Taken for Granite

Full story: Fox 31 KDVR 48
They got caught between a rock and a hard place, when they handed over thousands of dollars to a Colorado granite company owner A-who took their money and ran. Full Story
CubanoUno

Chesterfield, MO

#26 Apr 13, 2010
lol wrote:
Tom Martino is just as big of a crook as this guy.
You Bet !!!

Since: Apr 10

Eau Claire, WI

#27 Apr 13, 2010
and what was the outcome?
Tangi Terry

Littleton, CO

#28 Apr 15, 2010
FYI people he has no warranty eaither! He came and put my counter tops in , but Granite is cracked, and I cannot get him to fix it to save his sole. SO NO WARRANTY ON ANY OF HIS WORK EITHER..... And he does not do his jobs right we had other issues that needed to be finished any never fixed any of it..... This guy is a big loser!
Ripped off by Padilla

Littleton, CO

#29 Jul 20, 2010
Heidi Hemmat...did Padilla ever finish the job?
He took me for a chunk of change and I have been praying that he has turned his life of lies around!
why me

Denver, CO

#30 Aug 17, 2010
Arturo got my money and lies...lies...lies.. again lies,
Please someone help me to report this guy to authorities.. why this guy not arrested yet he stilling many peoples money already and mine now.
he still running his business with craiglist and I didn't know until he didn't delively couter top as promissed and lies after lies... what should I do... if some have any idea please let me know?
department of hard labor

Denver, CO

#31 Aug 17, 2010
get a bunch of folks together.

find his ad on craigslist.

get him to go to an undisclosed site.

beat him within an inch of his life

and, above all,

call ICE
tyrrb

Longmont, CO

#32 Aug 17, 2010
why me wrote:
Arturo got my money and lies...lies...lies.. again lies,
Please someone help me to report this guy to authorities.. why this guy not arrested yet he stilling many peoples money already and mine now.
he still running his business with craiglist and I didn't know until he didn't delively couter top as promissed and lies after lies... what should I do... if some have any idea please let me know?
this guys is a piece of shit, he got 400.00 from me lets keep him from getting anyone else on craisgslist
Linda Johnson

Arvada, CO

#35 Oct 21, 2010
Every one NEEDS TO KNOW THERE IS A GUY OUT THERE NAMED ROBERT INRECAS THAT WAS THE OWNER OF THIS AMERICAN SOILD STONE THAT ARTURO WORKED FOR HE WAS THE LICENSED OWNER THAT RAN WITH ALL THE MONEY DID NOT GET THE JOBS DONE, DID EVERY ONE WRONG!!! AND THINKS HE GOT AWAY WITH THIS!!! I DID MY HOMEWORK NO HE IS NOT THE COPS ARE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN AS I TYPE AND AS FOR Michael Padilla THE ONE WHO DID THIS LADY Demi's kitchin he has been on The tom martinos show and is a big rip off on craigslist
Ripped off by Padilla too

Denver, CO

#36 Dec 24, 2010
NEVER use this guy he is HORRIBLE to people!! I have no idea how he is still in business, he is horrible to his clients! Lies, threats, harassment!!
http://www.itsbetteron.com/
Centennial

Novato, CA

#37 May 16, 2011
Well, it is 5/16/2011 and this guy still doing business. I read a comment of him being arrested before. What happened - why can the police keep him in? Something needs to be done with Arturo Salcedo Gonzales and Equisite Granite.
nikki

Lafayette, CO

#38 May 21, 2011
I am getting ripped off my Michael Padilla with Venus Designs! Anyone else out there with the same issue? He refuses to call back and I gave him a deposit of $800.
He wont tell us where our countertop is.
nikki

Lafayette, CO

#39 May 21, 2011
Ripped off by Padilla wrote:
Heidi Hemmat...did Padilla ever finish the job?
He took me for a chunk of change and I have been praying that he has turned his life of lies around!
Can you tell me what the outcome has been. We are in amess with him also. He keeps making excuses, and doesnt show up to finish the job. Did your countertops ever get completed?
no granite

Norwalk, CA

#40 May 28, 2011
I paid a 1200 deposit and no granite, return phone calls or anything . Some guy named Chris will call back and make up some random date but they never show up . I guess there is a first time for everything . I saved my hard earned military money to update my new to me townhome and now its all gone . Someone should shut him and his business down .
bringdownpadilla

Denver, CO

#41 Nov 28, 2011
nikki wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you tell me what the outcome has been. We are in amess with him also. He keeps making excuses, and doesnt show up to finish the job. Did your countertops ever get completed?
Is there anykind og legal actions taken against him? Im going bring him down
frustrated MP customer

Denver, CO

#42 Jan 25, 2012
nikki wrote:
I am getting ripped off my Michael Padilla with Venus Designs! Anyone else out there with the same issue? He refuses to call back and I gave him a deposit of $800.
He wont tell us where our countertop is.
I was ripped off by Michael Padilla about 9 years ago. Two years, court case, judgement and to this day no money returned. I had hoped that by taking him to court he would stop the fraud but I see he has not stopped ripping off innocent people.
Kimberly

Englewood, CO

#43 Feb 10, 2012
nikki wrote:
I am getting ripped off my Michael Padilla with Venus Designs! Anyone else out there with the same issue? He refuses to call back and I gave him a deposit of $800.
He wont tell us where our countertop is.
Yes - he took me for a lot of $$$, too. There is a judgment, but I don't think I will see any of it! I could not believe the lies he told... nothing will change for this guy. Beware, he has changed his phone number and business name. He will continue this practice.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#44 Feb 10, 2012
If it sounds too goooooood to be true, then you are right on the money..to keep your wallet closed. Folks just take it for granted, that every good business owner or employee is honest...NOT IN THIS CASE...always, check with the BBB business.
tyrrb

Louisville, CO

#45 Feb 10, 2012
We should call him into another appointment and kick his ass
why me

Denver, CO

#46 Feb 10, 2012
Carl wrote:
He still owes me $350 for a deposit on a job he never completed. I will file a police report. Thanks for the story!
he never finished work but got out all money excuses, excuses... I do not know why DA not nail down this men...
he is such a lier.
One Unhappy Customer

Gillette, WY

#47 May 24, 2012
You are better off not doing business with Michael Padilla (Venus Designs/Highland Stone) or Marc Padilla....believe me! Save yourself the stress and headaches and find a more reputable contractor. You will be much happier.

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