Complaint / review / scam report
John Young, E&J RoadWork/Blacktop, Etc
Blacktop Pavement Scammers

Complaint / review text:
These people are total scammers. They quote you one price, then tell you that they had to "use more material than expected" and charge you double what they quoted. In addition, their work is horrible! And their "warranty" doesn't mean anything! And IF they do come back to make a repair, they will charge you for that. If you don’t pay them, they will intimidate and scare you into paying.

I went outside to close my gate after they finished my “warranty repair” work and that is when they told me there was a charge ($1, 400) for it. I refused to pay them and Mr. Young began screaming at me and the men were attempting to force me to pay them. I am an older woman, was outside without my phone, and I was very, very scared. It was a frightening situation.

They seem to be part of an "extended family" (related or not), that operate under multiple business names. (Young's Paving, Mike Young's Paving, E&J Blacktop, E&J Roadwork, etc.)
Some of the people involved with these businesses are Mike & John Young, Edward (Ed) Smith, Harry Wells, and James McGraw (among others).

Please note that I have not done business with “E&J Blacktop”. However, I did do business with "E&J Roadwork", and written on their invoice was their email address that said "". So they apparently are the same company. And to add insult to injury, someone from E&J Blacktop “attempted” to get the new contract from me in 2021 for doing a total overhaul of my driveway only 3 years after I paid Mr. Young with E&J Roadwork over $15, 000 for the initial job. Thank Goodness, I discovered before it was too late that they were all connected (and possibly all the same group of people)!!

These people go back and forth from the north in the summer, to the south in the winter. They have businesses and complaints in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Louisiana, Mississippi and elsewhere.
I had written complaints in 2017 to the Louisiana BBB and other websites, and also found many bad reviews and complaints from others at that time, but I can no longer locate any of them. So, my assumption is that these people are skilled in getting complaints removed and cleaning up their trail.
BEWARE of them! Do your due diligence on them and any business you deal with. Scour the internet… (BBB’s, Secretary of State’s, scamming alert sites, facebook, and other complaint sites) Below are some of the complaints that I can still find on the internet.

Contact information:

Offender: John Young, E&J RoadWork/Blacktop, Etc

Country: USA   State: Louisiana   County: Prairieville   City: Prairieville

Category: Construction & Repair

1 comment

January 4, 2021 5:48 PM
This is to amend my earlier review. After submitting it, I discovered some previously unknown information, and I have reached out to the BBB to make the correction. In the meantime, I would like to remove the names of Harry Wells, Mike Young, Edward (Ed) Smith and James McGraw.
I have never done business with these people, and it is now my understanding that they either became affiliated with the businesses I mentioned after my experiences and/or some of the business names I was originally given by the representatives of E&J Roadwork may or may not be connected to their businesses at all.
I apologize for any mistakes and I am swiftly working to rectify the misunderstanding.
Having said that, I have been told today by a few of my neighbors who have used Mr. Harry Wells’ services (E&J Blacktop, LLC), that they were extremely pleased with his work and level of professionalism.
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