Report: #1246534

Complaint Review: Ken Vodusek DBA KV Electric

  • Submitted: Wed, August 05, 2015
  • Updated: Wed, February 07, 2018
  • Reported By: VickieCyber — Pasadena Maryland USA
  • Ken Vodusek DBA KV Electric

    Pasadena, Maryland
    USA

Ken Vodusek DBA KV Electric - Paul Fitzhugh, Master General Electrician Ripped Off: Provided Substandard Electrical Services - Failed to Abate Bldg Code Electrical Violations Pasadena Maryland

*Author of original report: Report Reflects Business - Rebuttal Not Truth

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: When customer doesn't have money to pay bill

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Kenneth Vodusek Dba KV Electric provided electrical services at my property through two (2) government executed/administered contracts. Emergency Property Rehabilitation and replacement Septic System was required at our home that prevented my son and I from physically residing in our home for over 1-1/2 years. Six month were as a result of substandard electrical services provided by KV Electric that may have resulted in irreparable harm to my son and I. Although Ken Vodusek performed the the electrical services at my home, he is NOT a licensed electricial; however, he works under the cover of Paul Fitzhugh, the licensee who is a Master General Electrician.

My son andI were unable to reside in home nearly six months from 20 Aug 2014 - 13 Feb 2015, due to required notification process to afford Fitzhugh the opportunity to abate violations; however, he ultimately failed to abate violations and paid Civil Citation 6 Nov 2014;

- KV Electric was paid for electrical services 20 Aug 2014;

- On 19 Sep 2014, AACO sent Initial Notice of Violation and Fitzhugh failed to respond;

- Fitzhugh was non-responsive to telephone calls from AACO I & P from Bill Bryant, Joe Jones and Frank Speaks.

- On 7 Oct 2014, AACO Sent Final Notice of Violation, to include Civil Citation with a suspense of 6 Nov 2014;

- Fitzhugh walked into AACO I & P and paid Civil Citation on 6 Nov 2014, which deemed an admission of guilt;

- The Health Dept contract for septic system electrical violation was not abated by Steed Electric until 27 Nov 2014;

- The ACDS Property Rehabilitation electrical violations were not abated by Patriot Electric until 13 Feb 2015.

About the Licensee:

Paul Fitzhugh, Master General Electrician is a Crofton resident in Anne Arundel County. In 2011, Anne Arundel County issued Paul Fitzhugh a Master General Electrician’s license to provide electrical services in Anne Arundel County who assigned his local license and state license to: KV Electric located in Anne Arundel County (Pasadena). "Assignment of local license" means Fitzhugh, the licensee granted to another person (KV Electric) a right to use his local license to enable that person (Kenneth Vodusek) to engage in the business of providing electrical services.

Kenneth Vodusek owns/operates KV Electric, a sole proprietorship with no employees other than himself and is not a Master Electrician and does not have a Construction license as required. Vodusek may only provide electrical services while under the supervision and control Fitzhugh the licensed master electrician and Fitzhugh is responsible for the electrical services that Vodusek provides.

Fitzhugh failed to provide Vodusek supervision, substandard electrical services performed by Vodusek resulted in Anne Arundel County sending Notice of Electrical Violations to Paul Fitzhugh. Since Fitzhugh failed to correct electric violations, Anne Arundel County issued KV Electric, Paul Fitzhugh a Civil Citation. On 6 Nov 2014, Fitzhugh paid the Civil Citation fine and avoided trial; however, this deemed an admission of guilt.

Maryland Anne Arundel County Building Inspection & Permits issued Notice of Violations (Final) & Civil Citation in the amount of $125.00 fine which failed to comply with AACounty Code.

Anne Arundel County (AACO) Inspection & Permits (I & P) investigated the Electrical violations and Licensee matter since 5 Sep 2014. AACO I & P took the licensee, Paul Fitzhugh before the Board of Electrical Examiners after I sited all alleged electrical violations regarding this matter, to include fraud committed. 

The Septic system electrical requirements were accomplished under two contracts, the Health Dept Septic System Installation Contract and ACDS Property Rehabilitation Contract.

On 27 Jun 2014, AACO County Dept of Health prematurely issued a Notice of Compliance and on 30 Jun 2014 the Health Dept finalized/completed the Septic Permit T02042460. Ken Vodusek Dba KV Electric failed to acquire an electrical permit under the Health Dept contract for the installation of replacement septic system. As a result, electrical requirements were not completed and/or inspected. When the Health Dept completed the Septic Tank Permit, the source of power for the system was an extension cord.

On 18 May @ 10:00 am, Anne Arundel County made history! It was the 1st time ever that Anne Arundel County Electrician Board conducted a hearing to hold Paul Fitzhugh, Master Electrician accountable for electrical violations provided at my home in the county. As a result, effective 27 May 2015 the county suspended Paul Fitzhugh' Master General Electrician's local license for five (5) years. 

The Maryland State Board of Master Electricians is conducting further investigation regarding this matter since Kenneth Vodusek DBA KV Electric remains licensed in numerous other counties throughout Maryland.

 

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#1 Author of original report

Report Reflects Business - Rebuttal Not Truth

AUTHOR: - ()

This report does in fact reflect Ken Vodusek's previous and current business. Apparently, Ken Vodusek has learned absolutely nothing since he continues to fail to be truthful to his customers, potential customers and public. 

I challenge Kenneth Vodusek to provide evidence and proof of his false claims noted in his rebuttal to my report. Perhaps he should consider utilizing RipOffReport's Arbitration Program or Corporate Advocacy Program.

A Customer needs to trust their contractor. It is apparent to this previous customer, that Ken has not learned anything from his prior county and state violations regarding this report. Facts regarding this matter and consequenses were cited by Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland which resulted in Paul Fitzhugh, Ken's friend and mentor losing his county electrical License # B5 000648 and state electrical license for 5 yrs, to include State Fire Marshal approved Nongovernmental Inspector Certification # 1235 and MD State Certification to provide Electrical Continuing Education Training which were also subsequently suspended for 5 yrs since I submitted my original report.

The original report notes facts and truth; however, Ken's rebuttal is not truthful at all. As one of his prior customers, I would never recommend nor hire Kenneth Vodusek even though since the original report was submitted, Ken has obtained his Anne Arundel County electrical license # B3 006149. The first Anne Arundel County electrical permit Kenneth Vodusek obtained under his own Electrical License B3 006149 was not until 10/27/2016. Furthermore, Paul Fitzhugh has not obtained an Anne Arundel County Electrical Permit since 3/27/2015. My original report was submitted 8/5/2015 based on services provided in 2014 and county and state action taken in 2015.

This above permit information can be verified at the following link (copy and past to your browser): https://aacoprod.aacounty.org/PACInternetInquiry/servlet/PACInternetInquiryServlet?EVENT=PACPermitInquirySelection_OnLoad&PAGENAME=Inquiry

Ken's rebuttal demonstrates he continues to lie to the public, his 2 Anne Arundel County previous customers, his 1 Anne Arundel County current customer under his own electrical license.  Since obtaining his own Anne Arundel County electrical license he has only applied for 4 Anne Arundel County electrical permits, 1 permit is for his own home. That means his "many" customers consist of 3 since obtaining his own electrical license. 

The Anne Arundel County Board of Electrical Examiners (410) 222-7715 heard the complaint against Kenneth Vodusek DBA KV Electric and Paul Fitzhugh s with reference my report of their violations of Title 11, Article 4, of the Anne Arundel County Code and advised the Director of Inspection and Permits (410) 222-7784 and Anne Arundel County Licensing (410) 222-7788 of its findings and recommendations. Questions should be directed to any of these county organizations regarding this matter and Maryland DLLR State Board Master Electricians (410) 230-6160 or Maryland State Fire Marshal (410) 653-8980.

I have copies of Anne Arundel County and State of Maryland documentation suspending and/or revoking Paul Fitzhugh's licenses and certifications. Ths idocumentation is also available under the Public Information Act through Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland.

Although it is illegal to provide electrical services without an appropriate electrical license in the State of Maryland, unfortunately their is no consequences for a individual or business who alleges they are licensed. As such, Kenneth Vodusek, did not personally get cited with any violation; however, his friend and mentor, Paul Fitzhugh paid the consequences since Ken Vodusek performed all electrical services under the cover of Paul Fitzhugh's electrical license.

I can also attest that Kenneth Vodusek is vindictive. After county and state action was taken regarding this matter, several complaints regarding my home were submitted to Anne Arundel County with false allegations. The county subsequently closed the complaints since they had no merit.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

When customer doesn't have money to pay bill

AUTHOR: Ken - (USA)

 On behave of the company and to many of my customers, this report doesn't not reflect the business. We all have had that one customer that can not be pleased. In this case it was a welfare job that was put out to bid on behalf of the county. The information in this add is not true, nobody's license was suspended and for public knowledge anyone can look up my masters license through AA county. This job being for a "disabled welfare abuser" we were locked into only completing what was in the original contract, and that work was complete and inspected and given a passed final inspection by AA county. Any questions can be answered by the owner of kv electric and or it's hundreds of satisfied coustomers.

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