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BBB has determined that Custom Concrete Solutions 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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Factors that raised the rating for Custom Concrete Solutions include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||3|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMrs. Terry Leos, Owner Mr. Tony Leos, Owner
Concrete Contractors Concrete - Custom Contractors - General Home Improvements Concrete - Stamped & Decorative Concrete Products Floor Materials - Retail Concrete Curing & Treating Materials Contractor - Decorative & Specialty Concrete
Alternate Business NamesCCS - Custom Concrete Solutions Create A Floor Create-A-Floor Creative Concrete Solutions Custom Concrete Solutions
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17305 Ih 35 N Ste 114
Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 651-5844 (210) 651-9950 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I hired Custom Concrete Solutions in March to power wash and re-seal 1,570 sf of our stamped, concrete porches. When the job was complete (in less than an hour) I couldn't walk on it, but observed from the doorway. Paid **** (the owner) immediately in full on 6/9/2015. The next day I realized they smeared the sealer on the stucco walls around the entire porch where it meets the stucco walls. No painters tape was used. I sent them an email and photo immediately. They made excuse after excuse, weather, etc to not come back out. Finally they answered my email and set up an appointment for August 7th to do the repair. They never showed up or called and are now not returning emails. I paid them $2,978.00 for this job. Before I realized the damage, at their request, I gave their company an excellent review on their website. MY MISTAKE!
Desired Settlement: Either come back out as promised and repair the stains on our stucco walls or give us a partial refund so I can hire another company to correct the problem. Had they correctly prepped the area, the stain would not have gotten on the walls. Rushing through a $3,000 job is totally inexcusable.
Thanks for the information you provided me this morning. As I stated, CCS attempted a repair to my property, but rather than removing the stain on my stucco around the perimeter of my porch, they only created a larger stain and now I have a line around my entire porch where the wall meets the porch. There is no point in continuing this complaint any further, as I see no way a repair can be achieved short of having to repaint the stucco. I want it noted that this complaint was NOT resolved to our satisfaction and we would not recommend this contractor due to poor customer service.
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To Whom It May Concern: In reference to the above case number CCS responded and resolved customer concerns. The customer stated she was satisfied and accepted the repair. The customer also made notation of her satisfaction with the BBB as well. Please see the below documentation T
1. This message is in regard to a complaint submitted to the BBB about your business on 8/22/2015 2:10:30 PM by ****** *****. This complaint was assigned ID ********.
BBB would like to thank you for your cooperation and response to the above-referenced consumer's complaint. After forwarding the consumer your response, the consumer notified our office the matter is resolved. Therefore we have closed this case accordingly.
If you have any questions, however, we are happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and for your support of our self-regulatory goal.
2. Original Message -----
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Subject: RE: Your BBB Complaint ID: ********
Hello again, I just review the complaint. The Customer has went on to the portal and marked the complaint as resolved. No need for any further action, Thank You, ******* ******, Dispute Resolution Specialist 3. Original Message ----- From: ******* ****** To: CCS Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 2:40 PMSubject: RE: Your BBB Complaint ID: ******** Good Morning, At this time the complaint has closed as resolved. It will publish this way, however, since you’ve responded diligently there for the consumer marked it as resolved. This will appear as a RESOLVED complaint on your business review.
******* ******, Dispute Resolution Specialist
3. Original Message -----
From: ******* ****** To: CCS Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 2:40 PM
Subject: RE: Your BBB Complaint ID: ******** Good Morning,
At this time the complaint has closed as resolved. It will publish this way, however, since you’ve responded diligently there for the consumer marked it as resolved. This will appear as a RESOLVED complaint on your business review.
******* ******, Dispute Resolution Specialist
4. This message originally read on 9/3/2015
Better Business Bureau:
What is the next step?
BBB has determined your company has addressed the issues within the complaint; therefore we have closed this case in our files.
There is no action for you to take at this time. We will contact you when we next require your input.
5. This message originally read on 9/3/2015
Regards, ******* ******
The reality and facts are as stated. CCS responded to customer concerns immediately repaired area of concern customer was completely satisfied at time of repair and also stated satisfaction with the BBB and CCS.
Two weeks after repair was accepted and case is closed the customer writes:
Rec’d Thursday, September 11, 2015Complaint: ********
As I stated, CCS attempted a repair to my property, but rather than removing the stain on my stucco around the perimeter of my porch, they only created a larger stain It is not a “large Stain” it is a very clean area, when an area is cleaned it will show where the rest of the home “stucco” is dirty.
This complaint was documented customer IS satisfied and case is RESOLVED.
|6/24/2014||Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable|
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: My wife and I and our three young children recently moved to San Antonio as part of a military move. We purchased a foreclosed home with a plan to remodel it with stained concrete floors. We searched for several contractors online and contacted several that we thought had experience and good online reviews. Unfortunately, the only one that was available during the time period we preferred was CCS. The first warning sign with CCS is that **** **** showed up two hours late for our initial estimate. He had promised to be at our house between 8:00 and 8:30. At 8:30 I called his office to find out where he was and he answer the phone. He had completely forgotten about our appointment. He explained that he was “leaving now” but didn’t end up showing up until around 10:30. Meanwhile, me, my wife, and our three kids sat in the house (which did not have running water at the time) and waited. The second warning sign with CCS is their standard contract. CCS requires half of the payment up front and “receipt” of the other half within 3 days of the project’s completion. Their contract goes on to state that they will seek a contractor’s lien on the home if they do not receive the second half of the payment within that 3 days. Clearly, disputes with customer’s over payment is something CCS has thought a lot about and had a lot of experience with. We have since learned that many other contractors don’t require upfront payment because they let their work speak for itself. CCS can’t afford to do that because their work is simply substandard. The first day of the job (Aug 2013), **** showed up about 4 hours late. This was a recurring them every time **** was scheduled to come to our house and do work. He always had some other job he had to “stop by and do one thing really quick.” Really quick always turned into 4 hours. Job scheduling is clearly a problem for **** and *****, who either perpetually underestimate the amount of time it takes to do these jobs or work at a uncommonly deliberate pace. The job was schedule to last for 5 days and it turned into 7. My final big mistake was that I met **** at the job site on the final day and paid **** the second half of the bill without carefully inspecting the job. The floors were wet and **** said we needed to wait at least 12 hours before walking on the floors. Since we only had 3 days before payment needed to be received, I wrote a check based on what I could see from the front door, which was wet and covered in a thick layer of wax. All along **** assured me that the floors were looking great and to call him if we needed anything else. He assured me he always stood by his work and sees all jobs to complete, no matter what. This was simply a lie, as we quickly learned. The next day we came back to the home to start moving in and the floors looked awful. Everything from the uneven overlay to the botched application of the stain to the botched application of the sealer and wax. I can honestly say that of the approximately 1100 square feet of work, there was one patch of 50 square feet or so that looked like a professional job, the rest looked like the stain had been spilled on the floor by accident. There were large black puddles (we chose a medium brown color) right next ghastly white spots. **** had told us that it would take a couple of days for things to “wear in” and while we had our significant doubts, we were trying to give **** the benefit. After a few days we called up **** and ***** and explained that we thought there were major problems with our floor. We sent pictures and **** agreed to come back out and look. Unfortunately, it took him two weeks to come back and take a look. As soon as he did he said, “yep, this is awful, I’ll come back and fix it, I always stand by my jobs and I will not stop until this job is fixed”, or something like that. Unfortunately again, it took another two weeks for **** to come back to fix it, sending us back to a hotel for three days while **** attempted to fix the problem. He made slight improvements in certain places by stripping the wax and seal and attempting to put the sealer back on but as we had suspected, this was a botched job from the beginning and resealing and waxing did not fix the problem. After that attempt to fix it, we decided to get another contractor to take a look at our floors. We wanted another opinion. The contractor agreed to come out, showed up exactly at the time he said he would, and took a look at our floors. Quite frankly, this contractor was horrified. Even the 50 square foot section that we deemed “acceptable” did not meet industry standards according to this contractor. This contractor was not trying to make a sales pitch to us and he advised us to seriously consider going with some other flooring option, like laminate or carpet. If we wanted him to try to fix our floors, he urged us to go look at his showroom first so we would get an idea of what his work quality standard is and what we could expect our floors to look like if we wanted to stick with concrete floors. He also suggested that we attempt to get money back from CCS since CCS had clearly failed to meet even bare minimum industry standards. After meeting with this other contractor, I again contacted **** and ***** (In October 2013) and politely explained that we had another concrete professional take a look at the floors. I tried to be as diplomatic as possible, explaining that I understand sometimes things don’t go as planned and I did not want to get into a dispute with CCS but that we needed to fix our floors. I asked for 50% of our payment to be refunded so we could have our floors fixed. We have not heard from **** or ***** since. I have sent approximately a dozen emails and left about a dozen messages and **** and ***** refuse to engage us in any discussion. They have their money and that’s all they care about. I have even tried calling from unknown phone numbers but they carefully screen all their calls. I suspect they both have a fair amount of experience in avoiding dissatisfied customers. Once we brought in another contractor to inspect ****’s work, they likely realized they couldn’t continue to tell us that they provided a quality product. **** has an enormous ego and views himself as a recognized expert in San Antonio concrete staining and likely didn’t take too kindly to another contractor questioning his work. After about 4 weeks of being ignored by CCS, we finally decided to simply move on. We visited the other contractors showroom and were blown away by the way he was able to overlay and stain concrete. He explained to us that we could expect our floors to look like that if we hired him to fix our floors but that he would have to start over (i.e. grind our floors down, overlay them again, stain, seal, and wax). This contractor quoted us a very good price (I think he cut us a break because he felt badly for how we had been treated by CCS) and we hired him to fix our floors. He showed up on time on day one with a professional crew. They worked tirelessly to get the job done and literally transformed our floors from disaster to spectacular. After they completed the work, I sent **** and ***** one last email to show them the before and after pictures and again asked that they consider refunding half of our payment. This was in late November of 2013 and as you might guess, I’m still waiting for a response. Maybe the most disappointing part of our experience with **** and CCS is that **** was fairly vocal in his religious beliefs. He frequently spoke about how he goes to church and how he would have trouble doing certain jobs (such as evicting people from homes) because of his belief system and how he prides himself in how he treats people. The way **** and ***** have treated us, mainly by ignoring us ever since we requested a partial refund and informed them that we sought a second opinion on our floors, is contrary to any legitimate customer service standard, let alone a model of Christian behavior. Our experiences with these two contractors were as different as day and night. Aside from the stark contrast if work quality, the second contractor did not require any upfront payment. I suspect the second contractor never or rarely has disputes with customers over payment. Even though we had already paid to have our floors done once and paying for them a second time was a huge budget hit, we were happy to pay the second contractor because he and his team did such a great job and treated us with the utmost respect. I cannot say the same for **** and ***** at CCS who took advantage of our trusting nature.
Desired Settlement: CCS charged us $6,493 for work that we had to have completely redone. All along I have only asked for a 50% refund, which I have felt is generous considering the terrible service performed and terrible customer service. A 50% refund comes out to $3246.50. If CCS is unwilling to refund this payment, I sincerely hope the BBB provides appropriate warnings that are reflected in its rating system in order to prevent other consumers from similar experiences. We checked on CCS's BBB rating before we hired them and the A plus rating was one of the reasons we hired them.
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