When you try to help someone out that is just starting his business, be very wary. In his own words, the guy we hired said because of his past he doesn’t have a very good reputation in the area and that’s why it’s been a slow start. Of course, being the kind of person I am, I empathized with his situation. We’ve all had issues in our past and I’m a firm believer in second chances.
In the future, I will not make this mistake again. We hired him for a couple small jobs and he did a good job. So, we gave him a bigger job. He screwed it up, blamed the concrete company (the company wasn’t too happy with him for lying about the quality and spreading false rumors), lied to us about multiple things, quit showing up, and won’t answer our calls. He told us in person and in text that he knows the job wasn’t done right. He said he would do whatever was needed to make it right. Now he has abandoned the job. We are stuck with a poor concrete job and out $1000’s.
The screen shot is from their Facebook page, seemingly showing a good job. Looks good from a distance. The other pictures show some of the bad spots. Three other contractors have come to look at the job and have all said it was a bad job.
Final thoughts. NEVER pay a “contractor” until the job is 100% complete and you’re happy with it. Even if you feel bad for them, because they “need” the money and you want to help them out. Never in a million years, did I think he would screw us over. I know him in other areas of life and didn’t expect it at all.
ALWAYS look a “contractor” up on Wisconsin CCAP. If I would have before hiring him, I would have seen he’s been to small claims court more than once. HUGE red flag! Ask around! After we were burned, others told me that he did a bad job for them as well and costed them a lot of money. If you want a job done right, do NOT hire Integrity Bros Construction – Kyle Sprague. He is going on defense and saying he offered to fix it. Yes, he indeed did. HOWEVER, in order to fix it, you have to show up, Kyle. You have to return calls and not block us on your business page from leaving a review. (So, we will get the BBB and a few other agencies invovled instead.) He has not showed since the day he pulled the forms and his crappy job was exposed.
** I normally would not negatively blast a local business on social media, but we are at our wits end trying to get this guy to own up and fix his crappy job like he said he would. Please share so other people don’t get ripped off **
Below are a few sample pictures.