Badger Painting LLC
Madison Mom

Mayville, WI

#46 Oct 30, 2012
Looks like there will be much more to come on this blog regarding the illegal business practices of Badger Painting LLC and it's owner Jeremy Kruk.

The truth will be told. All their lies and deceit will be shown for exactly what they are. Their victims will stand strong... united for truth.
Obskeptic

Flint, MI

#47 Oct 30, 2012
Madison Mom wrote:
Looks like there will be much more to come on this blog regarding the illegal business practices of Badger Painting LLC and it's owner Jeremy Kruk.
The truth will be told. All their lies and deceit will be shown for exactly what they are. Their victims will stand strong... united for truth.
Why not start your own painting company "Madison Mom"? Since you would be way more "fair" to your employees, you could probably hire away from Jeremy his best guys. That would really get him and your guys will make you rich. Nothing like living the dream.
Madison Mom

Mayville, WI

#48 Nov 5, 2012
As great as your ideas may be Obskeptic, I have my hands full with my own business. A few employees have been with us more than 10 years, very loyal, never had any issue with theft, well... unless you count the pens :)
Since you are obviously concerned with the issues here, maybe you should consider opening a new division of your Michigan based painting company, right here in the Badger State?
Obskeptic

United States

#49 Nov 6, 2012
Madison Mom wrote:
As great as your ideas may be Obskeptic, I have my hands full with my own business. A few employees have been with us more than 10 years, very loyal, never had any issue with theft, well... unless you count the pens :)
Since you are obviously concerned with the issues here, maybe you should consider opening a new division of your Michigan based painting company, right here in the Badger State?
Congrats! How has business been the last four years?
Madison Mom

Mayville, WI

#50 Jan 3, 2013
Things are getting better but referrals have kept us going. That's the best thing about doing business right - people come back and recommend us to their friends and family. On the other hand, if you're like Badger Painting LLC, then you're constantly screwing your employees, they aren't going to care about your company or your customers and no one will call you back or recommend you to others. In this economy, if you don't do good business you won't last long. That's why Jeremy Kruk has had soooo many painting businesses, has to keep changing names to avoid all the bad publicity.
Madison Dad

United States

#51 Mar 6, 2013
My daughter was offered a job hanging flyers for them. After inquiring whether it was as an employee or independent contractor she was told she would be an independent contractor and "the first 600$ earned would be tax free." Totaly wrong and illegal. The first dollar is subject to income tax and once you have a "profit" of $400 it is subject to self employment taxes. Totally crooked and wrong advice.
Obskeptic

Troy, MI

#52 Mar 6, 2013
Madison Dad wrote:
My daughter was offered a job hanging flyers for them. After inquiring whether it was as an employee or independent contractor she was told she would be an independent contractor and "the first 600$ earned would be tax free." Totaly wrong and illegal. The first dollar is subject to income tax and once you have a "profit" of $400 it is subject to self employment taxes. Totally crooked and wrong advice.
What he failed to explain is that up to $600 he does not have to provide a Form 1099 at the end of the year, and therefore, it is up to you whether to claim the income or not. He has no obligation to treat any individual up to $600 in payments to that individual to pay the match on medicare and soc. sec., and to withhold and pay the state and federal taxes on behalf of that individual. He may have some insurance liability still to pay as far as workers comp and property liability. Profit on that $600 has nothing to do with anything on his end because it is an expense and it is treated as such. It is income to your daughter and she would be obligated to report it as such on her tax return and then pay what taxes there may be on it. I hope this helps you to understand it better. No disrespect intended, but I assume you have never run a business and had to manage employees and the payroll and business insurance costs related to them? Thats before you even talk about health insurance benefits if the business can afford them.
Madison Mom

Beaver Dam, WI

#54 Mar 21, 2013
Lacey J Drury vs. Badger Painting LLC et al
defendant: Jeremy Kruk
Dane County Case Number 2013SC002375
Future Court Activity
04-09-2013 09:00 am 1st Floor, Room 1000
Small Claims
Obskeptic

Farmington, MI

#55 Mar 21, 2013
Madison Mom wrote:
Lacey J Drury vs. Badger Painting LLC et al
defendant: Jeremy Kruk
Dane County Case Number 2013SC002375
Future Court Activity
04-09-2013 09:00 am 1st Floor, Room 1000
Small Claims
My unsolicited advice is that once your past this small claims case that you should just move on and let go. Harboring all this hostility towards someone is not healthy. Nurturing your anger and hate for someone you don't and can't control will just promote more bitterness in your heart. So Jeremy Kruk is a bad guy and has done you wrong. Lesson learned, lick your wounds, and move on. Sooner or later he will reap what he sows.
Driver

United States

#56 Mar 22, 2013
Madison Mom wrote:
Lacey J Drury vs. Badger Painting LLC et al
defendant: Jeremy Kruk
Dane County Case Number 2013SC002375
Future Court Activity
04-09-2013 09:00 am 1st Floor, Room 1000
Small Claims
My, my, my... You should be such a PROUD Mom, look what I found:

2013TR001145
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury
2013TR001144
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury
2013TR001143
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury

That website works both ways sweetie.
Obskeptic

Detroit, MI

#57 Mar 22, 2013
Driver wrote:
<quoted text>
My, my, my... You should be such a PROUD Mom, look what I found:
2013TR001145
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury
2013TR001144
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury
2013TR001143
01-15-2013
Dane
Closed
Drury, Lacey J
03-1987
State of Wisconsin vs. Lacey J Drury
That website works both ways sweetie.
I believe the proper response here is " those who live in glass houses should not throw stones", or something like that.
DeForest Father

Madison, WI

#58 Mar 26, 2013
Long story short...My 15 yo son was employed by Badger Painting last spring. After 40 hours of painting he ALSO made my son and other teens go door to door and hand out flyers...30 hours of mandatory volunteer marketing!! Badger Painting never paid him and never asked for a work permit. Red flags started going up when the owners young brother Sam was calling the house to set up more "volunteer marketing" I said advised my son to quit that there was some illegal things going on there. I filed a case with DWD and the owner Jeremy Kruk responed to DWD with lie after lie including that my son never worked there ...little did the idiot know that we had saved emails confirming the work that my son was doing and how he was doing GREAT on the job. So we mailed DWD the emails and WON the case. Now Jeremy/Badger Painting is contesting the decision. BADGER PAINTING/Jermey KRUK IS A CROOK...do not hire BADGER PAINTING.(none of this is on CCAP...so I wonder how many other wage claims are going on with BADGER PAINTING that are not on CCAP)
Obskeptic

Royal Oak, MI

#59 Mar 26, 2013
See post #55. I'm not sure why I would be sorry, but I'm also thinking this whole thing is an extremely valuable life lesson for your young son. Life is not always fair, and there are people in the world that will take advantage of you. Many people are insulated from those lessons by over protective parents and blind luck until they are adults, and that can be really bad. It sounds like you did the right thing and taught your son a good lesson. I would also assume you have documented those hours of " volunteer" work, because you can collect on those in Michigan assuming JK is collectible, and your son deserves payment for every hour he worked to JK's benefit. That does include sales.
Madison Mom

Beaver Dam, WI

#60 Mar 27, 2013
I'm not Lacey's Mom or related to DeForest Father. The only thing we have in common is that a loved one was robbed by Jeremy Kruk d.b.a. Badger Painting LLC. When a company scams the people who are working for them, people have a right to let others know in order to help prevent others from being ripped off. I know all about Badger Paintings required "volunteer" work and the multi-tiered sales commission plan, both are scams that will NEVER "pay-off" to anyone accept Jeremy Kruk.
Jeremy Crook

Waupun, WI

#61 May 1, 2013
Lacey won in court against the defendant Jeremy Crook oops! I meant Jeremy Kruk.

DO NOT WORK for Badger Painting LLC unless you enjoy getting RIPPED OFF on pay day.
jay

Helenville, WI

#62 May 6, 2013
This company has no painters. Instead they get your contract and sub it out to the lowest sub contractor and profit from it. Save yourself money and go with a company who actually has painters.
Mad Mom wrote:
Badger Painting, LLC 4707 Triangle St. McFarland, WI 53558
This company is NOT reputable. They recently entered the commercial painting market. They feel it is "okay to lie, because all the contractors do it."
They do not pay fair wages to employees, they steal from their employees, they lie to general contractors and do not fulfill their contracts, as stated in their contract. When asked about it they said, "That's just the way it works in the business world." WHen they don't pay employees prevailing wage for a completed prevailing wage contract, they say "We found a loop hole so we don't have to pay you that."
Do not do business with this company or agree to work for them before checking them out on CCApp: http://wcca.wicourts.gov
Business names: d.b.a. Badger Painting LLC
d.b.a. Kruk Enterprises LLC
a.k.a. Jeremy Kruk
Also, check out Jeremy Kruk's facebook page. It's nice to know he "loves drunk chicks."
Recently, Badger Painting LLC started to focus their hiring on minors and foreigners, I guess most americans know their rights and aren't afraid to fight for them, whereas minors and foreigners... do not know as much about their legal rights and therefore are easier targets to take advantage of.
This company has defrauded many employees and legitimate contractors.
This is something EVERYONE should be aware of, BEFORE entering into a business agreement with them.
Madison Mom

Waupun, WI

#64 Jun 17, 2013
I sure hope their #1 salesman for the past year, knows Badger Painting is trying to sue him. So often, they do not send proper notice, they just lie and tell the court they did.
Lie, lie, lie, lying crook Kruk.
Strange... how they sue all their employees.
Robin

Madison, WI

#65 Jul 18, 2013
To tell you the truth I was pleasantly surprised by Badger Painting. I did have a couple of painting projects in mind when they came to my door offering free estimates but was hesitant to take them up on the offer because I kind of assumed they would be a group of inexperienced college painters like so many other painting companies that come through my neighborhood. My husband and I have had bad experiences with other contractors in the past and try to be choosy about who we hire. This was NOT the case with Badger Painting. They were professional and thorough from start to finish. Josh was very polite and professional during our estimate and clearly outlined exactly what we were realistically to expect. The painters were courteous and clean and made sure we were completely satisfied with their work before marking the project complete. Now that summer is here, we are considering redoing our deck, and Badger Painting will be the first company we call!
Painters

Waupun, WI

#66 Aug 27, 2013
I don't think anyone here has ever complained about the workers. The issues here are with the owner of Badger Painting, Jeremy Kruk, and his unethical treatment of all of his employees.
former employee

Madison, WI

#67 Sep 11, 2013
Jeremy crook is a p.o.s. he owes me and other co-workers so much money. if we had jobs that took only one coat of paint, he would tell us to tell the customer it took two. oh, the "president" monnica is a major bitch that only has the position because of Jeremy wanting to get in her pants. she actually thought you could start second coating when the first coat is still wet lol. bunch of clueless alcoholic college kids (yes drinking went on in the office quite often) that don't know what they're doing.no wonder they're going under.

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