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Gastonia Landscaping / Abandonment of project and taking 30,000 of a quoted 38,000 project

1 202 West 5th Ave., Gastonia, NCGastonia Landscaping in Gastonia NC, United States Review updated:

Gastonia Landscaping Gastonia Landscaping Contacts & Informations Posted: 2016-01-07 by Patricia Berry It is a scam, Scott Pruitt takes your monies and never provides services. Complaint Rating: 0 % with 0 votes Contact information: 202 West 5th Avenue Gastonia, North Carolina United States This company is not legal. Scott Pruitt has only a landscaping license which states in NC that jobs must be under 30, 000. He does above that. He takes monies upfront and never completes jobs. He has several lawsuits on him now. He agreed to do a sunroom/deck for us. Took 28, 000 of ours and project is not even near complete. Abandoned the project before Christmas. He then contacts via phone, and says he does not have the monies to place order for our windows, lumber and rest of materials and to pay his help. But if I would pay for it, he would release his 2 employees to complete the job, but I would have to pay them. So, here we are, $ 28, 875.00 that he has had in his pocket of my money since Sept. 17, 2015 and I'm in a mess. Scott Pruett is a con-man living in Gastonia, NC at 202 West 5th Avenue, Gastonia NC: mobile phone is: [protected] and [protected]. He had a sales manager: Ryan that got the business from us, he takes monies also - he then departs from Scott Pruett. Scott Pruett claims to have a warehouse where he stores his products. Also, untruth. He has not equipment. As of this Dec. 2015, he purchased 3 vehicles, paid cash, (friend of his told us). So, that explains the monies he took from all and disappears. These vehicles were close to $200, 000 he spent. Mr. Pruett also had troubles with finances back in 2007. His partner at that time, has recently committed suicide. This is a huge scam going on in Gastonia, NC with Scott Pruett leading. He has moved locations and changed names of businesses numerous times. His attorney and engineer that passes these projects are all involved. Therefore, he has ring leaders involved. BEWARE!!! Company is not insured or bonded and does not initiate legal contracts. Complaint comments Comments (0) Complaint country United States Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks

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Jan 13, 2016
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  • Ds
      4th of Mar, 2016
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    Boy this company has a terrible reputation, I am glad we were warned off of them, but wanted to share this with others who may consider using them. Gastonia Landscaping and William Scott Pruitt have bad reviews plastered all over the place and have a terrible rating (an F) with the BBB, which now has them on alert. The positive reviews on here have been put on here by the owner and his wife along with a service they hired. Apparently the owner is being investigated by the state of NC for operating without permits and insurance, along with many instances of fraud on his part. scam report and some other reviews have a long list of his convictions in NC and other states - many fraud charges, etc. Not surprising at all, it seems he rips people off left and right.


    I spoke with someone on here who used them and true to form Pruitt and Ryan came and gave them an estimate, got a payment on the work, started on the work then stopped returning calls after the money was paid, and the "weather" was not the reason for the work not getting done. They didnt pay the subcontractors to do the work after taking the money.Co compound things, Scott's crazy nutjob wife Dana Lewis Pruitt with Jean Wells Travel, who may be schizophrenic from the sound of things, cursed the person out over the phone when the customer demanded the job be done - what unmedicated sociopath curses someone out for asking a job be completed after money has been paid? She apparently does this a lot, and is part of the ongoing fraud (also being sued in Gaston Co). She is probably tired of bailing Scott out of jail (he was arrested on December 23 in Gaston Co for fraud, by the way).

    Apparently the local news through Jason Stoogenke is running an ongoing series on Mr. Pruitt and this company as he is in some hot water and being sued by multiple people for theft and fraud. He also was jailed for theft from Lowe's when working for them as a project manager in KY - served a year and a half. I suggest anyone on here thinking about using them run a search on Mr. Pruitt through the NC Offenders website, it is littered with his fraud and theft convictions. Anyway, word to the wise on anyone thinking about using this company - they do not do the work at all, and will rip you off. Do not use them.

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