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Complaint Review: Frank Deutsch Electric - Cherry Hill New Jersey

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  • Frank Deutsch Electric 1208 Chapel Avenue West Apt A Cherry Hill, New Jersey United States

Frank Deutsch Electric Deutsch Electrical, Frank Deutsch Electrical, Deutsch HVAC, Frank Deutsch Heating and Air WOW! I wish I knew all Frank Deutsch Electric before I fell in to this trap! Cherry Hill New Jersey

*Consumer Comment: He is on the move again - Can't stay put it seems, people getting too close to finding him. . .

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WOW! I wish I knew all Frank Deutsch Electric before I fell into this trap! I found Frank from a friend when I needed some quick turn around work done after my last electrician simply never showed back up for weeks on end, holding up a job that had to be completed for my son to come home from rehabilitation after his accident. My friend told me that he used Deutsch in the past and was happy with is work. I should have gone with my first instinct when I was calling and leaving what seemed at the time to be a never-ending string of voice mails for him to call me to get the job.

He did call back, a month later, but with the recommendation that came from my friend, I decided to overlook the hiccups in the beginning; not the first time I have worked with contractors, specifically electricians, so I thought I knew what to look for to get in front of problems. Brother, was I wrong – so horribly wrong! I needed some work done on an addition that was added for my son who was just in a sports-related brain/spine injury and now must use a wheelchair and other assistive devices. We had an addition added that was essentially a small condominium on our property to give him his independence and still allow us to help if needed.

Most of the work was done, all the ruff-out, most of the drops, etc. Deutsch only had to come in, tie up the loose ends, get everything okayed by the township and my boy would be home and starting his new life. All the work was being finalized when the township came to ask why work was being done when no valid permits were reissued for Deutsch to complete the work. He and I discussed this, spelled it out on the contract, included it in the pricing breakdown we agreed upon months ago. Here I come to find out he never pulled the new permits, was working without permits on my, and other jobs, as well as working with no current business insurance.

The township shut us down, issued fines, and put our son’s addition under the microscope for electrical inspection (As well as many other aspects that cost me thousands of dollars to already have done, signed off on, and ready to go.) End result. I am preparing litigation with Deutsch for what he did, I had to hire another electrician, go thru the entire process again, and have the local inspector essentially living in the addition since he is here every single day that I have a contractor on site. Deutsch and I could not agree to what extent he left the job incomplete and fraudulent. I demanded the balance of the deposit and progress payments be returned/refunded. I was not demanding all the monies returned. Even though he played fast and loose with my job, his men (3 sons actually) needed to get paid for what work they did do, no matter how incompetently, they are men, doing a job and they should get paid for their effort.

Well, Deutsch took that to mean that he could keep the entire deposit and incremental payments that he received already, not a trivial amount, over $18K in play at this point just for the job, not losses or impacts or anything else. I tried working with him, but, I simply cannot, he is pigheaded, abusive, threatening, and not very mentally balanced, he has threatened me, my wife (A naturalized citizen), my daughter (A Minor), my son (A paralyzed 20-year-old) and my MIL. Some of the things he said are just horrible and horrendous, who attacks a woman under 5 feet tall and calls her a "Slope” and tells her to get back in the kitchen or bedroom!?!? Whenever he called after that, mostly at night to yell and scream at me about how much of a "Girl” I was being, how he was going to make me pay for kicking him to the curb, how he knows people in my profession and he will let it out that I am a drunk, a wife-beater, and other outrageous lies. When he yelled at my wife, daughter, and MIL in the driveway stinking like a brewery, a neighbor called the police and they were sent out, but he had already left the property by then.

That was the final straw, I tossed him off the job 100% and considered calling the police back to press charges, but my wife said not to pursue the matter and just get the money back and be done with his racist and toxic person. I attempted to set something up for him to make good on every promise he made about returning the money, I tried for over 3 months, with no luck whatsoever. My friend that recommended him tried to talk with him, that did not go well, seems they used to be friends, not so much now so it seems. My friend tells me that Deutsch has been actively burning bridges for years, and he came to find out that he is stealing at every chance he gets.

I enlisted an attorney to help have the money returned, that is when I found out all the underhanded things Deutsch has done, he is on notice from the county (Mercer County in my case, as well as most of the counties in southern NJ, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and other counties in PA.) The job is completed, my son is home, has been since before the COVID issues started, for that I am thankful. The condo we had constructed is completed to the townships and me and my son’s satisfaction. Everything is ongoing with the attorney and will proceed unless Deutsch makes good on what he owes. I guess my final thoughts are that anyone who hires Deutsch under whatever name is going by, whatever of his multiple addresses and phone numbers he uses if he returns calls or is even available by phone, will be taking their own job into their own hands.

He is not trustworthy, he is unreliable, a thief, a scoundrel, and he very easily could become dangerous with all of this c****ure pride and bluster; in reality, he is nothing more than a schoolyard bully that is unable to run his own company, and thinks he can steal to make up for losses he himself incurred. Bottom line: Do not hire Frank Deutsch, if you do, I can with almost 100% certainty, state that he will rob you and not complete the job.

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#1 Consumer Comment

He is on the move again - Can't stay put it seems, people getting too close to finding him. . .

AUTHOR: Jerry - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, September 03, 2021

Seems Frankie is on the move again, I wonder where he will float to the surface this time? Maybe just from his residence in Cherry Hill, Maybe he will scam some other fool out of months of rent and utilities before mossin' along again.

I wonder who to poor schmuck was that foot his bill last time? Whomever it was, I feel for them, he put me thru the same thing for product and a seemingly never-ending litany of excuses when money was needed

BEWARE - This man is not to be trusted, he will thrive you, scam you, and if he does work, don't expect it to be able to pass inspection; his reputation in our field (Electrical - However, be aware or beware, he is 'branching out" to plumbing now it seems, fresher meat is afoot) is as horrible as I have ever seen in all my years in this industry.

He will pop out from under his rock when people get desperate to rent, and his antics will start afresh, either in electrical, HVAC or I hear plumbing is his new hot-ticket item to get the scams going.

You've been warned, don't use his services, he is an incompetent thief that shouldn't have a license.

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