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Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Another Chump ()
Date: October 10, 2010 05:10PM

THIS MAN IS A SCAM ARTIST AND FRAUD! ... HIS COMPANIES ARE FAKE

HE WILL ASK FOR A DEPOSIT AND THEN RUN TO THE CLOSEST CHECK CASHING STORE AND YOU WILL NEVER GET YOUR PROJECT COMPLETED OR IN MOST CASES EVEN STARTED!

Richard Sean Ryals

7870 Unbridled Court, Manassas, VA

703-328-9407

AKA: Arbor Techniques
AKA: Arbor Tech
AKA: Custom Creations Landscapes
AKA: Cutting Edge Landscaping

I wish I had done a google search of this guy before signing on with his fake company and giving him a deposit. He is a liar, misrepresents his so-called companies (which are too numerous to mention), he knows nothing about the landscaping or tree business except running up to the check cashing store with his stolen deposit checks.

What is unfortunate is that the state of Virginia and Prince William County are totally deficit and impotent in regards to stopping this cheat and fraud. Trying to pursue any legal action against his ever changing companies is an exercise in futility.

SEE THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS THIEF!!

http://www.kudzu.com/m/Cutting-Edge-Landscaping-10793643/reviews/


A FEW OF HIS PHONY COMPANIES AND THE REVOKED LICENSES

Virginia DPOR License Lookup

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/regulantlookup/BusContractorDetail.CFM?CFID=2912629&CFTOKEN=77788051&lrn=2705109211

Looking at the Virginia DPOR site and seeing how many times this loser scumbag has been fined and had licenses revoked... I am amazed at just how useless and impotent the state of Virginia is... and Prince William County for that matter.

Why this cheat and outright thief is still walking the streets is a mystery to me.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Landscaper ()
Date: October 11, 2010 01:53AM

Sorry you've joined his long list of victims. Believe me, he's pretty well known in the industry for conning people out of money and not doing the work, or doing such shabby work that the customer has to hire another company to fix it. We hear about him all the time. At some point you would think his right to do business under any business name would be revoked, not sure how the law works on that. At some point too it becomes criminal contractor fraud, have you checked into that? I knew a guy that ran a 'concrete company' that did prison time for that, I've wondered at times how this guy hasn't.I know he's had several lawsuits brought against him, not sure if anybody has actually ever collected.

If you go to hire another landscaper of course you know now to do the research. But for anybody else reading this- there are tons of landscapers and other contractors out there with ads and business cards that make them look legit but they are mainly in the business to rip you off. Many of them have no business license or insurance and no address to find them once you realize you've been ripped off. You are much better off sticking with the better known companies and companies that have a walk-in store or business address where you can find them. The cost may be a little higher than the estimate you got from the other guy, but that is usually because that business is legit.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Ticked off in Alexandria ()
Date: October 21, 2010 08:18PM

Has anyone ever gotten any of their money back from this bum?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: scammed ()
Date: November 26, 2010 07:19PM

Not sure if anyone has gotten their $ from this thief. He knows all the tricks to being a scum bagged thief. Please contact Det. Maciel and share your story. He is a Det with DPOR (contractors board in Richmond.) The Det. has issued 2 warrants for this thief. The warrants should be served before the week is out. Keep in mind you must push DPOR to do their jobs..they love being paid for doing nothing. If this thief is found quilty of scamming 3 times or more in one year he can be charged with a class 6 felony. A sure bet for prison time. Contact the Det at 540-409-6310. Also, if you have seen ads for his business in any advertisement books call the company and let them know what this guy is up to.. He is no longer allowed to place an add in the local advertisement booklet in Manassas b/c a home owner called the owner of the magazine. One less way this scum can get customers. Help take this scum off the streets..call the Det. today!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Landscaper ()
Date: November 26, 2010 10:37PM

If it's the same case that I know of, the angry homeowner called the magazine because the pictures that Cutting Edge used in their ad were of her house and yard and he did NOT do the landscaping/hardscaping that were pictured in the ad.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: scammed ()
Date: November 30, 2010 09:34PM

This homeowner was scammed by Sean. She got his name from the ad magazine. She called b/c she did not want Sean to scamm more people by advertising his business. Please encourage your person to contact Det. Maciel w/DPOR to file a complaint. The more complaints.. the quicker this scum goes to jail.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Frustrated in Alexandria ()
Date: January 11, 2011 08:56PM

I've tried reaching someone at DPOR, to include the number for Det Maciel and it doesn't work. Does anyone have another number as I want to get my complaint lodged. This SOB still owes us money.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: scammed ()
Date: January 21, 2011 02:50PM

Det. Maciel has resigned. Judy Duff is now on the case. 571-291-1595. Keep in mind none of the detectives at DPOR want to do their jobs... including Ms. Duff which is why Sean continues to cheat people. You will have to push her. She will make excuses for not doing her job including she has millions of cases. Sean will be going to court next week in Pr. Wm. Co. and in Feb in Loudoun Co. You can find the records by looking under each county courts system. I think we all should show up at the courts the next few weeks and show support and let the judge see how many people Sean has cheated. I do know if Sean is convicted 3 times in one year there is a good chance he will go to jail. So please get your complaint in to Judy Duff. I would insist she take it over the phone or it will take months for the process. Make sure you do follow up calls weekly to check on the progress or your complaint will get lost as they say at the bottom of the State Police pile. DPOR says the State Police must handle the warrants first... then it goes to local police. Which is an excuse for the process taking so long. Good luck!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Didn'tdomyhomework ()
Date: February 17, 2011 12:41PM

I was one of the lucky ones and actually didn't lose too much money to this guy. Just a lot of time and hassle. However, I complained to DPOR about the license probably and how unethical he is. Judy Duff was working my case.

I went to court today in Loudoun County against Ryals and he pleaded guilty to doing work without a license and was fined $2500 by the court. This is the first step in getting this guy. Apparently, he has two other cases pending against him in Prince William County. After he has been convicted 3 times, then all of his actions become a felony and he can go to prison. That is why people need to step up to the plate and make complaints against him so that DPOR and Ms. Duff can go to court with it. I have found Ms. Duff to be fine. She got my case through and that is the first step. So, if you have had a problem with this guy, call DPOR and file a complaint.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: scammed ()
Date: February 22, 2011 07:06PM

Congratulations! I will have a court date soon. I agree..if you have had a problem with Ryals,do your duty and contact DPOR. This is the only way we will be protected from people like Ryals.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Thief! ()
Date: March 07, 2011 02:03PM

Just heard Richard Sean Ryals is out searching for money. Beware of this thief! He claims to be a master of all trades. Ryals is only a master of being a thief. Ryals will offer to do tree, stone, tile,and brick work...any job to get money. Hires illegals off the street to make a mess of your home. Beware of his ads in local magazines. Google his name and get all the info you will need to tell this thief to get lost!!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Philip Lindgren ()
Date: March 21, 2011 12:50PM

Richard Sean Ryals
7870 Unbridled Court, Manassas, VA
AKA Custom Creations
AKA Arbor Tech
AKA Arbor Techniques

I wish I had done a google search of this guy before signing on with his fake company and giving him a deposit. He is a liar, misrepresents his so-called companies (which are too numerous to mention), he knows nothing about the landscaping or tree business except running up to the check cashing store with his stolen deposit checks.

I lived next door to this guy for 4 years on Unbridled Court. I never thought in a million years that he would rip off his neighbor. I spent better part of a year watching his "so called" workers show up for a few hours with the wrong tools doing crappy work. I finally gave up after pulling all my hair out and fired the guy... That was the best day of my life. I have never run into such a smooth talker rip off artist in my life. Luckily I never paid him more money than I received in work, but what a nightmare.. Stay clear of this guy!!!

What is unfortunate is that the state of Virginia and Prince William County are totally deficit and impotent in regards to stopping this cheat and fraud. Trying to pursue any legal action against his ever changing companies is an exercise in futility.
A one star rating is a hundred stars too many to rate this scumbag.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Kevin Schmauder ()
Date: March 22, 2011 04:01PM

Please be aware there are other companies by the name Cutting Edge. I am the owner of Cutting Edge Lawn & Landscaping, LLC out of Alexandria, VA. I have never ripped anyone off and can't help to think that some of you may have gone out looking for me and my company but found a local ad or a "different" phone number.

If any of you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please contact me directly at 703-549-1816.

I am a licensed contractor and a BBB member with ZERO complaints since our incorporation in 2003.

Best of luck to ALL of you...I've heard many stories.

Kevin Schmauder

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: BigK ()
Date: March 23, 2011 03:47PM

One of the local 11PM news shows last night did a story on this fool. They tried to talk to him and he had not reply. I hope the TV coverage really brings the law down on him and finally stops him.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Sorry to those Scammed ()
Date: March 24, 2011 05:58PM

do you know what channel it was on? Is there a link to this anywhere?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: About time! ()
Date: March 25, 2011 05:40PM

The story about Ryals was on WUSA 9 news. Go to the site and put in Richard Ryals. The video will play. Let us hope Ryals will go to jail soon!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Ut videam ()
Date: March 25, 2011 07:39PM


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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Margaret Evans ()
Date: March 28, 2011 09:21AM

Try phone #703-328-9407

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: JC ()
Date: March 29, 2011 06:05PM

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO THIS GUY BECAUSE HE OWES MONEY TO MY COMPANY. HE NEEDS TO PAY AND TAKE REPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Vindictive ()
Date: April 06, 2011 08:47AM

Judy Duff is on this guy. It is just a matter of time before his next phone call is a sting. Sean, start lubing up now because it is just a matter of time before you are someone's bitch.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: AMEN ()
Date: April 06, 2011 10:24PM

AMEN to that! I can't wait for the day I receive notice this thief is in prison. Every dog will have his day. Sean your day is coming!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: jason ()
Date: April 15, 2011 09:23PM

no ive known this guy foe a minnute. ive use to work with him untill he owed me moneynand everyone else that knew him.i always tryed to tell him not cut corners and just do it wright. any ways feel bad the people that put are trust in him

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Gerald A ()
Date: July 07, 2011 12:09PM

Just got scammed by Sean and Kurtice G Tysinger (4 weeks ago) who is the owner of American Landscaping Specialists. I wrote a check for $4000 and they tore apart my stone patio and left it as is. They won't return my calls. Sean is no longer able to work as a business owner because he has all these court cases and it would be a felony. So now he is using this Kurt guy who is about 60 with a dyed hairpiece and drives a white van with New Jersey tags.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Buyer Beware ()
Date: July 10, 2011 02:12PM

Sorry to hear you have met Sean. Look through these posts and get his home address. Call and tell him you are going to gather all the people he has scammed and protest outside his home. He will answer the phone. I went to his home and told him I was going to knock on neighbors doors if he did not get it together. He did the work but, made mess of it! Also, tell him you are going to call the cops... Worked for another homeowner. She got her $ back.

Also, go to the Prince William County Courts website and look at his many arrests and his driving record.

Contact DPOR. Go to the website and complete the form. It is a very simple procedure. They will do the rest. Even file the arrest warrant. At most we can get him sent to jail. I went through the process..he owes me 3,000 by Sept. If I don't see the $..I will call the courts and have him arrested again.

Judy Duff with DPOR is the investigator on the many Ryals cases . Her # is 571-291-1595.
Good luck!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: vietnam vet ()
Date: July 29, 2011 12:38PM

Thought I was being scammed when I wrote the initial check for $500 to Kurt Tysinger the "owner" of American Landscaping Specialists. Should have trusted my insticts, but NO, my vulnerable nature won out. So now I'm out $1800 for just my house and deck having been power-washed by some sub-contractor, while the remainder of yard clean-up; shed roof and floor replacement; timber retaining walls replacement; tree removal; staining of deck; brick patio repair/re-work, will not be done by either of these maggots. I'll pursue this however until I at least win a judgement and/or see them get thier just due!!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Too bad ()
Date: July 29, 2011 11:11PM

Sorry to hear you have been had by this thief. Call Judy Duff and begin the process. It is very simple to do and DPOR will do the rest. Go to Prince William County courts and put in his name. He has a felony now..will be going to the grand jury in early August. Let us hope he goes to jail. The more we complain..the closer he gets to a jail cell.

They have a website to help them scam people. I contacted the company that is in charge and told them about this guy. They got back to me and said they were going to review my concerns. That was 3 weeks ago and the site is still up and running. Here is the address to contact them. Please send them an email telling them to shut down the site .

compliance@homesteadsupport.com The name of his website is ALSpecialists.com

Good luck!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals or Kurt Tysinger
Posted by: Judy Duff ()
Date: October 03, 2011 04:45PM

Those who understand due process and the judicial system would also understand that this blog has nothing to do with the reality of actual court proceedings and the law. If you need to file a complaint go to www.dpor.virginia.gov and click on the consumer link and scroll down to "file a complaint". All the instructions will be on the website.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Jimbo ()
Date: March 04, 2012 01:17PM

Whatever happened with this guy? Is anything being done?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Still scaming people ()
Date: March 23, 2012 11:37PM

Mr. Ryals continues to scam people thanks to our wonderful court system. Be careful b/c this thief will show up in your neighborhood.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: J A Walker ()
Date: May 25, 2012 01:26PM

Richard Sean Ryals is at it again! His new business is "Tree Work Unlimited." Telephone number 703-864-0551. And again, Prince William County has issued him a business license! According to the county, they "can't not issue him a license." So, Ryals has been given a PWC licensed to cheat people again. He is advertising the services that he provides as - Tree Removal, Pruning, Mulching, Hauling, Bobcat Services & Landscaping.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Great news! ()
Date: June 02, 2012 12:13AM

Great! Looks like Prince Willian County is working hard at harboring this thief as of yet. Makes you proud our tax dollars are wasted paying employees to make excuses for their lack of holding people accountable. I encourage any and all to call the county attorneys office, your local district supervisor and start complaining. I did already, the more people who call, the quicker they will wake up and do their jobs!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: TMS ()
Date: September 13, 2012 04:48PM

Thank goodness for Google and fairfaxunderground!! My better half left a message to get a quote for work to be done. He called back 3 times and left messages while we were out over the weekend and two more times yesterday. So she got suspicious (she's a good judge of character) after listening to all five voicemails and googled his company/name. Thank you to all for sharing you experience because we almost might have been ripped off!

He's on the prowl again, folks...be careful.

TMS

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Off the Streets Now!!!! ()
Date: September 13, 2012 11:56PM

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! My Ryals was sentenced in Prince William County Courts today, Sept 13th. Off to jail he goes - FINALLY!!! Thanks to all of us who took the time to file complaints with DEPOR. You can go to PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY CIRCUIT COURTS and put in Richard Sean Ryals and see the proof!!!

THERE IS JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTY AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: About time ()
Date: September 17, 2012 11:19AM

How long are they sending him to jail for?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Justice? ()
Date: September 18, 2012 01:05AM

After all that...he gets sentenced to 2 years with 1 year and 11 months suspended...So he does a month in jail and then is on probation.

Who wants to bet he is right back at it ?

http://wasdmz2.courts.state.va.us/CJISWeb/CaseDetail.do

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Makes me sick!!!! ()
Date: September 22, 2012 09:09PM

This county makes me sick! This man has made millions off of scamming people and they give him 30 days. He is probably in jail making deals for when he gets out. He is on 2 years probation, but, it took years to get him to spend a month in jail, how many more people does this psycho path have to rip off before our courts give him some real time?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Tree Works Unlimited Scam ()
Date: October 17, 2012 08:29AM

Unbelieveable! Ryals is fresh out of jail and at it again. Ryals is a psycho path. He is on two years probation for scaming people with his many companies where he claims to be an expert in all areas of stone, tree removal, home improvements, and is now claiming he is capable of excavating and doing major outdoor lawn repair work. He is placing Tree Works Unlimited flyers in neighborhoods, buyer beware. Google his name to see his many business names. If you see one of his famous flyers, I encourage you to call the county attorneys office to report his breaking his probation.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Thnx FFX Underground! ()
Date: November 08, 2012 07:20PM

I've been looking for a leaf removal service. We had a Tree Works Unlimited flyer left in our door last week and I was going to call but googled the phone number first. I found this board and am very glad I did. Thank you all who put out the warning. I'll let FFX County know he's in the area.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Congratulations! ()
Date: November 10, 2012 01:19AM

You are a lucky person to have never met this man. I encourage you to call your County Attorney's office and report Ryals. He has a long list of his behaviors in the Fairfax Court system. We need to find out who the probation officer is in Prince William County and report him!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: sanchopanza ()
Date: November 25, 2012 07:30PM

I hired Ryals to do brush removal and tree trimming. I became obvious fast that he ran a fly by night outfit. Ryals bid the job and brought in a subcontractor, who brought in a rented chipper, dropped off two, probably on parole day laborers and left. The day labor did little to no work and did not know how to run the chipper. The brush was already cut and piled all they had to do was chip it and they could not even perform this simple task. It was obvious they were not prepared to do the work they were hired to do when I saw them using my wheelbarrow as they obviously lacked the proper tools and skills. I blame my self for not conducting research and getting competing bids (i am busy, which is why i hired someone). My experience with Ryals is confirmed by every other post on this string, do not get tangled up with this guy he is a criminal. I basicly paid them off just to get them off my property and create some distance. What comes around, goes around, Ryals will be his own undoing.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Doit ()
Date: November 27, 2012 08:37PM

I know you are busy but he is on probation, report it so he gets violated and has to do time

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Chip01 ()
Date: December 22, 2012 12:26PM

Did he go to jail?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Tree Works Unlimited
Posted by: Sick of it! ()
Date: February 22, 2013 12:27PM

Ryals continues to cause problems and is on probation. Here is the number you need to call to report him for violation.

State probation: Ms. Harvey 703-361-9149 EXT: 5107 Or Mr. Stallworth who is in command. EXT: 5171

Make the call!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Tree Works Unlimited
Posted by: Who? ()
Date: February 25, 2013 02:39PM

Got this losers flyer today and had to google it to see what was up. Great, feel sorry for any neighbors that hire this hack. His flyer was delivered along with Stuarts dumpster service, He pushing his work too?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: TRASH? ()
Date: March 03, 2013 11:36PM

TRASH... this is what you can call his work! Ryals will do anything for a fast buck. PLEASE call his probation officer and help remove this thief from the streets of Nothern Va .

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Tony ()
Date: May 31, 2013 01:31PM

Like many of the complaints seen in this blog, my wife and I fell victim to this scammer. We have some very large trees in our yard that we needed to have trimmed back due to weather we've experience here in VA. That said, we were lured in by this Mope's flyer and we failed to do our research on this guy.

As it turned out he hired another fly by night company to do the work "Eugene"s Tree Work" out of Culpepper. They use the practice of "Spiking Trees" when my wife asked if that was a common practice, this Ryals character said "Yeaaaaah,it SHOULD be okay."

Going on hunch we contacted an actual arbor and he was beside himself stating that only is it NOT a common practice, it should be avoided at all costs because in can and will likely kill the trees. We had to hire the arbor to do emergency care for the trees and hope that the trees do not die as a result of the spiking process these folks used, other wise the they will have to be removed because they are big enough to destroy the house if they come down.

We will be reporting him to the better business bureau, but we caution everyone to avoid this guy at all costs. He is a smooth talker, says he has license and insurance but I seriously doubt it based on what we know now and seeing the type and quality of work done, his "Crew" were very unprofessional ON SO MANY LEVELS.

The facts we found out afterwards regarding their actions will still be costing us quite a bit to try and save our yard, house and do damage control due to there actions. We are advising all of our neighbors and anyone else we can help by getting the word out about this scam artist. Avoid this guy AT ALL COSTS.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: fyi2 ()
Date: June 01, 2013 12:30PM

Richard Sean Ryals has lots of criminal and civil cases shown at the Prince William County court site http://epwsgdp1.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Elizabeth Hansen ()
Date: June 21, 2013 09:01AM

This guy is back at work calling himself the owner of Tree Work Unlimited and Landscaping. He has been trying to get work in Herndon by leaving flyers in mailboxes. Thank God I looked him up first!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: lorton homeowner ()
Date: October 04, 2013 09:10AM

Rich Ryals is still trying to scam people. He visited our community in Lorton and did his smooth talking....I almost bought it until I went online and found this thread. Thank you. He was supposed to come to my house this morning to do some tree trimming, and landscaping. I called him this morning to forget about it and if he showed up I would call the police and his probation officer. He actually called me back and told me that my job wasn't worth his time and that I google his 10,000 sq/ft house and that I would never own a home like his in my lifetime.

Nice, brah...calling your probation officer later this morning. How/why this guy continues to do what he does is beyond me...scum of the earth.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Ashamed of county ()
Date: October 26, 2013 10:53PM

Sorry to hear Ryals continues to cause problems. He is on probation. Here is the number you need to call to report him for violation.

State probation: Ms. Harvey 703-361-9149 EXT: 5107 Or Mr. Stallworth who is in command. EXT: 5171

The more people who call- the more his probation officer will be pushed to do the job she is getting paid to do!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: chas of annandale ()
Date: February 27, 2014 06:06PM

Just found a flyer in my mailbox and decided to google the number - 703-864-0551 - glad I did!. Isn't it illegal to leave business flyers in a US Postal Service mailbox?

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: mike smith ()
Date: March 06, 2014 10:56AM

We did but only after threatening to take him to court and channel 5 news (which he has already appeared on more than once.) and told him if that didn't work, I will hunt him down and beat my $400 out of your f&^%*ing ass, and then some. He refunded our money.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Probation officer ()
Date: March 08, 2014 03:45AM

Please call his probation officer and report him.The number is listed above. I would also call the county attorney's office to file a complaint. This man needs to be stopped!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: joan ()
Date: April 02, 2014 12:43PM

Got a flyer within the last week, from Tree Work Unlimited, on my mailbox in Manassas. Called today to set an appt. for a free estimate to have a tree removed. Did not answer (703-864-0551),but later he called my number and we set a time to come by. The the meantime, I googled his company and I found this forum. I called him back and cancelled the appt. Thank you for the information.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Report him! ()
Date: April 07, 2014 12:55AM

Please call his probation officer or the county attorney to report Sean for a violation. The number is listed above.This is the only way to get this man off the streets!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: mrs. smith ()
Date: April 21, 2014 09:34AM

Why would someone need THREE large boxes of Black Lights??

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Micheal ()
Date: May 26, 2014 04:49PM

I think it is so crazy that this crook is still up to his same old tricks. I used to work with this guy years ago and he used to brag about how he would fight peoples lawsuits, with the very money he stole from them. He's been pulling the same scam for almost a decade and has yet to do any real jail time. He will continue to rip people off until he receives a real sentence. Can someone please explain to me why these judges are handing out bullshit sentences. One month in jail.... That is an absolute slap in the face to all of his victims and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing poor job of carrying out justice.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Peter K ()
Date: June 15, 2014 09:55PM

I should have checked this page before I hired this crook. First of all, he missed the appointment time he set up and when he finally sent someone to do the work, they did a horrible job. DO NOT hire this crook.. AKA Tree Work Unlimited.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: CanterberryKnow ()
Date: June 23, 2014 02:07PM

Ironed out issues with Richard, but I am still cleaning up debris from the previous work.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: LocalBoy ()
Date: September 15, 2014 03:42PM

So funny, I just got a flyer on my door from this guy.

I called him, asked if he had a license to solicit, he said he did. I told him to stop littering the neighborhood. He said he knew karate and he would kick my ass.

I gladly invited him out to my house to either get his ass kicked, or have his face ripped off by my working k9. He hung up, and won't take my calls now.


He's a telephone tough guy, that's for sure. LOL!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: LocalBoy- (again) ()
Date: September 15, 2014 03:55PM

His new PO is Mr. Bill Woodard, 571-383-3721.



Sean Ryals is what he goes by now, not Richard.



If ANYONE ever sees these flyers posted around their neighborhoods, GET this CROOK off the streets.


TREE WORK UNLIMITED is the name he uses. They claim to be licensed and insured too, but I doubt that's the truth.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Nature lover ()
Date: November 03, 2014 11:15AM

Unfortunately, Richard Sean Ryalys is working again with a new business name and license, while still on probation for previous criminal business offences! Just spoke with the county business license office and new licenses are issued with new name changes and there is no connect with other government agencies. So while being on probation for criminal activity under his old business he can be operating with a new license under a new company name!
Please talk to your county supervisor to get this changed to protect us the homeowner and taxpayer! With the system as it currently is there is little to no protection for us but the scam artists continue to work the system! Scary!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: previous employee ()
Date: May 11, 2015 01:52AM

I worked for this guy in early 2000, I was just finished with high school, and he asked me to come run a weed wacker on his landscaping team... I had asked to work for him before and was best friends with his younger brother... He paId under 5 dollars an hour and I spent the entire week I worked for him cleaning up all of the crap that his teams had done on previous shaddy jobs, when I quit I told him it was because he didn't appreciate quality! Funny how what goes around comes around he treated me like an animal... he has been known to trash people's yards if they complain as well, what a thug

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Worthless Thug ()
Date: May 24, 2015 11:26PM

He is a thug.. He continues to place flyers in mailboxes. We have a neighborhood police officer just waiting for this thug to put flyers in our boxes again. Boom! This officer is going to get his thug a%# arrested.

Just give it some time. OJ Simpson was a thug...he finally got what he deserved. The same will happen to this thug!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Dian Rosen ()
Date: June 01, 2015 11:15PM

received one of his fliers. Called him up and contracted him to do some work. Ten came in and my husband found this forum. We quickly called him back and told him to not come in our property. We had to leave message. He did call back and try to explain himself but we told we don't hire felons. So glad we looked him up (we usually do beforehand but didn't have time) and will look up the next one before wasting my time.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: sandra ()
Date: June 02, 2015 11:37AM

Omg I just saw a flyer from these guys. They did a great job for my neighborhood

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Still breaking the law ()
Date: September 22, 2016 11:13AM

Richard Sean Ryals (aka: Sean Ryals, Rich Ryals, Richard Sean Ryals, Sr.) currently doing business under the name Tree Works Unlimited, TWU, is still engaged in illegal activity, seeking business via fliers. He is NOT a licensed contractor (it was revoked) and is therefore only legally allowed to do landscaping jobs totaling less than $1,000. He just wrote a multi-thousand dollar contract with me and told me he didn't need a contractor's license to do it.

If you want to see his revoked licenses and disciplinary history go to this site http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/LicenseLookup/ and type his name under the disciplinary action search tab.

If you'd like to see the history of his Civil and Criminal court summaries search for Ryals, Richard under Prince Williams County Circuit court at this link wasdmz2.courts.state.va.us/CJISWeb/circuit.jsp

During my research it appears he's done business under multiple company names, making Angie's List WORST DC Contractor 2 YEARS in a row 2010, and 2011. Here's the article https://www.angieslist.com/articles/worst-washington-dc-contractors-2011.htm and https://www.angieslist.com/articles/worst-washington-dc-contractors-2010.htm

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Servesyouright ()
Date: September 22, 2016 10:28PM

So let me get this straight: you tried to save a couple of bucks and ended up getting swindled? Next time hire a professional. You can stop complaining now. You're butthurt because you let some conman get your money. Either do it yourself(like a man) or get a reputable company next time. Spend the little bit of extra money and get the job done right. Maybe get a box of tissues.you know, for your tears or to jerk off. You'll feel better either way

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: still looking ()
Date: September 23, 2016 11:43AM

Disgusting! This happens all the time in Fairfax County. Hope he has been caught.
We are still looking for Rob Singh/Prabh Ahluwalia. He is a conman, home improvement contractor using Nsumbu as the company name. Has stolen over $1M.There is a facebook page looking for him with pictures "Where is Rob Singh"

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, Tree Works Unlimited
Posted by: Lawn/Tree Service Scam ()
Date: December 25, 2017 01:57AM

Homeowners Beware:

Richard Sean Ryals is the owner of Tree Works Unlimited. Ryals places flyers in your mail/paper boxes advertising yard/tree work.

This man is a liar and a thief. He is not licensed and has been on probation several times for ripping homeowners off. DPOR revoked his license several years ago. Unfortunately, Prince William County continues to allow this thief to close a business and open another one under a different name.


If you find an advertisement flyer for Tree Works Unlimited in your paper or mailbox, I encourage you to call your county supervisor or your congressman and report this thief and hopefully his scams will end.

Please Google his name and find out for yourself.

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: beth ()
Date: December 31, 2017 11:54PM

tree work unlimited did a great job removing a tree against my foundation i got rich card from my neighbors who used them for 3 jobs already. there price was great compared to the other estimates i got

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Dggf ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:14PM

Great

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Don't be Fooled ()
Date: January 07, 2018 12:23AM

Don't be fooled by Ryals posting positive comments like above to suck you into his games. Clearly the positive post above is not from someone who is literate, but from someone who is a con and a thief, like Ryals.


BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: smith adams ()
Date: January 13, 2018 05:43AM

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Re: Richard Sean Ryals, AKA: Arbor Techniques Custom Creations Cutting Edge
Posted by: Billy ()
Date: January 28, 2018 01:50AM

wth is up with these reviews

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