Report: #1424965

Complaint Review: Daniel (Dan) John Ovshak Painting - Inver Grove Heights Minnesota

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  • Reported By: anonymous — minneapolis Minnesota United States
  • Daniel (Dan) John Ovshak Painting
    7870 Barbara Ave
    Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
    United States
  • Phone: (612) 205-8472
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  • Category: Painting

Daniel ,Dan, John Ovshak Painting Daniel ,Dan, Ovshak Painting Steals down-payment for paint jobs, never completes work Inver Grove Heights Minnesota

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Paid in full

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Paid in full

*Author of original report: Dan Ovshak is a CONVICTED FELON for SWINDLE. Look it up.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Truth

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Daniel John Ovshak is a criminal, felon, and a low-life swindler/con-man. But don't take my word for it. Look up his prolific criminal record on the Minnesota Court Case Records which can be found here: Search his name.

Dan Ovshak has multiple convictions (both Felony and Misdemeanor) for Theft-By-Swindle of many people via his fake "Painting" companies. If you go to a local police station or court house you can use their public computers to access the court records for these cases, which describe Dan Ovshak's criminal "mode of operation" in detail.

According to publicly available court documents, Dan Ovshak has used several different company names over the years, including "D and J Painting" and "On Time Painting", to perpetrate his fraud and Theft-by-Swindle. Now he is using "Daniel Ovshak Painting", apparently because there were criminal cases against his other painting companies. [continued below]....


As documented in publicly available court records, Dan Ovshak uses his shady painting companies to steal money from people who hire him to paint. He tricks "customers" into paying him in advance or putting up a down-payment which he claims is for supplies (which is commonly done), but then doesn't do the work he was paid for. Instead just disappears with the cash. Sometimes he claims he will pay the money back to buy time, but he never does.

Court records show that Dan has done this to many people and stolen several thousand of dollars from people who thought they were hiring him to do a job. Keep in mind there are probably many more victims of Dan Ovshak's fraud (like myself), who didn't bother to file a police report. Although I did not go to police or sue him to get my money back, I do want to warn others. Most honest decent people don't assume the worst in others and would not think to look up court case records on someone who claims to be a painter.  But if you trust this loser, you will regret it.

Dan is especially dangerous and manipulative because now he has set up a bogus account on Better Business Bureau. Note that BBB clearly states on the site that Dan's business is NOT BBB accredited. He got a couple shady friends to give him A ratings, but these are meaningless since it is not accredited. Don't believe the fake BBB rating or his clueless friends that vouch for him. Instead believe the cold hard facts contained in the court documents and his criminal records.

Bottom line: if you see a stub nosed, pot bellied, middle aged loser waddling around wearing his crumbled rock band T-shirts, then steer clear. He is a pathetic con-man who can't earn a legitimate living so he resorts to stealing. Also he has a "girlfriend" Katie Lyons who enables Dan Ovshak's fraud. It is sad. You would think she could do better for herself than a criminal and a con-man, but apparently not.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

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AUTHOR: Dan - (United States)

 You have been paid in full along with everyone else as 7/7/2018. Please remove this as it's the right thing to do.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

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AUTHOR: Dan - (United States)

 As of 7/7/2018 everyone that was owed money in these disagreements has been paid in full. The copy of the police report added to this report was paid in full on 9/16. You're correct, the facts are the facts. It would be nice if this is removed considering you have received your money back.

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#3 Author of original report

Dan Ovshak is a CONVICTED FELON for SWINDLE. Look it up.

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States)

Sorry Dan, the facts don't lie.  Only you lie.

Dan is a CRIMINAL and convicted FELON for theft and swindle.  That is a documented fact in the court records.  But don't take my word for it.  Look it up.  He has multiple criminal convictions and civil lawsuits and judgements against him.  Why?  Because he was found GUILTY in a court of law MULTIPLE TIMES.  Just because I didn't personally take him to court or press charges doesn't make Dan Ovshak any less of a criminal.  

Dan: it must be hard for you when you steal from sooo many people that you can't keep them all straight.  What a bizarre rebuttal!  You always come up with a long-winded, convuluted, hilariously fictional reason for why the REAL victim is poor little YOU.  #JustCriminalThings

What astronomically bad luck you have that you continually find yourself in situations over and over where you have no choice but to steal everyone's money time after time!!! I'm SURE that the problem is everone else, and NOT you.  (sarcasm, moron)   You are a classic Sociopath, Narcisist, and Pathological Liar.  

Have you heard of the "Narcissist's Prayer"?  This line of thinking will be very familiar to you and anyone who knows you.  It goes like this:

That didn’t happen.
And if it did happen, it wasn’t that bad.
And if it was that bad, that’s not a big deal.
And if it is a big deal, that’s not my fault.
And if it was my fault, I didn’t mean it.
And if I did mean it…
You deserved it.


I was just reading the complaints on your FAKE Better Business Accout, in addition to all the police reports documenting your Theft by Swindle.

Anyone can read them at this link:

They are copied and pasted below:


8/4/2017   Problems with Product/Service 


Dan took money from me for work he didn't complete (not even close to completing). He asked for an advance of money and then stopped working. He lied about coming to my house and said he would repay me, but hasn't. The painting he did do is peeling off the wall.

Desired Resolution

For Dan to pay me back the money he owes me.

Consumer Business DialogBusiness
This complaint is not an accurate account of what has happened. The kitchen and laundry area were supposed to be ready by the 3rd week of May 2017, which was fine as we worked on the rest of the house while waiting. We caught up to the kitchen and laundry area in the last week of May. In this time... no work ahead of us was by Stacey's husband was completed and the counter top guys disappeared for more than a week. We pulled off on 6/2/2017 with the promise that the hardwood floor guy and all kitchen repairs would be ready on 6/19/2017. This did not happen. We returned several times that week to find there was nothing we could do. The floors were actually completed on the evening of 6/24/2017. We then arrived on 6/26/2017 to find many items in the kitchen and laundry room we're still not ready as promised leaving us virtually nothing to do. We decided to pull off and offered to come back when it was ready which was not acceptable to the customer as she was worried about a party she was having on 7/7/2017. Our hands were completely tied, there was nothing we could do to move forward until it was completed for us. The customer tried to push us into doing things that were not on our scope of work to keep moving. The total job cost was $5,700.00. We received progress payments in the amount of $1,900.00 on 5/02/17, $1,900.00 on 5/19/2017 & $500.00 on 5/31/2017. All these payments were based on walk throughs and the customers approval of the work satisfaction to these dates. In fact the customers on these walk throughs we very happy and did nothing but compliment our work. The final payment which the customer refers to us receiving and not doing any work is false. After we received the the $500.00 we returned as promised and prepared the kitchen and laundry room as best as we could, provided drywall repairs and 3 coats of mud, which was not in our original scope of work but we were trying to move it along. There's a balance of $1,400.00 of which $1,000.00 is for the undone work. $400.00 is owed to us as of now which we are willing to squash and call even. Since 6/26 we have offered to return and have told we can't. We have been accused of not using proper products and have provided proof to customers that we did. We have been accused of doing damage with no evidence which was never brought up in the walk throughs, only to be told when we couldn't move forward. So far they have wanted $500.00, then $5,000.00 and then $15,000.00 from us. We have spent almost $1,500.00 on supplies & 240 man hours on this job, which when you do the math has put us in the hole. On 6/25 we were threatened to be fired, when we returned on 6/26 the key was removed and we didn't have access.

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    3/3/2017   Problems with Product/Service 


We gave Dan Ovshak a deposit to paint our house and he took the check, deposited, and did not do the job. He is not returning calls. It has been nearly a month.

Desired Resolution

We would like a refund.

Consumer Business DialogBusiness

We signed a contract. Purchased the supplies, then couldn't agree on a time frame. In the end with time spent dealing with this and supplies there was no money left to refund.

 I am rejecting this response because: I would like Dan to provide the contract we signed, because I did not sign... anything. I reached out to Dan numerous times to get him to finish painting the hall and he stopped answering. Initially he just made excuses, then he stopped responding. There was not proof supplies were bought and no effort was made to communicate with me about setting up a time or that supplies were purchased.   


I received Stephanie's response through your automated email. I don't have a signed contract, as we did not sign one. She wants a copy, but she would have a copy if we did sign one. I have a copy of the invoice that I sent her. I did communicate with her, she's not being honest. She locked us out of the job in the end.

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Another theft victim wrote the following Yelp Review:


Dan Ovshak Painting Painters 675 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55420 5/4/2016

  • First to Review

We found Daniel John Ovshak with an ad he put on Craiglist as a painter. Our own fault for not checking references and not seeing the red flags.

He was great at keeping in touch until he got our down payment. Then he disappeared and stopped answering calls.

It's normal for contractors to ask for a down payment. It's NOT normal to get a call from a check cashing place asking for your okay to cash the check, with Dan texting right before to say I'd be getting a call from a check cashing place since he likes to make sure new customers are on the "up and up".

He called his business MinnPaint but I found he also has called his company Dan Ovshak paint. So, not sure what he might call it for you.

Seems we're not the first to be taken in by him. He's out of Anoka county (hence operating in Hennepin County to avoid his probation officer in case you file a report) on probation for theft by swindle, amongst and other things.

Also not sure if the address is legit (pretty sure it's not), but he operates in the twin cities metro area.

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Dan - (United States)

 I know who this customer is. The complaint copy she filed has been paid back in full the customer in Bloomington. We started her job the day we got the down payment. We left and lock the doors. She called us the next day and said the doors were unlocked and she did not want us to come back and she wanted her money back. She gave us $1,000 down. We had $2,000 worth of equipment in her apartment. She would not return our equipment and wanted her money back. We met with the police and she refused to let us into the property. One of the reasons we were reluctant is that the house was infested with bed bugs. She wanted us to continue the work even though she had other tenants in the property she told us we had a hundred degree days coming up and that would kill the bed bugs. She was very combative with the police and almost went to jail. Think about it if she really had a case she would have taken us to court. We kept the money solely based upon the fact she had our equipment it would not return it. All these accusations are false. What's frustrating about the internet is someone says it's real and then it's true. I feel bad about the tennis she's running to because she's a slumlord bed bug cockroach issue. Thank you.

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