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metalheadvibes

Can I get a break down of what happened


Omfevilone

I type slow. I was working on my backstory after posted. Firstish time poster, long time lurker!


Omfevilone

Some back story here: Hired known, good working GC - had recommendations from other before employing him. Stated that the master bathroom remodel was "small, but he can easily get it done in 2 to 3 weeks"... fast forward to present day (6 months later) we still do not have a master bathroom. We have a completely bear, no walls or ceilings - open to the attic in the dead of Louisiana Summer heat mind you - with some new wires for the replacement Heater/Vent and additional recessed lights, and 6 boards to "frame" the new walk-in shower area. Now there has been a delay or two out of his power that might sum to a month total. We feel this has been more than understandable over the course of the ordeal. My wife and I are are lucky enough that this money isn't crippling, but money is money. $5k is a few months of mortgage for us, a year or paying off a car note, or (idk) half a master bathroom remodel? TL;DR: GC has taken nearly 5 times the amount of time originally quoted to "complete" the master bathroom remodel. When removed from job for lack of productivity and delivery, refused to return any of the original down payment for the work. Offered a meager, most likely unlikely to actually deliver, 10 payment installments of $100 each. Laughed in my face when bringing up certified requests to document our dispute.


musical_demolition

Have you taken any legal action against them? Not that it will solve the issue.


Omfevilone

That was my final response to him, essentially. A certified letter is require to file a lawsuit against someone in small claims court, among other things.


musical_demolition

Looks like the issue boils down to the Customer calling out the General Contractor for not completing the project in a timely manner and being way over budget. Additionally, they are charging them even though little to no work has been done on site. When the customer wanted financial reconciliation, the General Contractor way over prices rentals and subcontractor payment.