August Jordan ripped us off

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Nancy

Weston, WV

#1 Jan 30, 2013
The plumber doing business as August Jordan, Inc. has ripped my husband and I off. He and his crew fixed our sewer line before Christmas. They did a half ass job and work that was not needed. Other people told us his rates are the highest in the state. They left our yard trashed, and said more than once they would put our property back the way it was. It has been more than a month. I suggest that you not do business with him or he will rip you off, too.
Hmmmm

Morgantown, WV

#2 Jan 30, 2013
Does your toilet flush? Is your septic doing what it should? Also if you get a septic in the winter months there's no avoiding a big fat mess in your yard....unless its a completely dry winter, which it is not;)
Nancy

Weston, WV

#3 Jan 31, 2013
There are broken pipes, pop bottles,empty cans of pipe adhesive, big rocks, and a 3 foot hole in my driveway. I just want a finished job and a usable driveway and yard. I paid a lot of money, some say too much. I expect a professional job. If we can come to an agreement on what needs to be done and what a fair price is, I will apologize. If not I have no problem going to court.
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peoplefirst

Weston, WV

#5 Jan 31, 2013
I have seen Auggie`s work and he always rips people off he a waste of money, his helpers are always on the phone with other people instead of working, Auggie never seems to be around and he always does half assed jobs they just want to get done and out , Ive seen this happen many times to other people . Sorry you were ripped off by him lesson learned?
Nancy

Weston, WV

#6 Jan 31, 2013
peoplefirst wrote:
I have seen Auggie`s work and he always rips people off he a waste of money, his helpers are always on the phone with other people instead of working, Auggie never seems to be around and he always does half assed jobs they just want to get done and out , Ive seen this happen many times to other people . Sorry you were ripped off by him lesson learned?
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Jerry Winans

United States

#7 Feb 1, 2013
peoplefirst wrote:
I have seen Auggie`s work and he always rips people off he a waste of money, his helpers are always on the phone with other people instead of working, Auggie never seems to be around and he always does half assed jobs they just want to get done and out , Ive seen this happen many times to other people . Sorry you were ripped off by him lesson learned?
peopple first,

They say that 'fools and their money are soon parted' and it looks as if Auggie is doing a good job of parting you from your money.
Blockhead

Pontiac, MI

#8 Feb 1, 2013
I hate it for you people, but doing this kinda work for years, I have to say I would never EVER do it in Doddridge County. You never can tell when you have an honest complaint or a person that just won't pay up and tries to find a way to thieve to get out of the bill. If you have a small amount of trash in your yard, get off your @ss and pick it up. It's easyer thatn going to court and making an @ss out of yourself. If you have a 3 foot pot hole in your drive, get off your @ss and fix it. Could have been the meter reader or the mail man. I see a scam home owner with this post. Sorry. Dogs carry trash into other peoples yards?
lemon

Clarksburg, WV

#9 Feb 2, 2013
possibly auggie is trying to impove your property

now that a start has been made
go with it
get a worn out couch on your porch
few pit bull/hound mix dogs running loose
a car on blocks will cover that unsightly pothole
go with it
release your inner redneck

or contact the consumer protection agency in attorney general office in charleston
Nancy

Weston, WV

#10 Feb 2, 2013
First, we already paid him.

We can't clean it up because we are both disabled and he knew that. His crew ripped out half the grass in our yard. We need 20 tons of rock to make our driveway usable. You can't just clean it up, you need heavy equipment to fix what he did.

We have an estimate to fix the job. We disputed the charges and we are complaining to every government agency we can think of. We are not just talking to hear ourselves. We're gonna to keep going until they take his business license away.

I decided to post here because I know there are more people he has ripped off. If more than one person complains maybe he won't get the chance to do this to anyone else.

We won't just take it. He messed with the wrong cripples.
Nancy

Weston, WV

#11 Feb 2, 2013
If he was smart, he would call me and accept my deal to make this go away. The offer isn't good for much longer.
lemon

Clarksburg, WV

#12 Feb 2, 2013
i have got excellent results with the consumer protection agency in the past
i reccomend them highly
New Resident

Bridgeport, WV

#13 Feb 4, 2013
He is a great guy used his work before without any problems
tlt

United States

#14 Feb 4, 2013
I'm Augies daughter. There is no way that my fathers company could have made a mess that only heavy equipment could fix if he didnt use heavy equipment to make it. I know he didnt use heavy equipment on your job or any other job because he doesnt own any heavy equipment. he isnt always on every job because he normally has more than one job going on at the same time. If there was trash in your yard I assure you my father didnt leave it there. my brother who runs some of his smaller jobs may have left some trash laying around because honestly he just doesnt have the same work ethic my father does. if you want to bad mouth someones work ethic on here bad mouth his son not him. I know my father and what he stands for. oh and if you think posting on here is going to get him to "make this situation right" your barking up th wrong tree. he doesnt even know how to turn a computer on let alone find this website.
Truth Talker

Clarksburg, WV

#15 Feb 4, 2013
You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not please all of the people all of the time.

Truth be told, the people who hired Augie have a reputation of making their living off of threatening to take hard working, self employed people to court unless they "agree" to meet their terms that are based on lies.

Their "reputation" has proceeded them in the community and most professionals won't touch them with a 10' pole.

Nancy and her husband are looking for some unsuspecting, gullable individual to cave to their bully tactics of getting something for nothing. They are scam artists!

If they were not satisfied with the work, they should have never written the check.

In all the years Augie has run his business, there have been less than a handfull of customers that have brought false allegations against him. They too were scam artists attempting to defame his character by making false accusations.

He is honest and willing to do the dirty jobs that most contractors wouldn't dream of soiling their hands with.

His good reputation has preceeded him as well and he is regarded very highly in the community as well as with the BBB. Ask anyone else who is also highly regarded in the community and they will vouch for him.

Yes, every fool has his day. In fact, there is a national holiday celebrating the fool. April 1!:-)
kimmy

Morgantown, WV

#16 Feb 4, 2013
doug and nancy are crazy. they are the reason salem cant get anything done at council meetings, dramatic scam artist. they need to go back to illonis.
Really

Morgantown, WV

#17 Feb 4, 2013
I'm quite sure whomever was using heavy equipment warned you about working in the winter and the mess it would cause (excluding bottles on the ground, which is such a minor thing to bit** about)..your property is not going to look normal until the ground dries up, which I'm sure they told you....but I doubt anyone will be willing to step foot on your propery now. You are slandering people who work hard every single day, some who have small children to support...but I doubt you know much about that do ya?
Really

Clarksburg, WV

#18 Feb 4, 2013
And another thing nancy, why did you pay them...did you mention any of this to them at the time? You better slow your roll lady and realize there are others involved besides auggie. If you really felt you had been wronged you could have just sued them instead of an all out witch hunt! You obviously get pleasure out of what your doing to their good names. Sick....
Nancy

Weston, WV

#19 Feb 4, 2013
I do NOT get any pleasure out of posting here. I hope that someone who sees this will check out whoever they hire BEFORE they pay them. Like I said, I asked more than once and was assured that my property would be cleaned up and made usable. There were several days between then and now that someone could have- and should have come back to clean up. I expected a professional job and didn't get it. I stand by what I said here. There isn't anything that I could say that would change some people's minds.
tlt

United States

#20 Feb 4, 2013
if your claiming you pai them before the work was finished that is also a big fat lie. He never charges a dime until a job is complete. Not even for materials. He buys all materials out of his business account, because he never knows what he may run into during.a.job, then the cusromers reimburse him for materials and labor when the job is complete. go lie somewhere else.
Neighborhood witness

Clarksburg, WV

#21 Feb 5, 2013
Nancy, YOU ARE A LIAR AND A CHEAT - you are looking for free landscaping to a yard that was unkempt and trashed BEFORE Augie and his crew ever showed up - you are attempting to obtain it through FRAUD. Besides that, ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND - which you are clearly not - KNOWS you can not restore a yard that was excavated with a backhoe to do EMERGENCY sewer work UNTIL SPRING WHEN THE GROUND IS DRY!

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