I first contacted LV House Doctor on March 28, 2014. The owner Tim Crosbie surveyed the property the week of April 2nd and on April 8th I received an estimate in the amount of $22,175. On April 10th, Tim and foreman Drew came to my house. and I was presented with a contract for $16,455 plus Flooring Costs (which was estimated between $4626 and $5720). The contract covered the following. Sand, Skin coat and Texture Living Room and Dining Room 2 Coats of Primer and Full interior paint to include All Walls and Ceilings Contractor to replace ALL interior doors with Pine Wood Doors and Casings Contractor to replace Front Door with new pre hung fiberglass door (650 allowance) Contractor to Custom Stain and apply 2 coats of lacquer clear coat to all doors and casings Contractor to remove 228 linear foot existing baseboard and install new custom stained pine baseboard to match new doors and casing Contractor to remove existing staircase Contractor to install new staircase trim to include 22 ft handrail with 4? pickets install (5) 2? post and runner Contractor to remove unwanted flooring Contractor to install 520 sq ft New floor, Material and Price TBD Tim had reviewed the house plans (at his suggestion), and determined it was not a Load Bearing Wall. So at this time we agreed to remove the wall (expanding my kitchen) and install new cabinets and counter tops. (this was discussed during original estimate as a phase two of work) Tim told me at that time, that with flooring cost, the kitchen would bring the total to $30,000, and that they could complete the entire job by May 26th before I left town for work (dates are noted on original contract) Per their contract, LV House Doctor required a 1/3 deposit, which I provided in the form of a check for $10,000. Tim called his wife Susan in their office, and instructed her to combine the two jobs and send a new contract for $30,000. this was done in front of Drew, myself and my son Anthony. Despite my many requests, i never received the updated contract. Work began the following Monday, April 14th. On April 22nd, Tim arrived at the property with plans for the Kitchen. At this time, he suggested that I move the Door to the downstairs bathroom (which faced into the den), into the slam garage hallway. He said this would allow for more cabinet space as indicated on the plans. I asked if in the process, they could remove the existing sink and toilet, and install new that I would purchase. He agreed and stated that he would only charge me for supplies to move the door. On April 29th, Tim came to the property to ask for another check for 1/3 as dictated in the contract at the halfway point. I wrote him a check for $10,000 The work quickly falls apart and grinds to a crawl. The foreman Drew has a cracked fake hip, and in his absence nothing is getting done, despite my many requests that the job needs to be finished by the 26th as planned in order for me to coordinate Carpet install, Furniture delivery, and alarm work. Drew was not replaced as a foreman (and no foreman was on the job) until June 23rd after my many complaints about the work. Jeff, the new foreman, only appeared at my house twice. On May 23rd, Tim comes to my house and vehemently apologizes for the delays. He promises that it will be complete in two more weeks, but politely asks me if I can write him another check so he can pay his workers. He asked for at least $8,000, to which I pointed out, was nearly the full amount of 30k. He again apologized and said he was in a tough spot. I agreed and wrote him an $8000 check, but reiterated that the work needed to be done by June 3rd. I would only see Tim 2 more time after that. Once on June 23rd and once on Sept 9th. His appearance on the 23rd was instigated by several items I spelled out in an email which included my finding a BOTTLE OF URINE in my laundry room. Despite many requests for phone calls or for them to come to the property. Susan made only two appearances. June 19th and Sept 9th. On November 22nd, after 222 days of this nightmare, I demanded to see Tim, Susan or Both on Monday the 25th and I do not hear from them again. They abandoned the work site leaving dozens of items unfinished, including items that will make it difficult should I decide to sell my home, including their intentional misleading of inspectors regarding lack of power to my affixed kitchen island. On November 26th I had major surgery on my shoulder and began a grueling rehab over my already busy work travel schedule. On January 28th, I receive a 15 notice of intent to lien in the amount of $21,382.76. (Filed Jan 22nd and post marked Jan 26th) LV House Doctor?s attorney Shan Davis included a ?backdated? invoice (April 8, the date of my original estimate) that had a total cost of $49,382.76. This is $19,382.76 more than what was contracted and agreed upon. I immediately called the attorney who agreed to call me back. He did not return my call until I emailed him on January 30th. Mr. Davis replied and we spoke extensively about the disparity in cost, fictitious invoice, abandonment of job, lack of attempt to collect and items left unfinished. At the time, I agreed that I owed $2000 for total contracted amount, $1200 for cost of Granite that I exceeded, however the granite is damaged, and cost of Drywall and wood for bathroom door. I told him that despite the numerous unfinished items, that if his client would provide receipts and proof of costs, that I would be willing to sit down and come to an agreement, just to get them out of my life. I told him that I would get estimates on unfinished items, and we could go from there to prevent a legal battle. He said he would speak to his client and get back to me. Mr Davis called me Friday February 13 at 1:30 pm to inform me that at his clients request, the lien would be filed that day.