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

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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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David Lion

Lady Lake, FL

#47 Mar 9, 2009
mad man wrote:
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
RESPONSE FROM DAVID LION:
At least I have the Integrity to use my real name.
PS: READ ON FURTHER TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT REGARDING MYSELF.
mad man

Port Orange, FL

#48 Mar 10, 2009
ok new partner :)
mad man

Austin, TX

#49 Mar 18, 2009
ill believe that when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherb.
Ex employee

Oviedo, FL

#50 Apr 21, 2009
I also worked for central fl exteriors under Gene pierson I also have not gotten paid along with a few other employees. I have contacted Morgan and Morgan law firm and I want to have a class action lawsuit put together. If anyone else has been a victime of this company please contact morgan and morgan law firm
john

Mohnton, PA

#51 Jul 1, 2009
Mark Miller has been arrested after indictment on 7 felony charges. Finally justice will be served
Orlando resident

Dillon, CO

#52 Mar 1, 2010
Bad news…although Mark Miller's home keeps going to the foreclosure block (and it gets delayed), the family is down to one car, they sneak in and out of the neighborhood, they can't pay the paltry neighborhood fees ($500 PER YEAR), he claims to be BACK IN BUSINESS with 25 remodels he is supposedly doing. NO LICENSE AND NO CONSTRUCTION KNOWLEDGE. WOW, can there be 25 more people giving him money? What happened to the Federal Indictment?
TCH78

Mount Morris, MI

#53 Apr 25, 2010
I worked for that scum Gene Pierson, and never received a check. I am owed over 800.00 from that stank breath bitch. I hope he is dead.
Angela G

Saint Cloud, FL

#54 May 16, 2010
Does anyone know if this guy claimed to be a roofer? My folks were scammed by a Miller and I'm trying to figure out if this is the same guy.
john raio wrote:
My name is John Raio. I am an attorney in New York who has sued mark miller and his previous companies five star vending, markland group, breaktime vending and site selectors. until last year, miller was involved with scamming people throughout the country selling vending machine franchises. he got my client for 25 grand and got at least 50 other people (that I know of) for amounts ranging from 3 grand to 85 grand. most including my client never received a single machine. I did manage to get one third of the money back after miller agreed to pay the money back after 3 installments . he never made the second and third installment. he only agreed to pay after the altamonte springs police dept went to his door. After he refused to pay the other 16 grand, a complaint was filed with police but florida declined to prosecute. apparently grand larceny and fraud is considered a civil matter in florida. Through googling, I was able to find over 50 more people who were robbed by miller. there is a lawsuit out of colorado that can be found by googling "mesfin v mark miller and star vending" where miller told his victim that the vending machines would be placed on an air force base. it turned out the air force personnel contacts didnt even exist. in 2002, miller was sued by ftc and us justice dept which resulted in an order against the companies he owned then, ie century placements and martel, inc. staing that miller was to refrain from involvement in future franchises and that he pay restitution to his victims. he never paid back a dime and then filed chapter 11. though "broke" he owns 2 bmws with his wife pamela and lives in a gaited community in an expensive home located at 2665 queen mary place, maitland florida. he used many aliases including jim evens, kyle young and mike zuckerman. This man is a crook and lives off wiping out people's life savings. i fear that most victims will never be paid back. his father in law is carl trauger and is apparently a big wig in the construction industry down there.
miller has stayed out of jail this long since he closes up shop every 6 to 12 months and forma a new company once the complaints start rolling in. I guarantee that skylyn construction will be shut down by years end and a new company will form. As of now, the bbb has no complaints listed for skylyn since it takes several months for them to process and post the complants. a search of rip off.com for mark miller is a real eye opener.
James Vogel

Holbrook, NY

#55 Sep 7, 2010
John F. Raio jr. on Long Island is an irresponsible, unethical attorney. He is contacted to revise a Will. When the person of the Will passes on Mr. Raio rides it out to use up as much of the proceeds in the estate as possible.
Buyer Beware. DO NOT use this irresponsible, unethical so called attorney. He is crooked.
James Vogel
Mike

Seminole, FL

#56 Aug 13, 2011
I believe Gene Pierson now lives at
460 Holborn Loop
Davenport
FL 33897

His toll violation tickets come to my address because he gave them a fake address.
Gene Pierson

Davenport, FL

#57 Feb 8, 2012
I think that all of you that are writing crap about me should realize that I have alot of references from customers that are really pleased with the work that I perform for them and I have proof of that because I have letters that I can show. I have also spoke with my son and am still in constant contact with him,and he knows that I would never steal his identity. As for Mark Miller I tried to help him get into the home improvement business and he ripped me off too. He was a partner with me while I was with Central Florida Exteriors and he went behind my back and made himself the president of my company. I had no controll of the finances and was never a signer on the bank account. He talked me into selling jobs for him and I later found out that he never did the work. I also had to leave the company because I did not like the fact that he was ripping people off. As for me I left him because I could no longer take his dishonesty nor could I take not getting paid for my commissions. I run a profesional company and do quality work. as for me giving a fake address for toll violations that is a total LIE because my tolls are taken out of my account automatically. I also have an A- rating with the BBB and that is only bacause I have only been in my own company for 3 years. I still have the same installers that worked with me when I left Central Florida Exteriors and they will testify that they ALWAYS GET PAID!!! And as for me being an alcoholic, yes I have made a few mistakes in the past, who hasn't. I paid my dues and I have been moving forward. And if you notice the only ones that say all of the crap about me are former employees of Central Florida Exteriors and as an employee my self I didn't get paid what was owed to me either ($12,000.00) and I just had to start all over again.
Gene Pierson

Davenport, FL

#58 Feb 8, 2012
Whoever Mike is He is a HUGE LIAR and he should never be trusted
Pffft

Nashville, TN

#59 Feb 8, 2012
I'm 50, and for DECADES, I have heard from people in many different states, anytime Florida is brought up, hands down the common 'joke' is: Their license plate should read: "Florida - The State of Fraud" ... what about that do Fla. residents, just not get???
TakenIn

United States

#60 Oct 24, 2012
Well it is 2012 and Gene Daniel Pierson strikes again. My wife was taken for over $3000 for a lousy paint job around our pool. When I meet him after refusing to pay him. He show up staggering and shaken around. Hiss two "employees" with him were laughing at him. If you want a good picture of him search the web for "mug shots gene pierson florida" I lost count at six. He is selling something called Master Shield product now

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