Stertz Construction was hired by my family to build two houses. He completely ripped them off by misappropriating over $30,000 of the $60,000 he had been given upfront for the construction. When it became clear, after months of next to no work being performed, that he couldn't do the job and was trying to use the money to pay himself and his family members (rather than actual work done), he was taken off the project. Then 4 or 5 months later he created "new" (aka fake) bills totaling over $80,000 and then filed a lawsuit and liens against my family when they reported his unethical behavior to the police and attorney general. Thankfully a judge ordered the unlawful liens to be removed last week. She then ordered him to pay over $10,000 as a penalty for filing false liens and all the accrued attorney's fees that were racked up having to fight against the wrongful liens. He has threatened me if I do not remove my reviews. Personally, I think people deserved to be warned.
I worked with the smooth-talking Rick Stertz for months, and slowly but surely saw that he does not pay his subs (many of whom have since fired him or demand 100% payment up front... smart), bounces checks regularly, does not know how to properly and accurately execute work or draw plans or pass inspections, and does not know how bill people with integrity. He works slower than molasses.He bid some work for about $20,000 (which was fair), took 7 months to complete anything, and ended up charging $60,000 (yet he insisted on doing everything in-house to save money!) Plus Stertz tried to stick me for even more (which I refused), and then the letters from the lawyers started rolling in.Rick Stertz does, however, have an excuse for EVERYTHING. He could probably talk his way out of murder.If you are still on the fence, do some research on the ROC's website about Stertz' numerous contractor license suspensions for lack of bond from 2012 - 2014. I'm sure there's an excuse for that, too!