Beware of this "handyman" - I use the term loosely. He represents himself as a skilled handyman capable of handling repair projects including painting, plumbing, electrical and general carpentry. The resume he uses is included below. He will respond to ads posted on Craigslist or other sites claiming that he is looking for work because he had a problem with his prior employer for non payment of wages due. This is a scam. We fell for it and made the mistake of letting him work on our property. He does not know what he is doing and will damage your property. He caused us over $1,500 in damages that had to be handled by a different contractor. He actually got in a fight with one of our family members when he was at our property and then started emailing us in the middle of the night to tell us how he cannot work there any more because of fighting with the residents. He is clearly somewhat unstable and cannot be trusted.
When he arrived at our property the water was running fine. He was asked to replace a bad faucet. In the process of doing so he ruined the plumbing and caused a major leak. The water had to be turned off for 3 days while another contractor fixed the damages he caused.
When we refused to pay him he started slandering us and damaging our reputation. Beware of this guy he is a real con-artist.
Bottom line - this guy is not worth the hassle - find someone else to work for you.
Here is the resume he uses to make you feel as if he is very skilled:
106 N. Main St.
Walnut, IL 61376
Most Recent Employer: 2002 - 2008
Arbee Rentals LLC, PO Box 96, Hales Corners, Wi 53130
Was maintenance supervisor from June 2002 until May 2004. Promoted to property manager in 2004 to 2005, and from 2005 to june 2007 handled property management and all maintenance. 2007 - 2008 Found replacement manager and focused my attention on upgrading and rehab of newly acquired properties. Properties were apt. complexes located in Burlington, Delavan, Darien, and Clinton, Wisconsin.
Skills and abilities: landscaping and landscape maintenance, carpentry, drywall, basic plumbing and electric, floor and carpet care, painting, roofing, tuck pointing, cabinet and plumbing installations
Direct Supervisor: Linda Britton (815) 379-2863
Concurrent Part-time Employment:
DAK Management Company, inc., 1020 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, Wi 53809
Duties included bldg and utilities infrastructure, grounds maintenance, snow removal, receiving and coordinating required bids on labor contracts for govt subsidized senior housing and persons with disabilities.
Property Inspector: Dale Bailey (608) 553-1419
Misc. Previous Employment Prior to 1992
(in no specific order)
(Insurance Rep. Licensed in life, health, auto, casualty and homeowners Insurance
Certified by: Illinois Board of Licensing, Examination, and Regulation)
Twin City Post
outside sales ad rep
Burts Landscaping and Paving
Sharon, Wi (laborer)
Walworth, Wi (delivery driver)
Walnut, Il 61376 (carver)
Kissimmee, Fla. (hotel / motel janitorial contractor)
Cochran Chair Co.
Aurora, Indiana (floater)
(learned to run every tool / machine on production floor)
Aurora Casket Company
Aurora, Indiana (quality control inspector)
Primeco Steel and Fabricating
Cincinatti, Ohio (shear machine operator)
(cut sheets of steel to specs)
McCormicks Nursery and Landscaping
Sterling, Il (foreman/Crew leader)