Alessi Construction - Would you like a side of Mold with that contractor?
Update by user Apr 18, 2013
I do know that Alessi was arrested by the FBI in August of 2012. Please beware.
Update by user Feb 17, 2012
I\'d like to clarify that by \"probation\" I am referring to his status with the Louisiana Contractor\'s Board, not to any criminal forms of the term. I have no clue as to any criminal history, only his business history.
Original review posted by user Feb 17, 2012
I hired Alessi Construction (and signed a contract totaling $38,900) for a kitchen remodel as well as flooring and the removal of some load bearing walls. He installed the wood floors without performing the required moisture readings which led to the sub-floor not being prepared properly resulting in a total floor failure encompassing 1,000 sq.ft. Mold was also discovered under the entire area.
He also removed a load bearing wall and installed a glue-lam beam that was not sufficient to withstand the weight resulting in major structural compromise.
The cost to repair the damages exceeds the original contract amount and he has blamed everything but himself for what has happened. We have had to hire various engineers and mold companies and have all the documentation and reports to back up the allegations. Yet, he still will not accept responsibility.
He was found guilty by the Louisiana Contractors board this past month and also plead guilty to a separate hearing back in 2006 for an incident unrelated to ours. Currently, he is on probation.
I hope I can prevent at least one person from going through what we've been through.
We are still not back in our house.