Report: #1367791

Complaint Review: JFY Pools - Elgin Illinois

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  • Reported By: alex — Antioch Illinois USA
  • JFY Pools Elgin, Illinois USA

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Met Sean and his wife Nicole in August of 2016. After a few meetings and discussion, we decided to give him the job to build our family an inground pool. Gave him the $8,000.00 deposit as contracted and the dream began....So we thought. Towards the end of October, he dropped off a bobcat which seemed weird to me being that an excavator would have seemed more appropriate, however I was happy to finally see some sort of activity. It took him about two weeks to come back to even start digging and asked me for another $8,000.00. I was starting to get nervous that I would have $16,000.00 out to this company and he had not even started to dig yet. After relaying my concerns, he absolutely promised by email that we would have the pool panels, equipment, liner, and concrete installed. That never happened. Showed up for an hour or two at a time and truly accomplished nothing. Every excuse in the book, and takes zero accountability. Always has something to blame. Fired him the first week of January, and proceeded to sue him in court. Evading service and have racked up another $5,000 in legal bills.

Since firing him, I have contracted another pool company and have spent more money cleaning up the disaster he left behind. On a positive note, everything is finally starting to come together.This guy is a complete horror show and truly has no clue what he is doing. A solid businessman would have never let this get this far. Read his responses to my other reviews on Google and the Chicago BBB. Zero accountability and he has my money. See the attached pictures and judge for yourself. No way I could disappoint my family and not move forward with the pool even though it has now cost me a small fortune. His quality of work is atrocious and he is delusional.

See the pictures below to view what $16,000.00 gets you in 4 months time. In one of his rebuttals to me, he mentions quality of work. What quality of work?


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#8 Author of original report

5 Families Now that I am Aware Of...Can you Keep up with the Lies?

AUTHOR: Those Screwed by Sean Jest Ruble and Nicole Ruble - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, April 05, 2018

The King of Rip Off Report? That is a laugh. You and your husband are losers. And, I say you Nicole because I do not think Sean is competent enough to formulate a sentence. You are terrible business people. And, worst of all you are both thieves. Your husband just got arrested in January of this year in Kane County (Public Information), and already has priors for drugs out of California (Public Information). Also, he has had priors for domestic violence (Public Information). Does he still have a warrant our for his arrest, or are you running from that as well.

You have flat out stolen from families, and you have alot of guts opening your big mouth on the internet. Maybe you stole because of your husbands overwhelming legal issues. Trust me, your time is coming. You will see me in court. We will find you and you will pay. You will not be able to run forever. Every family you have stolen from has contacted me. If you are in the right, call my lawyer and let's go to court and settle the matter. Or call my lawyer to try and settle it out of court. Or, have you run out of people to steal from and are flat broke? Why don't you just stop running your mouth and rectify the serious problem(s) you have with not only me, but every other family you screwed over before it is too late. LOSER

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#7 Consumer Comment

JFY Pools, JFY Enterprises, Sean Jest Ruble, Jest For You, $12,700.00 TO GET A HOLE AND 5ft MOUND OF DIRT Hoffman Estates IL

AUTHOR: Carolyn - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, April 05, 2018

I am one of the 5 families Alex spoke about in his report.  I contracted JFY Pools in mid February 2017.  After giving Sean Jest Ruble, owner of JFY Pools, $12,700, and waiting for 6 months, the only thing I ended up with was a huge hole in my back yard and a  huge mound of dirt.

I had promises after promises and excuses after excuses. In July,  I finally requested my money back from Sean Ruble and his wife Nicole, but they refused. I had to hire another pool company to clean up the mess left from JFY Pools and install my in the ground pool.

It has been one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had, not to mention that at age 72, I had $12,700 taken from me. I complained to the BBB and also to the Illinois Attorney General's office as did the other families. If you are thinking of putting an inground pool in your yard, DO NOT CALL JFY POOLS!!!

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#6 Author of original report

 Jason, I have no idea who you are and could care less about your opinion, since it is very clear to me that you lack intelligence.

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 Jason, I have no idea who you are and could care less about your opinion, since it is very clear to me that you lack intelligence. Here is a great idea. Tell us where we can serve your "Buddy" and you can be a witness for him in court. Otherwise, shut the hell up.

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Jason - (USA)

POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2017

 I came across this tonight doing a search for Sean as my buddy was looking to have his pool open for the holiday. I worked for this man for many years and although things may have not ended on a positive note between us I felt compelled to put this Alex guy in his place. First of all boss , who the hell swims in the middle of a Chicago winter? Lol. Second of all there mouthy man, it seems like you didn't give him the opportunity to finish what he started there. Lastly bro, it appears your dumb a** sued the wrong people. Sean's a lot of things man, but he's definitely NOT a rip off. That guy kills himself for his family and his customers and I can attest to that as I've seen it first hand working for him for 5 years. Sounds to me like your the one who ain't a man bro.

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#4 Author of original report

Stop Running and Avoiding the Real Issue

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POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2017

 The pictures say it all sir. Tell me where and when my lawyer can serve you and you will see exactly what I am trying to prove. I am not going away and absolutely will get my day in court. You are a fraud with ZERO integrity. I read the contract and so will a judge. Be a man, and if your wife is reading this be a woman and face me in court. If you do not wish to face me in court, have your lawyer call my lawyer and work something out. Otherwise, stop with your childish responses. You look like a fool.

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

No One is Hiding


POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2017

 No one is running no one is hiding. Not my fault you failed to read your contract which clearly states JFY Pools. You are correct JFY Enterprises had been dissolved years ago. The name serves no purpose. That's our perogitive if we wished to do that. ALL OF YOUR CONTRACTS, ESTIMATES, EMAILS, BUSINESS CARDS THAT YOU RECEIVED FROM US ALL SAID JFY POOLS! Who and what are you trying to prove here?!?

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#2 Author of original report

Stop Running Sean and Nicole Ruble

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POSTED: Thursday, April 20, 2017

As the title states, Stop Running. Stop avoiding service. Accept my lawsuit like a man, and lets have our day in court. If I am so wrong, why are you running? Why are you hiding?  Let's settle this. Pictures do not lie Sean. Texts do not lie. E-mails do not lie. Or, have your attorney call mine and resolve your issue. But, make no mistake about it. You will not run from this one. You will never get away with what you have done.

You can cite a review about me from nearly 10 years ago all you want. I have nothing to hide. Funny, my online research has shown you to have a suspended drivers license in Illinois and outstanding warrant for your arrest out of California. That is up to you to confirm or deny. That is in addition to your involuntarily dissolved corporation in Illinois.

If anyone is reading this, search this guy online. Do your research. Do a backround check. Do you want to do business with someone like this? Look at the pictures and judge for yourself. You have been warned.



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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Here We Go Again.....


POSTED: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Any consumer who has half of a brain will see that no one in the world would pay 16K to have a hole dug, and clearly there is more to that claim from the business side of things. So once again here we go, even though your claims have been discredited by every other source.....I am not even going to waste my time going into our side of the story, as its not neccessary. This review is coming from the king of RipOffReport.com  http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/telemarketing-companies-alex-kaliakmanis-pre-alex-kaliakmanis-president-of-428645


We have been and always will be the top in our catergory. One false review from you will never change that. 

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