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Gastonia Landscaping / It is a scam, Scott Pruitt takes your monies and never provides services.

Pa Jan 07, 2016 Review updated:

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!!!

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  • Pa
      Jan 19, 2016

    look at his 30 year behavioral pattern! This will tell you a lot!

    +4 Votes
  • Ro
      Feb 29, 2016

    I have seen the work of Gastonia Landscaping. It is of exceptional quality. They turn lackluster spaces into works of art. They have had an unfortunate year being that it rained everyday from October to December. Not to mention a large amount of rain and snow in January and February. They continue to struggle to have good weather as sturdy structures can't begin without dry ground. There is a group attempting to "destroy" Gastonia Landscaping. It consists of Rebecca Leonard Kurland, John Harris, Joann Roy Berard, Donald Berard, Penny Cashion Berry and several others. Rebecca is a convicted felon, (Greensboro, NC 1996) former prostitute, and drug addict who has very serious mental health issues. John M. Harris is a drug dealer who operates under the landscaping company Dreamscapes of Boone. It is located off Red Fox Trail in Boone, NC. He has had several extramarital affairs in the Summer of 2011. His hobbies include online stalking, harassing, and threatening families for no reason.

    Respond to this report!

    -9 Votes
  • Da
      Mar 03, 2016
    Best Best Advice

    Mr. Pruitt is a well known and long time convicted felon. The response above slandering all the people by name is by a dummy account he, or one of his "associates" have started, of which he has many, in a sad and feeble attempt to bad mouth his ex-wife & mother of his only biological child and those who are suing him. His childish attempt to slander them is laughable (and actionable in court, but he knows that). Clearly, the only people he is 'paying' are his attorneys.

    Now, lets turn to some real facts about Mr. Pruitt, Gastonia Landscaping, Dutch Handyman, and American Home Remodeling (the last two are businesses he operated and had a number of complaints about). Check out the glorious reputations of all these companies on the BBB website - not very good, even though he hired a service to try to rehab his reputation on there (laughably).

    Here are the convictions against Mr. Pruitt along with their case numbers - all of which are public record and easy to verify:

    In North Carolina:

    Case # 2009CR 059733 has an offense date of 06/10/2009 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor failure to work after being paid. The subject was found guilty
    and sentenced to 120 days and 24 months probation. The case was closed on 02/18/2010. The case is
    filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2009CR 062911 has an offense date of 12/02/2009 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor larceny. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
    02/18/2010. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2006CRS064341 has an offense date of 12/21/2006 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Thesubject was charged with felony possession of 5+ counterfeit instruments. The subject was found guilty
    to a lesser charge of forgery and probation violation and sentenced to a minimum of 5 months and 24
    months of probation. The case was closed on 09/22/2008. The case is filed in the Superior Court.

    Case # 2003CR 058302 has an offense date of 08/15/2002 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Thesubject was charged with felony larceny. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
    09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2003CR 060376 has an offense date of 08/25/2003 in Davidson County, North Carolina. The
    subject was charged with felony obtaining property under false pretense. The case was dismissedwithout leave and closed on 09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2003CR 060377 has an offense date of 08/27/2003 in Davidson County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with felony obtaining property under false pretense. The case was dismissed
    without leave and closed on 09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2002CR 054568 has an offense date of 04/25/2002 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor failure to work after being paid. The case was dismissed
    without leave and closed on 01/27/2003. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 2000CR 001408 has an offense date of 05/22/1999 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with obtaining property under false pretenses. The subject was found guilty to a
    lesser charge of failure to surrender title/registration/tag. The case was closed on 04/19/2000. The case
    is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 1999CR 011497 has an offense date of 02/17/1999 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The
    subject was charged with failure to deliver title. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on 06/02/1999. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 1999CR 024599 has an offense date of 09/03/1998 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with failure to deliver title. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
    09/01/1999. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 1999CRS053352 has an offense date of 10/22/1998 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with a felony for passing worthless checks. The subject pled guilty and the case
    was continued on the condition that the defendant paid $6, 000 by 09/20/2000. The case was disposed
    on 09/13/2000. The case is filed in the Superior Court.

    Case # 1995CR 013862 has an offense date of 04/08/1995 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The case was dismissed without leave
    and closed on 04/28/1995. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 1995CR 013864 has an offense date of 11/25/1994 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with felony extradition/fugitive of the state. The case was dismissed without leave
    and closed on 09/01/1995. The case is filed in the District Court.

    Case # 1993CR 033561 has an offense date of 05/19/1993 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with a felony for passing worthless checks. The subject was found guilty and
    sentenced to 60 days and one year of probation. The case was closed on 01/14/1994. The case is filed
    in the District Court.

    In Christian County, Kentucky:

    Case # 07-CR-00894 was filed on 12/21/2007. The subject was found guilty of felony theft by unlawful
    taking over the amount of $300. The subject was sentenced to five years in prison. He served at least 18 months in state prison Hopkinsville KY for this felony theft conviction.

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    Is this the man you want to trust with your hard earned money? For that matter do you want him around your loved ones, friends, neighbors, even pets? I sure hope not. If you shake his right hand, the other one will be in your pocket.

    It is clear from all the above he starts businesses, rips off a number of people, moves to another state or town after the heat is too high, then does it again. He will keep doing it. Stolen cars. Bad and forged checks. Not delivering services as charged. The list goes on, the facts are there and easily verifiable as outlined above. This has been his way of dealing with people for over 20 years. It is not going to change or stop.

    KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH THIS MAN IS A MULTIPLE TIME CONVICTED FELON INVOLVING CRIMES INCLUDING THEFT, FRAUD, STOLEN GOODS, AND HAS BEEN SUED CIVILLY MANY TIMES OVER. LOOK IT UP FOR YOURSELF IT IS TRUE.

    +7 Votes
  • Da
      Mar 03, 2016

    Mugshot from William Scott Pruitt's last arrest in Gaston County in December, 2015.

    +6 Votes
  • Pa
      Mar 03, 2016

    He is a disgrace to society!

    +5 Votes
  • Ds
      Mar 04, 2016

    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. Thankfully someone posted his pretty extensive criminal history on here and elsewhere so people can be warned.

    I was really shocked in seeing some of the things I had seen about them, and initially just thought it was a bunch of bunk so I reached out to someone on here who used them and it turned out to be true what has been said on here. 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 is likely schizophrenic from the sound of things, cursed the person out over the phone and threatened her 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 - someone posted up his mug shot above). If you file anything against them and she calls you with her blowhard threats, record the call and send it to the Gaston Sheriff, they have an open file on her and apparently are putting together a TRO on her as well. Hopefulyl she gets back on her meds soon and stops acting like a total lunatic, or she gets back into a program to control her problems.

    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, and I am glad to have dodged this bullet, although it sounds like Pruitt and his company and schizophrenic belligerant wife wont be dodging the lawsuits much longer.

    +1 Votes
  • Op
      Mar 24, 2016

    Took 1600 from op

    +2 Votes
  • Op
      Mar 24, 2016

    Took 1600 but never completed fence

    +2 Votes
  • Sc
      Apr 14, 2016

    Took our money never completed job, he is a scammer.. He has been arrested again for fraud, failure to perform work

    +1 Votes

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