Following up on the recent post about Daniel from JD Hawkeye Tree Cutting no-showing a series of appointments and refusing to honour a paid-for deal, I'm learning more about this company's history.
A comment left on the original post details one customer's bad experience with Daniel.
I've also found this account via Yellowpages.ca:
Watch out, though -- Daniel is selling himself as more than just a tree-cutter with 20 years' experience. (Or 18, or 22, depending on which ad you're reading.) Oh, look! A new ad saying he as 25 years of experience.The company was contracted to cut two trees on July 23, 2011. They did not finish the job. My yard is a mess. They dropped one of the trees in the wrong direction. It struck my neighbor’s deck causing damage. I have made many calls requesting the owner to come and finish the job. He has made all kinds of promises but has not delivered.Signed,A very dissatisfied and frustrated customer.
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
He also lists himself as a 'Certified Arborist', even though the International Society of Arboriculture does not list him.
He's advertised himself on Kijiji as a painter, offering "FREE ESTIMAYES"; firewood "WERE BASED IN SACKVILLE"; selling a large property in the Oldham/Enfield area; "100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION,VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT."
Two days ago he was selling a F-150 4x4 for $550.00.
One mark of a dodgy company is that it keeps changing phone numbers.
Based in Sackville, NS say some ads. Others say based in Mount Uniacke, NS. Some ads have 902-981-5651 as the phone number (as seen above). Others show 902-256-2436, at
52 Davis Drive in Mt. Uniacke. That's also the number for "Hawkeye Painting," but seems to belong to Wayne Kedy or Ashley Watts.
So, if he's growing an increasingly bad reputation, no-showing calls, refusing to do work that's already paid for, and now selling off property and his truck -- is it likely that I'm going to get Daniel to refund my money? How about Dealfind?
I sent a refund request to Dealfind last week and have yet to hear back. I'll keep you up to date.
Again, if you have a review of JD Hawkeye, please leave it on one of the posts here.
Now, in searching further, I've found a Nova Scotia government document from the Department of Justice:
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 16 of theYup, JD Hawkeye defaulted on payment to the government, and the Justice Department notes it.
Partnerships and Business Names Registration Act ("the
Act"), that the following Partnerships have made default
in payment of the annual registration fee due September
30, 2011 and the Certificates of Registration issued to
each of them under the Act are hereby revoked by the
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies as of November 4,
This isn't looking good for Daniel, who's shown me nothing to prove that he's a Certified Arborist or even a properly-registered business.