Complaint: I entered into a written agreement with Donavan Sankey (aka D&S Enterprise) on October 22, 2008. The terms of the agreement provide that Donavan Sankey would have performed construction renovations to my investment property in exchange for $24,345.00 paid according to an agreed upon payment schedule. Construction was to be completed on approximately December 15, 2008. As of January 5, 2009, I had paid Donavan approximately $19,000. At that point Donavan’s work was only 50% complete and the work that was complete was defective. Despite repeated attempts to contact him regarding the progress of renovations he failed to respond to me and made false and misleading representations to me regarding completion of the work. I subsequently filed a complaint against Donavan in small claims court in Philadelphia and won a default judgment against him in the amount of $10,000. However, I ultimately learned that Mr. Sankey has several judgments against him already in excess of $250,000. In addition, it doesn’t appear that he has any personal assets so it has proven difficult to collect my judgment from him. Over the past year I’ve learned that Donavan Sankey’s real estate license was suspended for two years and he was fined for misrepresentations that he made in a real estate transaction. In addition, he has a judgment against him for unpaid child support among other things. Its now close to two years after Donavan Sankey stopped working on my house and I’m still fixing his substandard work. He is a textbook con man that is incapable of competently performing home renovations or any construction for that matter. Stay far away from this guy.
Tags: Builders & Contractors
Address: 1347 South 7th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States of America