My name is Alex Russillo, I am the owner of CityView Renovations and over tweenty years in business I have never experienced such a client. This job was concluded in the summer of 2010, when the homeowner called me he informed me that he needed flat roofs and siding done.When I arrived at the house and walked around it was obviuos that the house was not level, plum or square. I informed that the siding is similar to a skin, if the house is not level,square or plum, the siding would not be as it is attached to the sheathing with nails. The client said understood but didnt have the money to correct the structure. The old brick walls were not cut square to join to the new addition, hence the gap varied along the edge, we tried may different solutions as the client did not want to cut the brick straight. As for the comments on the doors and windows and many other items, the client did a lot of this work himself to reduce costs ( using used doors and windows that were warped and old found on kijiji), the contract was redone 4 times in 4 weeks, adding and deleting items, and once they did work they wanted me to fix it properly for no extra cost, I will do a few small extras for my clients but I also have a business to run and do have to charge for days of work. The bay window mentioned had to be reframed again to save cost Vince did this himself (he is a tradesman, painter)he biult it of square and of level and then blamed the siding for not correcting it.The flat roofs were installed correctly and to Building code.
As for the safety, in 22 years we have never had an accident, we could not use scissor lifts as we had no access(as promised) scaffolding is considered, the nieghbour refused us access to errect scaffolding, they only have 30 inches between the houses, the nieghbour stated that he had enough of the homeowner. As a result we operated safely this platforms.
I do not take monet before work is complete, and no one should pay before then, once the scope of the work was completed the client simply did not want to pay, I informed them that they owed well over $ 5000.00
I dont threaten legal action as it is costly for everyone involved but I will not walk away from a significant amount of money iether. After 2 weeks of refusal to pay by the client, i told them that thier file will be referred to my attorney, and offered them a 15% discount if they paid, they jumped on the offer, they paid. For anyone out there reading this, go on my website, read reviews and i also offer refferals to all interested.