Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ron Janis Allegedly Hits on Customer's Mom

Ron took down the reviews section of the Private Sewer and Water Corporations Facebook page since they had gotten so bad.   Even though I failed to screenshot them at the time, I was able to find one of the juicier ones on another review site.

I found this on citysearch.com from Patrick W.  I'm fairly certain that this guy had left positive comments on the facebook page originally then had to go back and remove them after he realized that Ron was only going to do half the job  and steal the rest of the money.

This review sounds pretty similar to mine, minus the part where he hits on the dude's mom.  Thankfully my mother wasn't around when Ron was here.

Ron is a Lying thriving conman of the worst kind. He lied to my face, hit on my mother and took us for $2000! Called him over 20 times talked to him 12 times and every time he made an excuse or didn't show up when he said he would costing days of work having to stay home to wait for no shows. May god have mercy on your soul Ron.

Hitting on your customers. Classy.

The other frustrating thing is how little Ron respects other people's times.  We've rearranged our schedules countless times to accommodate him and he still can't be bothered to show up.  This poor guy takes off work so Ron can finish the job and again Ron no-shows.  Not only does he waste the guy's time, but he forces him to burn vacation or PTO for no reason.  It doensn't matter though because he got his money.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Private Sewer and Water Facebook Page Back Online

After a week Ron finally got his Facebook page back online.  Its my fault.  I had been so busy that I hadn't taken screenshots of all the negative reviews that Private Sewer and Water had been racking up.  I figured Ron had either taken the page down because he couldn't figure out how to make the reviews go away and it was making him look really bad, or he tried taking them down and accidentally took down the whole site instead.

I was hoping that it was the former and he would put the page back online, at least for a bit just to spite me.  That way I could get the exact text of the reviews and commentary rather than paraphrasing from memory.

Alas he figured out how to remove the reviews section.  He just wasn't smart enough to test the site from an external user's view.

We did have an interesting text exchange though.

Me:  Aww, you took down your FB page.  How are people supposed to know if you are lying or if you are really going to show up when you say you will?
Me: Speaking of which, where is my money?
Ron: Whooops! I accidentally unpublished it! Thanks for the heads up!
Ron: In keeping with the spirit of Christmas why don't we settle this thing once and for all and enjoy the New Year.
Me: I'd love to settle this but all I get from you are excuses, lies and empty promises. You tell me how you think you're going to resolve it
No Response after that. Just more BS from Ron.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

More People Scammed by Private Sewer and Water Corp,and they take down their Facebook Page

There has been a lot of drama over at the Private Sewer and Water Corporation Facebook page in the past few weeks.  Unfortunately December has been pretty busy for me so I haven't had the time to document it and now it might be too late.  I'll do the best I can from memory.

First, you'll recall some relatively friendly banter between Ron and a reviewer that gave him two stars.  She was wanting to know when the job would be finished. He gave her the usual BS about sometime later in the week.  She accepted and said she would hold him to it.  That date came and went and there wasn't an update.  I assume Ron never showed up. If he had I think he would have pushed her to change the review. Or at least commented on it again.  My guess is that he fed her another line of BS on the day that he was supposed to show up and they are at a stalemate.

That was largely uneventful.  The real drama came when Ron picked up three more 1 star reviews.  It stared when a couple of people started commenting on in the thread of a much older review about how much of a liar Ron is.  How he continually just lies to your face.  Then one person in the thread commented on how they were going to take the Private Sewer and Water Corporation to court.  And then another guy asked if anyone knew where Ron lived because he'd be willing to sit outside his house with a sign.

Then the Facebook page was taken offline for about a day.

When it came back there were two more reviews.

One I am almost positive came from a guy that had previously left glowing remarks on one of Ron's brag posts.  I remember because it was one of the days when Ron said he'd finish my job. Instead he posted a brag about someone else's and the customer added a comment about how great Ron is.

Well turns out Ron was only great until he go his money.  The guy gave him a 1 star review and said that Ron stole over $2000 from him, hit on his mother, and lied to his face. Once again, I have to reiterate that under no circumstances should you pay Ron Janis or the Private Sewer and Water Corp until they have completed the job.  They will steal your money.

As if that wasn't enough, yet another reviewer left a 1 star review commenting that he had taken days off of work and Ron and simply not showed up.   How disrespectful of people's time can you be where they take time out of their jobs to accommodate you and you can't even show the decency to show up?  Well, that is what you get when dealing with Ron Janis.

Finally, a bit of an odd review some guy left a  three star review saying he was undecided, and listing his phone number and contact info to follow up.   It was almost like hearing one side of a phone conversation.  Very weird.  I think it was a threat/warning to Ron that he was waiting on the results of a scheduled appointment before finishing the review.

So a lot of people found Ron's Facebook page this month.  Or Ron has just been screwing over people more regularly.   In any case, Ron took the page down.  At least I assume he took it down in an attempt to silence his critics.  I consider that a small victory.  Now he doesn't have Facebook to use for propaganda.  Another possibility is that he went out of business and shut it down.  Although i don't know how he could go out of business while getting paid for so many jobs that he doesn't actually do.   That seems like a good business model.  Take money, don't do work.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Three weeks go by. Still no progress from Private Sewer

So its been three weeks since I've heard from Ron.  You remember when he said he was "Definitely going to finish my project" and then started a new job in my neighborhood instead.  At this point I this is more or less what I expect and is just further evidence that Ron Janis is a liar and is making no effort what so ever to complete the job that he was paid for.

On another note a few weeks ago he picked up another negative review on Facebook and commented on it, telling the customer that he'd finish her job the following week.  A few days ago she commented back that she is still waiting.