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A Mar 14, 2020

STAY AWAY FROM BRIAN SHEEKS! Let me state up front, I am a customer who simply wants to upgrade my home. I was opening up a kitchen, dining, and living room and adding new floors and a large island.

1. Sheeks fraudulently POSES as a general contractor; I have checked with the Ames city and State of Iowa offices and he DOES NOT have a general contractor license. What he is doing is illegal and I am in the process of completing documents to report him to the City and State authorities.

2. Moreover, he has performed illegal (he is NOT a licensed electrician) and dangerous electrical work on my house that I had to have inspected and fixed by a fully licensed electrician. I have documentation to prove it. Sheeks then brought in an electrician to complete additional electrical work after I told him I was going to check with the city to make sure the electrical permit was pulled. His electrician cost $2000 for work that should have cost $250. I told him I didn't want that company to do additional work and I found a local, reputable, certified electrician who charged $175 (instead of the $4000 quoted from the company Sheeks used) to turn the wires in a junction box. Sheeks said he would pay for the electrician who fixed his shoddy work, but as of today, a week after he said he paid them, they still have not received payment.

3. Sheeks also portrays himself as a qualified drywall installer. He did an absolutely horrible job. The poor quality and improperly done drywall (used the wrong tape, did not properly anchor the drywall in the ceiling, and did not use metal edging) which resulted in having to call in a reputable drywall sub-contractor to fix the work. He said he new he had to fix some of the drywall, but if so, why paint it? He did not put up plastic to my basement, so it is covered with texture dust, which he said was going to be cleaned, but never has been, after asking a number of times.

4. Sheeks is far from a professional. Sheeks left the entire work area (my house) a mess. I had to tell him to put down resin paper so that I was not walking on drywall dust covered underlayment with nails sticking up. He left a pile of debris in my garage for over a month, and it took more than a week and a half of pleading with him to get it removed. Countless emails, texts and calls for a simple reply and action were and remain unanswered.

5. Sheeks saw an opportunity and took advantage of a situation where I had to travel out of state because my 98 year old father was ill, and as it turned out in his last days of life. Sheeks tactic was to get more money out of me to "complete a lot of work when I was gone", but that work was never completed.

6. Sheeks has not produced the cabinets he said he was working on since November (I have email to prove it) and then in February/March (more emails to further prove it). I've repeatedly asked to see the cabinets, to take pictures and send them to me, and he simply does not reply. It's been one stall tactic and bundle of lies after another. The cabinets were supposed to be completed this week but on Thursday, he said he would 'assemble' them this weekend and I have them on Monday. Nonesense...! I have emailed and asked him when they will be delivered and he has not replied as usual. The bottom line is...THERE ARE NO CABINETS.

7. HE HAS RIPPED ME OFF OF A LOT OF MONEY THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY SISTER WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2018. This kitchen was going to be my way to remember her because we loved to cook together, but now what I feel is nothing but hurt and anger. What Brian Sheeks does is criminal, literally and figuratively. He's not even man enough to face me and resolve the entire issue. What kind of monster does that—takes advantage of someone who is trying to get home before their father dies?

8. Sheeks says he wants to "complete the work" but he doesn't pay the sub-contractors who have had to fix his mistakes; he hasn't delivered the cabinets which should were paid for in November and December, or even find subs to finish the work in a timely fashion.

9. I have not had flooring since November and the job, which was supposed to take 7 weeks is now in its 4th month, but he does nothing to expedite the completion. I've been living in my bedroom and walking around on sheetrock dust and heavy duty resin paper and blue tape...since November! Enough!!! He doesn't care that I have had to live like this.

10. When he does come up for air, Sheeks gives all the excuses under the sun attempting to explain why his sub-contractors can't show—"got the flu, they're not getting back to him on the phone, they hung up on him, he's heard bad things from another contractor about them, " etc.

11. I have asked him numerous times for a copy of the signed contract. He only shows up with one copy to sign and says will bring a copy next time, but never does.

THIS GUY, BRIAN SHEEKS IS NOT A CONTRACTOR. DON'T, I repeat DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING let alone QUALITY, HONESTY OR TIMELINESS FROM HIM. He will seem okay in the beginning, but he is not. I have no doubt he will say it is my fault that the job took so long because I would not let him put down the flooring while I was waiting for the drywallers to come and fix his work. Well, its more than 10 days since the drywallers and painters were done, but he has to find someone to do the floors and cannot give me a date on when they would start. Moreover, when he did work, there was drywall texture and paint on my cabinets and elsewhere even though things were taped off/covered. I had a new shopvac that was COVERED with texture because he didn't have the sense to cover it or move it from the room. I was not going to risk damage to my new floors as he has proven to be sloppy and incompetent. Also, if he has been looking for flooring guys to do my floors for over a week, he didn't have them back then. When I asked for the name and phone number of the flooring guy, it took about a month to answer me, and his response to me was "His name is Burt". Period. Let me clearly state, I am the customer, I do not know the finer details of a kitchen renovation. That's why people like me call the professionals and we don't expect to be taken advantage of. I do not know how this leech can look himself in the mirror. His family must be so proud. I am sure he's spent my $23, 000 on things other than my renovation, including his shiny big truck, as my lawyer has noted. PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND STAY AWAY FROM HIM. When I hired him, he did not have a grade on the BBB sute, but now he does: D+. This grade was there before my review, which gives credence to my review.

I have checked and found that he has been involved in 4 small claims suits:
Lawsuits, Liens or Bankruptcies
Case Type: Liens/Judgement
Type: SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT
Origin Filing Date: 12/26/2012
Agency State: IA
Irs Serial Number: Info Pending...
Origin Filing Number: Info Pending...
Filings Number: SCSC533880
Amount: $4297.00
Agency: POLK DISTRICT COURT
Agency County: POLK

Case Type: Liens/Judgement
Type: SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT
Origin Filing Date: 01/29/2010
Agency State: IA
Irs Serial Number: Info Pending...
Origin Filing Number: Info Pending...
Filings Number: SC487392
Amount: $523.00
Agency: POLK DISTRICT COURT
Agency County: POLK

Case Type: Liens/Judgement
Type: SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT
Origin Filing Date: 12/03/2008
Agency State: IA
Irs Serial Number: Info Pending...
Origin Filing Number: Info Pending...
Filings Number: SC464459
Amount: $909.00
Agency: POLK DISTRICT COURT
Agency County: POLK

Case Type: Liens/Judgement
Type: SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT
Origin Filing Date: 09/07/2007
Agency State: IA
Irs Serial Number: Info Pending...
Origin Filing Number: Info Pending...
Filings Number: SC438733
Amount: $1636.00
Agency: POLK DISTRICT COURT
Agency County: POLK

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