JON RIBARY — Rip off
I thought something was odd when Jon Ribary didnt want me to use L.T.D. Homes in the voice mail greeting on the company phone. I should have ran for life right then and there. I was promissed a bonus at the end of Framing a huge custom house. I went home and told my family about the news. They were more than excited. My wife asked, ' Do you think you will have it by Christmas '? I said sure. Well, there was no bonus. When confronted with the issue, Ribary made all the excuses in the world and said ' Maybe on the next one '. With things the way they are lately, that bonus meant everything and he knew it. He paid me under the table and talked about someday doing things on the up and up. That didnt happen . Then, all of the sudden, on a project in Issaquah, he told a co-worker and myself that we were not getting paid by the hour, but by the project. I said to Ribary ' Im not a lisenced contractor '. Thats how they paid us from that point on. On the average, I was paid 6 days late. Only after pleading. The one that really got me was the adds on Craigs list for Labor help. They would show up eager to work and get paid, work for a week and never see thier pay. I can think of 5 contractors who havent been paid in full right off the top of my head. Un believeable amounts of money. These companies did great work in a timely fassion and for lack of a better word ' GET SCREWED '! I have been in the construction industry for quite a while and never have I seen anything so crooked! Hire people with no intention of paying them in full if at all. Ribary knows absolutely nothing about building a home and leans on his help to provide every answer he needs to look like a big shot. When in truth, he's a fake. I pray that no one else suffers the Ribary experience!!!