|Rodney Currington and Heather Currington own Resaz and Wyzcurr enterprises. Do not work for them, th |
|1st of Mar, 2010 by User374843 |
|Rodney Currington and Heather Currington own Resaz and Wyzcurr enterprises. Do not work for them, they send you out to do work and then never pay you on time or at all! We were told we would be paid 30-45 days after completion of the work. I have work orders that are well over 80 days and unpaid. These people are horrible, we gave them every chance possible to pay and even told them we would give them and extra week to pay and still nothing.|
|Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. The long term purpose of this blog is to educate the public on the property preservation industry and Wyzecurr Enterprises LLC as well as, Real Estate Solutions AZ LLC’s roles in that industry. The topics covered will include the discussion of property preservation vs. pre-foreclosure; HUD regulations; FANNIE MAE and VA guidelines; Industry profile; and many other topics. Initially, I want to use this blog to answer some of the complaints that have been lodged on the internet about me, my wife, and administrative contractors for my company. I have chosen this medium to address these complaints because it will allow me to provide a comprehensive response without allowing the inevitable “back and forth” arguing that is sure to ensue, should I respond via the same methods as have the complainants.|
First, I will start by stating that Real Estate Solutions has participated in the property preservation industry since 2008. Originally, this company was a two-man operation, doing business solely in Maricopa and Pinal counties of Arizona. We were able to acquire some quality contracts and within 6 months were covering the entire state of Arizona and Clark County in Nevada. Within the six months that followed we expanded to as many as nine states. My contractor payments totaled in 2010, in excess of $611, 000, with over 150 contractors across those states. I state this information with a specific purpose in mind. The complaints that have been lodged against me on the internet state that I am a “con man.” That I get people to work for me and don’t pay them. Those statements just simply aren’t true. As stated earlier, I paid in excess of $611, 000 in contractor payments in 2010. Some of the complaints that have been lodged are from that same time period. The sad fact is, those contractors that filed complaints were ignorant of the industry and didn’t utilize the resources made available to them to understand the industry’s guidelines and requirements and how those things affect one’s compensation. The complaints center around one of two issues. One is the timing of payments and the second is, being held responsible for what the industry refers to as “chargebacks”.
Regarding the first issue, the vendor agreements and in every conversation that I and my vendor manager (my wife Heather) clearly spell out that I pay contractors once I have been paid by my clients. That timeframe varies widely due to varying payment terms spelled out via my contracts with my clients. The timeframe is further impacted by any issue associated with the timely submission of the required photos and documentation to the clients. The long story short, the timeframe for getting paid on any given work order can rarely be pre-determined. Here is where I empathize with even the contractors that have filed complaints. The contractor pool is made up of individuals from many backgrounds. Since the housing market continues to offer little in the way of opportunities for the traditional trades, many of these sub-contractors bring their skill sets to the preservation industry. The fit, in many ways, is a natural one. The skill sets that these sub-contractors possess are many of the very skill sets that are required in this industry. There is of course some translation required as the preservation industry is governed by some very specific guidelines. The one substantial difference in the construction industry vs. the preservation industry is the rate of pay. In the construction industry a sub-contractor would finish a job and get paid for that job. In the preservation industry, the sub-contractor will finish a job, submit the results and invoice and wait to get paid. Sometimes that initial wait can be 60 days +. If there is an issue with the submission of the results and documentation, that wait can be substantially longer. It is the nature of the industry. It doesn’t seem to matter how much we stress this information, some sub-contractors just don’t get it. And ultimately, that contractor gets upset with me and my company and puts negative information on the internet. I will say that for every complaint that has been placed on the internet regarding myself, my wife or the administrative contractors that have also been mentioned, I have a signed contract documenting how payments would be handled both during one’s tenure with my companies and after.
The real issue here is the ignorance, and I use that term cautiously, of the contractors involved. We provide an abundance of resources for our contractors. In as many cases as possible, we try to get contractors with previous industry experience. Unfortunately, experienced contractors aren’t always available. To address this, we have developed manuals specific to the different aspects of the business. These manuals spell out in detail what contractors need to do in order to properly complete client work orders. If a question is not answered by the manual, we provide teams of people available to address questions or concerns. What I have found is that the contractors of issue are usually the ones that don’t utilize the resources that are made available to them. Invariably, issues will arise because the contractors aren’t performing the work correctly. Incorrect work leads to chargebacks. Chargebacks result in reductions in everyone’s pay. Once chargebacks get associated with a contractor and pay begins to get reduced real angst begins. But it is important to note that this happens as a result of the contractor not reading and accessing the resources available to them and further not wanting to be held responsible when something is done incorrectly. Let me stress that these mistakes can be quite costly, thousands of dollars in some cases and could be more.
Then you have the dishonest ones. The contractors that will fraudulently submit a job as being completed, going so far as to manufacture photos to show that a job has been completed, when in fact it hasn’t. A contractor that is that blatantly dishonest never intended to keep his commitments, therefore he has no remorse in placing false information about me on the internet. In some cases, these contractors have actually contacted my clients directly (which is a direct violation of the non-circumvention agreement that every contractor signs prior to receiving work from my company) and stating false information about me and or my company.
Due to my experience in this industry, which includes many situations similar to the ones mentioned prior, I have developed very specific vendor agreements and non-compete/circumvention agreements that spell out in detail the conditions of the contractors relationship with our company. It explains compensation, timeframes and conditions very clearly. Every contractor that has filed a complaint against me, my wife or my companies has executed a version of each of those agreements. There is no cause of action and no legitimate cause for the complaints that have been filed.
Thank you for reading my blog and I hope that after reading you can feel comfortable about dealing with Rodney Currington, Heather Currington, Real Estate Solutions AZ, LLC and Wyzecurr Enterprises LLC. If after reading you have any questions regarding my company, the services that we provide or if you would like to be a contractor for our company please contact us via our website www.resaz.com
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