Maybe I've been lucky, I don't know. I have never had to can a sub until
now. This guy is so full of himself, it'd fool anyone. He has licenses,
insurance, bonding, etc. so all looks legit, but what a hassle. All was good
until we hit some delays caused by the homeowner. Hey, the homeowner wants
to order handmade things that take weeks and it holds things up, what can I
say? My contract says I can't be held liable for delays not caused by me,
and I have had no hassles with the homeowner whatsoever. They are really
good people. So I give the guy a weeks notice of when to come back, no show,
no calls, nothing. I fax, I call, I email, I text, nothing. Finally, I
threaten to report him to the contractor board and he calls and says he'll
be there tomorrow. Nothing. This goes on a week. When he finally does come,
he does crappy work. Sheetrock with big bubbles in the tape, etc. He
installs an expensive hydro tub for me and installs it wrong to begin with,
then he nicks the fiberglass drilling the holes to secure it to the studs.
When I tell him he screwed up, he denies everythng, naturally. I need to
toss this guy out.
What stops me is that we have a contract for the work. He is probably 70%
through with the work but the rest is finish and he'll just screw that up, I
guraantee. Install expensive cabinets? Set expensive fixtures? NO WAY, JOSE.
Any suggestions on how to toss the guy out without running into contract
issues? What I'd like to do it to pay him fior what he has done with the
amounts off his bid (minus any backcharges). Then just tell him goodbye. Any
other ideas? Report him to the contractor board? Scare him like that?
Anybody have a similar experience?