Having had Daniel S. and his crew work on a previous home with no issues, I signed a contract with him in December 2015, and I paid a substantial deposit of over $10K. His crew completed 4 days of work demolition in January, then we paused the work to wait for the building permit. I contacted him when the building permit was received, then I received excuses as to why he could not come or no response, and no more work was completed. He has since not been returning my phone calls, texts, or e-mails for over a month.
DO NOT PROVIDE DAN SMITH WITH ANY MONEY IN ADVANCE OF HIM DOING WORK. This is now going to be a serious problem for me, not just financially but also time-wise and stress-wise.