2109 Mirabel Ct
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-7804
PO Box 2056
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29598
The State Law Enforcement Division charged William Joshua Alston with two counts of attempted murder after Alston fired his Glock 9-millimeter pistol at two North Myrtle Beach police officers attempting to serve him with two active warrants.
The 40-year-old North Myrtle Beach man is also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of anabolic steroids, two counts of first-degree domestic violence, first-degree assault and battery and kidnapping, according to jail records.
Before his latest charges, Alston had arrests in Horry and Richland counties for obtaining a signature under false pretense and fraudulent checks.
Officers encountered Alston early Thursday morning while attempting to serve active warrants for domestic violence and kidnapping. Alston had previously been accused of assaulting his wife, police reports said.
According to one report, Alston arrived at a Catalina Drive residence that he shared with his wife around 11 a.m. on June 22 and began arguing with her. The victim said Alston hit her in the head and kicked her in the side with his boots.
An officer who arrived at the hospital the next morning wrote in his report that he found the victim with broken ribs, a chest tube and lacerations and bruising on her face and chin. The victim declined to make a voluntary statement and didn’t want to press charges against Alston because she needed his financial support, the report said.
Officers responded again to Catalina Drive on July 20 to talk to Alston's wife, who reported that on July 3 her husband entered their house and woke her up by poking her chest with a rifle suppressor, according to a police report. Another adult woman was in the bed also, and the report says Alston pointed a rifle at her.
The report says Alston told the pair he could have killed them in their sleep and that no one would know because it was dark and his weapons had suppressers.
Alston’s wife negotiated with him to let their children stay at the other woman’s house if she went and rode with him in his truck, the report said. Officers wrote that Alston's wife didn’t want to go with him but felt it was the only way to ensure the safety of her children and the other woman.
The pair rode around the Barefoot area for half an hour with Alston carrying a pistol in his lap, the report said. The victim was allowed to call Alston’s mother and make a deal that Alston’s parents would keep tabs on him and get him into counseling if she didn’t contact police.
Then around 2 a.m. Thursday, a North Myrtle Beach police officer saw Alston’s Jeep Gladiator in front of a building in the Ironwood Condos complex on Oyster Catcher Drive, a report says. The officer knew Alston had active warrants and called another officer to the scene.
The Jeep’s lights were on when the first officer responded, but there was no one in the vehicle. Since Alston’s house was behind the condo building and across the golf course, four officers decided to wait for Alston to come back.
While waiting for Alston, an officer heard a noise behind the building and saw Alston duck behind a green electric box. The report said an officer asked Alston to come out and show his hands, and that’s when he began shooting at police. Officers returned fire. No officers were injured.
Alston was later tracked down in the Briarcliffe RV Resorts with the help of Horry County police and a bloodhound team. He was found hiding under a trailer with a gunshot wound in his foot.
SLED is now investigating the incident.
Alston remains incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Bail has not been set.myhorrynews.com
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — New details have been released about an officer-involved shooting in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday and previous incidents involving the man arrested.
William Joshua Alston was captured by police at the Briarcliffe RV Resort after the initial shooting at 2 a.m. while officers were attempting to arrest Alston, according to authorities. Alston reportedly fired at police, who then fired back.
According to police reports from the North Myrtle Beach Police Dept. (NMBPD), the responding officers located a Jeep Gladiator with lights on that belonged to Alston in the parking lot in front of condos on Oyster Catcher Drive. Officers said he was not inside his vehicle, so they waited in the parking lot for Alston to return.
One officer said they heard movement coming from behind the building and noticed Alston duck behind a green electric box. An officer reportedly told Alston to come out and show his hands and said that's when Alston shot at them. One officer shot back while taking cover and the other took cover behind a brick wall as Alston ran back toward his residence, the report said.
Alston was later taken into custody by NMBPD hiding under a trailer at the RV resort. According to arrest warrants, Alston was found to be in possession of a GLOCK 9mm handgun and casings were located in the area where he fired toward officers.
He was taken to the hospital after officials confirmed that he had a gunshot wound to the foot, according to SLED.
He has since been booked at J Reuben Long Detention Center, according to online records. He is charged with domestic violence first degree, assault and battery first degree, kidnapping, two counts of attempted murder, possession of anabolic steroids (10 or fewer doses) and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
According to NMBPD police reports of an earlier incident, on June 23 around 6:18 a.m., an officer responded to Grand Strand Medical Center on 82nd Parkway in reference to a woman with injuries including broken ribs after being assaulted by a man at a North Myrtle Beach home.
When the officer arrived, he saw she had a chest tube inserted to her left side, lacerations and bruising on her face and chin and would wince in pain reaching for her left side when she talked, the report stated.
The victim told police she was at home with three children when Alston came home with a fourth child the previous evening, June 22 around 11 p.m.
Alston and the victim began to argue because she and the children went to her friend's house and then Alston hit her on the head, according to the report.
The victim said Alston kicked her in the left side with his boots and she did not recall blacking out during the assault.
She added the children were in the family room during the assault. According to the incident report, the oldest child said they heard the assault but did not see it.
After the assault ended around 12:15 a.m., she called her mother and the children went to her house while the victim went to the hospital.
The victim said Alston had not been drinking. The victim did not want to press charges against Alton because she needed his financial support, and she refused to complete a voluntary statement, the police report said.
The officer issued her a victim's rights form and explained the assistance available to her and added that a warrant would be requested for Alston, per the report.
The hospital was not allowed to inform the officer what the victim's injuries were, and the victim said Alston had not assaulted her before.
The report said the officer provided the victim with a card with his cellphone number and told her the Victim's Advocate would be contacting her.
Around 11:30 a.m., the officer called to speak with Alston, who told the officer "they argued and things got out of hand," according to the police report. The officer further questioned him about what that statement meant, and Alston asked the officer to call him back in 10 minutes. The officer hung up and called back like Alston asked, and questioned him again what the statement meant. Alston said he was not going to talk to the officer and said "he talked to a lawyer and since the first words out of my mouth were not correct, he was not going to give me anything," the police report stated.
The officer submitted a warrant request for violence first degree and cruelty to children.
Almost a month later, on July 20, an officer responded to to a home on Catalina Drive in the Barefoot community of North Myrtle Beach for a domestic violence call.
The officer met with the victim who said that earlier that month on July 3, Alston came into the home and woke her up by poking her in the chest with the muzzle/suppressor of a rife with a second female victim in the bed next to her, according to a report from NMBPD.
Alston said he was watching both women at Crooked Hammock earlier that evening and that "he had four hours to think about his plan while he drove to retrieve his weapons," the report stated. Police were advised that Alston said he thought of "fifteen different plans and none of them ended with him getting away."
During this time, police said he also showed he had a handgun holstered behind his back and pointed it at the victims.
He said, "he could have killed them in their sleep and that no one would have known due to it being dark and him having suppressed weapons," the report stated.
According to the police report, one victim said she negotiated with him for about an hour to allow the children who were sleeping upstairs to stay at the home with the other woman and in turn, she agreed to leave with him and ride in his truck.
The victim told police she did not want to go with Alston but she felt it was the only way to avoid any harm coming to the other woman and the children.
Police said they were told the suspect took out the magazine for the rifle and leaned it up against the wall before leaving with the victim. Alston reportedly said he had more weapons and ammo in the vehicle and not to touch it.
Police were told that the victim rode with the suspect around Barefoot for about 30 minutes with a pistol sitting on his lap.
The victim was reportedly allowed to call Alston's mother and a deal was made that his parents would keep tabs on him and enter him into counseling and in return, the victim would not contact the police and be allowed to return home.
Alston took the victim home and took his rifle from the bedroom before leaving, police report.
Officers spoke with one of the children who said they were at the top of the stairs during the incident and could hear arguing but could not hear what was being said. The child said they saw the victim leave the home.
Police were told there were five children upstairs during this incident.
According to a SLED background check, Alston was convicted in 2019 of obtaining a signature by false pretenses. He was sentenced to 30 days or a fine of $500.
In March 2022, he was arrested for check fraud and obtaining signature by false pretenses. He was also charged with being a fugitive, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.wpde.com
William Joshua Alston (aka to Josh Will Alston) is a scam artist. We hired him under American Premier out of North Myrtle Beach. Scammed us for around $2500 over 2 years ago. Since then we've found a plethora of people that he's scammed. He's changed company names so many times. As the meme goes, "It is so bad, I want to give you a zero, but that's not possible, so I give you a one."
He used every excuse from rain to material delays to truck issues to his daughter to COVID (which I wonder if he even got) to headaches blah blah. If anyone needs a character witness against this guy or wants to put together a class action, I'm here for it.
He got me for some money and I told him I don't play. So we got him Friday and brought to jail and will be appearing in a court a near you. So glad I got this scumbag off the streets.
A scam with a new company name! William Joshua Alston took my money and didn't finish the job. He started in late August and only showed up to work a couple times ever since. Rarely responding to calls and messages after he got the deposit. His excuses includes but are not limited to the following: best friend past away, he and his daughter got covid, he had a tumor and is in recovery??? He is either the unluckiest man in the world or he is a pure liar! My backyard is a mess now!
He used to have a company called "american-premier" and you can look up the reviews on Google.
AEHI LANDSCAPING, FENCING,IRRIGATION ETC. 0 STAR IF POSSIBLE. GUY IS A LIAR. GOES BY NAME JOSH, JOSH ALSTON, WILLIAM ALSTON, WILLIAM JOSH ALSTON,( Search on google for these names before you let him in your property). He is a con man. Talks very well. But total liar. He will demand money upfront ( at least 30%) and WILL not finish his work. Very poor time management, communication,.. comes up with excuses. His stories include.. My daughters in the hospital with some therapy or I have a splitting head ache .. or I am on a zoom call with autorities etc --this is when he chooses communicate.. Classing example : A month ago, he sent a text saying., I will be there at 11am or so...but at 1230 he texted saying his trailer broke down and sent an image.. it was right off of Google . all I had to do was search for - trailer tire blowout on search bar! Most of the time.. HE WILL JUST not respond to calls, texts or emails.. BUT will be prompt in asking money.
I couldn't find much on AEHI landscaping ( refered at Homeguide with 6 reviews - must be fake)
He had many companies under diff. phone numbers.. and cheated all of his customers. Please do type "William Josh Alston" at search.
I can write lot more and show evidence of his "work"
Be Aware of this scam!!! Josh ripped me off completely. He seemed like a good guy but obviously has been scamming people for a long time, he has no soul. After I gave him almost $1600.00 for a down payment on a fence and then the excuses started but he was responsive and it was raining a lot. After I had enough of the excuses and asked for my money back he stopped responding.
The money hurts me and the delay with the fence hurts more. My personal and professional situation has been very challenging over the last couple of years and this really is a huge setback.
I see someone else posted that Josh used his daughter as an excuse. I really hope that's just another lie and he doesn't have children. I hate the thought that a child would have to carry the shame put on them when they find out what their father is like, no child deserves that.
I contacted **** (All Area Fence Pros, Aehi Landscapes, he also has other fraudulent business names) for a fence installation in June 2021 through a site called *************. I initially wanted to install a Vinyl fence for my backyard. I paid **** a $ 1,426.91 deposit for the vinyl fence. However, I was fighting with my HOA because they wouldn't allow me to get vinyl fencing despite the HOA guidebook saying it was allowed...after a couple months I decided to just change to wood fence instead which the HOA approved. I then told **** that I needed to change my fencing from vinyl to wood. He then told me I'd have to pay an additional $ 531.87 for the change. I pushed back a little on that but reluctantly paid it. Then I scheduled a day and time for **** to come start the job. He never showed up. Kept giving excuses. I started to feel I was being scammed so I dug a little more online to see if he's scammed people before and I came across a website of testimonials of others he has scammed. He's scammed ppl in multiple states dating back to 2017. I then asked **** for a refund for services not performed. I also asked him for a copy of the receipt for supplies purchased because he said he had already bought the materials. That was a lie. Everything he told me was basically a scam, a lie. *********************************
Hired **** to do fence. He came dug 10 holes and then it was excuse after an other. Paid him 5,000 and done nothing
AEHI Landscapes / ********************* / ****************************, also previously operating under the business name "*********************************" is a CON, professional scam artist, con job, fraud, CRIMINAL. He will ask for 30 % up front, then either not show up, or show up and then not finish and give you every excuse in the book as to why he can't finish the job. We learned the hard way. Excuses include Migraines, in the hospital, his trailer broke down, he is sick with covid, etc etc... he is a sociopath who goes around scamming innocent families and he belongs in prison. I have no idea how he keeps getting away with his. STAY FAR AWAY and DO NOT GIVE HIM A DIME OF YOUR MONEY - YOU WILL LOSE IT!
This guys name is *********** (that's name i wrote on the check), we hired him to install fence by giving $1900 as initial deposit. After couple of months started following up about the availability of material and installation date, in the beginning he started by saying he is stuck with on-going work and there could be some delay. after few weeks, he started saying he can't do it due to some injury , ready to give refund but he never gave refund and stopped replying to my calls/messages. we tried to complain but the company is not registered. it's just emailId he has used 'All fence Pro'. The only reason, we chose this guy is help small business in this tough situations but it's big mistake.we have no clue how to get back my hard earned money.
This guy is the biggest liar I have ever met. He lies right from the beginning and doesn't stop. Is there no way to stop this man from ripping more people off? He took thousands from us and has done little to nothing. I'm the sucker who believed him. He looks you straight in the eye and shakes your hand and does it easily. All the reviews about him are true. He takes your money, doesn't do anything except make excuses, and drives around in a new truck. He is the biggest con artist I've ever met. If anyone finds a way to take him down and get our money back, I'm on board for sure. I hope he gets everything he deserves. He's the lowest of the low. He won't take calls, he won't respond to emails. He has had to change his business name and the name he goes by all the time. Please don't even let him talk to you. Don't let him on your property! Don't believe a word he says! RUN, RUN, RUN!!!! I AM GOING TO FIND A WAY TO GET MY MONEY BACK JOSH, YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT!!!!!
absolutely horrible.. con artist.. search for William Joshua Alston before hiring...
absolutely horrible.. guy is a con artist. Lies always, takes your money and doesnt finish the job. Please do search on William Josh Alston before hiring him.
The only good about this company Josh knows how to pick up your check. Josh Alston is very polite, he put his act on. He was to build a new deck. He was dress like he been working all day. Took measurements. Pointed out what need to be done. Had his partner Tony did his part. He took my deposit and gave print of my new deck two days later. He kept in contact, until it came the time to build the deck. First it was suppose to be in April. But his project got behind. Then he sad the rain got him behind. Then he had to finish cleaning this other project and then he sent an email explaining that and No he didn't. So no he suppose to come out 10th of May he didn't come. So he finally said he will be out on a Thursday 13th of May and of course he did not show up. I asked for my my money back. He said fine because this is not working out. Yeah. Right I just want my money. So he said their will be a restocking fee. What ever I just wanted my money. So, I ask what would be refunded to me? No response, from him.+ Will take action. I hope this will help someone. Again his name is William Josh Alston aka Josh, Joshua. BEWARE.....
This company and person deserves an -10 stars.
A scam with a new company name! William Joshua Alston took my money and didn't finish the job. He started in late August and only showed up to work a couple times ever since. Rarely responding to calls and messages after he got the deposit. My backyard is a mess now! He used to have a company called "american-premier" and you can look up the reviews on Google.
SCAM!!!!!! In December 2018, we hired American Premier William Alston to build an inground pool and retaining wall. Over the past year and a half we have paid him $27,784 in progress payments. We have been billed and payed for a pool shell, pool equipment, pavers, and a heating unit. About a year ago the hole was dug for the pool and an unsound retaining wall was built, the wall is currently bowing/leaning out. We have not received any of the equipment/items that we have paid for. We have concern that Mr Alston does not have a license, insurance or permits. William Alston has also gone by the name Josh Alston.
Beware!!!!!! Wil Alston seemed like a gentlemen and a professional at first. He provided us with a quote to grade , sod and install a sprinkler system on our property. He asked that we pay in advance for materials only and he would have them direct shipped to our address. We paid (foolishly) and the materials never came, nor did Wil to complete the work. He stole over $4000 from us that we worked hard to save for our yard. No return calls , nothing but the loss of $4000. He should be ashamed of himself and of using the name American in his company!! A scam artist and thief!!! I'm happy to talk to anyone asking about his business practices.
Do not hire this company !!! Will Alston will prey upon your good nature and trustworthiness. Initially he will seem nice and will be quite responsive until he has your money. He will ask for money up front using the pandemic as leverage to get you to pay for supplies to avoid being held up with partial closures. Rather then work for his money he will steal yours and never return phone calls or texts. Do not be fooled by any good reviews as all the negative reviews suddenly disappear. We have contacted several other organizations and are aggressively trying to help others from this parasite that continues to steal from good honest people.
I hope this review will deter people from even considering American Premier Patios, Landscapes or whatever name be decided to go with next. I hired Will in December for a large landscaping job. My job included: artificial turf, concrete work, sod, flagstone pathway, lighting, paver and irrigation. My job all in would have been nearly 30k (with plants). Will expects 30% upfront and then a percentage upon start as well as other various deposits upon start of tasks along the way. My deposit was over 6k and before even the first thing was done, I "owed" him several thousand more.
Wi would show up at 2 and end around 4 when he did work. For the first few weeks, he would start a task from my project to get the money but never would finish. This went on for Months. Weeks at a time, he would not show and would provide me with the craziest excuses (Brain Cancer, Coronavirus, has to get staples in his foot, had to drive to GA to rent a bunny costume, illegal immigrants status for his employees, etc). I though I was doing well when he actually finished my irrigation but that was not to be. My first bill was for over 40k in water usage. My system was not even set up correctly nor was it watering everything. This will have to be redone.
Like others, he stated he would have my lights sent directly to me. They never arrived. 1800 in lighting! While he eventually put in some, several stopped working and he "ordered" replacements. Will ended up walking off with over 14 lights at 25-30 each.
As you can see in the pictures, my turf is a joke! He had no clue what he was doing. My yard never got drains install and upon the first rain, it flooded. As the turf had not been installed properly, both the stone dust and gravel washed into the beds. Turf was cut incorrectly and gave a patchwork appearance. When I sent pictures to the manufacturer they said it was the worst they had seen and it would no longer have a warranty. This along with the irrigation, will have to be redone by professionals.
On to the paver patio..... so Will stayed he could not get the 4piece cobble any longer and ran out of pavers before he was close to being finished. He bought another single block paver from another company. This doesn't even match! His workmanship was beyond bad. My patio slopes back to the house and in some areas looks like a kids roller coaster. During a rain storm we had, the water was standing in huge ponds. There was bubbles coming from under the patio up through the joints. I took video of this.
All in all, of the over 20k he got from me, I will end up spending a large percentage of that just to have his mistakes fixed.
Just as a side note, Will does state he is licensed and bonded as well as carries insurance. Don't fall for that. During one of his missing spells, I contacted the city here and he holds none of the above nor did he pull a permit for my work.
Don't be fooled by him. He is a con man and he will take you as he has many others.
if possible to give negative stars,I would.contracted plants were not put in,shortchanged on number of paid for plants,irrigation not done right.Damage done to existing edging.Work took forever.equipment left lying around,soda bottles everywhere.Will had no clue about plants,growing cycles,etc.Basically a scam artist.Further research on his company yielded over a half dozen people who were scammed out of money with no work done.Will Alston is a crook,do not hire him.
We hired American Premier (**** ******) to re-design our landscaping, install irrigation and drainage, and to put in lighting. We had some delays with our HOA in the beginning, but once we got their approval, the project commenced a week and a half after he said it would. He finally showed up at our house to begin work and began the irrigation portion first. At this point, we had already paid him 60 % of the total project. He dug holes, put in pipes, and trenched our entire yard on both sides, front and back, all of which took him roughly two weeks to do. He finally showed up again to dump mulch, while still leaving our yard in disarray with open trenches! Then he just disappeared! He doesn't show up consistently and when he does, he puts in a couple hours and will disappear for the next day or two. He also does not communicate about when he's coming, and won't contact you about the status of the project until you probe him asking where he's been. He has not responded to our latest texts. His last text to us had the audacity to ask for even more money when he hasn't shown up in 4 days to finish the irrigation. Our yard is a huge mess of holes, dirt, mud, and pipes sticking out everywhere. My kids keep tripping over everything. My daughter hurt her leg doing so. It is literally a disaster zone. We are trying to avoid a fee from our HOA as they are very stringent about appearance. Our neighbors are horrified at what he has done and are determined to spread the word about how this company operates. Once he gets your signature on his contract, he is evidently determined to leave your yard in complete disarray to hold your project hostage, until he gets all his money up front without completing anything. We were scammed. This is no way to operate a professional business. We have since learned that he removed landscape garbage from our home and dumped it by our community pool. Product_Or_Service: Landscaping /Irrigation Account_Number:*****
FYI this was also posted on Porch, but for a currently unknown reason, it has been removed along with other negative reviews.
If this would let me give 0 stars, I would. We hired Will to re-design our landscaping, install irrigation and drainage, and to put in lighting. We had some delays with our HOA in the beginning, but once we got their approval, the project commenced a week and a half after he said it would. He finally showed up at our house to begin work and began the irrigation portion first. At this point, we had already paid him 60 % of the total project. He dug holes, put in pipes, and trenched our entire yard on both sides, front and back, all of which took him roughly two weeks to do, which should have been a 2-3 day job. He finally showed up again to dump mulch, while still leaving our yard in disarray with open trenches! Then he just disappeared! He doesn't show up consistently and when he does, he puts in a couple hours and will disappear for the next day or two. He also does not communicate about when he's coming, and won't contact you about the status of the project until you probe him asking where he's been. He did bring up a health issue, which we understood, but he failed to communicate day after day. He has not responded to our latest texts. His last text to us had the audacity to ask for even more money when he hasn't shown up in 4 days to finish the irrigation. Our yard is a huge mess of holes, dirt, mud, and pipes sticking out everywhere. My kids keep tripping over everything. My daughter hurt her leg doing so. It is literally a disaster zone. We are trying to avoid a fee from our HOA as they are very stringent about appearance. Our neighbors are horrified at what he has done and are determined to spread the word about how this company operates. Do not hire Will Alston or his company, American Premier. He was so nice and communicative in the beginning, but do not be fooled. Once he gets your signature on his contract, he is evidently determined to leave your yard in complete disarray to hold your project hostage, until he gets all his money up front without completing anything. We were scammed. This is no way to operate a professional business and we are out of our initial 60 %, which is a decent chunk of money, with limited work to show for it.
I entered into a contract with Premier pools to build a residential pool at my home. The business Premier pools started my pool but never finished. ************* with Premier pools started my pool and over the course of a year and three months took $62,000 and never finished my pool. What he did do was not done properly and up to code.
I would like to see this man behind bars. He fraudulently enters into contracts knowing he will never finish the pool. He has done it to 4 others I have found. I want my money back for work not completed and I want him to be put out of business for good. So that he never does this again.
This Will Alston sent a quote for pool painting, pool cover installed, and pool diving board installed. 9 months of trying to contact him, we finally had to go to his community meeting in Easton, and now we're taking him t court. He insisted on being paid in full and has yet to complete the work. This jerk will either steal your money or hold onto it until you finally take him to court.
Joshua Alson resurfaced our pool and surround in 2016. The process was absolutely terrible. A project that was supposed to take a few months took about a year with endless calls for him to come, disruption, and excuses. A year later, the pool has not held up well. The surface is peeling and there are weeds in the pavers. Do not use him!!
Josh doesn't even deserve 1 star but you had to pick at least 1. There is really not enough words to describe what a horrible scamming person he is. He made everything sound great and that or pool would look so beautiful when it was finished and now we are just left with a huge mess and have to figure out how to get it finished. I guess the only way to make it sweet and short is do yourself a favor and defiantly do even think of using him for ANY job you have. He will talk a great talk and take your money and NEVER fulfill anything he says. And he has stories after stories for reasons why he wouldn't show up for days like he wanted you to feel sorry for him for all the problems he was having in his personal life. We are also taking legal actions but that doesn't mean he won't scam the next person that calls him. I don't understand how people like him can sleep at night knowing that he is purposely screwing and stealing from almost everyone he come in contact with. HE'S AN UNBELIEVABLE COWARD! PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT USE JOSH ALSTON...APP... FOR ANY PROJECT YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET DONE
Josh repaired some tiles on my pool last season. Turns out he used the wrong product which never cured and is now causing a great deal of issues. Stay away from this guy! I know I will never hear from him, because that is his style!
I don't even know where to begin. It is now august 2017 and our pool was suppose to be done by may 2017 Everything josh said and had planned sounded great until it came to finishing ANY project he started. He was a great talker and never said "no" to anything and every time you asked when something would be done the answer was always "oh that's no problem it will be done by the end of the week" well needless to say weeks and weeks went by with nothing finished but still had enough nerve to keep asking for more money! Our neighbor was getting a pool with him as well at the same time their concrete was poured (and not finished properly) and josh told us our concrete will be poured the following week.... well that never happened so I called the concrete company he used and the concrete guy told me that was the first and last time he will ever work with josh the check josh gave him bounced and now he can't get a hold of josh and then he told me our house was never even scheduled for concrete so everything josh told us was a lie. We were going to get a shed in the back yard and josh said "yeah go order it I talked to the township and everything is good to go I got the permit" well again I called the township and they said josh told them about it but it need to go thru zoning and get a permit so good thing I checked or we would have been screwed again! We called new people to come give us estimates for finishing the project and they said "well I can see why he just left the job". Just about everything he did was not done incorrectly. There would be days he would stay working till 1:00 in the morning and then there was days he would come for 2 hours. Nothing was ever consistent he would just come and go as he pleased making it seem like he was getting stuff done. I just want everyone to know don't try to save a little bit of money using him go with a reputable company. We are trying to get it so that he will never be allowed to do pools again and keep scaming people We are in the also in the process of taking leagal actions and thanks to social media his wife made it known that he is now in myrlte beach working and continuing his scam to poor inasint people so just be aware of the name josh Alston... APP.... Also when you look up fiberglass pools it says project time is 3-4 weeks Not months of empty promises
Do not trust this scum bag!!! he is a professional scam artist and a pathalogical liar! he was supposed to finish our pool and fence dec of 2016. the work he has performed so far is trash! he put up one side of our fence so far and is crooked. we had a professional fence company come and take a look to finish the project. he did inventory of the fence material and told us we are missing half the material still. our concrete deck has cracks already and still has not been sealed. our wall he started is not even done properly. the water company he used called us looking for him because of nonpayment, the concrete company stopped by looking for him because his check bounced. we have to pay Tens of thousands of dollars to get everything fixed. stay away from him. we are taking legal action.
Josh Austin is a Thief he took $2,000 cash from me which took me 5 years to save for a downpayment I'm getting my pool renovated I told him that I was nervous about giving him $2,000 cash because I've been taking advantage of before he promised me everything will be fine and I asked him it would be okay to take a photograph of his driver's license to make myself feel more comfortable he told me okay I am disabled and on a limited income he took advantage of me and I want to share with other people about him so if you plan on getting your pool renovated by Josh Austin from Pennsylvania be aware he will take your money and run good luck to everyone stay away from Josh Austin from David G New Jersey PS it will take me another year to save up enough money for another deposit for my pool project thanks to Josh Austin