TIM G Utl
map-marker Rochester, New York

BAD JOB

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THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM AND SHOULD BE STOPPED DOING ANY WORK AT ALL IRS HAS BEEN NOTIFIED ABOUT THIS COMPANY ALREADY paid them to install new driveway and the job they did was bad not smooth and when I CALLED THEM THEY TOLD ME TO SUE THEM WHAT A JOKE IRS has been notified about them THIS COMPANY offers many services and goes by many names and is on every face book group please help me stop them so they can not screw anyone else please check all references and insurance on all you hire . I went to bbb and filed complaint and they do not even have the balls to talk to them great job Justin great job so much for me giving a small family business a chance thanks ooooo forgot to mention there equipment breaks down and looks hidius and they were out front of the house fighting with workers in front of all my neighbors this company is a laughing stock so again please beware of this company and expert sealer and paving they will scam you and your family please help me spread the word thank you for reading this
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Loss:
$3000
Reason of review:
Damaged or defective

Preferred solution: Full refund

Anonymous
map-marker Rochester, New York

BEWARE

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I hired this company to repair and paint my deck. I suppose my mother and I were naive because we have a very small deck (8 x 20) and we were quoted $800 and because he didn't show up when I asked for a quote on driveway sealing, Joe said he would also do the driveway for free. I told him we'd think about it and get back to him, but before he left he asked "what would it take for me to sign him on that day. That should have been a red flag, but approximately two hours later, I contacted him and told him my Mom and I had agreed to let him do the work. Contractor returned within 20 minutes and I wrote him a check for $400 (Half now and half when job completed). In the meantime, I had talked with a couple of people who told me that the contractor was taking advantage of me because I could get my deck painted for far less than $800 ($300) and driveway sealing was about $160. I kept that information in the back of my mind but the contractor arrived the next day when it was raining and wanted to clean the deck. I told him I didn't think it was a good day to begin the work because I did not want the dirt tracked into my home. The contractor then asked if I could give him another $150 that day so he could pay his workers but I told him I could not. He then asked for $100 and I told him no. The contractor told me that he would be back on Monday of the next week, but never showed up or called to reschedule. After a couple of days, I sent him an Instant Message via Facebook Messenger letting contractor know I found someone else to do the job for a better price and asked for the materials he claimed he had purchased along with the receipt(s) and the balance of the deposit. Contractor sent a response a couple days later that he was out of town with a death in the family and would contact me when he returned to Rochester that Monday. I did not hear again until May 8th when he told me he had not forgotten to call me and was still out of town. Said he would contact me on the 9th. I did not hear anything so I sent another message on the 10th but then received a message that he was still out of town and would contact me on the 12th or 13th. Contractor finally called me on Tuesday, May 15th to tell me that there is no refund of my deposit because I breached the contract (that I never signed) twice - first by not allowing him to clean the deck in the rain, and second when I asked for a refund because I found a better deal. I cannot afford to throw away $400 like that and because contractor was extremely nasty about it all by telling me to try to take him to court but I will not win. I asked if he was going to allow me an opportunity to speak and he told me that the conversation was over and hung up on me. He never started the job and he's not keeping my money. If you've worked with him in the past and received great work, I'm happy for you...BUT if you've never worked with this guy, l advise you not to. He's a thief , I have taken him to court, and I won the case, but I'm still trying to collect my judgment. Such a crooked business guy.
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Guest

these guys must be stopped they go my many names and offer many services and then they screw you over something must be done . would not hire these guys to walk my dog . they are also advertising on face book groups we should warn everyone about rhis company .

Yocelin Sla
map-marker Rochester, New York

Worst People to Contract with ~

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Gave me a great price for lawn cutting & I paid for 1/2 the season in advance (HUGE MISTAKE). They never show up until 10 days - 2 weeks and I have to constantly call & hunt them down. Talk a good game but that's it. Very unreliable & I am asking for my $ back or I will report him and go to Channel 13 news - we should all band together about this guy Joe Levine & what a ripoff he is! They exposed a guy for snowplowing scam who took peoples money & didn't perform so we should do that with Levine's Lawn Care too! Tired of contractors who do not keep their promises and give you the run around. Too many of them out there and Levine's is at the top of my list right now.
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Reason of review:
Warranty issue

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Anonymous

Levines Lawn Care Lawn Service Review

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Paid in advance for lawn to be cut in 2016 . He showed up maybe twice after Joe Broke my Fence and broke the sewer clean out in my front yard with his lawmower. The couple next house over complained they had to clean there lower windows because the grass cliping where blown in there yard and onto there home. Dint bother calling him, he wont answer.
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Bad quality
Anonymous

Levines Lawn Care Customer Care Review

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He won't show up, so go with someone else. Nothing but a headache and complete waste of money.
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Poor customer service
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Positive Experience Review

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Exceptional work done on both lawn care, and snow plowing.. Very great work for an affordable rate. Highly recommend this company.
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Fake ! Joe Levine wrote this

Anonymous
map-marker Rochester, New York

Owner Review

He is a scammer. I will also report him as I did with the bbb
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Poor customer service
Anonymous
map-marker Rochester, New York

Driveway Plowing Review

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Looks like I am not the only one the didn't get his driveway plowed after paying contract in full . I will be going to the attorney general about mr Levine won't even answer his phone and mean while we are stuck with a shovel in hand to get to work after paying for his service
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Stephone Jti
map-marker Rochester, New York

Levines snowplowing and lawn care took money didnt provide service

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myself my parents who are older and other friends and family hired him and he only has shown up 2-3 times this season. My 67 year old father has been out shoveling daily due to him no showing constantly then when my mother called he swore at her and hung up. Yesterday and today he no showed again to my home and my parents so I called him up and he immediately got loud swearing at me. I told him this can go two ways you start fulfilling your contract and get to my house as well as my family to plow or I will be going to the better business bureau and small claims court. He then proceeded to tell me and my family to go f** ourselves and that he was terminating our contract and to shovel the *** drive ways our selves. He then showed up at my place of business and got in my face where I had to kick him off my property as he stormed in swearing like a lunatic and looking like he was going to try to get physical. shortly after he began driving up and down the streets in front of my parents home and mine while it was just my wife at home. He got out and paced up and down our sidewalks glaring in our windows. We ended up filing a police report today and had him removed from our property. It took multiple police cars showing up to resolve and he then came back scraping our driveways taking pictures of them after. It was kind of ironic as this was the first time we saw our driveway clear all winter I was mind blown a business owner would act this way. This guy is taking a lot of peoples money in Rochester and I am making it a point to get the word out. Wanted to message you that you were not the only one with an issue with this guy Thanks for your time in advance We did not even fulfill 10-20% of his contract so we believe a 80% refund would seem fit. He offered the police officer $20 which the police officer advised him we would not accept as a resolution. He then stated to the police officer if I filled a complaint with the better business bureau that he would sue us for slander. The officer explain a consumer complaining about his services was not slander but the officer thanked him for the legal advice. When you take peoples money and don't deliver the promised service it is fraud in my opinion I encourage everyone with a similar experience to go to the better business bureau as it will be the only way to stop him .
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6 comments
Guest

Joe Levine is the WORST! He scans on facebook & Neighborhood posts and every job needed he says "I can do that for you".

WRONG. His work (if he ever does any) is ***

& he uses inferior materials.

Never never pay him upfront because you will never see

this piece of *** again! Fair Warning!!

Yocelin Sla

Did you go to the BBB and what was the outcome? This guy sounds like a loose cannon waiting to go off ...

Guest

I signed with Joe this year and guess what...he's a no show today. Almost noon and my driveway still isn't clear.

I called several times with no response. I already filed a complaint with BBB and I am starting the small claims process.

Let him pull his tough guy act with me and my family. He'll end up in jail.

Guest

I assume you are aware that you and your parents aren't the only people that they serve. There is no way at all that they can be all over at one time.

In the apartment complex where I live there was one day when the lawn service that management uses cleaned the snow out at 10:00PM and another night it was midnight when they arrived to clean the snow out.

Even if our landlord did the work themselves, they couldn't get all of the properties that they own done at the same time.

Guest
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It is more about how they handled it. They didn't even try and they think they can just go out and take more money from the community when they can't handle the customers they have.

posting from there business that they cant handle the customers they have time stamped and then days later post online for more clients. If you clearly understand you are not able to fulfill a job and you purposely go out taking more money from others in the community knowing you can not follow thru it is fraud.

Then when I customer calls to be plowed out per their contract gets told to *** themselves and tell the same thing to a 67 year old woman.

The to show at a business acting like a maniac. Our community does not deserve business owning like this to exist.

Yocelin Sla
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I too have had the same experience with him but over lawncare not being done. Don't need or want this maniac showing up at my home though.

Did you ever report him & what was the outcome? Thanks.

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Anonymous
map-marker Rochester, New York

Does shoddy work

We hired Joe Levine to blacktop our driveway. Within a few days, when it rained, all of the material had washed away. We called him to redo the shoddy job, and he refused to stand by it, stating that he just advertises for customers and then subcontracts the jobs and that the subcontractor who did it had gone out of business. Unfortunately, we had paid cash for the job, so there was nothing we can do. Another blacktop contractor has since told us the materials used were diluted and of poor quality. Be cautious when dealing with this company. I see on reviewing other sites that he has many unhappy customers.
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Yocelin Sla

I suggest we band together and go to CH 13 news about him and his company scamming people for lawncare, snowplowing and driveway sealing. He takes your money and does not deliver ...

Guest

We need to talk I know who his sub contractor is its his relative its a family scam

Yocelin Sla
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Feel free to contact me about this company anytime. I'm really mad!!

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