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4511 Dove Lake St
San Antonio, TX 78244 (210) 328-2725 Directions
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Complaint: I was solicited by a company representative, ****** ****** who claimed he was the owner of the company. The bid was for $5,600 to paint our house, replace rotten wood around the house, power wash our roof and fencing and other misc work. Shortly after the roof was power washed we discovered that the contractors had broken and cracked several tiles on our roof which caused a serious roof leak and interior damages in excess of $13,000 to repair nor including roof repairs that remain needed at this time as a result of their negligence. Additionally, the same contractors got paint platter all over one of my collector vehicles parked in the drive way, a 1999 Mercedes Benz E-55 AMG that now requires a complete repaint. Most of the rotten wood that was to be replaced was simply painted over and not replaced as promised. Mr. ****** ****** responded shortly after I notified him of these serious issues and he promised to come and visit with me however that was 6 to 8 weeks ago and I haven't heard from him since. In the meantime our roof requires extensive repairs if not a complete replacement as a result of the shoddy work they performed which caused extensive damages into our interior home every time it rains and we have paid $1,400 for emergency repairs to reduce the leaking however more repairs are required at this time including all the interior repairs to ceiling and walls and painting throughout the home.
Desired Settlement: As a result of the damages done following their inept work, its requested that a full refund be made of $5,600 and/or that they turn in a liability claim to their insurance carrier so all the damages are repaired under their insurance carrier.
This complaint is Totally without merit, & clear & calculated attempt by the complaining company, to many prior existing roof damage problems, to be taken care of by anyone, they can get to be responsable. I will go into detail more, after speaking with my attorney & the BBB.
****** ******, owner
Business Response: To whom this may concern, In response to the allegations against my company, Mr. ******, had made me aware that he has had roof issues, for many years, and not been able to get any help from his prior insurance companies, and he is only looking to get someone to take the blame for his previous roofing leaks & problems. He asked me if we could repair his tile roof, and I explained to him that we do not repair, nor replace tile roofing. So, he asked if we could at least look at the top of the chimney to see what may be causing a leak over his fireplace, and we went up the side of the chimney, and discovered, what he already knew, from another roofing company that looked at it before, and quoted him a price to fix it, but he did not want to pay for it, and they never came back. We also took pictures of broken shingles, and the top of the chimney, and showed them to his wife and him, and he asked what could be done about all the cracks in the concrete top of the chimney? I said I didn't know, it looks like if the cracks were filled with a concrete crack filler, that may be the problem, but, I couldn't be positive. So, he asked how much I would charge him to fill the cracks, and I said, "Nothing", as we really don't do that type of work. So, he said could you at least try, so we can possibly stop the already massive damage? I said, I'll try to help you, but I can't assure you it will work, and I won't be responsible for it to stop the problem leak, he said, "Thank you" !!! And then, before starting the fascia & back patio soffit repair, and paint job, he asked what would I charge him to pressure wash his roof, which had a lot of old mold & dirt and whatever else, and I told him, I really don't do that, because I have no idea how it would turn out, and I didn't want to be responsible for the outcome, no matter what, and he asked if I would at least try, since he cannot find any to clean it, and I told him again, I DO DOT do that, and will be contracted to do so, and be in any way responsible for any outcome of end result. He said, "Please if you can just try & help me with it, I'd appreciate it." I said, Mr. ******, ok, I'll try & help you with it, as a neighbor, but I will not be responsible, for the outcome, nor will I charge you. He said again, Thank you, nobody seems to want to help me! So we cleaned it as well as we could, as a neighborly favor, and he said "It looks so much better, thank you." Absolutely no damage was done, other than to existing problems he had. So, started the actual job, we were contracted to do, and completed it, along with quite a bit of freebies, to go along with it. We did our final walk, and he paid me, and said "Thank you, it looks Great!!! Then he told me that he was going to have his newest insurance company come out, and see if they would finally, cover his many years of existing roof issues, he said, "I'm not going to tell them that you were on the roof, as they may say, there was SHOTTY work done, and turn me down, like before!" I told him, I have nothing to do with his roof issues, or the insurance people, as I was only contracted to repair a little wood work & paint. So, I will not lie, or have any comments all. He said "OK, Thank you for all you did. So, apparently, the newest insurance company came out, and somehow, the blame for all of his roof issues were, placed on me, which now, I've figured to be a way, to try to make someone responsible for the problem, and try to get someone to pay for it, and after all of the people that were on his roof over the years, he finally tried to trap me, and blame me. with the fact that not all contractors are honest, this just goes to show, that not all customer's are honest either. You try to help someone, like Mr. ******, and he tries to manipulate the situation, into a way of getting something for nothing. I was not contracted to do any roof work, and only tried to help a neighbor, who turned out to be as dishonest as you could imagine. I have the contract, and it states no work to be done on his roof, and he knows that as well. I even replaced the back patio ceiling soffit as a result of roofing issues as well, and he said all along, "I can't stand these insurance companies, that take your money, but won't cover any existing roof issues!" this complaining person, is manipulative conn artist, and the type of person who, hopefully doesn't get away, with such false accusations, in attempt to gain something, at an innocent person's expense. I owe him nothing, and he owes me nothing, but I will say a prayer for him, that's it!!!
The complaint is a valid and just one and I am not dismissing it and want it a part of the BBB records against this company.
****** ****** can do all the praying he wants to because a court of law will determine his fate.
|6/25/2015||Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable|
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Complaint: Cool Solutions came in and was to regrout our master bathroom, and then within 2 months the grout began lifting from the tile, and it was apparant that the rest of the grout would be lifting in time. We have not taken a shower in our Master bathroom because of this problem, and tried on SEVERAL ocassions to get Cool Solutions to fix this. We have been trying for weeks to have something done, and when ****** the owner came to our house, he agreed that this would have to be redone. BUT, since then he has been nonresponsive, and I called hime tonight, and he seems to think, we did this damage ourselves??????? Really?????? WE LOVE our home, and just wanted our Master bath to be a place we can use, but since ****** came in, we have had to use other bathrooms......
Desired Settlement: Just let us get someone to fix our master bath shower and have Cool Solutions pay for the correct fix, as they have not. I have many pictures of the grout lifting from the tile, and it is pretty obvious. We would just like to have Cool Solutions pay for a company to regrout the Master Bath where it doesnt lift in two months....
oIn response to a complaint from **** *******, I must say, I did all I could for this customer, without a final payment. Back in February of this year, 2014, I installed over 900 square feet of glue down wood flooring, trimmed & molded for under $8,000, which was a price no other viable company would do, and they were happy. After completing that work, he asked if I could help him with some repairs on his rental home in Windcrest. I then told him, we really aren't a handyman type of company, but I would be glad to go look at what he wanted done. So, we met at the rental and talked about re-grouting two showers, replacing 24 sq ft of sheetrock in guest bath, replacing a row of water damaged laminate flooring in master bedroom due to leaking shower stall, & new molding over repaired laminate, & replacing a 7 ft piece of door trim in master bath. Then we went to look at some additional repairs at his residence, which he wanted his masterbath shower re-grouted, something done about 2 pocket doors, which I immediately told him, we do not replace pocket doors, but we would try to adjust them, if possible. He asked how much it would cost, and I told him, since he gave me his wood flooring business, even though it was done at 40% Off, I would do the repairs for him for only $1,200, which I figured to be my cost for material & labor, with no profit for my company. He immediately said "ok, no other company would do any of it for less than $1,900." I told him I needed at least half the money to start, for material & prep, but I did not write a contract, as this was more of a favor to him, than a profitable sales agreement. So, they gave me $600, and we started the same day. As we began at the rental house, to re-grout the guest shower, we discovered that the renter had applied fresh caulk all around the shower, and that caused us quite a bit of extra time & work, removing it, as apposed to removing grout. So, we didn't complain, and proceeded, and got it done. then as we began to replace the sheetrock in that bathroom, behind the shower head, we discovered a new hole in the sheetrock above the showerhead, that was not there before, so we did not complain, just went ahead and replaced it all, taped, floated & painted, except they had no matching paint that they said they had in the garage, so I had to go purchase paint, that I had not agreed to buy, but I did and got it finished, all to the customers liking. Then, we re-grouted the rental shower, which was filthy with dirt & mold & lime, which was not cleaned for us, so we had to do it, which I had not agreed to do, but we did it anyway, with no complaint, & replaced a 7 foot piece of door jamb trim & painted it, to customers liking. Then we began to remove a row of laminate flooring in master bath at wall behind shower stall that had water damage. As we removed that row, we discovered that the renter had poured water on another row of laminate, that would now need to be replaced, which I did not agree to do, as I had only agreed to replace 1 row of laminate, which was 1 box at $30, but after having to replace 2 rows, then they ended up wanting 4 boxes worth of laminate, I was spending much more than I had agreed to, all after telling the customer up front, that he really needed to replace the entire floor in that room, but he said he didn't want to spend the money, with this existing renter still in the house. So, we went ahead & replace the 4 boxes & re-trimmed it, at much higher cost to me, but with no complaint. After the obvious sabotage during the repairs on that rental property, along with the agreed repairs, I was beginning to run out of the $1,200 for everything, and I had not yet got to his house to do his shower. Once we began to remove the grout in his master shower at his residence, we discovered that he did not have regular grout between the wall tile in that shower, he had "MORTAR", which he had disclosed to me up front. So, we had to end up buying (4) diamond blades at $38 each, which was an unexpected cost that was not part of our agreement, but I paid for them out of my pocket, and then it ended up taking 2 additional days to carefully remove the "MORTAR" from between the tiles, and mosaic decorative tiling, making sure not to damage any, which the 2 additional days of my labor cost, came out of my pocket, all to satisfy this customer, that at the time, little did I know, would eventually file a complaint to the BBB, after all the extra's he would get, for FREE!!! Anyway, after removing all the "MORTAR", and applying the correct grout, finishing & sealing, and they liked it. At that time, I explained to him, he would need to wait at least 48 hours before using that shower, & it is very apparent that he did not wait, & used it, and that caused the grout to lose it's integrity, and then they supposedly let it get worse over a couple of months, and then want to call me to say it's lifting, instead of contacting me when the problem first occurred, which proves my point about not waiting 48 hours to use that shower. Then I told him that the pocket doors would only be able to be replaced, there was nothing we could do to adjust them, and he knew we didn't replace them, and when he does, it will cost well over $1,200 just for that with any company in town. So, he said, "Since you are not going to replace the pocket doors, which should have been part of your quote, I'm only going to pay you $400 of the last $600 for final payment, equaling $1,000 for everything." Then he brings out this form he had written up himself, stating that he was only paying $400 of the last $600, since I would not replace the pocket doors, which he knew up front that we didn't do, and said I would have to sign this form if I wanted the $400, and this would complete our dealings on the repair work. Well, he still today this day, owes me $200, at the very least, but actually owes me $900, as all the extra's ended up costing me $1,900, after 6-1/2 days of labor & all expenses. But, I signed it and took my losses, and left, hoping to never run across another customer like this. Then, he hires one of my workers behind my back, to other work for him, which was totally unethical, and after catching my worker at his house, I had to fire him, and that cost me a good worker, but I did find that to be very untrustworthy & unloyal. Bottom line, this is an extremely NON-MERIT BASED COMPLAINT!!! This customer only wants to try to damage my GOOD NAME with the BBB.
Business Response: I will get a check for $300 to the *********.
Better Business Bureau:
Hi, ****, it's ****** at Cool Solutions. I will get a cashiers check to the *******'s this coming week.
*** ****, just to close the loop *** ****** hand delivered the check for $300 to my house this morning. While this took much longer to settle than is reasonable it is at least done now.
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