Report: #285093


  • Submitted: Thu, November 15, 2007
  • Updated: Sun, July 20, 2008
  • Reported By: Columbia South Carolina
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina
  • Phone: 803-309-5627
  • Web:
  • Category: Plumbing

JOHNSON PLUMBING & TILE - Mrs. Mr. Kimberly & James Johnson - Lester J. Johnson Unlicensed plumber, did horrible quality work and incorrectly, took money for the rest of the project and ran. COLUMBIA South Carolina

*Author of original report: James Lester Johnson Illustrated (a.k.a. Johnson Plumbing and Tile)

*Author of original report: Here's how Mr. James L. Johnson the plumber gets an ELECTRICAL building permit

*Author of original report: No payment after judgment. Deadbeat plumber, beware!

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JOHNSON PLUMBING & TILE also known as Mrs./Mr. Kimberly & James Johnson also known as Lester J. Johnson

Lester James Johnson is a dishonest plumber and tile man. Not only he does a horrible work, he does it incorrectly, he is unlicensed with LLR (we reported him to LLR and they issued him "Cease & Desist" and a $500 citation), plus he took upfront money for the materials and did not do the work for most of the project nor refunded the money. He attempted to do the work on our property using a fake electrical building permit (not a plumbing permit!) that he was able to get from Orangeburg County somehow (!?). We are suing him in small claims court. Please note that his business' address right now is 117 DAVIS SMITH RD., COLUMBIA, SC 29203. He claims to be living in his van and not at the above address. Telephone: 803-309-5627 (disconnected). Don't believe what he says, it's a lot of empty promises and lies. Please note that he may change his address or even a company name. He is a Caucasian male around 38-39 years old that used to live in Aiken or Lexington county in SC. Beware.

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#1 Author of original report

James Lester Johnson Illustrated (a.k.a. Johnson Plumbing and Tile)

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

As you can see in the image, Mr. James Lester Johnson bribed someone at Orangeburg County, South Carolina to get a fake ELECTRICAL permit so he could do the PLUMBING work at my house. Electrical permit for a plumbing job! And he does not have any electrical permits or licenses! How's that done.... ?



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#2 Author of original report

Here's how Mr. James L. Johnson the plumber gets an ELECTRICAL building permit

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

How does a [b]Plumber [/b]get an [b]Electrical[/b] Building Permit from Orangeburg County? Shouldn't a Plumber get a Plumbing Permit instead?

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#3 Author of original report

No payment after judgment. Deadbeat plumber, beware!

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

2+ months later after the verdict (judgement) the plumber has not contacted me to pay. Beware of the deadbeat plumber. He owns NO property whatsoever although rents a large house on a lake, not safe to do business with him. Reported him to credit bureaus, they will put a record on his credit history.
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