Review: Bob Johnson's House Movers

Review: Bob Johnson's House Movers

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Roger Elington

Pineville, LA

#1 May 11, 2011
Excellent service; friendly staff; low cost
Kelly

New York, NY

#2 May 17, 2011
Roger Elington wrote:
Excellent service; friendly staff; low cost
How much did it cost to move your house? How far of a move? Thanks.
Here comes the rooster

Jonesville, LA

#3 Sep 6, 2011
He's a crook. 3 time convicted felon. Does half the work. Takes all your money and then never finishes the job.
UNdecided

Alexandria, LA

#4 Sep 6, 2011
Never front the money to him. He likes to rip people off with most of the money fronted then he does not finish the job. check warrants on him too.
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#5 Oct 19, 2011
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Christopher

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jan 19, 2012
http://www.aacorp-usa.com/residential.html is a great team of house movers in Fayetteville.
Bob Johnson

Alexandria, LA

#7 Dec 26, 2012
Here comes the rooster wrote:
He's a crook. 3 time convicted felon. Does half the work. Takes all your money and then never finishes the job.
There is two sides to every situation. Pls be forth coming as to what happen. Once all was said and done the charges were dropped against Mr. Bob Johnson and charges were brought against the complaintant . This idividual was charged with a felony and served jail time for the charge.
Bob Johnson

Alexandria, LA

#8 Dec 26, 2012
UNdecided wrote:
Never front the money to him. He likes to rip people off with most of the money fronted then he does not finish the job. check warrants on him too.
There are no charges pending on Mr. Johnson as of 12-26-2012. There is a bonding contract signed by both parties stating what type of payment options have been agreeded upon. Most of the jobs require a 1/3 up front, a 1/3 once the house has been loaded and then a 1/3 when the house reaches its destination. With a few exceptions some jobs do call for 1/2 up front and the other 1/2 once the job has been completed.
Notobob

Pineville, LA

#9 Dec 27, 2012
Bob Johnson wrote:
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There are no charges pending on Mr. Johnson as of 12-26-2012. There is a bonding contract signed by both parties stating what type of payment options have been agreeded upon. Most of the jobs require a 1/3 up front, a 1/3 once the house has been loaded and then a 1/3 when the house reaches its destination. With a few exceptions some jobs do call for 1/2 up front and the other 1/2 once the job has been completed.
Hey Bob. What happened with the move for Mayor Clarence Fields of Pineville several years ago? Call Rosa Field State Farm Insurance in Alexandria and ask her if she will use you again.
Rosa Fields

United States

#10 Oct 28, 2013
I received a phone call from a person today who has (once again) been taken for over $4300 by this man. It makes me sad that since my ordeal with him 9 years ago that he is still taking advantage of innocent people. The woman I was speaking with had a great idea; if the State would just stop issuing him permits maybe that would put him out of business. Problem is that he has already taken 1/3 of your money before he even files for the permit. I guess I want to thank "Notobob" for putting this information on this site! The lady that called me told me it was out here.
Nodameen

Fort Necessity, LA

#11 Oct 29, 2013
If Mr. Johnson doesn't rip you off on the move, he does it later when you realize the house is not level and the floors are cracking.
He charges an arm and a leg to come back and correct the error.
ole bob

Jonesville, LA

#12 Nov 3, 2013
Saw ole Bob's pic in the paper again. Seems he's stealing money again. Contractor Fraud. Yep, fits his M.O.
Victim

Marksville, LA

#13 Nov 4, 2013
ole bob wrote:
Saw ole Bob's pic in the paper again. Seems he's stealing money again. Contractor Fraud. Yep, fits his M.O.
can you tell us on what particular day you saw his picture in the paper? This man needs to be shut down once and for all. Any help would be appreciated
Anonymous

United States

#14 Dec 18, 2013
My advice to anyone interested in hiring Bob Johnson to move or level your home is to do the following;

1. Ask him if he has a CDL License or if his company employs a CDL driver fulltime. Be sure to speak to the driver and ask him to verify whatever he tells you. How can a home moving business not employ a driver with a valid CDL or one that only works on Sunday?

2. Ask him how many employees currently work fulltime for him? It’s kind of hard to jack up, move and level a home when the only workers you claim to employ have fulltime jobs elsewhere, can only work weekends and demand cash/payment up front. What quality of work do you think you’ll get if your contractor still owes his workers for the last job?

3. Ask to speak with a satisfied customer and to personally inspect their home along with the condition of the moving equipment his company owns. I would do this prior to his first payment and compare everything to the equipment of other home moving/leveling companies! It’s kind of hard to move a home on a trailer if your truck has two out of six flat/bad tires.

4. Call the Louisiana State Police and ask them if they take personnel checks for his service and then ask yourself why will they only except money orders or a bank certified check when they conducting escorts for his business.

5. Think about how quickly he responded to your initial call for a quote and also how eager he is/was to get that first payment from you. Compare his response to any other home moving company that you called for a quote. I know that’s a normal part of business but pay attention to him and try to notice if he seems more interested in your money than moving or leveling your home! Does he tell you exactly what you what to hear and then changes the subject with stories of his home moving jobs from previous years.

6. Trust your instincts and don’t make the same mistake that I made by not doing the proper research.

7. Also, ask yourself how many bad reviews and negative comments that it takes before someone is discouraged from hiring a potentially bad contractor, regardless of the money of the money saved? Remember, you usually get what you pay for.

Finally, I know someone is gonna throw rocks and try to criticize some or all of the above information. If that’s your only reason for reading and responding, then go for it! If you’re looking for a home mover or leveler in the Alexandria area and reading this article makes you think more about your decision to cut a check to a stranger, then this article was well worth the time it took write.
Contractor

Pineville, LA

#15 Dec 18, 2013
Extremely Disappointed wrote:
My advice to anyone interested in hiring Bob Johnson to move or level your home is to do the following;
1. Ask him if he has a CDL License or if his company employs a CDL driver fulltime. Be sure to speak to the driver and ask him to verify whatever he tells you. How can a home moving business not employ a driver with a valid CDL or one that only works on Sunday?
2. Ask him how many employees currently work fulltime for him? It’s kind of hard to jack up, move and level a home when the only workers you claim to employ have fulltime jobs elsewhere, can only work weekends and demand cash/payment up front. What quality of work do you think you’ll get if your contractor still owes his workers for the last job?
3. Ask to speak with a satisfied customer and to personally inspect their home along with the condition of the moving equipment his company owns. I would do this prior to his first payment and compare everything to the equipment of other home moving/leveling companies! It’s kind of hard to move a home on a trailer if your truck has two out of six flat/bad tires.
4. Call the Louisiana State Police and ask them if they take personnel checks for his service and then ask yourself why will they only except money orders or a bank certified check when they conducting escorts for his business.
5. Think about how quickly he responded to your initial call for a quote and also how eager he is/was to get that first payment from you. Compare his response to any other home moving company that you called for a quote. I know that’s a normal part of business but pay attention to him and try to notice if he seems more interested in your money than moving or leveling your home! Does he tell you exactly what you what to hear and then changes the subject with stories of his home moving jobs from previous years.
6. Trust your instincts and don’t make the same mistake that I made by not doing the proper research.
7. Also, ask yourself how many bad reviews and negative comments that it takes before someone is discouraged from hiring a potentially bad contractor, regardless of the money of the money saved? Remember, you usually get what you pay for.
Finally, I know someone is gonna throw rocks and try to criticize some or all of the above information. If that’s your only reason for reading and responding, then go for it! If you’re looking for a home mover or leveler in the Alexandria area and reading this article makes you think more about your decision to cut a check to a stranger, then this article was well worth the time it took write.
This is a good common sense and objective approach in dealing with a contractor!
Anonymous

Baton Rouge, LA

#16 Dec 24, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
My advice to anyone interested in hiring Bob Johnson to move or level your home is to do the following;
1. Ask him if he has a CDL License or if his company employs a CDL driver fulltime. Be sure to speak to the driver and ask him to verify whatever he tells you. How can a home moving business not employ a driver with a valid CDL or one that only works on Sunday?
2. Ask him how many employees currently work fulltime for him? It’s kind of hard to jack up, move and level a home when the only workers you claim to employ have fulltime jobs elsewhere, can only work weekends and demand cash/payment up front. What quality of work do you think you’ll get if your contractor still owes his workers for the last job?
3. Ask to speak with a satisfied customer and to personally inspect their home along with the condition of the moving equipment his company owns. I would do this prior to his first payment and compare everything to the equipment of other home moving/leveling companies! It’s kind of hard to move a home on a trailer if your truck has two out of six flat/bad tires.
4. Call the Louisiana State Police and ask them if they take personnel checks for his service and then ask yourself why will they only except money orders or a bank certified check when they conducting escorts for his business.
5. Think about how quickly he responded to your initial call for a quote and also how eager he is/was to get that first payment from you. Compare his response to any other home moving company that you called for a quote. I know that’s a normal part of business but pay attention to him and try to notice if he seems more interested in your money than moving or leveling your home! Does he tell you exactly what you what to hear and then changes the subject with stories of his home moving jobs from previous years.
6. Trust your instincts and don’t make the same mistake that I made by not doing the proper research.
7. Also, ask yourself how many bad reviews and negative comments that it takes before someone is discouraged from hiring a potentially bad contractor, regardless of the money of the money saved? Remember, you usually get what you pay for.
Finally, I know someone is gonna throw rocks and try to criticize some or all of the above information. If that’s your only reason for reading and responding, then go for it! If you’re looking for a home mover or leveler in the Alexandria area and reading this article makes you think more about your decision to cut a check to a stranger, then this article was well worth the time it took write.
you are absolutely correct, part of the problem here is he works with a partner who gets the permits under his name when he cannot because of suspensions. in talking to DOTD they won't tell you of past complaints, BBB is of no use either, been there done that. recently heard on the street he got recently arrested for contractor fraud in Colfax ,La. and also that his partner in crime has past away. I know the state police are tired of his crap, So maybe just maybe the rat is fixing to be caught in a trap he can't escape.
Fired UP

Alexandria, LA

#17 Jun 15, 2014
It appears that Bob Johnson House Movers is at it again. I recently heard that he scammed one in Boyce Louisiana, Same old Bob, Take the Money up front, come up with a million excuses why he can't come back.

Why is this guy not in jail? Why is he allowed to steal people hard earned money?

Where can victims of his scams go to get their money back?
Diddley Dee

Temple, TX

#18 Jun 16, 2014
Check out all licenses!
Fired UP

Alexandria, LA

#19 Jun 20, 2014
Diddley Dee wrote:
Check out all licenses!
Do you think he has any licenses. His name does not appear in the State Database of Licensed Contractors.

Almost always, No License = No Insurance.........

Even if he shows you a paper get a copy of it and call the insurance agency.

He's not to be trusted. and people would be wise not to use him.

If you do, just know that you've been warned.

Fired UP
Determined

Alexandria, LA

#20 Jun 20, 2014
He'll get shut down come hell or high water. Had enough of thieves like this. Enough is enough !!!!

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