A detailed account of Everlast Construction's (lic 986126) dishonest shady business practices

Month: June 2017

What you can do if you were a victim of Everlast Construction

So I’ve had a few people contact me recently saying everlast construction is still engaging in their dishonest business practices. There are a few things you can try doing.

  1.  They hate it when anyone brings public attention to their work, so posting honest reviews about them on yelp, home advisor, angies list, buildzoom or any other place where they have reviews. Everlast posts fake reviews on most of these sites so any honest reviews will help.
  2. Contact the Contractors State License Board and file a complaint. You can email Thomas Jager at thomas.jager@cslb.ca.gov. He’s the investigator who handled my case.
  3. Try and do all communication with Everlast through email or txt messages, that way you have a record of everything that was said.
  4. Contact some of the local TV and print news outlets. Many of them have consumer watchdog type departments. I actually got the local CBS station to come interview me on camera, but they haven’t aired it yet. Maybe if they get enough people complaining they’ll decide to air it. You can email cbs at consumerwatch@kpix.com
  5. If everlast threatens you with legal action, don’t immediately assume they have the upper hand. They seem to like to depend on people being ignorant of the law and using that to scare people. I would get a short consult with a lawyer – many will give you 30 minutes for free. Or at the very least do some research of your own.
  6. Sometimes it takes a while, but you can have an impact. Everlast used to be Diamond certified, and now they are not.

To any other people who feel like they were ripped off by everlast

If everlast did a poor job, I encourage you to file a complaint with the CSLB. The one shred of hope I had was that maybe they’d eventually clean up their act. But the last few people who have contacted me makes it seem as though that will never happen.

So if you hired them to do some work for you and you feel like they did a poor job, contact the Contractors State License Board and file a complaint. I filed a complaint and not much came of it, but they said they do keep all complaints on file so maybe if they get enough complaints, they’ll actually do something useful, like revoke their license.