Found out from contractor's subcontractors that he did not pull permits to do the job. When we inquired about it, he accused me of having advised him not to get the permits until they were needed, and he tried to bully us to paying for the permits. This was very unethical. I showed him our contract that he was fully responsible for getting the permits inclusive in the price he quoted us for the entire project. We are planning to move back to CA and can't sell our house any more without proper permits. We have tried to work with him for the past three months, but he is just not responsive. We asked for the plans to submit to the city, and all we got was the permit application with my own one page high-level drawing. Regarding the quality of the work, the finishing details are so bad that we have to hire another contractor now to redo everything. if you want to see please contact me 208-475-3920. He threatond to put a lean on our house when we requested to make cosmetic changes to a TV cabinet. Eventhough he had assured us that he would work with us on the cosmetic finishes within our given budget. He has very poor business ethics and horrible project and time management skills.
Pros: prompt in collecting his money, very convincing, and
Cons: no respect for our belongings, no time mgt, bully, unathical, really bad finishing details