In the end, homeowner probably didn't...

In the end, homeowner probably didn't go up a blinds alley

There are 60 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 2, 2008, titled In the end, homeowner probably didn't go up a blinds alley. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Dear Greg: I have been dealing with Mr. & Mrs. Blind Master in Belleview since November 2006 when window treatments costing $1,917 were removed from my home because they were -- in the words of the ...

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PAT CECERE

Lynbrook, NY

#25 Feb 7, 2008
YOU KNOW WHAT KILLS ME, MILLER AND PIERSON ADVERTISED THEIR COMPANIES THROUGH SERVICEMAGIC.CO, WHICH CLAIMS THAT CERMAMI SHIELD AND CENTRAL FORIDA EXTERIORS WENT THROUGH A "10 POINT SCREENING PROCESS". THEY ARE AS CORRUPT AS GENE PIERSON ADN MARK MILLER. IF THEY DID ANY KIND OF SCREENING AT ALL THEY WOULD HAVE FOUND OUT THAT MARK MILLER IS A CONVICTED FELON WHO DID TIME IN MICHIGAN FOR DRUGS AND ALSO HAD A DWI IN FLORIDA AND THAT HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER. HIS ONLY EXPERIENCE IS SCAMMING PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY AND DOING DRUGS.
Maxfield

Oviedo, FL

#26 Feb 7, 2008
john raio wrote:
to the people who have nothing to do but comment on my punctuation..these are postings, not briefs. perhaps you would better serve your community by reporting scam artists rather than checking my punctuation.
Glad you are defending yourself. You are attempting to help people and don't deserve to be attacked on grammar. I am glad for one you are warning us away from him.Isn't cerami shield on those home improvement radio shows on Saturdays?
john

Lynbrook, NY

#27 Feb 8, 2008
Maxfield wrote:
<quoted text> Glad you are defending yourself. You are attempting to help people and don't deserve to be attacked on grammar. I am glad for one you are warning us away from him.Isn't cerami shield on those home improvement radio shows on Saturdays?
not sure if on radio as I live in NY
john

Lynbrook, NY

#28 Feb 8, 2008
here is the website that has the United States District Court compaint against Miller and his former companies:

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2002/06/centuryplacemen...
john raio

Lynbrook, NY

#29 Mar 25, 2008
as an update, the phone number for skylyn construction has been disconnected
FL Sunshine

Lansing, KS

#30 Apr 9, 2008
John, How can we contact you off list?

As for the Gene Pierson listed above, a Gene Pierson was also supposedly working with Miller in on this scam. It's hard to know who to trust on this forums.

My inlaws were scammed by Miller as well. Interestingly enough, the license number that he had listed on his website is actually assigned to a Sean St. Dennis. Who does Mr. St. Dennis have as a referral on his website--a "Trauger" (Miller's wife's maiden name). I've emailed St. Dennis who does claim to work with Miller, but I've not been able to establish any other contact information.

To search for complaints of licensed workers, check out https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp...
Fl Sunshine

Lansing, KS

#31 Apr 10, 2008
By the way,(and no offense intended-one just has to be careful) I wondered why John Raio, from NY, was so interested in a FL scam artist, and after the posts re: is he really a lawyer? I did look up and find a John Raio in Lindenhurst according to the NY State Bar Association.

JOHN FRANK RAIO JR
LAW OFFICE OF JOHN F. RAIO
247 W MONTAUK HWY
LINDENHURST, NY
United States

Registration Status: Currently registered
Same John Raio? I'd hope so. Will probably be calling to find out more about Mark Miller.
(I can't post his number here, but anyone could look it up)

Miller continues to own a house in Seminole County, but if he's living there I don't know. I'd love for the news to show up at his house.
john raio

Lynbrook, NY

#32 Apr 18, 2008
I would be happy to talk to anyone who was ripped off by miller. You can call information for my number at address listed above. The reason I took interest in Miller and his many scam companies is because I have a client in New York who was scammed out of 25 grand after he invested in vending machines with Miller's Company Five Star Vending. He never received one machine.
john raio

Lynbrook, NY

#33 Apr 18, 2008
By the way, If you look at my first posting on here, I predicted that Skylyn Construction would be abandoned by the end of the year. Well I was wrong. Skylyn's number is disconnected and it is only April. I have no doubt that Miller is now involved with a new company and a new scam. Unfortunately, the company may have been put under a ficticious name as Miller has many aliases. Florida officials have been aware of Miller's scams for years and do nothing. Once the Company shuts down, they somehow feel the problem is solved.

I am glad Greg Dawson helped one person get her money back or work done but it would be nice if he would address all the other victims.
john raio

Lynbrook, NY

#34 Apr 18, 2008
I looked at the website for Shawn St. Dennis. Carl Trauger who provides a testimonial is the father of Pam Miller, Mark Miller's wife. (Trauger is Pam's maiden name)
FL Sunshine

Apopka, FL

#36 Jul 30, 2008
John,

Thanks for the update on the "Awnings" company. I'll pass that information on to my family as well as the police immediately.
FL Sunshine

Apopka, FL

#37 Jul 30, 2008
By the way, for anyone scammed by a FL business, you can file a complaint through the Division of Consumer Services at this web address:

http://app1.800helpfla.com/cswebcomplaints/Fi...
gene pierson jr

Orlando, FL

#38 Aug 29, 2008
No, this isn't the person who scammed you. I'm actually his son, and believe me I'm not very happy with him either. He stole my social security card and left me with a bill of over 3,000 on my credit. I know him very well even though I only truly knew him since I was about 18 years old. He's been locked up in the mental hospital for his drug abuse, his drug of choice ranges from crack, coke, ectasy, and alcohol. This man is not be trusted. He's a habitual liar and a fraud. I really wish we can find him and prosecute. His girlfriends name is Cheryl and I think her last name is greene. The last I saw him, he was in Sanford, Florida spending your hard earned money. His full name is Gene Daniel Pierson Sr he's told me how he dodged paying his taxes. If you find his contact information I would love to work with you to help nail this bastard. My e-mail is [email protected] Thanks, and I hope this helps you it will help me as well.
Empress Jo

Bossier City, LA

#39 Sep 15, 2008
gene pierson jr wrote:
No, this isn't the person who scammed you. I'm actually his son, and believe me I'm not very happy with him either. He stole my social security card and left me with a bill of over 3,000 on my credit. I know him very well even though I only truly knew him since I was about 18 years old. He's been locked up in the mental hospital for his drug abuse, his drug of choice ranges from crack, coke, ectasy, and alcohol. This man is not be trusted. He's a habitual liar and a fraud. I really wish we can find him and prosecute. His girlfriends name is Cheryl and I think her last name is greene. The last I saw him, he was in Sanford, Florida spending your hard earned money. His full name is Gene Daniel Pierson Sr he's told me how he dodged paying his taxes. If you find his contact information I would love to work with you to help nail this bastard. My e-mail is [email protected] Thanks, and I hope this helps you it will help me as well.
I recently submitted a project to Service Magic for exterior paint work. One of the contractor referrals I received was from Central Florida Exteriors. The owner, Gene Pierson, contacted me. He explained his product, Master Shield (aka Cerami Shield) and directed me to his web site, http://www.centralfloridaexteriors.net/index.... . Minimal research revealed a myriad of complaints and allegations against him and Mark Miller. I immediately canceled the appointment for his sales call and estimate. I believe in giving people a chance but it looks like this character has had more than his share of chances. I hope all of you are able to resolve your issues. Thanks for saving me some possible grief.
ex employee

Casselberry, FL

#41 Mar 9, 2009
i used to work for this jerk and thats what i thought of him the first day i met him. he puts you in this room and have you call all these people and tell them the president of his company wants to meet with you. after a week and a half i quit i couldnt take it anymore it was wrong on some many levels now i have stopped working there i cant get my paycheck and none of my ex co workers can either. this punk got whats coming to him if anyone knows a good wage and hour lawyer please post it.
mad man

Oviedo, FL

#42 Mar 9, 2009
gene persons new partner is David lion the new address where they are is 618 N. Wymore rd. winter park fl 32789 he has yet to pay me or my 5 friends that worked for him hes a punk bitch and needs to be caught for this even his own son rats on him he is a redneck with no money that is trying to open a company dope head achoholic rasist. pay me. i have contacted the news along with the labor board. pay me.
mad man

Oviedo, FL

#43 Mar 9, 2009
pierson
mad man

Oviedo, FL

#44 Mar 9, 2009
wooh thank you for letting me vent topix lol, on a different level watch out for these guys, one of my friends went out on traning with him saying he has to blow before he drives lol. Also the building there in looks like a house and the number on his pamplet is disconected, and he tells you that you will be paid bi weekly and after a month pays you for 1 week and keeps the first week, and when you quit he says the checks in the mail. nope. and he says and I quote. "I dont pay bonuses to quiters. hes a joke
David Lion

Lady Lake, FL

#45 Mar 9, 2009
mad man wrote:
gene persons new partner is David lion the new address where they are is 618 N. Wymore rd. winter park fl 32789 he has yet to pay me or my 5 friends that worked for him hes a punk bitch and needs to be caught for this even his own son rats on him he is a redneck with no money that is trying to open a company dope head achoholic rasist. pay me. i have contacted the news along with the labor board. pay me.
RESPONSE FROM DAVID LION:
Hey "Intellectual Midget", I am far from this man's "New Partner". I was hired to run the Call Center and am an Employee just like Yourself. I Hire, Train, and Hand in your Time Cards when You decide to show up for work if at all.
"I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PAYROLL WHATSOEVER" which I posted rather largely for both the seeing and thinking impared.
Infact in light of what I have seen occuring lately I am quiting myself as my own Personal Integrity will demand nothing less.
Gets your facts straight next time before you slam me, and infact better yet why not accuse me of such things to my face (Preferably out Back):(
David Lion

Lady Lake, FL

#46 Mar 9, 2009
Unlike "mad man" at least I have enough Integrity to Post my Real Name.

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