Kiddy's General Construction

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  • 1424 Torrey Pines Cir

    Yuma, AZ 85365

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**I had to push my floor installers back by 8 days because Rick couldn??t meet his deadline that he himself set.
Removing popcorn- Rick, his teenage kids and his sister scraped the ceilings. They didn't remove all the popcorn, and neglected some areas. He left inches of popcorn all over the floor for 3 days ;I just cleaned it because he apparently wasn't going to.

Texturing Ceilings- Rick got Texture (drywall mud) all over the walls and would not clean it off. I asked him about it and he said, "it will come off easily on your final clean up before you move in." Drywall mud doesn't come off easily because once it gets wet it smears everywhere leaving a white film all over the walls. I had to repaint all of the walls that joined to ceilings that he textured. Rick poured over a gallon of texture on my new laminate flooring and on fireplace and just left it there. After he left I cleaned it so it didn??t ruin the laminate.

Painting Ceilings- Rick took several days off of work and my move-in was rapidly nearing so I began painting the ceilings. I painted just about all of the downstairs because he wouldn't show up to work for 3 days. The parts that he did paint looked absolutely terrible because he used a flat white paint and it brought out all of the imperfections where he missed removing the popcorn. He offered to reimburse me $200.00 for how badly they came out and (at the time I didn't know of his (lack of) work ethic, so I told him to just roll it into the next job I WAS going to have him do. I never saw that money either. When Rick's son was removing a ceiling fan, he dropped it and totally ruined it. I just today had asked him for reimbursement and he said that he would give me $30.00 for a $130.00 fan. When I asked him for full reimbursement for the price of the fan, he actually said, "I can send you a bill of the man hours it took to remove the fans, and we can see where the balance falls." That was real professional. Thanks Rick.

Painting the walls- Rick's painting came out terrible. The trim was lighter than the rest of the walls and the previous paint was clearly visible. All the walls are patchy where not enough paint was applied. Not only that, but again, he didn't show up for 3 days so I painted ~70% of what I paid Rick to paint. I also had to repaint 13/14 walls that he painted. On the accent walls he painted random (approximately) 3"x12" lines of the wrong color for no apparent reason. He meaninglessly painted over drywall mud (where I patched a hole) so then I couldn't wipe away the excess mud that filled some of the wall texturing. In the kitchen he ran out of paint, and instead of telling me that he needed more paint to properly do the job, he went extremely thin with the paint to make it last, and you can see the old paint better than the new paint.

Installing bathtub- Rick told my 2 floor installers and myself all at once, that the tub would be done the following day? Rick didn't show up for next 3 days so the bath tub was halfway installed for about a week. Additionally, he left the water turned on (with only the copper pipe coming out of the wall as the faucet) and didn't let anybody know, so when I turned the main water line to my house on, it flooded out my bathroom.
Patching a 2'x4' hole- I had cut the hole to an even (pretty close to perfect) 2'x4' hole. He cut a piece of drywall and screwed it in. I can clearly see where he taped the drywall. When I asked him to redo it he said, "did you paint it yet? Once you paint it you won't be able to see it." Stupidly, I painted over it and you can see the tape clear as day.

It went absolutely terrible. I confronted Rick about his work ethic and he excused it by saying everything took longer than anticipated. Then I asked him why he didn't show up for 3 days and he came up with some other excuses, one of them being that he got sick...for the second week in a row. The few days rick did show up to work, he was either texting or on the phone with his wife for (with no exaggeration) 50% of the time. Rick brought very few of his own tools, so he used all of mine which he left all over the place. I still don??t know where all of them are. He didn't clean up AT ALL. He left Thirstbuster cups all over the place, all the popcorn from the ceilings on the ground, a 2 Little Caesars pizza boxes, multiple candy/chips/etc all over my house (not in trash cans). I even walked in and found a banana peel on the ground, that was left there for 4 days until I picked it up.

In essence I paid Rick $1250.00 to install a bathtub and partially scrape the popcorn off my ceilings. Everything else I did for him because he wouldn't show up to work, or I had to redo because it was so poorly done. I'm out $1250.00 (just for labor), $400.00+ in materials, my time spend (unscrewing all of his f-ups), extra paint, and a ceiling fan.

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**I had to push my floor installers back by 8 days because Rick couldn??t meet his deadline that he himself set.
Removing popcorn- Rick, his teenage kids and his sister scraped the ceilings. They didn't remove all the popcorn, and neglected some areas. He left inches of popcorn all over the floor for 3 days ;I just cleaned it because he apparently wasn't going to.

Texturing Ceilings- Rick got Texture (drywall mud) all over the walls and would not clean it off. I asked him about it and he said, "it will come off easily on your final clean up before you move in." Drywall mud doesn't come off easily because once it gets wet it smears everywhere leaving a white film all over the walls. I had to repaint all of the walls that joined to ceilings that he textured. Rick poured over a gallon of texture on my new laminate flooring and on fireplace and just left it there. After he left I cleaned it so it didn??t ruin the laminate.

Painting Ceilings- Rick took several days off of work and my move-in was rapidly nearing so I began painting the ceilings. I painted just about all of the downstairs because he wouldn't show up to work for 3 days. The parts that he did paint looked absolutely terrible because he used a flat white paint and it brought out all of the imperfections where he missed removing the popcorn. He offered to reimburse me $200.00 for how badly they came out and (at the time I didn't know of his (lack of) work ethic, so I told him to just roll it into the next job I WAS going to have him do. I never saw that money either. When Rick's son was removing a ceiling fan, he dropped it and totally ruined it. I just today had asked him for reimbursement and he said that he would give me $30.00 for a $130.00 fan. When I asked him for full reimbursement for the price of the fan, he actually said, "I can send you a bill of the man hours it took to remove the fans, and we can see where the balance falls." That was real professional. Thanks Rick.

Painting the walls- Rick's painting came out terrible. The trim was lighter than the rest of the walls and the previous paint was clearly visible. All the walls are patchy where not enough paint was applied. Not only that, but again, he didn't show up for 3 days so I painted ~70% of what I paid Rick to paint. I also had to repaint 13/14 walls that he painted. On the accent walls he painted random (approximately) 3"x12" lines of the wrong color for no apparent reason. He meaninglessly painted over drywall mud (where I patched a hole) so then I couldn't wipe away the excess mud that filled some of the wall texturing. In the kitchen he ran out of paint, and instead of telling me that he needed more paint to properly do the job, he went extremely thin with the paint to make it last, and you can see the old paint better than the new paint.

Installing bathtub- Rick told my 2 floor installers and myself all at once, that the tub would be done the following day? Rick didn't show up for next 3 days so the bath tub was halfway installed for about a week. Additionally, he left the water turned on (with only the copper pipe coming out of the wall as the faucet) and didn't let anybody know, so when I turned the main water line to my house on, it flooded out my bathroom.
Patching a 2'x4' hole- I had cut the hole to an even (pretty close to perfect) 2'x4' hole. He cut a piece of drywall and screwed it in. I can clearly see where he taped the drywall. When I asked him to redo it he said, "did you paint it yet? Once you paint it you won't be able to see it." Stupidly, I painted over it and you can see the tape clear as day.

It went absolutely terrible. I confronted Rick about his work ethic and he excused it by saying everything took longer than anticipated. Then I asked him why he didn't show up for 3 days and he came up with some other excuses, one of them being that he got sick...for the second week in a row. The few days rick did show up to work, he was either texting or on the phone with his wife for (with no exaggeration) 50% of the time. Rick brought very few of his own tools, so he used all of mine which he left all over the place. I still don??t know where all of them are. He didn't clean up AT ALL. He left Thirstbuster cups all over the place, all the popcorn from the ceilings on the ground, a 2 Little Caesars pizza boxes, multiple candy/chips/etc all over my house (not in trash cans). I even walked in and found a banana peel on the ground, that was left there for 4 days until I picked it up.

In essence I paid Rick $1250.00 to install a bathtub and partially scrape the popcorn off my ceilings. Everything else I did for him because he wouldn't show up to work, or I had to redo because it was so poorly done. I'm out $1250.00 (just for labor), $400.00+ in materials, my time spend (unscrewing all of his f-ups), extra paint, and a ceiling fan.

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