You have probably noticed Jeff Demski's posting throughout Craigslist- please do yourself a favor and avoid this guy, he scammed us out of a lot of money.
Our experience: we were looking for a reputable painting contractor, and selected Jeff based on his quote being the lowest. This was quite the mistake. We gave him the required 40% cash deposit up front (for ??materials?), and then he didn't even show up to paint when he said he would. About a week later, he sent us an email giving a new quote (much higher), and offered to give our deposit back if we weren't interested. We asked for our money back, which is when he started to give us the silent treatment. He kept saying he was putting it in the mail week after week, which turned into month after month- and then he was never to be heard from again.
He kept saying that he was waiting on money to come in, which means he spent our deposit. Honestly, I could see this guy having a drug problem- maybe crack or heroin, something serious like that. He's pretty unstable- you can tell just from meeting him. I went against my gut feeling to use him for this work in the first place- I guess when you are being cost conscious, the lower quote wins.
Anyway, this whole situation has been quite annoying and I want to warn as many people as possible- especially the Craigslist community because he uses this website as a main means to get business/find people to rip off.
His scam is based off his pretend company, titled ??Jeff??s Painting & Decorating?, located at 1130 Chalet Drive in Darien, IL ?? his phone number is 630-334-5277 and his email address is email@example.com.