• Report: #1141383
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  • Submitted: Thu, April 24, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, April 24, 2014

  • Reported By: disgruntled customer — Kalispell Montana
12 2nd St E Polson, Montana USA

TCH BUILDERS & REMODELING, PHILIP THELEN owner operator fraudulent attempt to collect on work he never did, trying to put a lien on my property Polson Montana

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Phil Thelen, owner operator of TCH Builders is attempting to fraudulently collect money from me for a job he never did. He agreed, by phone, to come to my house and give a free estimate for damage to my garage roof and ceiling caused by a tree branch coming down during a storm. He came over, examined the area of concern, then assumed he had the job even though I had told him previously that I wanted at least 2 bids from contractors. He took it upon himself to contact our insurance  and tell them he was our agent. He tried to get the insurance to pay him directly without me even knowing it. The insur. check came to approx. $4000 or a little less.

I spoke to my insurance adjuster and informed her that I DID NOT AUTHORIZE TCH BUILDERS AS MY AGENT. Phil Thelen then proceeded to make threatening phone calls and emails, saying that if I didn't agree to give him 100% of the insurance money, he would file a lien against my property.


I emailed him asking him to please cease and desist any further malicious vindictive threats. I asked him to have his attorney contact me and stated that he was never to come to my property again.

He continues to email threats with deadlines (I have all his emails to support this information I give).

He even called my insurance agent and submitted a "revised edition" of his estimate, to try and lower our claim amount, saying that he 'made a mistake in his original bid, confusing it with another estimate he had done'. 

My insur. agent told me she would not accept his bullying behavior, nor would she take any more misinformation from Phil regarding my case. She put it in my permanent file that he was harassing me and making threats. She called his second estimate submission a "retribution bid".

I have been advised that since no contract was signed, Phil has no legal case against me and cannot put a lien on my property.

I would like to advise homeowners to stay clear of this "con-business". He makes life miserable

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