Boss Construction Inc / Beware of Contractor
I am a roofing subcontractor that completed a job for Boss Construction Inc. This job was completed on the 11/18/08. I have been trying to get paid for one month now. The owner Steve Smith has told me several times that he is going to pay me but when the day comes to pay, Steve does not answer his phone. Finally, Steve called me on 12/12/08. He stated he would pay me and I would have to meet him at his new office located at 10713 Winterset Dr, Orland Park, IL. When I arrived at the office Steve was nowhere to be found and the office was not Boss Construction, Inc. It was the offices of Zausa Homes. After fifteen minutes of no Steve, I gave him a call. He informed me that he would not be there for two hours. Okay. I stated I would be back at 4 pm. He then proceeded to say if he arrives before I do, he would tape the check to the door. I told Steve I did not like the idea of taping the check to the door. He agreed not to tape the check to the door but instead he would have a man by the name of Jack to give me the check. I questioned this Jack guy and Steve said, “He is the man.” I arrived at 4 pm at 10713 Winterset Drive. (Zausa Homes office) and I found the check taped to the door. To my surprise, the check was not for the full amount. It was for $1, 500.00 when it should have been for $5, 452.65. Besides being the incorrect amount, the check was not from Boss Construction, Inc. It was written by Jack Zausa, owner of Zausa Homes. Needless to say, I was very upset about this matter. I knocked on the door and was greeted by Jack. He stated he is the person who wrote the check out and does not know the situation between Steve and me. He explained he is helping Steve out financially at this time. I deposited the check only to find out it has bounced. I am now in the process of seeking legal action to resolve this matter. I will also be putting a lean on the home owner’s property. Home owners need to beware of this company (Boss Construction subcontracts all their work out. If a general contractor does not pay for the completed efforts of a subcontractor, the subcontractor has the right to put a lien on the home owner’s property. If anyone else has been experiencing this type of problem with Boss Construction, Inc. please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.