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Great company

No complaints ! Builder's company and crew were excellent group of contractors, on time. Cleaned up jobsite daily, polite and very professional!

User's recommendation: Hire this company.

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#4522154 Review #4522154 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Suffolk, Virginia

Buyer Beware

Did not protect existing concrete and landscaping; "not in his contract". 2. His new roof leaked. He stated he was not responsible for the subcontractor he hired. I had it fixed by others at additional cost. 3. Damaged our existing adjacent pergola. I had a reputable contractor fix. 4. He insisted on full payment less $1000 when only approximately 50% of the total work was completed. We agreed to go our separate ways and I had a reputable contractor complete our sunroom. I have been working in heavy construction and commercial construction for over 40 years and never has a contractor been paid upfront for work not yet performed. 5. Robert Talley, the owner, was very over bearing and obstinate to work with after the contract was signed. We never had a chance to vet all but 1 of his subcontractors that he hired. They would just show up and work. Your review stars gave him high marks, too bad we didn't read the scathing remarks enclosed, but not shown readily of how incompetent he performed before we hired him. He would never give us a breakdown of his subcontractor costs even though requested numerous times. When it appeared that our costs would far exceed his original estimate, we parted ways.
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#1307890 Review #1307890 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Builders Corporation Addition Building Review from Norfolk, Virginia

I hired Mr. Talley/Builders Corporation to build an addition on my home so that I could move my 82 year old mother from Baltimore to Virginia, to avoid having to be put in a nursing home. My sister got a 2nd mortgage on her home to build the addition. Hiring Mr. Talley was the worst decision I ever made. The project was a nightmare from the start. Mr. Talley's cost estimate was a joke. The project was $6,000.00 over budget before he hammered a nail. When he did finally start building, in July (contract and deposit were paid in June), he only had work crews at the property twice a week. His estimate for materials was $3,500.00, which was up to $7,500.00 before we fired him. He refused to give us an estimated work schedule, did not return calls, would not give us a detailed cost breakdown, and tried to charge us extra for work that was supposed to be in the original contract. He repeatedly demanded payments, even though work to be done prior to payments being due was incomplete. We finally fired him after not being able to contact him for ten days. We hired another contractor who had to re-do all of the work Mr. Talley said was complete, as well as rebut building materials. His own employees said that he has been sued several times and that the majority of his customers are unhappy with him. More than one of his workers said that Mr. Talley often shorts his employees on their pay. He also said that they ever know where they will be working and have to wait until Mr. Talley calls them in the morning. He has cost me $30,000.00, and my addition remains incomplete. My elderly mothet still lives alone in Baltimore, and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, breast cancer, and dementia. I don't know how Mr. Talley lives with himself. I'd burn money before I'd pay him a penny ever again. Shame on you!
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Sometimes people just want to cause problems with companies. They want to upgrade and/or change everything in a contract. They sure don't want to pay the extra costs they cause.


Nice try Talley. We all know this is you.


He did similar things to us


Sometimes homeowners want to complete part of a job themself to save money. At times they don't know how, find out it is too much work for them to deal with, or decide to get a "friend" to help and end up with a big mess.

They may want to hire their neighbor "the unlicensed electrician". When they find out an electrical inspection won't pass they blame it on the contractor even tbough tbe contractor had already told them what would happen.

They also do not like having to pay a licensed guy more money to correct the work. This throws the schedule off too.

Sometimes homeowners upgrade building materials or add extras to the contract and get annoyed when their extras don't come free.


Building Corp and his hires left our landscape in ruins, left cement splatter on our existing concrete, and wanted most of the contract money before 50% done.


We need to find a way to get together to file complaints with the BBB, DPOR and the Virginia Board of Contractors. He is doing the same thing with us-started in July and still nowhere near done. Please respond and we will figure this out together.


He tried to intimidate us into paying for most of the project before it wasn't near finished. Fired his rude ...

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#717752 Review #717752 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Norfolk, Virginia
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Builders Corporation Addition Building Review from Norfolk, Virginia

Robert Talley, owner of Builders Corporation is a dishonest, unethical, thief. We hired him to put an addition on our home, and it was a nightmare from the beginning. He refused to give us an estimated work schedule, when we requested an estimate of costs for materials and subcontractors, he gave us a handwritten, incomplete, list written on a page from a yellow legal pad. His estimate of costs was off by $15,000.00. He demanded payment for work that was not done. We have been forced to hire another contractor to finish his shoddy work. We are also paying for an attorney to sue Mr. Talley. He is a ***-man. Nothing is ever his fault. Do yourself a favor and avoid this piece of work at all costs!!!!
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You always get someone from. Public that is impossible to work with.

This person fell into this category at the top of the list? ?


There is not one business that has not had false and libeling statements put out there. The best place to get a true andfair rating is your local Better Business Bureau.

If a complaint is made the contractor is notified and all parties are expected to find a solution. The BBB will mediate if no solution is reached. If the contractor does not cooperate and/or is in the wrong they can and will lose their membership.

This is the sign of a bad contractor. Not some anonymous review that can't be proven.


In hind sight, the Better Business is just one resource. They do not evaluate the quality of a business' work and remember that people have to file a complaint, whether good or bad.

Most of the rating is based on the years of experience of a company. Yes they will mediate an issue, but consumers need to file. People often avoid complaints that will drag out or they have busy live and do not want to file a complaint. The first sign of a bad contractor is his contract!

If the contract requires you to only appear in the city in which he lives AND pay all of his lawyer/court fees, this should be a red flag(per our lawyer). This typically indicates that the contractor has had previous issues.

A standard contract does not contain such statement. Moving forward with any future work, I would personally call previous customers good AND bad reviews.


He is definitely a piece of work! His excuses are forever changing and can often times be conflicting.

I am so tired of his line-what was suppose to be an exciting time has turned into a nightmare! Not sure what you can believe-maybe the stress of his wife's terminal illness(she was in the hospital for a week in August and we were told that she needs a lung transplant ASAP-she was only given months) has taken a toll on him mentally.

Just avoid Robert Talley, Builders' Corporation at all cost! Spend the money on an architect for a real drawing!


Besides getting a lawyer, are you going to file complaints with other agencies(BBB, Virginia Board of Contractors). There are few complaints about him-I would think that the more agencies you voice your complaint with, the deeper you will dig into his pockets. Please keep us posted.

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#707567 Review #707567 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Norfolk, Virginia


Builders Corporation, Robert Talley, PLEASE! PLEASE! check the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; and the court system BEFORE contracting with this company. He was hired to perform some construction work on my property. His contract stated the job would be completed in 180 days. 365 days later the project is still incomplete. He puts on a happy face until he gets your money, and after that don't expect to hear from him for at least three months. His catch line is "I can do the job cheaper and better than anyone else". DON'T BE FOOLED! His phone voice mailbox is ALWAYS FULL and he does not return calls timely. If you think I am kidding, just go online under va courts and it will become very clear what type of contractor this is. Combined in all of the cities he has a total of 138 court cases against Builders Corporation/Robert Talley. This contractor was never on site to oversee the project and there were several defects and errors made because of it. Oh, but don't worry, he won't own up to any of them. "It's not my fault" is the second line that you will always hear. He will over order materials needed; and order materials that are not needed. When the materials are delivered they will sit for months before they are installed. I could provide a laundry list of issues with the contractor. Just check the websites and that should be enough. Bottom line, if you want an honest, fair, and reasonable contractor, this is not the one for you. Please keep looking. This is to spare anyone else of the heart ache and pain that I had to endure with the contractor.
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2019 Same MO. Wish we had investigate sooner. It took us 6 months of his BS to wise up and realize that this guy is a real con artist.


We know your pain. We hired him also.

Wish we had seen this review before.

Everything you have said he has done with us. We have a project that is not complete either and of course done wrong.Very upset with Robert Talley.


There is more than one robert talley. Most cases was for robert talley with rental property.

I know when working with the public there is always a consumer that will never be happy and will try to cause problems.

It is unfortunate that this happens to so many companies.


Consumers write anonymously to put unfair and false reviews about businesses. As an avid news watcher, I have seen quite a few suits being filed against consumers and their false, vindictive, libeling statements.

The businesses are winning these cases more than ever. All businesses should consider taking action against any consumer that is just trying to irreparably harm a business.


Robert Talley did the same thing to me. He has been a nightmare to deal with.

He is dishonest, unethical, and a liar. As you said, it's never his fault. I have seen several complaints about this man on the internet.

Robert Talley should not have a contractors license. He needs to go down.


Robert Talley added a master suite and sunroom to my home. Beautiful job. Extremely happy with the work.

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#394384 Review #394384 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Norfolk, Virginia

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