Ambika Elh
map-marker Libertyville, Illinois

Ripoff exterior paint job

Hired Casey Armstrong to paint the eterior of my house...shoud have known better. Hired him on a Friday because he promised to start the following Monday.

He never showed up or called, finally chased him down a week later. Promised other start dates & never showed. when he finaly showed about a month late I knew I was in trouble.Came home that evening to notice rotted boards patched with wood filler, not replaced as it said in the contract, paint dripped on the brick patio...I could go on & on. Had the nerve to ask my wife for the balance of the money after day 2 even though downspouts were unattached, areas were unapinted, etc.

I refused, and he said he'd come back & finish. He snuck back while I was at work, painted over the patched wood but somehow convinced my wife to pay him!! This is not even half the story, but does paint the pun intended.

I am so pissed that I am considering small claims court...that's how bad the job was. Avoid this guy like the plague!!!!

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Laniya Fnj

Casey Armstrong hired sex offender thinking he can scre out of pay

Updated by user Jul 15, 2013

Well a few days after I asked to police to get involved and telling him that only cashmoney order or certfied check will do he waved the check to the police as I explained to them that it was late and after banking ghours with no way to be sure it was good. Knowing the law, if I were to take the check and he either bounced or put stop paymnet on it I would have to sue him in small claims court rather than simply filing a lein ($75) on each of the two residences to coloect.

So he texted me and said he was outside my house with a money order. By the time I ran down the stairs, put shoes on and went otside he was gone.

He then texted me to say that he placed it in the mail box, which he did. So there it ends!!!

Updated by user Jun 14, 2013

Want to be honest and mention that he did come in the evening to try to get me to take a check and said he was in controller not me and I should just take a check. When I said only as per our agreement for cash he left his truck in front of my mailbox and started talking to a neighbor while I finally called police to intervene.

Updated by user Jun 14, 2013

Hard to believe he sent m a text which is part of PDF texts to be emailed to attorney if needed but he said he new of my offense over a year ago when he moved in across the street but still had no problem hiring me or leaving me with his client to go to another job!

Original review Jun 14, 2013

I was hired and promised cash payment at end of day and then asked to work the next day and again promised both days to be paid cash at en of day and when asked to pay he said he had to get to the bank but after the next day he said "I would have you come here to the job but I you wouldn't want to have to tell them you are ansex offender". After stating I would lien the grayslake Bena and Libertyville Spence residence he said he would pay by check but after all the several nasty text messages I realized I must have him keep his word and pay cash as I did for him when he once worked at job of mine. Therefore also know that his workmanship is another story which I plan to post after legal matters are settled with the above issue.

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I am responding to Roy Allen Jacob who has left this nasty post about my company. First off I would like to make it clear that Roy did not work for me.

He was subcontractor he has no affiliation with my company. Second of all, I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt and second chances at life. In this case some people do not deserve it such as Roy Jacob. I never promised Roy that I would pay cash.

I never pay cash to anyone. I am legitimate businessman and write checks from my business account to pay my subcontractors. As far as work goes, Roy is a sub standard painter. I gave him a task to paint a 10*10 wall to short 8*10 walls with windows and doors in between them and it took him 4 hours.

I lived across the street from Roy, who asked me to work for him on a particular job that he did not have the skill to do. And yes he did pay in cash, he assumed since he paid me in cash then I would do the same. I never told Roy that I would give him cash. Roy has since been paid with a cashiers check of 325 dollars for work he did as a subcontractor.

Roy your morals, your beliefs and your life show who you really are.

I will never subcontract work to Roy Allen Jacob ever again. And would recommend anyone who comes across him to think twice about getting involved with him.

dyedinak Y
map-marker Elmhurst, Illinois

Armstrong Handyman Inc.

I got Armstrong Handyman Inc. through this website.

I hired Casey (the handyman)to do a tile job for me. From the very beginning, Casey was late (and did not call me) to not even showing up. To say it simply, he is not reliable. Further, he did not do as neat a job and I think I should expect from this service.

This is Sunday, December 13, and he was supposed to be here at 9:00 to finish up a job, and, as usual, did not show up, call or anything.

I sent him an email this time. I did not want to even talk to him ever again.

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He does do horrible tile work, also doesn't bother to rip out underlying floor, had to have mine completely redone


The comment stated above is confusing. This same person had hired me from a service called service magic.

She had hired me for one job which i had completed for her. She left a great comment on service magic which i am posting with this comment. And you can also go to and see all the comments for my company. It really upsets me that there have been 62 views on the posting which were pontentialy 62 jobs.

And i would like to set the record straight. Please go to service magic and look at my reviews under Casey Armstrong. My phone number is 847-721-**** is a direct number you can call me at if you have problems getting there. It shows a more accurate dipicition of who I really am.

Please give me a chance to work for you if you are looking for a handyman. And do read her first comment that she had wrote this is the truth. And I dont understand why she would do this. Thank YouCasey Armstrong City: Gurnee, ILProject: Tile: Ceramic and Porcelain - Repair "Casey was prompt and called ahead of planned day to make certain we were still on the job.

He is through and did an excellant job for what needed to be done.

I plan on using him for other projbect, as well. " Customer: Dorothy Y.Member Since: July 23, 2009

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