Warning ! Do Not use Bob Gironimi or Sears Home Improvement!
Sears Home Improvement salesman John Drews sold us premium siding in late summer 2005. The crew that came to our house did not speak English. The "foreman" Jose spoke a little broken English. I told them to stay off the roof as much as possible. I speak some Spanish. They did not listen or understand.
The crew consisted of 10 Mexicans and 1 short ladder. One worker fell off roof. One worker put hole through roof with his foot. He repaired it inadequatedly. The hole was above the garage, a place that they did not need to be on the roof. One cut our phone line. They left dozens and dozens of razor blades, nails, and sharp siding pieces on the roof. I took pictures of the debris they left. We have a flat rubber roof covered by stones.
Bob Girinimi was the person that was supposed to be responsible for this crew. We had a conference call with Jose at one point. Bob asked that I send him receipts for the work done...phone repair and roof repair estimate. He never responded. I sent the same information again, he claimed he never got it. The secretary intentionally misspelled his name to me.
We ended up replacing the roof over the garage by ourselves. Upon closer inspection of the roof and siding, we found they didn't caulk areas they should have, and actually had reported that they did. The caulking that they did was very sloppy. The siding isn't even attached well to the house. The siding on the north corner has mold, which isn't supposed to happen with this premium molding. I have tried in vain to contact them again and they never respond. This was a $30,000 siding job, paid in full. The crew is no doubt illegal immigrants.
This year, our roof has been leaking for 3 weeks and on Easter 2011 I went up on the roof and found still more nails and used razor blades. Eventually, I found a definite 3 mm hole and plugged it. Virtually all of the water coming into the house stopped overnight. I collected the sharps I found on the roof on Easter. We are replacing the roof now with local contractor who said that we have the "worst siding job" he's ever seen.
They used different color siding on a large area of the house facing the river that looks really ***. It is so loose that wasps try to get a nests built. It is pathetic looking. One person came out summer 2006 to fix it, but it was too large of a job, and he never returned.
I should sue Bob Girinmi and Sears Home Improvement at 13040 W. Lisbon Rd in Brookfield, WI 53005, 800-574-5438 fax 262-781-0891. Are they in bldg 2 suite 300? Who knows??. I want to warn people that Sears Home Improvement is a joke. And Bob Gironimi acts frauduantly and steals money from customers and hires illegals. I have documentation for all of the correspondence I have tried to make. I have a piece of siding that salesman John Drews sold to us. I dodn't even think they even used the same quality of siding that we thought we bought.