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JOHNSON PLUMBING & TILE / DEADBEAT PLUMBER, BEWARE!

1 117 Davis Smith RoadColumbia, SC, United States Review updated:

JOHNSON PLUMBING & TILE also doing business as Kimberly & James Johnson also known as Lester James Johnson or James Lester Johnson.

Lester James Johnson is a dishonest, unlicensed plumber and tile man. Not only he does a horrible work, he does it incorrectly, he is unlicensed with LLR (we reported him to LLR and they issued him 'Cease & Desist' and a $500 citation), plus he took upfront money for the materials for plumbing replacement of the whole house and did not do the work nor refunded the money. He attempted to do the work on our property using a fake electrical building permit (not a plumbing permit!) that he was able to get from Orangeburg County somehow (!?). Here's the photo:

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As you can see in the image, Mr. James Lester Johnson bribed someone at Orangeburg County, South Carolina to get a fake ELECTRICAL permit so he could do the PLUMBING work at my house. Electrical permit for a plumbing job! And he does not have any electrical permits or licenses! How's that done... ?

He got sued in small claims court in Richland County. Civil Case # 2007CV[protected]. Please note that his business' (residential) address is or was: 117 DAVIS SMITH RD., COLUMBIA, SC 29203. He claimed to be living in his van and not at the above address. His cellphone # used to be: [protected]. Don't believe what he says, it's a lot of empty promises and lies. Please note that he may change his address or even a company name. He is a Caucasian male around 38-39 years old (as of 2007) that used to live in Pelion, Lexington county in SC. Beware. Years later after the verdict (judgement) the plumber has not contacted me to pay. Beware of the deadbeat plumber. He owns NO property whatsoever although rents a large house on a lake, not safe to do business with him. Reported him to credit bureaus, will put a record on his credit history.

JOHNSON PLUMBING & TILE

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  • An
      20th of Jul, 2009
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    JOHNSON PLUMBING AND TILE is his business name. His name is Lester Johnson or James Lester Johnson and he may go by Jim Lester Johnson. He should be around 40 years old now in 2009. He can't do plumbing properly. Beware. If you still decide to hire him for some simple job never pay anything in advance. And remember he has got a large amount of money from me and never returned it.

  • An
      20th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    Here's his old ID.

  • An
      3rd of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    Here's his photo ID that he presented instead of a proper plumber license, which is a fraud.

  • An
      21st of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    Johnson Plumbing & Tile (owner: KIMBERLY BURROW) or simply JAMES JOHNSON also known as JAMES A. JOHNSON and JAMES L. JOHNSON also JAMES LESTER JOHNSON and JAMES JOHNSON Jr. One of the addresses that he recently got a "Writ of Execution" on is 201 Lincoln Parkway, Columbia, SC 29203 where HALL MARY JO is the owner. This well known scammer deadbeat "plumber" Mr. JAMES JOHNSON (age in 2011: around 42 years old) has defaulted on car payments, scammed numerous people and wherever he lived he got kicked out or defrauded the owners in many ways possible. BEWARE OF THIS CON ARTIST(S)!

    His (their) last known address in the year 2011 is or was:

    201 Lincoln Parkway, Columbia, SC 29203

  • An
      21st of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    UPDATE: According to LLR Residential Building Commission of Columbia, South Carolina plumber license of JAMES JOHNSON obtained on November 2, 2007 (during the dispute with him) has lapsed on June 30, 2009 and has not been renewed. Thus if he is working as a plumber past that date, he is UNLICENSED. As LLR representative stated, he (James Johnson) will not be issued a new license until he satisfies the judgement(s).

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