assure you WPS Contracting would have refunded your money regardless of any actions you have taken so far. Mark didn't give you $1350.00 because you called channel 2 on him. He gave you $1350.00 because that is the only money he has been able to collect from customers that owe the company money. He would have given you that money regardless. The customer that paid him didn't pay him becasue you called channel 2. That customer could care less who you call or investigate, but that is the only money owed he has been able to collect since your job.


3. I didn't leave the company or even try to because IF I DO I want to make sure everything is taken care of before I do, and a large part of that is your situation. My name was a part of this company when all of this happened and even though I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE of your situation with Mark I will not try and bail out before the company pays you in full. I was and still am very angry with the way Mark handled alot of things which includes the way he handled your situation. At the same time he did not cause this to happen intentionally, he made some mistakes he is not a scam artist.


4. DO NOT CALL ME A LIAR. I HAVE NEVER LIED TO YOU ABOUT ANYTHING. I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTRACT ON YOUR HOME. I HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT HONEST WITH YOU AND I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF TO TRY AND HELP GET YOUR MONEY BACK. I WANT NOTHING MORE THAN FOR YOU TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK, AND IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR ANTICS. I DO NOT WANT MY NAME TO BE PART OF ANY SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE LOST MONEY OR FELT LIKE THEY WERE TREATED WRONG. YOU ARE LASHING OUT AT ME PERSONALLY AND I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO YOU. I FEEL TERRIBLE THAT THIS HAPPENED.


5. Your blasting of the media has done nothing but slow Mark down from getting your money back to you. He had a job lined up a month ago that when completed he could have payed you in full but because of your media blasting the job was lost. As far as I know that is the only potential job WPS Contracting has had in a long time. The only other way the company can get you your money back is from customers that owe the company money and they dont have it or they are not paying it right now.



6. Laverne I completley understand your anger and I dont blame you. I would be just as angry and frustrated, but what I dont understand about you is that you seem to be enjoying this. i don't get your "scamme humor" with the Leprachaun joke, this is not funny to me. I am taking this very seriously. I want to help get your money back and I want this company rebuild its reputation and sustain it. It's like you are not just trying to get your money back but you are totally bent on revenge. There was no scam here Laverne. There was no conspiracy. Why would people put together a company under their real names and real addresses where their real families live so they could scam people? WPS Contracting is a real company, that has real completed jobs. With real customers that owe the company real money for those completed jobs. The company has no money. As soon as it does you will have it.
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Response To Christian Swift/Mark Webster Rebuttal

AUTHOR: Lavern - (U.S.A.)

Christian and Mark, EVERYTHING I stated in my initial report can be PROVEN in a court of law, however, it's amusing that you mention two contracts when there were actually three, two of which was NEVER STARTED. Yes I received $1350.00, for the third contract but this was ONLY AFTER your "company" was INVESTIGATED and the STORY aired on the news by both Channel 46 and Channel 2. Mark Webster, albeit camera shy, promised to pay in FULL one week later but guess what......I have not heard a peep from him since! Oh and by the way Christian....when did you magically "re-join" the company?? Last we spoke outside your home (where photos of you were taken---unvoluntarily ofcourse), you vehemently denied ANY KNOWLEDGE OR PARTICIPATION in what was going on....didn't your laywer dissolve your partnership with WP&S due to the way Mark ran the business??? WOW you must be a leprechaun (just a little scamee humor). The facts are this: 1. The downpayment given to your company on May 24, 2008 is still owed. 2. We have a court date on Sept. 30, 2008.....see you there. 3. Your company phone is turned off AND the website taken down. 4. LYING is a "way of life" for both YOU and Mark. 5. Jesus loves you but I care ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about your impending SOUL or your EXCUSES. 6. I will continue to put this "company" on blast with every apparatus of the media available until every penny owed is retuned! and 7. If you ran a reputtable business as in your slogan, "We Promise Satisfaction", you wouldn't BE on Ripoffreport.com.....ponder that. With that said, please continue to look for yourselves on the net and around town. Remember people....if it looks like a SCAM, smells like a SCAM, feels like a SCAM......... it's a S-C-A-M......we and others found this out the hard way.......
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Response To Christian Swift/Mark Webster

AUTHOR: Lavern - (U.S.A.)

Christian and Mark, EVERYTHING I stated in my initial report can be PROVEN in a court of law, however, it's amusing that you mention two contracts when there were actually three, two of which was NEVER STARTED. Yes I received $1350.00, for the third contract but this was ONLY AFTER your "company" was INVESTIGATED and the STORY aired on the news by both Channel 46 and Channel 2. Mark Webster, albeit camera shy, promised to pay in FULL one week later but guess what......I have not heard a peep from him since! Oh and by the way Christian....when did you magically "re-join" the company?? Last we spoke outside your home (where photos of you were taken---unvoluntarily ofcourse), you vehemently denied ANY KNOWLEDGE OR PARTICIPATION in what was going on....didn't your laywer dissolve your partnership with WP&S due to the way Mark ran the business??? WOW you must be a leprechaun (just a little scamee humor). The facts are this: 1. The downpayment given to your company on May 24, 2008 is still owed. 2. We have a court date on Sept. 30, 2008.....see you there. 3. Your company phone is turned off AND the website taken down. 4. LYING is a "way of life" for both YOU and Mark. 5. Jesus loves you but I care ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about your impending SOUL or your EXCUSES. 6. I will continue to put this "company" on blast with every apparatus of the media available until every penny owed is retuned! and 7. If you ran a reputtable business as in your slogan, "We Promise Satisfaction", you wouldn't BE on Ripoffreport.com.....ponder that. With that said, please continue to look for yourselves on the net and around town. Remember people....if it looks like a SCAM, smells like a SCAM, feels like a SCAM......... it's a S-C-A-M......we and others found this out the hard way.......
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

WPS Contracting has refunded $1350.00 to this customer so far and has been in contact with this customer since before this was posted.

AUTHOR: Christian Swift - (U.S.A.)

WPS Contracting did contract two jobs for this customer. One was the roof replacement which was completed and the other was the siding which was not completed. Yes there was a down payment made for the amount listed above, so far WPS contracting has refunded $1350.00 of this down payment to this customer and is in the process of working to try and refund the full amount. WPS Contracting is a new company that has made some mistakes and ran into some trouble (we trusted customers to pay us for jobs on completion). WPS Contracting has never intentionally tried to "screw" anyone as Laverne says. There is currently in the area of $10,000 owed to WPS contracting from various customers for completed jobs who are either not in the financial position to pay for the work or flat out avoiding phone calls and payment requests. This customer has been in contact with Both Mark Webster and Christian Swift for months and both partners have been trying very hard to work this out with the customer and refund their down payment in full. So the comment made in this post that "Repeated phone calls to both Mark Webster and Christian Swift have yeilded only voicemail and unreturned calls" is not true. As soon as WPS Contracting can collect the money owed for other completed jobs they will be able to refund the rest of the down payment made by this customer Laverne. Another way we would be able to refund Lavernes down payment is to contract new jobs but since she has publicized this situation and labeled us as scam artists (which she knows we are not since we did complete one job for her already and have been in contact with her trying to fix the problem) its very hard for us to get new business.
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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Not associated

AUTHOR: Sunshine - (U.S.A.)

Serita Beaman is NOT affiliated with this company at all. All she did was file the incorporation papers for the company and giving the name is required by the secretary of state. Serita Beaman runs a reputable business of her own. If someone had bothered to do their homwork before this report was filed they would have known this. Please remove her name from this listing.
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#7 Author of original report

***UPDATE**** WPS General Construction and Contractinga AKA Webster, Penning, & Swift LLC

AUTHOR: Lavern - (U.S.A.)

I found out by going to several neighbors homes in my subdivision that had work done by this company that they were ripped off too!! Doris Pearman and Genice Morgan have been trying unsucessfully as well to contact Mark Webster whose phone, amazingly, "is not accepting calls at this time".
This is information from their LLC liscense application filed Feb. 21, 2008:
Mark Webster (President/registered agent)
278 McPherson Church Rd.
Dallas, GA 30132-2846
(678) 363-0706 home (678) 773-7514 cell---->used on "company" signs and business cards

Christian Swift (Vice President/organizer)
153 Fielding Grove Dr.
Dallas, GA 30157
(404) 754-3158 cell

Scott Penning (organizer/don't know what his "title" is.....never met him)
3000 Bunedin Court
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Serita Beaman of Dallas GA is also listed as (organizer---never met her)
(770) 443-5437

These people are criminals commiting FRAUD on storm damage victims! There M.O. is to do ONE home very well and completely in a neighborhood and leave their sign in the yard to draw other homeowners in. Mark Wester is very friendly and personable and he's the "president" and front man.....Christian collects your money and deposits it in Colonial Bank in Dallas GA. Then they use bait and switch with numerous stall tactics once they have your money....job price increases, relatives die, accidents happen, dogs run away, people walking on an expressway get hit and die before their eyes, the sun didn't rise on their side of town......etc.etc...) LIARS

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