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  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
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1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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0 Customer Reviews on Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 01, 1986 Business started: 02/01/1985 in 0 Business started locally: 02/01/1985 Business incorporated: 06/29/1978 in TX
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Texas Funeral Service Commission
333 Guadalupe St # 2-110, Austin TX 78701
Phone Number: (888) 667-4881
Fax Number: (512) 479-5064

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Billy Peel, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Billy Peel, Owner
Business Category

Funeral Directors Funeral Related Services Funeral Homes Funeral Directors Equipment & Supplies Monuments Caskets

Additional Locations

  • 607 E Anderson Ln

    Austin, TX 78752 (512) 419-7224


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12/20/2013 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: My mother passed away 08/28/2013. On 08/29/2013 my brother, boyfriend, and I went to ***** for funeral assistance, cremation, and the purchase of her grave stone. ***** **** told us that the stone would take approximately 4 to 6 weeks before it was delivered and laid to the ground. We gave ***** the full six weeks before we called to see if the stone had arrived. ***** was not in the office so I left a message. ***** failed to call back. Since 10/11/2013, my boyfriend ***** and I have attempted to call ***** numerous of times, as well as go to his office. On November 8th, we finally got in touch with ***** and he stated that in EXACTLY two weeks would my mother’s stone be delivered. Saturday, 11/23/2013, we drove to the cemetery and there was stone. When trying to reach *****, again we left a message and did not receive a call back. Finally Wednesday, after calling *****'s office numerous of times, ***** returned our call. He stated his "stone guy" had gone MIA. He mentioned that "the stone guy" does not work the Friday after Thanksgiving, but he would reach out to the Monday 12/02/2013. ***** did not call us Monday, nor did he return our calls on Monday. At this point I had no idea what to do, and had to reach out to my brother in Denver, Colorado. In order for my brother to get a response from ***** and his team he threatened to call their office every hour on the hour, until someone returned their call. Finally ***** told one of his associates to contact us and he would return the funds of 686.00 for the stone. The same day my brother received a call from "the stone guy" and he stated he had not gone MIA, it was that ***** had never put in the request for the stone. When going to pick up the check from Peel and Sons for the grave stone purchase, we requested that the staff also give us the copy of how we wanted to stone to originally look (designs, sayings, etc). This was our mother, so what we put was personalized and from the heart. *****'s associate sent us on a wild goose chase to "the stone guy", to get the copy of how we wanted the stone. Unfortunately, well calling the stone place to let them know we were on our way, they refused to give us information, than later told us they did not have anything, because again the request on *****'s end was never submitted. We called back ***** and Sons because we are so upset and hurt that we have to deal with something like this, well trying to grieve. They hung up on us. ***** drove immediately there, where again no service was provided. We have received our money, but now have to start completely over for a new stone and wait another 4 to 6 weeks. This has been a very difficult thing to deal with, during this time and I hope it does NOT happen to anyone else.

Desired Settlement: I want the stone delivered and expedited with no charge.

Business Response: ***** ***** came in Wednesday December 4 before this complaint was filled and was given a refund check for the amount of the monument. ***** also came in to our office on Wednesday December 5th and spoke with Mr. **** about the monument. ***** was told that we would give them the monument at no cost to them. If you have any question please give us a call.