Victim Location 28304
Total money lost $1,500
Type of a scam Home Improvement
I hired Russell Stoddard, Rusty’s Tile Services, in August to remodel my master bath. He told me he was a licensed contractor and bonded. He told me he could start my project in September if I made a 50% deposit to hold the spot on his schedule. In September, Russell notified me that he would not be able to start until October. I told him I had friends coming in town at the end of October and I would need the bathroom finished before they came. He reassured me the work would be finished before their arrival. It is now the end of December and the work is still not finished. Russell has been paid in full and refuses to finish the work. I had to hire another contractor to finish the work. He re-scheduled the start of my project 3 times, did not show up most days and when he showed up to work it was late afternoon. Hiring him has caused me to miss work, lose money and I still don’t have a usable bathroom.