• Report: #1152538
Complaint Review:

Bob's Coastal Contractors

  • Submitted: Thu, June 05, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, June 05, 2014

  • Reported By: Single woman tired of being ripped off — Newburyport Massachusetts
Bob's Coastal Contractors
79 Lois Street Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA

Bob's Coastal Contractors Bob Graham, Robert Graham Bob Graham defaulted on two Contracts, walked out in the middle of bathroom rennovation, threatened me with lawsuit if I said anything negative about him Portsmouth and Greenland NH New Hampshire

*Consumer Comment: Positive Proof of Bob's Workmanship

*Author of original report: Additional Information about Bob Graham

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: dishonest and disturbed joann clemons in newburyport mass

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Bob Graham of Bob's Coastal Contractors defaulted on two home improvement projects.   He walked out in the middle of a bathroom rennovation leaving me without a tub or shower while I tried to find a new contractor who would be willing to walk into a project started by another contractor.

Bob Graham is very volitile and short tempered.   When asked about timeline when project would be finished he said it's done when it's done.  He lied about why he had to start the bathroom rennovation late.  He said he was going to CA for 3 weeks and I found out he was going to jail for 60 days.   When I asked for my $2,000 deposit back he refused and said the money just held a spot for me for fture work.  He demanded he bring his dog to the job every day.   I asked that the dog stay on blankets and rugs (that I had to provide) and I would often find the dog on my carpet (big male Golden Retreiver).

Bob Graham invited a stranger into my home while I was away (he was working on the bathroom) so that the prospective client could see the work he had done so far.  He never asked for my permission.   Bob Graham demanded that he park in my driveway (even when he did not need access to his truck).  I told him that I and my tenant next door need to be able to get our car out of the driveway during the day.   He yelled at me that I should park in the street not him.   My tenant had at one time told him he needed to move his truck out of driveway because he had to pick up his daugher from school.  Bob Graham was caustic to my tenant and my tenant complained about him.  

Bob Graham trashed my home.   While away on a buisness trip I had two people who were feeding my pets text me to tell me Bob had set up my kitchen and entire first level as a contraction zone (the bathroom rennovation was upstairs and he already had access to two rooms upstairs for his things.   I had to hire a cleaner and pay them $300.00 to clean fine dust off all my furnishings; he trashed my yard as well.  

The new contractor I hired pointed out several mistakes Bob had made and he had to correct his work.   I have pictures. 

Bob was not up to date on building code information for bathrooms and directed me wrong in regards to venting.

Bob threatened to sue me with a defamation lawsuit if I said anything negative about him or his work.  

About two months after he walked out on the job he walked into my yard and took my ladder and left me a note saying the ladder was his.   I sent him an email and told him the ladder belonged to me for about 15 years and to return it immediately which he did.




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#1 Consumer Comment

Positive Proof of Bob's Workmanship

AUTHOR: Francine - (USA)

In 2007 I hired Bob’s Coastal Contracting to renovate my bathroom.  I had been putting it off for a long time because of the cost involved and was very nervous about hiring a contractor who would overcharge so I did a lot of research.  After seeing Bob’s portfolio and going over the prices for the cost of the renovation, I decided, rather apprehensively, to move forward.

Bob took a bathroom which had been used by six people for over 15 years, with a floor that sunk down when you walked on it-and made it into a  comfortable, inviting, relaxing space with a Jacuzzi tub and custom designed walls and floors that remain in near perfect condition even now, eight years later.   

I’ve observed Bob on job sites, even other than my own and his attention to detail along with the artistry in his craft are not something I have seen since, either with myself or with those that I know that have hired contractors for services.

I am a reliable witness for his workmanship and work ethic of Bob because I am showing proof which any reader may see when looking up this record. 

Physical proof and verification of evidence is an essential part of determining the legitimacy of any claim for or against a person’s reputation. 

When I heard about the allegations made against Bob’s Coastal Contracting on this site and afterwards witnessed this woman’s behavior towards Bob in a public setting, I was appalled. Anyone that has ever been in a circumstance where there has been harassment taking place knows it is so emotionally disturbing that a person must get out of it as quickly as possible. 

If Bob were a woman placed in the same circumstances of having to remain in a hostile work environment with a man, no one would think twice that she should leave lest she put herself in harm’s way.  No one should have to work under such conditions, male or female. 

Attached are pictures of the work that Bob did in my home and it continues to remain the favorite part of my house because of his workmanship and artistry, eight years later.

If you are able to hire Bob to do your remodeling, it is something you will be able to look at years and years later with the same reverence you did when it was first completed. 

Please keep that in mind when considering all of the statements here.  Are you going to believe a woman who has a “personal” ax to grind or review the facts.

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Additional Information about Bob Graham

AUTHOR: Single woman tired of being ripped off - ()

I have recently discovered that Bob Graham of Bob's Coastal Contractors did not pay the $8,5000 balance due on the wood he purchased to build a deck for Rich DeNapoli in Exeter NH.  Bob Graham also did not secure a permit from Exeter NH Building and Zoning department for the deck he built and the potential exists that Rich will have to spend additonal money bringing the deck up to code (if it does not meet code).   Rich DeNapoli will also have to pay for a "post" work permit.  

Bob Graham of Bob's coastal contractors did roof repair on Lois Street in Portsmouth.   The owner of teh house had to hire another contrctor to fix his work.   He also reapaired stairs in her home and it did not meet building code and she had to have the entire job re-done to bring it up to code.

In my investigative work of Bob Graham I also discovered that he did not pay his rent for the room he rented from his last landlord.   He was evicted from a room rental in Portsmouth.

When Bob Graham worked on my house he told me he rented a house in Portsmouth NH.   The truth was that he was living in a hotel but was evicted because he used the hotel's dumpster to dump his building material in it. All above claims can be proven.   There are many people not happy with Bob's professionalism nor his work.  

Unfortaunaltey building contractors do not have to be licensed which means they can continue to rip off customers and do shoddy work.   My goal for posting my complaints is to inform the public about this person and his work to prevent others from experiencing what I have experienced.  



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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

dishonest and disturbed joann clemons in newburyport mass

AUTHOR: roswelldog - ()

My Name is Bob Graham---and i dont know why Im wasting my time on this--but here goes--Plain and SIMPLE---i will not, and do not condone violence on the jobsite--Clemons is VERY emotionally unstable---made several gross and unwanted sexual advances towards me--_When i comnplained about that she got IRATA--i mean a really scary look on her face---I gave her a verbal and a written warning to conduct herself approrpriately--but low and behold a week later she YELLED at me again---i thought thw entire neighborhood was going to call the cops---This was over a parking space---YES i did walk out on two contracts--but what she fails to mention is that one was for some FREE work--and the other was THE bath--but Im not going to work under those conditions...NO ONE should--this woman is seriously ill--I ve reported her to lots of town officials and my next step is to have her arrested for several charges---OF which she has been warned---This woman is looking for MONEY--she threatened to bring me to court for some 9 grand--yet said shed settle for 60% of that to avoid court--I said--"bring it"--she never did---

Joann Clemons, is vindictive and this next comment really fits---"hath no fury like a woman scorned"--to this date I have satisfied immensely 4 out of 4 clients in this area and those that know me let me know of theis woman is "psychotic"--end of story

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