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Grindstaff Interiors/Furniture Design Imports

Phone: (828) 245-4263Fax: (828) 245-7758View Additional Phone Numbers1007 W Main St, Forest CityNC 28043-2519

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A BBB Accredited Business since 07/07/2005

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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that affect the rating for Grindstaff Interiors/Furniture Design Imports include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Grindstaff Interiors/Furniture Design Imports

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)
06/13/2016Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I was not able to accept delivery of second ordered chair and Grindstaff will not return my many calls and messages over the past several weeks.
I spoke with *************** in Sept. 2015 asking for her help to order a full reclining chair that I wanted to order from them. I specified that I wanted the chair to recline back and not glide or rock in the frame. With her help we found the motion craft 9010PBD Chair incliner that was also available in the 9010M-TBU Motor Recline Chair. On 9/10/15 I placed an order for the motor recline chair for $1465.00 paying $1200on mastercard when the chair was ordered and the balance by certified check when the chair was ready to be delivered.
The chair was delivered on Dec. 14,2015 but did not realize until after the delivery men left that the chair was not a recliner. It was an incliner. I contacted *************** wnd explained the problem to her. She did not understand it. The chair description states the chair is available as a motor recline Chair. She took several days speaking to Motioncraft explaining that she agreed with me- the description says it is a recliner, and I ordered a recliner not the incliner. Ms ********* also suggested I speak to the representative of Motioncraft. That Gentleman said that anyone in the industry knows that chair is an incliner and not a recliner and ***** should have known better. He said it was not his company's fault and that I had to work it out with Ms *********.
Ms ********* said the best she could do was to take the chair back and refund the money when it sells from their salesfloor. I was not happy with this but that was the best she assured me I could do.
I asked her help in placing the order for another chair just like the previous one except it is to recline all the way back. I didn't want to make any error so we worked together.
the second chair was ordered on Jan. 19,2016. It was the Motioncraft 6901MPBT recliner. The total cost was $1500.00 of which half was paid by mastercard and the balance paid by certified check.
The chair was delivered the end of March 2016. When it was unwrapped, I was upset to see that it was half the size of the previous chair. There was no way I could keep it. I tried calling Grindstaff's but they were closed but I did leave a message for Ms *********. I refused delivery of this second chair and kept the first chair.I have been leaving messages almost every day trying to speak with Ms ********* but none of my calls have been returned. Now I have a chair in my house which is not the recliner it is supposed to be. Grindstaff has the second chair and the money and they will not return my calls. I believed I was dealing with an experienced reputable company and never imagined these problems would occur. I said I needed help ordering the chair from the very beginning and believed I was getting knowledgeable advise and direction. I am sick over this situation since I have waited so long to save for this recliner. I need help to resolve this issue.

Desired Settlement
I am seeking a recliner that is the size of the first chair but with the full reclining feature. I believe the way the chair is described in the catalog is deceptive and misleading by motioncraft and Grindstaff should have been aware of this. I also want full refund on the first and second chair.

Business Response
The Customer listed above ordered the original chair on 8-19-15. She provided the Item Number and all of the Specifications regarding this chair. The customer signed a Grindstaff's Interiors Contract stating the exact descriptions requested along with signature acknowledging No Cancellations or Changes or Refunds on Special Orders on our Invoice.

Customer requested another chair. After she spoke with the Mfg's Corporate Office and Representatives, she selected another chair. The customer provided to Grindstaff's the re-selected item number and specifications. We went over these specifications in detail. Again, customer confirmed with signature she acknowledged No Cancellations or Changes or Refunds on Special Orders. We did agree to allow the customer to return the original chair for consignment. Once sold we would refund her money.

Customer refused 2nd chair at delivery, keeping the original chair in her home. The 2nd chair remains at the delivery carrier waiting on her to schedule her re-delivery. All White Glove Shipping Charges are the responsibility of the Customer.

Grindstaff's has honored purchase orders from Ms. ******** and has gone "over board" to accommodate her in selling her chair which she ordered incorrectly.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Miss ********* helped me with the first order making sure the. Hair was a recliner as the catalogue indicated. When the incliner rather than the recliner came miss ********* spoke to the manufacturer rep who insisted even though the catalogue was listed as a recliner it was really an incliner. When I spoke to the representative, he said Grindstaff should have known this as anyone in the business would know it. Miss ********* helped my place the order trying to make sure I recieved a chair just like I had first ordered except it was to be a recliner. Miss ********* assisted me in the ordering process. I cannot use this second chair and I am seeking reimbursement for the cost of the chair.

Final Business Response
From: ************************** (mailto:**************************)
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, XXXX X:XX PM
To: *************** <**************************>
Cc: ******************
Subject: Complaint #****** (*****************)





***** ********** *********


02/11/2014Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Furniture - Retail

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 07/01/1983Business started: 09/17/1956
Type of Entity


Incorporated: September 1956, NC

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Boyce Grindstaff (President)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Furniture - Retail

Alternate Business Names
Grindstaff. Inc.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Grindstaff Interiors/Furniture Design Imports

1007 W Main St

Forest City, NC 28043-2519

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1 Locations

  • 1007 W Main St 

    Forest City, NC 28043-2519(828) 245-0630
    (828) 245-4263
    Fax: (828) 245-7758

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Southern Piedmont/Charlotte, NC. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

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  • (828) 245-0630

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