A peek behind the curtains of the most secretive managing body since the Khmer Rouge.
L I V E D R A F T as of 6/1/2021
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Boathouse Board Caught Stealing* ~$5,000. Trustee Says “Inappropriate” to ask about it.
It’s the way of life here says the owner who snagged them. Expects reprisals for speaking out.
*If “stealing” sounds harsh, maybe
Boathouse owners get fleeced once again.
The good news is that this time it’s only $5,000.
The Boathouse Condos are unique in a lot of ways. Their age and history and great location etc. Also for its unique association/management structure meaning that there is none. Kind of a free for all. Thirdly, its overly docile ownership whose pockets are picked time and time again, over and over again ad nauseum
It is almost impossible to track the goings-on behind the doors of the self-anointed people who run the place, so the possibility for corruption is very real and therefore a way of life. The place is always broke and under-maintained and consistently has to be propped up with fees and assessments.
Evidence of the corruption is rare but there is some. And this page is here to immortalize one tiny snippet of what goes on here. even if just for fun.
Without any of the back story, which is even more damning, I will focus on one small transaction.
Poor building maintenance resulted in water/mold damage to a unit severe enough to incur Board of Health violations. Part of the work involved replacement of some sheetrock. We were quoted $2,500 from local pro builder.
Here is how it works. It is easy of you weren’t raised right. Anyone with access to condo money can use it to “pay” some out-of-town hack $7,250 dollars to do the same $2,500 job. and voila $5,000 right out of the owners’ pockets. I am not sure where it goes from here, but there is no doubt where it came from. It is fair to state that the total hit to the property will be far higher when all the little transactions are scrutinized including some very suspicious legal fees.
New News Added 6/2/2021
So $5,000 didn’t mean much. How about $20,000?
I can prove the $5,000. Now I’ll show why I think we’ve been hit for much more.
Work in progress. Stay tuned
Text of our 1 star BBB review of BTA and Alex Bezanson.
Our condo board hired *** **** ******** and *** Building & Remodeling to repair some water/mold damage to our unit. A small job needing only a single sheet of drywall and a few studs. We had been quoted $2,500 by our regular guy.
But *** ******** charged the board $7,250 for that very same $2,500 job. Even worse, this somewhat questionable business model meshes all too well with a total lack of capability to do the job, no matter how simple, and this is the basis of our warnings about them.
Not long after they started the job it became clear that they had neither the tools, materials, smarts nor intentions to actually do the work, and were very obviously damaging the unit while pretending they did. We finally tossed them from the job, but not soon enough to avoid a seriously compromised unit and a monstrous repair (bill).
*** presents itself as a long-standing company with substance and commitment, but came across a lot more like the stereotypical itinerant trunk slammers prowling the market and bilking anyone they come close to. Please, be wary.
Text of the Board’s 5 Star Smooch
As ********* of our ***** Board having overseen **** work for the past year, I have been very pleased with their fair pricing, dependability, team work, quality of work, and professionalism- especially dealing with cantankerous individuals. I have no hesitations recommending them for any remodeling or repairs.