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badgered customer

Milwaukee, WI

#68 Nov 22, 2013
I should have done some more research before hiring Badger Painting for a residential job. The first day they were scheduled to work they showed up late, understaffed, using workers that could barely speak English. Not only was the crew unprepared to work, they had to borrow tools from other contractors I had onsite at the time. The workmanship was shoddy, and I would have been better of hiring high school kids to paint.

The company is very poorly run, and I regret even calling them, especially after reading what an upstanding person the owner is.
pissed in madison

Madison, WI

#69 Dec 4, 2013
don't see how a company that is so horrid is still in business.kind of funny how they categorize themselves as president,vice president,etc.
Madison

Waupun, WI

#70 Mar 7, 2014
Obskeptic wrote:
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.
,

I think you are sorry, Obsekeptic, because you either know Jeremey Kruk, you're working for him, or you are Jeremy Kruk.

Why else would someone who supposedly runs his own painting company, in another state, have such a huge interest, in this particular topic?
Obskeptic

Sterling Heights, MI

#71 Mar 7, 2014
Madison wrote:
<quoted text>,
I think you are sorry, Obsekeptic, because you either know Jeremey Kruk, you're working for him, or you are Jeremy Kruk.
Why else would someone who supposedly runs his own painting company, in another state, have such a huge interest, in this particular topic?
I live in Michigan, so how can I be Jeremy Kruk? My only interest is in the fact that Madison is a bastion of crazy left wing socialists that believe that government and society owes everyone, and I love dogging people like that. If Jeremy is running his own business successfully then more power to him. If he's a crook, then justice will get around to him eventually. I have run my own business since 1990, when I left my fathers painting company to try it on my own. I have no regrets being self employed at all, but I do resent having to prop up and support those in our society that choose to be dependent on the system or be critical of those of us that actually do create jobs and take risks to get by in life. I did build that, not you or anyone else. Get it?
Madison Mom

Waupun, WI

#72 Mar 24, 2014
Once again, you are quite off-topic OldSeptic. This TOPIX is a review of a local painting con-tractor, not about socialism in Madison. We are NOT criticizing anyone for creating jobs! We are criticizing a bad contractor for NOT paying his employees, filing false court claims against ALL former employees -AND without proper legal notice.He lies and cheats both his employees and his customers. He makes a bad name for others in the painting industry. I, too am a business owner who creates jobs and takes risks, but NOT at the expense of my employees or customers. Nor do I try to excuse my mistakes as: well that's a good life lesson for teens just entering the workforce. GET IT?

p.s. just because Topix posts your location as Michigan, does not automatically mean that's where you are. I once posted in Topix and it said I was in New York, however, I have never been there. Spring has sprung, so stay on topic or better yet go to work.
unsatisfied customer

Madison, WI

#74 Jul 31, 2014
my gosh their web site is so misleading.
Former CC

Saint Cloud, MN

#75 Aug 5, 2014
Badger Painting- Crooks wrote:
I will agree that Badger Painting is an illegally run business. It doesn't pay its employees for all their hours worked or time and 1/2 for anything over 40 hours in a week, which is illegal. Not to mention, they will keep their workers on the clock for as much as 20 hours a day. The management team is known to alter time cards because it doesn't fit in their "budget." If you try to call the office they avoid your phone calls. They require employees to be on a job site at a certain time and if the supplies aren't there to begin the job they do not pay you to sit there, even though you are required to be there. The labor board has been contacted. Do not support a company that doesn't support its workers!!!
Yeah I worked for these guys this summer, I saw this forum about midway through my time working for these guys, and I couldn't wait to be done with job just so I could go on here and counteract what people are saying...So let me begin.

1. We never worked more than 40 hours a week. Even if we wanted to, rain and customer conflict would usually prevent us from getting our 40 hours in. I think my record was like 38 hours of work in a week.
2. I'll admit, the payment at times seemed a bit low...but hey, I was a college student in the middle of a degree path change with an ultra low GPA...when no one would take me, these guys did. They gave me fantastic management experience this summer which ill have stories for years to tell.
3. 20 hours a day?!?!?! ummm....please, tell me what home owner would allow for a crew to be on site from lets say midnight, to 8pm the next day...no, the longest day I think I ever worked was maybe 12 hour day, and I wasn't even working full time, I had to wait around homeowners to get home from work so I could close down job sites.
4. Alter time cards? Possibly, but I know sometimes I'd see a small error and they'd hit me back on the next pay check.
5. Avoid phone calls? They have atleast 1-2 people in the office from like 9am-430pm every weekday. The staff would always be complaining about how they can't get a hold of a homeowner, they'd be trying them for weeks to contact them. Don't tell me they don't answer their calls.
6. Require you to be on a jobsite at specific time?? uhh...duh?! Do you not know how a job works?? Your superior tells you when to be some place, and you are there. I as a crew chief did at times get to tell my crew when to meet, and also make sure it was okay with the customer. Supplies, yes this was annoying at times, but hey, just more management lessons, make due with what you have until your runner can get stuff out to you. If you think we just sat there because we had no supplies, you personally would fail at this job, you had to learn how to make due with what you had. If one of my crew members had to go pick something up, I would be ensured that they would be compensated and their time would be paid for.
Former CC

Saint Cloud, MN

#76 Aug 5, 2014
office antics wrote:
I agree everyone who has a little free time should stop in at Badger Painting to see the live office antics. It's better than wasting your time watching youtube videos on the same topic. Some of the things you may see include: dogs chewing up contracts and pooping on them, loud music, people yelling obscenities. I'm sure it's a real blast. Sorry, now I am the one who doesn't have time for that.
I don't usually write reviews, but when something is so wrong I just have to speak up.
Best wishes to all the painters in the field this hot hot summer, stay cool.
Funny, whenever I was in the office, the dog at most would shed some hair and come give you a warm hello. Loud music, nah, maybe some jeff dunham being played quietly maybe. Obscenities? Well I won't lie, the occasional one was dropped, but oh, I'm sorry, I take it you never swear...and if you actually don't, welcome to the 21st century.
Former CC

Saint Cloud, MN

#77 Aug 5, 2014
Mayor ZOG wrote:
I would stay far away from any business that called itself badger anything- trying to solicit business through state sentiment is just ignorant and tacky.
Yeah you people (Wisconsinites) have basically this fetish when it comes to Badgers. Badger this, Badger that, you can't go a block without seeing a company that named itself after Badgers. I wouldn't single out BP when it comes to accusing a company of trying to solicit business by strapping on "Badger."
Jill

Verona, WI

#78 Dec 17, 2014
I am in the paint industry and have now met 3 former employees who are each owed at least $1000 from Badger Painting. What the original poster wrote is true: Badger preys on the young and the helpless (illegal immigrants), not paying them full wages. They are dishonest. But if you like to support crooks, go ahead and hire Badger.
Jill

Verona, WI

#79 Dec 17, 2014
Oh, and all those comments from Minnesota and Michigan are from Jeremy. It's very easy to fake an identity on here.
Obskeptic

Livonia, MI

#80 Feb 14, 2015
Jill wrote:
Oh, and all those comments from Minnesota and Michigan are from Jeremy. It's very easy to fake an identity on here.
Jill, I don't have a clue about the Minnesota commenter. They may very well be Jeremy, I don't know. What I do know for a fact though is you are a liar to say you know that I am. Who and what I am are exactly as I have stated. Let me know when the country and the world has rid itself of shady characters who prey on the weak and the ignorant, would you please?
Former CC

Madison, WI

#81 Feb 25, 2015
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
Jill, I don't have a clue about the Minnesota commenter. They may very well be Jeremy, I don't know. What I do know for a fact though is you are a liar to say you know that I am. Who and what I am are exactly as I have stated. Let me know when the country and the world has rid itself of shady characters who prey on the weak and the ignorant, would you please?
Obskeptic,
I posted that comment while at home in MN, I am a student attending UW-Madison. I can assure you my work for BP gave me a lot of experience to talk about in some very successful interviews I had this year. This is not Jeremy...I think he is too busy/has too much stuff on his mind to debate people on message boards...and I'm only here because I'm procrastinating...
FuckKrukBros

Beaver Dam, WI

#82 Sep 7, 2016
Former CC wrote:
<quoted text>

Yeah I worked for these guys this summer, I saw this forum about midway through my time working for these guys, and I couldn't wait to be done with job just so I could go on here and counteract what people are saying...So let me begin.

1. We never worked more than 40 hours a week. Even if we wanted to, rain and customer conflict would usually prevent us from getting our 40 hours in. I think my record was like 38 hours of work in a week.
2. I'll admit, the payment at times seemed a bit low...but hey, I was a college student in the middle of a degree path change with an ultra low GPA...when no one would take me, these guys did. They gave me fantastic management experience this summer which ill have stories for years to tell.
3. 20 hours a day?!?!?! ummm....please, tell me what home owner would allow for a crew to be on site from lets say midnight, to 8pm the next day...no, the longest day I think I ever worked was maybe 12 hour day, and I wasn't even working full time, I had to wait around homeowners to get home from work so I could close down job sites.
4. Alter time cards? Possibly, but I know sometimes I'd see a small error and they'd hit me back on the next pay check.
5. Avoid phone calls? They have atleast 1-2 people in the office from like 9am-430pm every weekday. The staff would always be complaining about how they can't get a hold of a homeowner, they'd be trying them for weeks to contact them. Don't tell me they don't answer their calls.
6. Require you to be on a jobsite at specific time?? uhh...duh?! Do you not know how a job works?? Your superior tells you when to be some place, and you are there. I as a crew chief did at times get to tell my crew when to meet, and also make sure it was okay with the customer. Supplies, yes this was annoying at times, but hey, just more management lessons, make due with what you have until your runner can get stuff out to you. If you think we just sat there because we had no supplies, you personally would fail at this job, you had to learn how to make due with what you had. If one of my crew members had to go pick something up, I would be ensured that they would be compensated and their time would be paid for.

Just an update on this whole subject, it's been a few years since everybody has talked about Jeremy and how he mis treats his employees. I worked for kruk bros for a decent about of time and I noticed and experienced a lot of things. He is an expert scam artist with the degree. He doesn't care about the costomers or workers but only about himself. His mom has a part time job at McDonald's because Jeremy doesn't pay her enough. How horrible is that?!?! She works her ass off for him and he's makes pennies on the dollar. He also ripped me off for thousands of dollars after doing a big job for him. He never paid me(this is after I left) while I was working for him I did door too door selling for him, he was paying me hourly too be out there and said he would pay me 50$ for every lead I would give him. I got him three leads and he never paid me the money. DO NOT WORK OR GET WORK DONE BY THIS GUY. HE IS THE WOST KIND OF PERSON. If he doesn't treat his mom right why would he treat you right

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