Drew (owner) seemed like a nice hardworking person and very personable. Gave him the job in July/2011 and till now after promises of start dates - nada. Typical of any two bit thief, he is now in the "do not communicate with customer" phase. All I have is 5 poorly located poured concrete holes to show for my deposit. I think I will end up one of the lucky ones since he didn't do any actual construction. I would fear for my family's safety having a roof built by Drew based on obvious reasons. Also checked with permit office and nothing on file even though Drew claimed he has the permit. This isn't a case of contractor and homeowner having an argument gone bad, It's a case where contractor took deposit, promised to get it done but never came back and stopped communicating! I've been cordial and polite through all of this and only made known my dissatisfaction with Drew after he stopped communicating to me.
A big sigh of relief for me was that I was seriously considering Drew for a 1300sqft interlocking job as well. Luckily I stayed with another company and now I have a beautiful hardscaped property. What if........now that might of been fun!
Obviously I would not refer Drew to others, At the end of the day, I don't despise Drew, he does what he does for whatever his reasons, I actually liked Drew, that's why I gave him the job. To me, he seemed like the typical hard working man trying to earn an honest days pay, We as consumers just need to do a better job of filtering out the good from the bad, and in this case, there is no one to blame except myself!