DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY!
Force One Contracting was referred to me through a referral agency. I dealt directly with Anthony, the owner. He was very nice and professional, until he got my money. I hired him to build a room in my basement. The room was 12X17 feet. I gave him $5,000 upfront, which was suppose to be for materials.
The first day he arrived late, took some additional measurements and left for the day. Day 2 he came with 1 worker and some materials, they worked for approximately two hours and left. No one showed up at all day 3 and 4 or called to let me know they would not be coming as planned. Day 5 Anthony arrived with 1 worker. They worked for approximately 4 hours before being done for the day. Later that day Anthony texted me that the framing of the room was completed. When I went into my basement to see what had been done, I saw that he did not use 2x4’s and some of the stud spacing was more than 30inches apart. I’ve had some work done before, years ago, not by this company and what I saw didn’t look right. I later learned that building codes and industry standards require spacing of 16 to 24 inches. I confronted Anthony about this and he eventually agreed to rip out the framing and redo it properly at no cost to me. No work had been done while we were trying to resolve that issue. He said he would be at my place the following morning to get started. He did not show up. I have not seen anyone from Force Once Contracting since the day the framing was done.
Since he wasn’t doing the work, I asked Anthony to refund whatever was left of my $5,000. He told me there was nothing left and repeatedly insisted he spent it all on materials that were already in my basement. The only material in my basement was some drywall, baseboards, one package of insulation and the wood for the framing. I priced it all out myself at Home Depot and the total including tax was under $1,000. I never got any of my money back.
I am out $5,000 and all I have is some framing that needs to be ripped out. I’m attaching some pictures so everyone can see what my $5,000 got me from Force One Contracting.