Crazy the kind of companies out there. I just ran across this today. Can you believe that companies are willing to take advantage of people like this?
Story is from here.
“A handful of homeowners around Calgary are hoping to see justice after alleging a contractor ripped them off nearly $500,000.
“I was so overtaken by his charm and his personality,” explained Sabrina Watson who hired Kieron Warren to renovate her Chestermere home.
“I just completely threw everything out the door.”
The Watsons eventually fired Kieron Warren, but it was only after they had already paid him $188,000 for home renovation work. (Colleen Underwood/CBC)
As weeks went by, Watson says Warren began to gut her home, but little seemed to get replaced.
When she started questioning the process, she says Warren always had a satisfying answer.
The Watsons then took a vacation to Florida and Warren texted the couple every day about work getting done.
But it was a different story when the Watsons returned home from their trip.
“I literally fell to my knees, my husband started screaming, and we realized (Warren) had been lying to us the whole time we were gone,” Watson said.
She and her husband eventually fired Warren, but they had already paid him $151,000 for his work, and another $37,000 for his contractors, which Watson alleges Warren never paid.”
This story just shows how careful you need to be when hiring companies. Don’t just hire them based on their charm but really do your research.