PAINTING — FRAUD/SCAM
TRAVIS REID—-- SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
TEXASPAINTINGCREW.COM---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
BESTPAINTERS.COM---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
PROFESSIONALPAINTCREW.COM---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
RENTPAINTERS.COM---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
REIDLLC.COM---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
AMERICAN HOME PAINTERS---SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!
NEW YORK PAINTING CREW—SCAM!!!
DENVER PAINTING CREW---SCAM!!!
TRAVIS REID, LLC---SCAM!!!
ARIZONA PAINTING CREW—SCAM!!!
Beware of Texaspaintingcrew.com, aka Bestpainters.com, aka professionalpaintcrew.com, aka, rentpainters.com, aka, reidllc.com, aka, American Home Painters, aka, The Painters, aka Denver Painting Crew, aka, Travis Reid, LLC, aka, New York Painting Crew, The owner Travis is a Scam Artist.
I writing this report because I luckily averted a crisis with this company because of other reports I read from other consumers online, but let me explain how I got to this point.
I found texaspaintcrew.com online on craigslist and called them to get some information on how they work. I originally spoke with a young lady who gave me all of the information and I was satisfied by what I heard and decided that they were the company I was going to go with. When I was ready to start my job I called and spoke with Travis who initially hung up on me, and I called back thinking it was a mistake. The second call prompt a voicemail in which I left, and it was on the 3rd call that I finally got him.
I began questioning Travis about the information in his ad regarding 1 painter can paint 2 to 3 areas or approximately 375 sq. feet in an 8 hour day. I asked him what was the minimum a painter would paint in an 8 hours day and he began to tell me that he could not guarantee a minimum or a maximum. I still began to push and asked the question again asking if I had a room that was a 100 sq. feet can I expect 1 painter to complete that room and another 100 sq. ft. room, or is a possibility that he will only complete the (1) 100 sq. feet room in an 8 hour day, he again told me he made no guarantees, because if he guaranteed that and the painter did not produce that he would get in trouble. He tried to out talk me by telling me his crews worked very fast and that they normally can paint 2 to 3 areas in a day but there were no guarantees. After getting frustrated with all my questions Travis hung up on me.
After the second hang up and him being very evasive and averting my questions, I became suspicious, and began to scourer the Internet for anything on this company and came an abundance of complaints. www.complaintsboard.com had several complaints regarding Travis and the various company names he has worked under, www.reviewtalk.com, www.scamexposure.com, and /link removed/ had a wealth of information regarding the different cities he has pulled this scam in, Washington, D.C., Virginia, New York, Colorado, California, Arizona, and now he is in Texas.
This was Friday, 10/11/13. On Sunday, 10/13/13 at 10:00 a.m. in the morning, Travis called me responding to his voicemails trying to set up a crew and I told him I wasn't interested. Not remembering he had spoke with me on Friday, he began to tell me how he would give me a discount if I would reconsider, and I told him I had spoken with him on Friday, and he hung up on me and I had already found someone else. Travis, began to get indignant with me and started screaming, "Look you [censored]g n**** you called, me I’m trying to help your ### ###!" I chuckled and hung up.
From my research I discovered, The SCAM with this company is they advertise 5 guys for $850.00 with the notion that each guy can paint approximately 375 sq. ft. in an 8 hour day, giving you the impression that you can get your entire home painted by 5 guys in 1 day, but since they make no guarantees to that, 1 guy may paint 25 sq. ft. in a 8 hour day, by the time he tape, remove your wall plates, move your furniture, cover everything, and fix whatever holes in the wall you may have. The trick is you are renting a crew by the hour, not by the job, and what they finish is what they finish if they finish 1 wall in an 8 hour day you still have to pay them. You are better off hiring a painter for your entire job.
A better idea is to use Travis website against him. I showed several contractors texaspaintingcrew.com website and they were willing to Match and guarantee the entire job for the $850.00.
In other complaints I have read, Travis had tried to respond to complaints to throw consumers off, trying to explain the complaints were from his competitors. I assure you I am a real consumer, If you still decide to do business with this guy without any guarantees as to what his workers can and can not produce, you do so at your own risk, and in the long run it will cost you way more than you bargain for, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!
Best of Luck, & I hope this helps you make an informed decision.