signed a $6,500.00 contract with Fernandez Construction LLC, Arturo Fernandez, on November 4, 2015 to add a large walkway in our back yard from our house to a shed, install a french drain between the patio and new walkway ($5000) and to tile our master bathroom ($1500). He asked for $4,500 to get started. He said he had been in a accident and was short of cash because he had to purchase another vehicle.
His crew removed dirt and made forms the next day. He then asked for $1,500 because he was going to pour conctrete Saturday, When I questioned the money he needed he said someone had broken into his trailer and stole his tools and equipment and he had to replace them. I gave him the money.
He did not show up to pour the concrete on Saturday. I called and left several messages and they were not returned. Three weeks later, when I was not at home, he let himself into our backyard and poured the walkway. When I arrived he was finishing the work. I asked why he didn’t call me ahead to time, like he said he would to schedule a time to come, and he replied I’m here now.
He covered the concrete with blankets so it wouldn’t freeze and said he’d be back to remove them and finish the work. Once again he did not show up or return my calls. Weeks later he sent someone to finish the work, all they did was remove the blankets.
He had ripped the irrigation water lines apart while building the forms and said he would fix that and bury them under the walkway, inside pvc pipe, so we could access them. That was a fight and took several calls and trips to put the lines under the concrete. He was to make sure the system worked. That didn’t happen. I paid another company $750 to come in and fix all Arturo messed up.
He removed concrete next to the house, at his own discretion, and tore stucco off the house. We paid to have that repaired. The french drain was never installed. The concrete slopes toward the house instead away from the house. Now water runs onto the patio. The walkway is approximately 30′ x 5′ and there are no expansion joints! We were given a quote of $12.80 a foot to cut the concrete so it could expand and contract. There are already cracks in it, it’s not the correct color and the work was shoddy. He and his crew didn’t respect you or your property. They dug up flowers or crushed them, smoked cigarettes and drank beer while on the job and left the butts and cans scattered about.
In the meantime he sent a man to do the tile work in our bathroom. When it came time to pay the tile man, I had already paid Arturo $1,000 of it in the $1500 check I gave him on November 7th, Arturo came and said I owed him $1000 for extra work he did outside of the contract. He did not pay the man and I had to pay him $1600 for his work in the bathroom.
The address on his website does not exist.
Stay away from him. He is only interested in ripping people off.