After enduring a nightmarish year and a half dealing with Daniels Residential Construction of Tea, South Dakota (near Sioux Falls), I feel it necessary to share this experience with would-be home buyers in the Sioux Falls area before they get scammed by this crooked and fraudulent general contractor. This is our review:
Two years ago we signed on with Daniels Construction, also doing business as Daniels Residential, North Ridge Sioux Falls, Sunset Ridge LLC, Legacy Ridge, Timberline, and Candle Development. (A lot of DBA's, I know!) We were excited to have them build our dream home, just on the southern outskirts of Sioux Falls. Before we knew it, we had become embroiled in the biggest ripoff of our lives. Daniels Residential Construction deviated from the blueprints, shortchanging us on dimensions of the garage and several of the rooms. There were countless incidences of shoddy workmanship and poor quality construction, including major cracks in the walls, a foundation that has slid out of place, a leaky roof and inproper sloping yard which floods our basement any time it rains. Even dangerous conditions in this mess! We hired a structural engineer who said it was amazing the city even signed off on the building permit and that our house was barely inhabitable. What a death trap!
We tried dealing with James Daniels, the owner of Daniels Residential Construction, but he was hostile and abusive every time we attempted to reason with him. He taunted us, saying things like "too bad" and "sue me if you don't like it." Jim Daniels also dodges calls (he knows how to use his Caller ID), and we may have no recourse but to sue Daniels Residential Construction in court. Jim Daniels just laughed at us and said "take a number and get in line... Everybody wants to sue us!" Daniels Residential Construction has a long list of people litigating, so I guess we WILL have to get in line.
His agent, Mike Niemeyer, isn't any better. Niemeyer just blows us off and refers us to Daniels, who dodges our calls anyway. These losers are the biggest frauds! Now I hear from a co-worker that James Daniels is a convicted felon, who served time in prison for embezzlement a few years ago. I hope that's not true, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. They also hire illegal aliens for day laborers.
You would be well-advised to steer clear of this crooked home builder. Daniels Residential Construction is a sham and there are numerous complaints already on file against them by the BBB.