Thursday, June 3, 2010

Building a home in Vancouver BC

Why is it so hard to find a good builder in Vancouver? You get unqualified people like Kevin McDermott continuing to find work on Craiglist. Are we so hard up for builders in BC that people are resorting to Craigslist? Why isn't there a good website to find quailty people? Why are the warranty companies continuing to insure these people?

A good contractor is so hard to find? Who's the leader out there? why can't we find these people?

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  1. Hello. You mentioned Kevin Mcdermott. I believe I have been scammed by him. He has $2000 of our money and has not been by to complete the job. He tells us a day and time and never shows up using every excuse in the book. He won't ever call me..always texts or emails. I have asked him for our materials to get my bathroom done..we paid for them and he just won't come. He has done some work...laid our tile in the bathroom and never got to the grout. I have some tools of his and grout in my garage but thats it. He claims he has just been diagnosed with cancer and has been in and out of treatments. All I have is his old cell phone number, his new cell phone number, a copy of my cashed checks with his signature on them and his full name. I think he might live in Vancouver but that's it. I have no address. I want to sue him but I am afraid not having his address is going to slow down this process. What was your experience with him?

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    1. Kevin McDermott
      604-719-5329
      BC -- DL# 4478179
      7111 -- 195A Street Langley B.C.

      IF YOU KNOW THIS PERSON, OR ARE ABOUT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS PERSON, RUN
      HE LEAVES A TRAIL OF UNPAID TRADES IN HIS WAKE, (WITH NO INTENTION OF EVER PAYING THEM)
      HE LEAVES ALL HIS CUSTOMERS HIGH AND DRY WITH TRADES, SUING THEM FOR UNPAID INVOICES.
      HE CHANGES HOMES EVERY THREE MONTHS SO NO ONE CAN CATCH UP TO HIM.
      HE MOSTLY WORKS OUT OF THE LANGLEY B.C. AREA, BUT HAS RIPPPED OFF PEOPLE AS FAR AWAY AS NEWFOUNDLAND

      DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE HIRING OR WORKING FOR ANY CONTRACTOR (THIS FELLOW HAS COURT JUDGMENTS AGAINST HIM)

      IF YOU HAVE YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS FELLOW.
      PLEASE POST TO WARN OTHERS.

      Above is his current address, as of December 2011 & January 2012, he has thousands of lies (I have heard most of them)(he must have a con artists manual or something like that)

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    2. Did you ever get your money? He is currently living at 7111 195A Street in Surrey. We rent the house to him, but he owes us so much for rent. I think it is going to cost us $1000s to get rid of him using a bailiff. I think he is a professional scammer.

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  2. Kevin McDermott
    604-719-5329
    BC -- DL# 4478179
    7111 -- 195A Street Langley B.C.

    IF YOU KNOW THIS PERSON, OR ARE ABOUT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS PERSON, RUN
    HE LEAVES A TRAIL OF UNPAID TRADES IN HIS WAKE, (WITH NO INTENTION OF EVER PAYING THEM)
    HE LEAVES ALL HIS CUSTOMERS HIGH AND DRY WITH TRADES, SUING THEM FOR UNPAID INVOICES.
    HE CHANGES HOMES EVERY THREE MONTHS SO NO ONE CAN CATCH UP TO HIM.
    HE MOSTLY WORKS OUT OF THE LANGLEY B.C. AREA, BUT HAS RIPPPED OFF PEOPLE AS FAR AWAY AS NEWFOUNDLAND

    DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE HIRING OR WORKING FOR ANY CONTRACTOR (THIS FELLOW HAS COURT JUDGMENTS AGAINST HIM)

    IF YOU HAVE YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS FELLOW.
    PLEASE POST TO WARN OTHERS.

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  3. See This add posted by another victim:
    Click on the link
    http://www.jobsvancouverbc.com/vancouver-job-info/skilled_trade_craft/Kevin_McDermott_SN_Developments_beware_does_not_pay_or_do_work_Vancouver_lower_mainland/

    See This link to companies who do not respond to Better Business Bureau Complaints:
    https://sites.google.com/site/bizsmartnews/Home/companies-who-did-not-respond-to-bbb-complaints

    See This link to Kevin’s “ F “ rating by the better business bureau:
    http://www.bbb.org/mbc/business-reviews/contractors-general/kevin-mcdermott-contracting-in-surrey-bc-1227766

    See This Link to a court case against Kevin & his wife Robin:
    http://www.bcjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6599:mcdermott-v-rebuck-request-for-certified-copies-of-documentation-and-banking-records-motion-arises-out-of-an-action-against-the-defendants-for-breach-of-contract-in-regard-to-the-purchase-of-a-building-lot-and-the-construction-of-a-house-&catid=409:real-estate-08

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  4. This guy owes so many people so much money, It's rediculous

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  5. Go to eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca and click on E-search. Select "search civil" then type in his last name and first name. You will now see the cases that have been filed against Kevin in small claims and supreme court. Granted not all of them are against our trusty Kevin but most are. It seems like most of you have dealt with Kevin regarding construction but some of these cases are for money he still owes people for vehicles that were never delivered.

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  6. Can anyone who has been wronged by Kevin please email me. I will tell you details. Thx. terryslist@yahoo.ca.

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  7. the asshole follows the threads about him so he knows that workers are catching up to him. he rips eveyrone off i'm suprrised nobody's broken his legs yet.

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  8. It seems Kevin has moved again. Does anyone know his new adress?

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  9. Kevin, always stays in the same area:
    around 70th ave, langley / surrey border, as his kids go to school in this area. (this is reflected by his last 6 addresses)
    he moves aprox. every 3 months to avoid paying rent, and so his victims can't catch up.
    NOTE: he flags all craigslist adds as soon as they go up, but if all of his victims, (so far) work together, and keep copying / and reposting, from different email accounts, he won't be able to keep up with this, and won't be able to ripp-off others.
    IF EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO STOP THIS CRIMINAL / THIEF

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  10. I feel sorry for his kids. Can you imagine calling him DAD?

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  11. It seems that Kevin is also involved in other scams. Here's a partial posting on Craigslist that he flagged.

    Kevin Mcdermott - Craigslistvancouver.en.craigslist.ca › ... › cars & trucks - by owner
    18 Apr 2012 – Be aware of buying any cars or trucks from this individual. He has ripped so many off. See e-services web site for the list of civil cases against ...

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  12. I am happy that I found a genuine contractor in Vancouver for building up my company. It's services are reliable & committed. If anyone's looking out for one, can checkout http://bccomfort.com/.

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