The latest charges relate to a job in Person County for Kim and Kam Barnard.
“I don’t want him to keep doing this to people, because he’s got a long history,” Kim said. A long history the Barnards said they had no idea about when they hired Baliva.
“He acted like he knew exactly what he was doing,” Kam added.
The Barnards signed a contract with Baliva for more than $145,000 to build an eleven stall horse barn, with living quarters on their 26-acre property in Person County.
“I paid him initially $2,100 to site clear and grade, and he’s done none of that,” Kim said. The work he did do includes a fence that is partially finished around the property, but the Barnards say there are problems with the fence.
“Every one of these posts is going to have to be stabilized with concrete or fill dirt or something–they all move,” Kim said. The Barnards say a two-man crew started this fence but then left it.
“This fence has sat out in the elements for almost two months now and un-painted,” Kim said.
In total, the Barnards say they paid Baliva more than $20,000 before he “stopped showing up; he ghosted us.”
The Barnards started researching Baliva and found our investigations over the years that left food truck operators out thousands. ABC11 first told you about Baliva in 2015 when he first operated as a food truck builder and took