I called Robert DeFranco for an estimate on a patio made of interlocking paving stones and received a very professional consultation and a very fair price of $7050. The first day he showed up to work he asked for $1000 to cover the gravel and the labor which I gave him a check for.
Then the job was held up while I waited for the sprinkler company to move the sprinkler system. Again, Robert Defranco showed up asking for $3000 in order to order the paving stones...still on schedule and no problems I again gave him a check and he recorded it on our "contract" and updated the balance due...Since then...he has been "on his way over" for weeks, he just somehow never gets here. Every time I call him he says "I was just about to call you", however my phone never rings. He now has $4000 of my money and I have a messy backyard and a pile of gravel.
I should have known better when on his first and only day of working here he confided in me that he does not pay his ex-wife any child support and that he likes to spend his free time in Atlantic City, but being the honest and trusting person I am I kept giving him the benefit of the doubt. He does not return my calls and I have asked him to return my money in the form of a money order or cashiers check by Friday...I better not hold my breath as I have 4 children who need me.
I don't have any references on him but I do hope that if anyone has had any type of dealings with him...positive or otherwise they will e-mail me: [email protected]