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Old 4/26/11, 5:43 PM
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Default Lowballers in SW FL!!!

An agent just forwarded this email to me and I thought I would share it with you all.
I especially like the area they serve. All for $100. I don't think James Craft is even licensed.

DOES YOUR INSPECTOR DO THIS????
Michael Koontz Constructions,Inc.
912 Cimarron Circle
Bradenton,FL34209
941-720-7215
CRC1326736
·Wind Mitigation (Money Back Guarantee) $100
·Wind Mitigation & Four Point $100
·Wind Mit, Four Points & Roof Cert $100
·Roof Certification Only $50
·Flood Elevation Certificates (Depending on Location) $250

The Big Combo!!!!!
Any Combination of Inspections is Only $100

Turn Around Time 24-48 Hours
Emergencies We Love Them!!!!!
We DO Inspections SEVEN DAYS a Week!!!!
7:00 AM until Dark......

DOES YOUR INSPECTOR DO THAT?????

We specialize in Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Charlotte
Hardee and Desoto Counties…..and anywhere else you need us to go!!!!

Please make us your one stop shop for all your customer’s inspection needs!!
Michael Koontz James Craft
Wind Mitigation Inspector Wind Mitigation Inspector
941-720-7215
jcwindinspections@gmail.com



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Old 4/26/11, 5:59 PM
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Seems tough to beat. I am glad they are not in my area. I guess he needs the work the worse.





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Old 4/26/11, 7:09 PM
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Default Re: Lowballers in SW FL!!!

He is a licensed residential contractor who cant make it in the construction business, so he has to try and find a way to get people to call for estimates. He then does the estimate (inspection) for which he charges $100 and then tries to get the repair contract.
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Old 4/26/11, 7:15 PM
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Want to know what is really funny I'm doing an inspection tomorrow in Bradenton... $900



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Old 4/26/11, 7:50 PM
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He is a licensed residential contractor who cant make it in the construction business, so he has to try and find a way to get people to call for estimates. He then does the estimate (inspection) for which he charges $100 and then tries to get the repair contract.

Where do you get your info?
Do you know him?





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Old 4/26/11, 8:05 PM
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Keep it going Joe
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Old 4/26/11, 9:26 PM
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Default Re: Lowballers in SW FL!!!

I had an insurance agent call about one today.


Recommend by a realtor, 2000+ sq ft for $250 with wind mit and four point for free! The home had rafters, not trusses so they could not do a wind mit or Four point.

The customer is having me do the wind mit and four point, the realtor is getting an earful. LOL



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Old 4/27/11, 12:10 AM
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No Mike, I don't know him.
I just use my superhuman investigative powers and check his license information with the DBPR. Maybe I should look yours up to and let all your dark secrets be revealed, what say you?
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Old 4/27/11, 7:35 AM
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Default Re: Lowballers in SW FL!!!

Quote:
·Wind Mitigation (Money Back Guarantee) $100
Quote:
·Wind Mitigation & Four Point $100
·Wind Mit, Four Points & Roof Cert $100
·Roof Certification Only $50
·Flood Elevation Certificates (Depending on Location) $250

The Big Combo!!!!!
Any Combination of Inspections is Only $100


Looks good to me.
Sort of like someone doing a mold inspection for $250.
You get what you pay for.

Our prices: http://radonmoldhelp.com/id59.html
everyone have a great day




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Old 4/27/11, 7:53 AM
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No Mike, I don't know him.
I just use my superhuman investigative powers and check his license information with the DBPR. Maybe I should look yours up to and let all your dark secrets be revealed, what say you?

Bring it, I have nothing to hide. I am proud that I have earned the title of Florida Licensed General Contractor. I think it is bs that you are running your mouth about a guy you know nothing about.
The easy way to find info is www.myfloridalicense.com

How would you like it if the guy just started assuming untrue things about you and was saying you are just angry because you have no verifiable experience and just started calling yourself a home inspector years ago and now are grandfathered in. What if he lied about you and said you just inventory a house and use as many words as possible to make big fat reports?

I think that would suck if he started lying and assuming things about you. OH YEAH HE IS A CONTRACTOR so he must be bad. What say you?





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Old 4/27/11, 8:16 AM
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I had an insurance agent call about one today.


Recommend by a realtor, 2000+ sq ft for $250 with wind mit and four point for free! The home had rafters, not trusses so they could not do a wind mit or Four point.

The customer is having me do the wind mit and four point, the realtor is getting an earful. LOL
He must be having his 50% off - going out of business sale! A lot of that going around these days.






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Old 4/27/11, 9:52 AM
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Looks good to me.
Sort of like someone doing a mold inspection for $250.
You get what you pay for.

Our prices: http://radonmoldhelp.com/id59.html
everyone have a great day
Hey Doug,

Last Week I sent you a customer looking for Imported Drywall testing in Tarpon Springs, did you get the job?

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Old 4/27/11, 9:54 AM
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I agree with Aubrey on this one. The amount of overhead can in no way be recouped by only charging these rates without picking up added services such as a re-roof, hurricane shutters, or changing windows.
And, as I previously stated, I don't think that James Craft is even licensed.



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Offices: 121 S. DeSoto Ave Phone: 863-494-1560
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Old 4/27/11, 9:58 AM
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I looked up the name on the site and he came up as a contractor. I used 2 out of the 4 names and guessed right it was a 4 part name like-jim slim smith jones or something. www.myfloridalicense.com





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Old 4/27/11, 11:26 AM
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Real Estate Sales Associate. No conflicts of interest here!

The only license that I find for James Cager Craft is an active Realtors Associate license.

Licensee Details Licensee InformationName:CRAFT, JAMES CAGER (Primary Name) (DBA Name)Main Address:912 CIMARRON CIRCLE
BRADENTON Florida 34209
County:MANATEE License Mailing: LicenseLocation: License InformationLicense Type:Real Estate Broker or SalesRank:Sales AssociateLicense Number:SL673420Status:Current,ActiveLicensure Date:03/29/1999Expires:09/30/2012

There's no questions about Michael Koontz being licensed, he has his number listed at the top.

Notice that neither of them have a home inspector license, either.



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