J.L. Blodgett abandons pool project
I wanted to send along a note of caution to all members about an experience I had with pool builder J.L. Blodgett - Temecula CA and owner Jerry Blodgett. The building process was going along reasonably in the beginning as we were accomplishing tasks that were associated with pay milestones. I encountered issues as we approached the end of the project and it would require three calls to Jerry before I would receive a return call. There was always some sort of excuse about being out of town or stricken by illness. Jerry would eventually show up and make an effort to resolve the issue i.e. electrical, spa jet flow, etc.. As I became more suspicious about the health of his business I requested that I make payment directly to his subs and pay him his profit directly. Understandably Jerry did not like this but I had been burned by his landscape partner so I demmanded this arrangement. After the installation of the electric cover and corresponding payments the contract had been paid in full. With only final inspection and a few electrical modules remaining I was surprised to find Jerry not returning my calls and totally abandoning the project. I now find myself paying another builder to complete the project and will have to seek damages from him in court. This builder is a two man shop funding projects with funds from future projects and it looks like this house of cards has collapsed. Perhaps if I had not demmanded to pay the contractors directly I would be out more $$. Do not be fooled by the quiet demeanor this is not a company nor person to trust with your project!!!