Complaint / review text:
This is to warn you about Patrick Kienel. I do not know what your current relationship is with him or what relationship you might be seeking with him, but the man has caused me a good amount of suffering and I feel it important to warn others who I discover around him. Should you not believe what I am going to tell you or not need to do anything about this, then please disregard. However, after what he put me through I believe it is the right thing to warn others. If you need proof, I have all the documentation for what I am about to tell you and will be glad to send them if you want: mostly they are spreadsheets, with a few pertinent documents and emails.
In December 2009 I began working for him as a contractor collecting data at courthouses around central Florida. For a time they were paid, until about middle 2012. At this point he started telling me about how his business wasn't doing well but he was hoping to get caught up and would pay me then. I continued to collect data for this and his brother's similar business for a long time. Things never really got better. I would occasionally get some payment but never anywhere near the agreed rate. I began looking for other jobs and couldn't find any, so in my desperation I kept working for them for a while longer. This led me to financial ruin and to me living free of rent but in deplorable conditions in Florida: without air conditioning and with dogs that were not housebroken. I would sometimes tell Patrick about this, but only got the same story about the business not doing well and he would get caught up one day.
At the end of 2014 I stopped working for him altogether, leaving an unpaid balance of over $10, 000. I soon after filed suit, Soon after, he changed phone numbers and addresses and dissolved his company. I have reason to believe he may be continuing in the same business under his own name or a new company doing the same thing with a different name.
Was he really a business man persisting for years in a failing business? Is he just a con man who increased his own profits by not paying me? I may never know. What I do know is that I was living in over 90 degree temperatures and dog excrement for a couple of years and that I am now 10, 000 in debt because of the money he never paid me and likely never will.
Maybe you know more that I do. If not, I would advise you to not do business with Patrick. He is either a very failed businessman or a deliberate scam artist who took advantage of me to the extreme. At the very least, you should do some serious research on him before ever doing business with him. There are many other companies which do similar things.
I only hope to save others from him doing the same sort of thing to them, I ask for nothing at all from you. As I noted, I have the complete documentation of this should you want proof of my story.