Complaint: Dean Schneider (hands out flyers as D&S Construction) scammed several thousand dollars from my parents. He responded to an ad they placed asking for estimates from licensed/insured contractors to do some concrete construction work on their patio. He responded and came to their house to do an estimate. He is not licensed and he is not insured. He is a pathological liar. You will catch him in a lie and he tries to lie his way out of the lie. He lied about having a MHIC number (he does not, he fraudulently uses someone else’s). When we looked up the number, someone else’s name came up. He then claimed he worked under that person. When we called that person, that person said Dean only has worked for him a few times in the past. Dean also said he did a lot of work at a local diner. When we called the diner to check the reference, the diner said that Dean only did some painting but they were not satisfied with the paint job and were not planning to have Dean perform any further work. Dean said he needed 1/3 down in order to buy supplies. He could not accept a check, only cash, because he claims he has no identification. A Maryland Case Search shows that his license is suspended – he has no car and no Drivers License. He wrote up a contract/estimate for all that’s been worth. He took the cash and did not show up, only providing excuse after excuse after excuse. Would promise to show up then never show up, day after day. Shows up one day for a few hours in the late afternoon and scams my kind-hearted mother out of more cash with a pity story and promises her he will show up with the supplies. Never shows up after that one day. All my parents got out of him was some concrete patches slapped down. Supplies to do the stonework never showed up. Crew never showed up. Dean Schneider is a lying thief, he will take your money and run. We have had to pursue legal action after weeks of trying to chase him down.
Tags: Builders & Contractors
Address: 7 Chase Street Westminster, Maryland United States of America