Cops: Massapequa builder bilks custom...

Cops: Massapequa builder bilks customer out of $74,000

There are 151 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 29, 2007, titled Cops: Massapequa builder bilks customer out of $74,000. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Massapequa builder was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand larceny for taking $74,000 from a customer to buy building materials for a new house, then failing for nearly two years to build the house, the ...

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“Enough is Enough ”

Since: Feb 08


#119 Feb 29, 2008
Had 140,000 renovation done by Vin. Nicest guy it the world. Honest, down to earth, and not willing to pay Tom Maher off to get things passed. We witnessed village of Lindenhurst officials looking the other way for "preferred builders", in other words, builders who make payoffs. Building inspector Tom Maher, busted this guys chops on EVERY job he did in Lindenhurst. He is probably the most efficient builder out there.

Thiells, NY

#120 Mar 7, 2008
dan p wrote:
this sounds just like FINE FINISH DORMERS AND EXTENTIONS in massapequa.
the owners there vinny and dominic are thieves like this guy and consumer affairs let's them stay in business.
Dan - what was your experience with them? We just met an "Eddie" from the same company I believe - we were seriously thinking of using him. Please let me know the details.

Brooklyn, NY

#121 Mar 7, 2008
Debbie wrote:
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Dan - what was your experience with them? We just met an "Eddie" from the same company I believe - we were seriously thinking of using him. Please let me know the details.
Use Creative Carpentry. The guy Keith who runs it is as honest as anyone I've ever met.
johnny r

Elmhurst, NY

#122 Aug 11, 2008
pray pray pray
johnny r

Elmhurst, NY

#123 Aug 11, 2008
tony ripo screwed alot of poeople in lindenhurst he robbed his own mother in order to get out of this mess now he driving a limo in order to make a living his wife kicked him out and he doesnt pay child support he is a claas act

Brooklyn, NY

#124 Aug 11, 2008
Another proud ITALOPIAN at work. A disgrace to the hard working people of our ethnicity.

Boynton Beach, FL

#125 Sep 5, 2008
Please remove my pslautobody from the site that says massapequa contractor rip off i am not conn ected with him in any and if you don't i will contac legal

Bronx, NY

#126 Oct 12, 2008
Does sound liokie Fine-Finish...They tried to rip me from day they started with constuction. From uneven floors to crooked doors. No pride in the work and had to argue everyday project they done. Drywall was the worse job ever. Had to fore them and pay them off to leave. Paid someelse to fix waht they did. What a shame\. Hot head Vinny is a real a0-hole and makes other contractors look bad. They had many license under them just call consumers affairs..Thank you for posting.

Bronx, NY

#128 Jan 14, 2010
This Ripo scumbag is still ripping people off, now he is driving a nice new truck and still living in his house. He walks around like he owns the town and laughs at what he has done. Someone should show him that a baseball bat is not only used to play baseball :-(
RA Construction

Chicago, IL

#129 Jan 14, 2010
Stay away from R A Const in the Massapequa area this freak will rip you off!
Merrick Senior

Stamford, CT

#130 Jan 15, 2010
I hear stay away from R A Construction in Massapequa too that creep ripped off my grandmother for $10,000.
Big Rip Off

Stamford, CT

#131 Jan 21, 2010
Stay away from R A Construction in Massapequa this f'ing albino took my family for $7K and never finished his job.
R A Construstion

Chicago, IL

#132 Jan 28, 2010
R A Construction from Massapequa stay away from this rip-off artist he is a degenerate looser.
Better Buss Bureau

Brooklyn, NY

#133 Jan 31, 2010
Also goes by the name: R A Designs. Not a legal buss. Illegal all the way warning stay away from any Co RA Construction or R A Designs in the Massapequa area.
White Skell

Stamford, CT

#134 Feb 2, 2010
Massapequa is the home to most ghetto trash contractors and dope delaers / users.
Jimmy Pee

Chicago, IL

#135 Feb 3, 2010
R A Construction - RA Design - R.A. Contracting all the same con artist and will not finish the job.
Bagel Boy

Brooklyn, NY

#136 Feb 6, 2010
RA Construction / RA design / RA Contracting / R A Repars allt he same looser who takes and never finishes a job. Bad stay away from this guy.
Masspequa Mother

Chicago, IL

#137 Feb 12, 2010
Any of those guy Go by the same name (RA Contracting)(RA Design)(R A Consult)(RA Investments)( Robert Anthony )

The biggest scammer who goe's by many diffrent names!


#138 Mar 10, 2010
GREAT ADDITIONS is the best in Massapequa. check him out!
Call it


#139 Mar 10, 2010
The Great American wrote:
Well another rip off by a fine gentleman in Massapequa.
List these scums phone no# even better the cells and call after last call to give these people sleepless night as the people they ripped off. Hope he gets 74,000 calls

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