BBB Accredited Business since

Karl Mattes Company Inc.

Phone: (513) 561-5967 Fax: (513) 561-6071 7919 Euclid Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45243

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This company offers chimney, fireplace, roofing & gutter services.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Karl Mattes Company Inc. 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.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

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

Factors that raised the rating for Karl Mattes Company Inc. 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

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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 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Karl Mattes Company Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 01, 1958 Business started: 01/01/1926 in OH Business incorporated 07/01/1980 in OH
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Karl T. Mattes, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Karl T. Mattes, President
Business Category

Chimney Cleaning Chimney Builders & Repair Gutters & Downspouts Roofing Contractors Fireplaces

Method(s) of Payment
cash, check, or money order

Additional Locations

  • 7919 Euclid Ave

    Cincinnati, OH 45243 (513) 561-5967


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

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

10/28/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Karl Mattes is a good company and had performed wonderful services for us. They provided us with a proposal that we agreed to and signed. On the proposal it clearly states that if the pricing changes or if any additional work needs to be done, it has to be presented in writing. And we have to agree to it. The proposal stated the price was $975.00 This was agreed to. And we have paid it. When the invoice was sent it was for $1155.00. This is an additional $180 for some flutes I think. This was never presented to us in writing. And therefore we certainly never agreed to it. In our experience, we have been dealing with various contractors for various home projects. And we are always given a final price that we agree upon before the work is done. We have not had this situation before.

Desired Settlement: As stated before, we paid the price that was agreed upon. We do not agree to the increased payment. I will attach the original agreement to this complaint. We have also received a PAST DUE NOTICE in the mail for the $180.

Business Response: I spoke with *** ******** daughte* ******* (who has been handling this matter) the evening of October 27th and resolved the matter. I am sending an itemized proposal and other materials to the ******* today. Thank you.

Karl Mattes

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. 


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