Anyone else been swindled by Lee Coop...

Anyone else been swindled by Lee Cooper - Asphalt & Sealing?

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TalbottGirl

Morristown, TN

#1 Oct 2, 2008
I have seen a couple of Coopers in the crimebeat for theft and not completing jobs. Lee Cooper swindled my dad (a disabled veteran with MS & mild dementia) out of $2800 and never finished the job. Now he won't answer our phone calls. Anyone else heard of him or had similar problems. What work they did do is the worst job I've ever seen. You can actually reach down with your hand and lift the pavement. It's not even an inch thick. Now I'm told we have to tear it up and re-pave it.
Crook

Morristown, TN

#2 Oct 2, 2008
He's a crook. Don't trust him.
Just a Local

Morristown, TN

#3 Oct 2, 2008
We had him do our driveway a few months back. Luckily he put down 3 to 4 inches of pavement but it took forever to cure and then he sealed it with roofing tar. His son comes around a few days after they pave and tells you that his dad is giving you a discount on the sealer because he likes you but hey have to do it now or they will have to charge more later. My driveway turned out ok for what i paid him but it should have been alot better. He also did my neighbors driveway the same time he did ours and he has grass groing up through the middle of it. I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.
Crook

Morristown, TN

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Just a Local wrote:
We had him do our driveway a few months back. Luckily he put down 3 to 4 inches of pavement but it took forever to cure and then he sealed it with roofing tar. His son comes around a few days after they pave and tells you that his dad is giving you a discount on the sealer because he likes you but hey have to do it now or they will have to charge more later. My driveway turned out ok for what i paid him but it should have been alot better. He also did my neighbors driveway the same time he did ours and he has grass groing up through the middle of it. I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.
Is his son Josh? If so, he's the one in crime beat for swindling some lady on a concrete job. They are nothing but a family of thieves. Someone needs to shut them down.
Wondering

Memphis, TN

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Is this Lee a young guy, about 25-26, if so I went to school with him, he was a good guy then, I"m not sure if he even does this type of work but I would hate to hear that it is him but people do change and I haven't talked to him in a while so who knows?
Cane 73

Mount Juliet, TN

#6 Oct 2, 2008
All the coopers that are paving contractors are crooks. Stay with John Hale or Craig Stansberry.
TalbottGirl

Morristown, TN

#7 Oct 2, 2008
I'm guessing late 30's or 40's. He could be younger. Drugs can age you quick. I've asked around to some other concrete & asphalt crews in town and from what I hear he's a doper. He's really nice until the checks in his hand and then he dissapears. Josh Cooper is 20, according to the paper. Maybe it's a family of gypsy swindlers.
New Girl

Morristown, TN

#8 Oct 2, 2008
When he did our driveway, he even told us that he was giving us the seal for cost b/c we let him park his crap in our yard for 2 days. He told my husband that it would probably cost between $200 and $250 to seal it. When he came to get the check, it was more than $300. Not to mention that the seal did nothing. He could have sprayed water on there and no one would have been the wiser. Oh well...lessons learned.
Curious

Morristown, TN

#9 Oct 2, 2008
Why is this guy still allowed to get by with doing this to people? Is there not a law against this? Imagine how many elderly,disabled, or naive people he has done this to in this town? He's making a killing off these people and it all most likely is going up his nose. What can be done?
Cane 73

Mount Juliet, TN

#10 Oct 2, 2008
It would be a civil case. Our court system is trying to make all offenses civil instead of criminal.

Since: Sep 08

Seymour, TN

#11 Oct 2, 2008
To my knowledge, and its pretty good on this topic, Lee and Josh are 1st cousins. Lee being the older one of some age around 25 and Josh being around 23. They own seperate paving businesses. I think Lee's being the more trusted one. Josh did my grandmother's a while back (before I knew who they were) and it was awful compared to what she payed to have it done, it is cracked SO bad all over. I don't know so much about Lee, but Josh and Lee's brother Chad are not to be trusted! And yes, as far as I know, Josh is the one always into trouble instead of Lee. And that's about all I know......
Two Face

Morristown, TN

#12 Oct 3, 2008
TalbottGirl wrote:
I'm guessing late 30's or 40's. He could be younger. Drugs can age you quick. I've asked around to some other concrete & asphalt crews in town and from what I hear he's a doper. He's really nice until the checks in his hand and then he dissapears. Josh Cooper is 20, according to the paper. Maybe it's a family of gypsy swindlers.
lol, he looked 25 when he was in 8'th grade. I guess it pays to have a baby face.
Sam

Mount Juliet, TN

#13 Oct 3, 2008
Johnny Cooper is really the mastermind behind all the crooks.
Talbottgirl

Miami, FL

#14 Oct 3, 2008
Chad Cooper was the "partner" with Lee so it sounds like we've truly got a family of gypsy's screwing the elderly. Thanks to everyone for your post. I'm now convinced. I'm going to file charges against them. If nothing else, maybe keep them from doing this to anyone else's parents or grandparents. How can they sleep at night?
Yasher

Morristown, TN

#15 Oct 3, 2008
Talbottgirl wrote:
Chad Cooper was the "partner" with Lee so it sounds like we've truly got a family of gypsy's screwing the elderly. Thanks to everyone for your post. I'm now convinced. I'm going to file charges against them. If nothing else, maybe keep them from doing this to anyone else's parents or grandparents. How can they sleep at night?
What about reporting them to the BBB? Or call the Mayor's office, or how about Don Dare?

Since: Sep 08

Seymour, TN

#16 Oct 3, 2008
Sam wrote:
Johnny Cooper is really the mastermind behind all the crooks.
I think he's Josh's dad
Talbottgirl

Morristown, TN

#17 Oct 3, 2008
Yasher wrote:
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What about reporting them to the BBB? Or call the Mayor's office, or how about Don Dare?
I never thought about Don Dare. Good idea. Thanks.

Since: Sep 08

Seymour, TN

#18 Oct 3, 2008
Keep us all updated on how it goes if you do report them to someone!!! I'd love to know the result!
NEW START

Morristown, TN

#19 Oct 3, 2008
Sam wrote:
Johnny Cooper is really the mastermind behind all the crooks.
Is this the Johnny Cooper that has Cooper's fly-In
at Cooper's farm?
TalbottGirl

Morristown, TN

#20 Oct 3, 2008
Hmmmmmm wrote:
Keep us all updated on how it goes if you do report them to someone!!! I'd love to know the result!
I will keep you all posted. I've already been doing my research on property liens. I've been searching the state tax assessors records for properties owned by these crooks. My husband is a carpenter and I'm tired of crooks like this giving the honest working man a bad name. It's shameful taking advantage of elderly and disabled.

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