Unfortunately, I had a negative experience with Ron in September/October of 2016 when I hired him to repaint my house. Everything went well at first; his crew showed up every day, made good progress and the house looked great, though they did openly complain to him that he wasn’t providing enough paint for the job.
We paid for two coats, but probably got only one. It was toward the end of the project when we presented him with a punch list that he decided it was too much work and abandoned us. We also pre-paid him to replace a basement window which, of course, he never completed. I suppose we came out luckier than some of Ron’s other clients since he finished 95% of the project, but the big shame is that he can do good work if he wants to.
He did constantly ask for money, but I only doled it out when I felt enough progress had been made. Ron did a lot of work for one of my neighbors who recommended him highly. I believe she was able to monitor him constantly which may be the reason her experience was positive, but I would never use him again.
My neighbor received negative feedback about Ron from others she had recommended to him. She said she’ll never hire him again despite the beautiful job he did for her. I hope Ron will clean up his act if he hasn’t done so already, but he’s likely trashed his own reputation forever.