hired design doctors in october to decorate a small home, they wanted 1/2 up front and balance upon completion. a check was written to rhonda lestage NOT the company she went directly to our bank to cash it so no record of taxes were paid (we were charged tax) the job was not complete until february. furniture was delivered that i did not approve of. materials were not used that i picked out. fountain was installed which does not work. she kept asking for more money which we paid just to get her out of our lives. bedroom set came in after 5 months. i was charged for things that were not delivered yet she charged us. i picked out fabric to hide a shower door (to be installed at top of ceiling to hide doors) material was never lined, tie backs or header was never made. pillows, tables and chair are missing.
she had a key to my home as i live out of town. i was not there when these items were delivered. i did not pick out cornice material, ordered a panel track (3 panel) to hang from ceiling. it was discontinued which i did not know about so she took it upon herself to replace them with ones i did not like. i requested a steamer truck which was used and had dried up dirt in the bottom, i requested she reline it then she turned around and wanted to charge me 200.00 for relining. duvet filler missing.... i asked her for a power point at which time, she told me not to contact her but have my lawyer. i have spoked with numerous people (after the fact) that have used her and they too have filed complaints. buyer beware. do not use design doctors...they will sell used furniture or things that they used in staging homes. i have pictures and plan to contact a lawyer after we get settled.
not only did we write check to her but she requested the final payments were payable to her husband richard lestage. he did exactly the same thing, signed the checks and went directly to our bank to cash with no account there. i plan to file a complaint with the IRS next year since there is no way the gov. would know about the 52K that was paid to them.