BBB Accredited Business since

Hayes Mechanical

Phone: (773) 784-0000 Fax: (773) 784-0010 5959 S Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60638

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Hayes Mechanical 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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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that raised the rating for Hayes Mechanical include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Hayes Mechanical
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 01, 1976 Business started: 01/01/1918 Business started locally: 01/01/1918 Business incorporated 05/10/1935 in IL
Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Terry AnCel, President George Englebrecht, COO Joe Montagano, VP
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Terry AnCel, President
Business Category

Mechanical Contractors Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (NAICS: 238220)

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Hayes Mechanical has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

1/8/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Initially the customer service representative (*******) said $118/ hr. The service tech showed up at 9 AM. Spent 20 minutes taking care of other business on phone. Worked on the unit for 45 minutes and left. When I called to settle the bill, I was told it would be $291.00. Breakdown was 2 hours of service for $236.00 plus travel charge of $55 equalling $291. I insisted that travel charge was not part of the initial contract and the manager ( who did not identify himself) said this was because it was the first job of the day. Very threatening and intimidating behavior of the manager. The technician was trying to sell me on getting some sort of a sensor checked for which he needed another 1 hour. I asked if it was needed and he said no it was not, however it seems he decided to add that extra hour to the bill.

Desired Settlement: Hayes Mechanical should apologize for the managers behavior and the technicians wrong billing. I would like to be charged for the 1 hour the technician truly spent cleaning the unit. $55 travel charge was not part of the initial contract and is not mentioned anywhere on their contract. This will help other potential consumers safeguard themselves against wrong billing and Hayes Mechanical to improve on their practices.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 7, 2014/01/06) */ Mr.******** was contacted upon notice of his complaint. We discussed the issues he had and reached a resolution. We both agreed there was a misunderstanding and that he will be closing this case. Final Consumer Response /* (2000, 9, 2014/01/08) */ (The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)