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

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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 12, 2013 Business started: 01/01/1986 in TX Business started locally: 12/05/2008
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Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
920 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701
Phone Number: (800) 803-9202

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Gary Rosenstiel, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Gary Rosenstiel, Owner
Business Category

Electricians - Commercial Lighting Consultants Landscape Lighting Electricians

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    San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 485-7690 (210) 670-6017


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Complaint Detail(s)

1/7/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I contracted this company to install a circuit for a new spa that was being delivered, I specified that the required wiring was 6 AWG in order to satisfy the warranty on the spa. The company installed the circuit but when the spa was deliveried it was discovered that the company had used 8 AWG wiring instead of what was agreed upon. I have contacted the company several times and when they actually do reply to me they tell me they can replace the wiring but will have to charge extra. They originally agreed to the price and knew exactly what I needed but still refuse to complete the job as agreed.

Desired Settlement: I would just like this company to come and fix the circuit as agreed upon with the correct gauge wiring, but since they keep dragging this out I need to have someone else come out and do the job so I guess I need a refund instead.

Business Response: When the order was taken over the phone, there was no mention of any special requirements in wiring type or size. The customer claims to have told the tech after we were on the job site. When the tech called in for materials, again there was no mention of any special requirments on the wiring size or type. The office put together a normal wiring package for a 50A spa. This package included necessary conduit, a 50A spa disconnect, and the footage required of #8 THHN copper wire. This wire has an amperage rating of 55Amps and is the size we normally use for this type of installation. A peice of equipment never pulls more than 80% of the amp rating called for. In other words, equipment rated for 50A will never pull more than 40 Amps of power, or the breaker will keep tripping. All of the work performed was installed in accordance with  NEC  (National Electrical Code) requirments. 

When the customer called back, he said that the spa people would not connect the spa because of warranty issues with the spa manufacture. This was the first time that we were made aware of this situation at our office. I assured the customer that the wiring used was more than adequate to operate his 50A spa. His issue was the warranty with the spa mfg. as I can understand. I told the customer that we would change out the wiring, and only charge the difference in the wire cost. At this point the customer started with the threats of a law suite, and that my offering to change the wire was my admission of guilt. This was where I backed away from the issue, cause he mentioned he had someone else do the replacement. By no means was I admitting that the materials we used was inferrior or incorrect, I was offering to help satisfy a customer. We have been in business since 1986 without a single complaint like this, as we strive to satisfy every customer 100%.

Consumer Response: Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:

I did specify exactly what I needed when I scheduled this job.  In addition when the tech arrived not only did I verbally specify what was needed, I had him read the documentation from the Spa Company that specifically called for 6 AWG wiring.  After reading the documentation the tech proceeded to quote me a price that was close to $400 dollars over an estimate that I had received from another electrician.  When he gave me this price I told him that I did not want him to complete the job and I would just go with the other company, but he offered to lower the cost to meet the other estimate, so I told him to go ahead with the job.  From that point the tech had to go to get the supplies needed to do the job because oviously no one had told him what the requirements were for the job even though I had also told them on the phone.  Once the job was done my hot tub was delivered and it was discovered that they had not used the correct wiring to maintain the warranty requirements so the equipment was not hooked up.  When I contacted the buisiness they did offer to come and fix it but it was going to cost me close to $300 extra just for the supplies.  I had a different electrician come and fix the wiring for me for $200 for parts and labor.

So in conclusion I waited for over 1 month to try and get this problem fixed with this company.  The offer they made me to fix it was unacceptable because they agreed to do the job with the correct wiring in the first place and didn't do it.  So now my only choice does seem to be to pursue action with the BBB and if that makes no difference to pursue this in small claims court.


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