Complaint: We hired Alpharetta Electric on Feb 22, 2017 to finish 1000 sq foot rooms and 1/2 bath, install 2nd HVAC zone ( gas furnace and AC) in our basement. As of May 16th the work is not completed. My husband stepped in to finish a lot of the work, drywall, plumbing and we are hiring an electrician and HVAC company to finish the work for final county inspection, additional costs to what we have paid Overholt. We were not ever told work schedules and the workers often showed up around 2 pm to work till 6 or so or not al all. Deadlines Overholt set for work completion were never met. Overholt would disappear for a week at a time with no response to texts or phone calls. There was always an excuse, uncle died, mother died, custody battle over kids, put brother in jail, father cancer, ex wife cancer…. The workers were not very skilled and not supervised by Overholt so much of the work got redone or the people were directed on how to do something by my husband. We did not pass 4 county building inspections as a result of poor craftsman ship and general lack of knowledge of the building codes. We were told that some of the work would be completed at no charge because of the delays and were later given an invoice for the work. Overholt uses sub contractors, although we asked him if he used subs at the beginning of job and he said no. He picked up casual labor that are not skilled in all the tasks he assigns and sent them to work here. He then complained and demeaned the workers paying them very little (2 men worked over 40 hours each and were paid $100 each for the week). Overholt came to our home at 10 pm on May 1 to tell us he was firing the drywall sub, who was 1 day from completing the work. We paid Overholt for more than 1/2 the dry wall labor and since said he did not have the paperwork to pay the sub we asked for a refund so we can pay the sub directly, as the sub has threatened a builders lien on our home. He started to walk out and said he was not giving us a check. We have requested a refund in writing and not received it. The sub has not been able to get in touch with Overholt. If the sub did not have the certificate of insurance and W9, Overholt’s excuse for not making payment, then the sub should not have been hired to work at our home leaving us open to liability. I provided a billing reconciliation of his invoices, which are altered during the job and did not reflect all payments we made, reflecting work not completed and paid for and overpayments made. There has been no resolution on this issue. We fired Overholt, May 7th, when he promised to have the dry wall completed by Friday May 5th. We were doing some of the work ourselves, like painting, and every delay made the project drag on. Never was our job a priority, it was a part time side job. Very unprofessionallly managed. In researching Gerald Overholt I uncovered 6 corporations registered and then closed with the Georgia Secretary of State. The currently open corporation is Alpharetta Electric, Inc. registered in 2016. Do not do business with Gerald Overholt. He does not complete work, poor workmanship, does not meet schedules, increases estimated costs during the job without telling the homeowner until invoicing for the work, keeps over payments, does not pay sub contractors, disappears without contact during the job. We plan to sue him to recover costs when our work is completed.
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Address: 10945 State Bridge Rd, a Suite 401 Alpharetta, Georgia USA