Painting and power washing service serving Bucks County, PA and likely Philadelphia Tri State area. Contracted for painting job. Agreed to payments in 3rds. Price was very good, but not dirt cheap that you'd worry you get what you paid for. Dave, whom I understand to be the owner was very personable, offered references on current jobs in progress. They started work right away.
Each time Dave showed up for payment unannounced. Last time I was home alone and did not want to withhold payment. So I made last payment before job was finished due to good experience up to that point and painter asked to leave paint sprayer on site until they returned. So I thought we were covered.
Scheduled painter to come back to finish job. Due to start on Monday. Showed up a day or two prior to pick up sprayer and said would be out Monday. Never showed. Made numerous phone calls. On third call, Dave had me call painter, who I understood to be his employee directly to confirm a date. Spoke with painter. He did come out eventually for one day but did not complete full remainder of job. Said he'd be back and again never showed. In the end job about 90% completed.
Most upsetting we permitted two other potential customers to tour our home as a reference while our job was in progress and raved about the work. I also helped them carry out the heavy sprayer. Now I know why the references offer were jobs in progress not completed.