Richard Joles said he'd have some asphalt left over after paving neighbor's driveway and offered to put in on some of our driveway, which needed it. He gave me a card and I checked him out on the Internet. It seemed OK, so I agreed and signed a contract.
After his workers dumped the asphalt, he had to tell them to spread it to the driveway edges; I believe he, as well as I, thought they wouldn't do this. He then had to leave. I told the assistant to be sure the roller guy smoothed out the edges, and he said something to him, then rushed me to the house to write a check.
When we got back, the roller had left without smoothing the edges. The assistant rushed off too, without giving me my receipt with the warranty.
I called the phone number on the business card and left messages. When I finally reached someone, he said they no longer used this number but called in sometimes, and he had passed on my messages. I finally found out that Richard Joles was doing business under the name Asphalt Services of Minnesota, and checked the BBB listing for that. The rating was C- and the phone number there did not work.
Not having smooth edges on the asphalt not only causes a bump when I drive over it; it will hang up the snowblower in the winter. I want this fixed.