Report: #747668

Complaint Review: Kerry Larkin

  • Submitted: Thu, June 30, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, November 17, 2012
  • Reported By: Marco — Boynton Beach Florida United States of America
  • Kerry Larkin
    610 Industrial Ave.
    Boynton Beach, Florida
    United States of America

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I was quoted $600 for repair to my bumper prior to dropping off the vehicle.  I was told within 48 hours it would be done.  After 4 days went by, I called to find out what was going on, only to hear a cocky owner named Kerry Larkin telling me "look buddy, I need more time.  You need more work done on this car."  After asking what the story was, he beat around the bush and said he'd get back to me.  I said "before you do any more work, tell me what it's going to cost."  A week later, he calls me back to tell me my car is ready.  I go in thinking he took care of the problem keeping the price within the quoted $600, only to find this fat sweaty slob telling me it's $1,800!!!  I immediately flipped out!  Then he says, "I'm a business man, I'll take it in 3 payments if you want."  I then gave him 2 middle fingers, took my keys and peeled out with my car. 

I should've known the guy was a dirtbag from the start, because he flirted with my wife the whole time and even called my house asking for her!  What is that about?!  Don't do any business at this piece of crap garage!
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#1 Consumer Comment

Request for Information

AUTHOR: Stephen Fisher PA - (United States of America)

Please take notice that Fisher and Cohen, LLC ("FCL) has initiated an action in the United States District Court, CDCA, Case No. 0071-cv-04596 due to allegedly false statements made by you (the "Action"). In the Action, FCL seeks to subpoena the records for your contact information and any other messages that you have posted on the website Rip Off Report,, under the pseudonym "Marco" or any other pseudonym, about Kerry Larkin and or Ideal Paint & Body inc. to the West Palm beach Office of Fisher and Cohen at: PO Box 16435 West Palm beach Florida 33416. This is an attempt to gather information in order to initiate a claim in the United States District Court.

Florida 85254 in compliance with FRCP Rule 45.

If you do not respond within 3 business days with your true and correct contact information to: Jason H. Fisher, Esq. via email ( ) or the PO box address provided above, we will subpoena the records as outline above.

You may have a right to file and serve a response to the subpoena. If you intend to file and serve a response, please do so, or notify us of your intent to do so, on
or before Dec 5, 2012
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#2 Consumer Comment

Kerry Larkin is a tool.

AUTHOR: Mark S. - (United States of America)

Wow, it doesn't surpise me that I'm reading these reports on here about Kerry Larkin.  He tries to hit on every girl he sees.  I know because I used to work with him!  What a loser.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Very best auto body shop

AUTHOR: Stacey - (United States of America)

This a**hole writing this bs should be arrested. Kerry sold Ideal in late 2008 or 2009, get a life scumbag
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#4 Consumer Comment

What a scumbag.

AUTHOR: james - (United States of America)

Wow, good thing I read all these reports about this shop.  I was about to go get my car fixed there.  Now I know I will never go there to get my car fixed and I will spread the word around not to go there.  What a scam artist.  I will also suggest women not to go near this guy as he sounds like a pervert.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Best repair shop on the planet

AUTHOR: Lauren - (United States of America)

I have been to Kerry's shop and so have many of my friends and family. Their work and customer service is nothing but excellent. Kerry is a perfectionist and his shop is clean and organized like no other. He takes pride in himself and his work and why someone would badger him and his reputation is beyond me. Like the first comment, it is very obvious that its something personal, maybe this someone should look at them self to find the real problem.
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#6 Consumer Comment

great people

AUTHOR: Alan - (United States of America)

I am a Ideal paint & body customer, I have been to Kerry's shop on numerous occassions, they fixed all my cars and I have recemended them to everyone I know that needs car repairs.
I also dealt with Kerry and his manager Jeff, they are both very knowlegable and professional.
They helped me with my deductable and the repairs where also perfect.
In response to the complaint, I think there must be something personal and Kerry sold his shop after over 20 years in business in 2008, not really sure how they could of worked on a 2010 like the complaint says.
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