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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