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Restoration Services of Akron, Inc.

Phone: (330) 630-3910 239 West Avenue, Tallmadge, OH 44278

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BBB has determined that Restoration Services of Akron, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Restoration Services of Akron, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

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Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 27, 2004 Business started: 07/01/1992 Business started locally: 07/01/1992 Business incorporated 06/25/1992 in OH
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Ralph Barnette, General Manager Mr. Sean Bowers, CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Ralph Barnette, General Manager
Business Category

Fire & Water Damage Restoration Fire Damage Restoration Water Damage Restoration Carpet & Rug Cleaners Duct Cleaning

Alternate Business Names
RESTORX of Northeast Ohio
Products & Services


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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

4/15/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I was billed $146.78 for a service I was told would be free of charge. I called restorex on 2/22/14 to see how much they charge to come look at a basement leak. The lady, ***** at the office, told me it would be free. They were to come within 1 hour and said that the employee, ***** was out on a call. When he finished there he would stop by my house. About 2 hours went by and still not *****. Then he called and I told him if he was going to be much longer I would have to reschedule. I also repeated what ***** told me and verified with him that there would be no charge for him to come look at where the water had leaked. I told him we did not have an emergency. They finally got to the house and stayed for about fifteen minutes. Took a quick look and said there was very little damage. They were not sure where it came from and said to keep an eye on our gutters. ***** brought ***** with him when he came. They left. We got a bill in the mail for $146.78 about three days later. I called the office several times and asked for a manager. I kept getting a lady named ***** or no answer at all. Finally , *** , called me and tried to explain to me that they had to charge something. I told him I asked them if there would be a fee or charges for them to come look and they both told me no. I never got any type of written estimate or anything, just a bill.

Desired Settlement: I want the bill resolved / cancelled. I should not have to pay anything.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 10, 2014/04/03) */ This is in response to the referenced case number. I have read the complaint from Mrs. *****. I also have met with *****, ***** and *** in relation to the events of 2/2/14. Each employee advised me they did not advise Mrs. ***** that they would not charge for a trip to look at the water loss. This is our policy when somebody is wanting us to visit them during a weekend or after hours. We have to pay our employees overtime rates for these services. The regret is that I was not available to return her phone call because I was on medical leave. To show good faith, I will reduce our invoice to $45.00 plus tax$3.04 and a total of $48.04. I regret the misunderstanding.that occurred.We take pride in providing quality services to our customers at all times. Best Regards, ***************** General Manager Restoration Services of Akron, Inc. Dba Restorx of NE Ohio Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (2000, 13, 2014/04/14) */ (The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.) I do not feel I should have to pay anything. I will accept the offer in order not to have to spend anymore of my valuable time fighting the decision.Therefore, I will agree to the reduced payment above of 48.04.

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