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G.A.A. Services New Jersey Ghassan Atieh Scamster in the garb of a building contractor New Jersey, New Jersey
31st of Mar, 2011 by User793037
Please steer clear of G.A.A. Services and Ghassan Atieh. He is a scamster. I have learnt it the hard way. He signed a contract to refinish my wooden floor, new molding, redo my
two bathrooms, paint interiors, install & paint stair bannisters,
lay tiles in foyer etc. Results: Bathrooms-Bath 1 -New bathtub installed inclined. Water pools where tub corner meets wall leading to water damage. Drywall installed improperly. Also installed drywall over a/c vent. So no more heat in my bathroom. Cabinet installed with screws visibly poking outside. New window
installed, but did not install molding despite it being part of
contract. Tiles installed improperly. Used cheap connectors in plumbing, already leaking within 4 months. Bath 2-Work not started. Paint-Poor finishing, no sanding or primer done before applying paint. Wooden floor- Big gaps between wood planks. Edges left undone, my kids cut their feet where the wood met the tiled floor. Bannisters - Improper installation. Nails coming out of the
bannisters/railings. Kids cut their hand against the nails on the
railings. Not painted. Foyer- Left incomplete Installed two doors. He did this before removing the existing old
carpet. As a result, after the carpet was removed and the wooden floor
underneath the carpet refinished, there is a huge gap at the bottom of
the doors. Discussing with the workers revealed that he was getting day-laborers everyday for the job. He would leave the laborers at my house and go work somewhere else. These unsupervised laborers had no clue how to do the work. Sometimes they asked me, the homeowner, for tools. Ghassan took advance payments from me for the work. I also paid for the
bathtub and a whole lot of fixtures when he took me to Homedepot to
select them. He asked me to deduct those from the last (10%) payment at the end of the job. Well, he took payments from me for 90% of the job. He has left most of the work incomplete, and some parts not started. Ghassan and his workers have left trash and debris in my garage and on the deck. The debris left on the deck soaked up in the rain. My son developed breathing problems because of this. I had to hire a dumpster and remove it myself. I have been trying in vain for the past 6 months to get him. He refuses to answer phone calls and emails. Now, I have paid him 90% of the money. The work is either not started, partially done, or done improperly. I have to hire someone else to redo the entire project. Please don't burn your hands with him like I did. He is a scamster.
Comments
3434 days ago by Rajipunja
I disagree completely with the above comment. G.A.A Service has done multiple jobs for my home in Edison, NJ including full remodeling. His work is clean and precise. The results came out outstanding and better than I even imagines. The owner himself is a very nice man and always does his best to make his client happy. Clearly, the person above is not a trustworthy opinion to go by since I myself am a client of G.A.A Service and would recommend him to anybody looking to construct their homes. Especially if they are looking for a reasonable price with exquisite results.
3407 days ago by EdisonResidents
Another Edison, NJ resident here. Had very similar experience like the original poster with GAA and Ghassan. Was getting basement finished. Ghassan said permit not required. Started working, and started asking money for material etc. Took almost entire money before 50% of project done. I paid him in good faith. Then he vanished. No phones, no emails.
I kept calling and left voicemails. Then I complained to the NJ State Division of Consumer Affairs about him...he called me back and screamed at me on the phone then offered to returned some money to take back complaint. Edison township fined me for not taking a permit! They are also going after him.
I will suggest that you also file a complaint about Ghassan Atieh. He is a BIG TIME CHEAT. STAY AWAY.
3407 days ago by Gqassim
I also disagree with the person who posted this bad report, GAA has finished my basement and done other work for me, they did my hardwood floors and replaced all my windows.I never had any issues with GAA as a company or the owner. They did a great job and for a very reasonable price.
3382 days ago by Masrouf
Thanks for the information. I was almost ready to sign the contract with him. After reading all this, I will not give my work to this guy.
3370 days ago by Hari Prasad
very rude person!
brought unskilled workers for the job. I kicked them out!

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