We hired York Mills Construction to work on an interior renovation project for our house in October 2017. The total renovation area is about 2000 square feet. Within one week into the project, Zach and his father Murray abandoned the project, walked away with the $10,000 deposit. They claimed to have used up all of that money on ripping down a few drywalls and tearing up less than 1000 square feet of floor tiles.
During demolition, Zach’s team wrongfully demolished our brand new laundry room cabinets and counter, because Zach did not know how to read drawings and failed to contact us for confirmation. Upon acceptance of his mistakes, Zach and his father suddenly threatened to leave the project unless further payment is provided. We were super surprised because we had just paid a huge deposit to them. At this point we did two things:
1. We asked a few other contractors how much the demolition would have costed. From a few independent and reliable sources, the conclusion was it should not have costed more than $4,000.
2. We did some background research on Zach and Murray, which honestly should’ve been done before signing the contract. We found quite a few fraud reports. Apparently Murray is a seasoned sc ammer. Here are the links:
(Homestar bans the keyword: sca m, so there are some other links we cannot post here, but you can check the last link for all the related reports)
Given the above evidence, we came to realize that this company and the owners are not to be trusted. We warned Zach that work should be continued according to the contract and schedule, otherwise, he would be breaching the contract. Guess what? They did not care about what was in the contract. According to Murray, one of his other sons is a lawyer, so they have no fear for any legal actions against them.
So after walking away with the $10,000 deposit, they ruined a brand new laundry room, damaged our stair at a bunch of areas because they did not care to cover it during demo, and left a whole pile of garbage uncleaned. We suffered a huge financial loss and had to find others to finish the job. In conclusion, their work has been poor and unprofessional. The company is fraudulent and untrustworthy.
We have collected all the evidence and will sue, even it means another few thousand dollars of legal fees. We just can not stand thinking sca mmers like these are going around taking hard-earned money from people, while they have absolutely no expertise, shame, or integrity.
We are posting this here because we want to save anyone else from suffering the same losses that we have suffered. Please do yourself a favour and stay clear of this company. If Homestars could PIN this post to the top, it would mean a great deal to your followers!