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Warning about this company (GEO BUILD).

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Carole, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. The Staffordian

    The Staffordian A few posts under my belt

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    Mark is an absolute scumbag. Left us in a real state with an unfinished job and lots of £££ spent. We at one point were paying his 'contractors' direct and receiving invoices from the building suppliers to pay for materials directly. Every contractor we had was chasing money from him in some way shape or form.

    Considering he is contracting all out and he was meant to be project managing the build he has only ever been on site once and that was to finish a part of the project so he could get his next payment out of us. This was all about 6 months ago.

    So glad that people are exposing him, the man is an utter fraud. People like him ruin peoples finances and put hardworking people in debt. He deserves prison for what he has done repeatedly to so many people.

    His website is a joke too...the trusted reviews site is an utter con and the reviews are all put up by him/people he knows/family.

    Absolute disgrace.

    MARK if you are reading this then shame on you. You are a charlatan, a crook and a blaggard. You do not deserve any kindness when you finally end up in front of a judge and get your comeuppance. You should genuinely be ashamed of yourself.
     
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  2. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    I believe that taking all those deposits off people simultaneously knowing that he can't or won't complete the work is tantamount to fraud.

    In the New Year I'm hoping to compile names and address and details of anyone in the area who has been a victim of Mark Jackson/Geobuild with a view to building up a file that I can take to trading standards.

    At the moment all my time and energy is going into getting our work completed but once that's done I'll be getting something done about him.


    Please contact

    Geoactiongroup@gmail.com
     
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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Go for it!

    Scum like that give the majority, who work hard for their money and good name, a very bad rep.
     
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    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    I followed a Geobuild van on Riverway on Monday. It's still logo' with the business name, his name & his email etc so is he deceiving potential clients by still advertising the services of Geobuild?
     
  5. Joski

    Joski A few posts under my belt

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    We have also been victims of Mark Jackson and "GEO build". We are currently homeless having employed Mark Jackson to renovate a flat for us, which he started in August. The job was meant to last 6 weeks. To cut a long story short he has taken a lot of money from us and apart from ripping the place apart, done very little. We have been in rented accommodation since the end of October having sold our house earlier in the year and being unable to delay the moving date any further. We now have the task of trying to bring in new builders to complete the job which we understand will not be possible until February 2018. We have also discovered that what little work GEO build did was unsafe and we have had to take urgent action to remedy this (eg gas works). We are taking Mark Jackson to the small claims court. He admitted that he has used our money to finance other jobs and so money that we gave him to buy building materials and to pay his workers was never passed on. When challenged, he has told us that he has liquidated his business. We have heard from one of his workers that he has already started a new company and has work booked in for January,

    We would like to organise a meeting of everyone that has been affected by Mark Jackson for after Christmas. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining us.

    Angela and Joe
     
  6. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    @Joski with that meeting, please please please organise a write-in to the Express & Star. They might actually publish it and help prevent further people from being screwed over.

    I would suggest speaking to a solicitor and see if it's possible to take out a loan if necessary to get everything sorted, with a view to have our good buddy Mark compensate you for the losses.

    He drives a Merc, he's good for it even if his company isn't.
     
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  7. Joski

    Joski A few posts under my belt

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    Hi - we would like to get as many people to this meeting as we can and we're hoping to have a solicitor there too (if possible). Having someone from the press there is a good idea.
     
  8. Localgirl

    Localgirl A few posts under my belt

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    So sorry to hear what a terrible state Mark Jackson has left you in, it really is disgusting. He started our job in August too, along with many others I believe who paid him a large deposit. We too believe he spent our money on other work as there certainly isn't much value in the work he did. We are currently waiting for someone to take over, we have some rework to be done as the council wouldn't sign it off at a certain stage. We've been left with scaffolding up for 6 weeks that we don't know who it belongs to! We would be very interested in joining you, as we will be pursuing in the new year, definitely should be imprisoned for stealing so much money.
     
  9. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Mark Jackson sounds like a proper c**t.

    One wonders what Mark Jackson has renamed his new cowboy builder empire.

    geo build perhaps? Do away with the whole capitalisation thing

    Geo Build ?

    Geo build ?

    Geo Building ?

    Something like that, anyway.

    Either way, Mark Jackson sounds like a right c**t.
     
  10. Joski

    Joski A few posts under my belt

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    Hi - really sorry to hear about your circumstances as well. I guess the question is, if he is taking so much money for "other" jobs, where is the money being spent? He certainly wasn't paying our workers because they walked off the job due to non-payment. In October he took £5000 from us for materials from Howdens saying that the materials were put on hold. When I finally realised what was happening and went to Howdens to pick up the materials, no order was made even though he made us think that the materials were there up until the very end. He just pocketed the money and then told us that he had gone into liquidation. This of course doesn't include the other money he has stolen from us through lies!........ Yet he has started up a new company and I believe he may have a big job on in January according to one of his workers. It seems that everyone that crosses his path have had similar experiences.

    Can you inbox me seperately and I'll get in touch about a meeting date in the New Year.
     
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    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    I do wonder where he's registering his business as it's always various different addresses - but never Baswich. So he's either regularly changing accountant/filing service or he's got a lot of willing family members.

    Makes you wonder where the money goes really. His annual returns don't look like the annual returns of a company that is pocketing a lot of cash (if the annual returns are accurate...) - but if it's not being paid to suppliers or workmen then where is it going?

    Liabilities of £35k...
     
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  12. The Staffordian

    The Staffordian A few posts under my belt

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    Please send me details of the meet up as well. I have logged everything, we have buckets of evidence and time-stamped photos too. I would love nothing more than to watch his sentencing in a court of law. Tell me what you need from me!
     
  13. Joski

    Joski A few posts under my belt

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    That's great......I'll wait to see if I get any more responses from people that have been affected (I'm sure there are many) and get back in touch with you after Christmas with potential dates and a venue. Thanks for getting in touch.
     
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    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Perhaps one of the local radio stations may be interested in covering your meeting.
     
  15. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    the positive of all this is put geo build in to google and this is in the first 4 results, Mark Jackson Stafford and its the first 3. Geobuild is a little lower.
     
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    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Perhaps we should make more mention of Geobuild then. This may push Geobuild further up the rankings so that more people get to see our Geobuild thread.
     
  17. Diamondlady1960

    Diamondlady1960 Newbie

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    My house photo is on his forum..advert..and I want it removed..
    And he lives. At the end of my. Street...but something has happened as I have hardly seen him there this past 5-6 months..but he's till about..
    I too was paying the workmen direct..he. Said the work would take 6-8 weeks it was over 4 months.. theother photo's are of his own house..
    And all. The. Things that went wrong and he gave work to any tom dick or Harry.. the first plasterer walked away the day he turned up because mark had under priced the job..the 1st plumber let us down repeatedly so he got another plumber who was good and I've had the. Plumber back for other work but Mark NO WAY...
    AND I know but can't prove mark messed up my van while I was inside a local builders merchant..my van was clean when I. Went in but covered in wet sand when I came out.. it was so obviously mark as he came back to price up some more work I wanted doing and I said NO!!
     
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    I'd guess his new car..the building vans.. and then the builders trucks.. and all. The adverts in local papers and boards around Stafford.. he has sponsor boards around the flower beds in town..
    and he is noticeable absent from his home up in Baswich for some reason..the building vans and flat bed truck aren't cluttering up the street..and his vehicle is outside his house only on the odd occasion??
     
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    I have spoken to several of his past workmen and they won't do work for him anymore..
     
  20. wildwood

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    I saw the Geobuild Citroen Relay coming off Wildwood early one morning the other day. 3 up in the cab so obviously off to do a hard day's graft......... Saw his Merc not too long after that as I noticed the reg first. Can't remember where that was though.
     

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