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BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Abby & Associates Construction Co., Inc. include:
- 9 complaints filed against business
Factors that raised the rating for Abby & Associates Construction Co., Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Response to 9 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
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Complaint Trends - Last 3 Years
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: My contract stated tear up concrete in front of garage, widen driveway on right side 2', then resurface the entire driveway with asphalt. Abby did not tear up concrete in front of garage instead the resurfaced it and now after one year the same cracks that was in the concrete is in the asphalt they put over it, its also cracking where the old concrete meet the old asphalt. I have made numerous attempts to contact the company to resolve this matter and have been unsuccessful. I am consistently being told the gentleman I need to speak with is out of the office. I have left a detailed description of my complaint with the secretary yet no one has attempted to correct the problem.The work was done Sept. 2011.
Desired Settlement: I want Abby to tear up the concrete as contract stated and put in asphalt, then seal it
Re: ***** *****
Enclosed is a copy of contract dated 8/25/11.
In regard to the driveway - it states "widen on right side 2'. "Resurface" over the existing driveway - asphalt compressed with a 2 ton roller. Tear out edges - in front of city sidewalk and in front of garage.
We did tear out "edges" in front of sidewalk and garage. Then we resurfaced over the 99% of existing driveway.
On 9/10/12 I sent a proposal to sealcote entire asphalt driveway at a cost of $440. I recommended to **** ***** when it was paved last year to sealcote the driveway in (2012) between May and September.
This is basic maintenance. Also note in contract that there is a ONE YEAR warranty on all Labor and Material (except concrete and asphalt).
THE SOLUTION: Repair small cracks and sealcote entire driveway but the $440 must be paid in advance with a signed contract - already sent to her 17 days ago.
Business responded via phone as follows:
Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and have determined that this does not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below.
First of all, why would I want an inch of concrete torn up and can you tear up and inch of concrete. All the concrete in front of my garage was cracked up ( 6'x11') and thats the tear out in front of garage stated on the contract. If ****** stated he torn up any concrete at 3712 West 104th Street, he is a liar. I will have a line of asphalt remove, starting inside the garage to the beginning of the old asphalt to see if any was removed.
Please tell me why ****** and a lady in his truck, came out to my house November 16, 2012, to start the job but stated he didn't and enough sealcoat to do the entire drive. Thats when I told him to come back in the spring and do it when he can do the entire drive, he then called ******, ****** stated ****** said ok, again ****** never stated there was a fee.
As I stated before ****** came up with sealing the cracks and sealcoating the entire driveway back in September 2012 when he came out and saw the cracks and stated it would be free ( you know I asked).
The company I had to do the sealcoat did not to a sloppy job. Abby did the sloppy job, one month after they put the asphalt down weeds came up through it, ****** out and burned the weed but it didn't help they just came back up. If Abby did the job right I would not have weeds and cracks in the asphalt now.
Now I need to know when I get proof that no concrete was torn up not even the inch, then what.
Again why would I have Abby to tear up an inch of concrete, what sense does that make.
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved
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Complaint: I hired ***** **** with Abby Construction to remove my concrete driveway which did not pass city inspection and replace with a new smooth asphalt driveway. I had gone over with his less than sub-contractors how I wanted it. I came home and half my backyard was wiped clean because he apparently wanted to do it his way, so the next day I explained AGAIN how I wanted it and to no avail, I came home and it was wrong again. So I spray painted where I wanted my driveway. Finally it got through. But I am not done. I came home excited to see my driveway, when i pulled up to look, I was not impressed at all. With in a few days, it had sunk, I was able to kick rocks off the top, my new 12" drain was worthless, oh and it rained and you could see lots of standing water. He said he was going to send the guys back to roll it and fix it, I WISH THEY HAD NEVER SHOWED UP, BECAUSE THEY MADE IT WORSE. There was tar all over my new drain, all over my house, sidewalk, city sidewalk. Needless to say, I am very upset. I had called the city to come out and inspect it twice. The first time he came to inspect, it FAILED. ***** **** sent his guys out the second time to fix it, and again the inspector came out and it still does not pass inspection, Inspector said "very poor job on my inspection paper. ***** **** called me from my driveway the second time it had been fixed and told me that it looked good. After I heard that, I had stopped payment on checks, because he already has 4,000 of my money for a very very very bad job. If you are looking to hire this company, DO NOT. If he puts a lien on my house, fine. I have proof, pictures, 2 failed final inspections, so he does not have a leg to stand on as far as I can see. Very unhappy. I want the job done right, and will have to look elsewhere for someone to do it right.
Desired Settlement: Remove/Re-roll/Scrape tar off my house/Remove tar from new drain/ "JUST MAKE IT RIGHT"
Dear Sir,I have already addressed Mr. ******* driveway.On Friday, 10/12/12 - I had the entire asphalt driveway resurfacedover. The pitch is good.It does need t o be sealcoated which is not included in our contract.It can be sealed after 30 days, but some experts claim 60 - 90 days.
ABBY & ASSOCIATES CONSTRUCTION CO, INC.
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.
BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: On 11/23/10, I hired ***** ****, president of Abby Construction Co. The job consisted of, tear down existing brick garage and concrete floor . Clean up and haul away all debris. Rebuild new garage, concrete floor 6" wide curb and fibermesh or wire mesh. replace concrete in front of garage as required by city, install electrical garage door opener. I paid to *** **** a down payment of $6000.000, on 11/26/10. Because of the weather the job did not actually start until, 4/11, at which time I paid *** **** a additional $4000.00.The price for the total job was $20,182.00, so in 4/11, *** **** had been paid a total of $10,000.00 down payment. From the very first day I notice inappropiate behavior from the sub contracted people, such as loud file language, and even drinking beer on the job which I did address and also I reported this behavior to Mr. Shon. Also I noticed that they had parked huge dumpsters on my property that did significant damage to the existing driveway, side walk blocks, and lawn, all of which I have pictures of. After most of the job, the garage floor starts to crack, also water is comming inside through the backwall and coners, they hid the gutter pipes under gravel, they did not clean up and haul away all of the debris. The city inspector has failed the job, I have a camera full of pictures to support all of the above and much more! ***** was not cooperitve with what he needed to do to correct or complete the job. he just wanted to get more money. He had the nerve to put a lein on my property when actually he owe me! he has not earned the money he got which is $10.000, I still have to have a garage floor/driveway/repair damage to my property, clean up etc.I have much more to say,but out of space.
Desired Settlement: I expect for the lein to be removed off my property, and I expect part of the $10,000.00 to be refunded to me that ** **** recceived. I have had to hire a new contractor to correct this work, which so far, is close to $7,000.00 and still climbing.
BBB's Final Determination: Complaint was resolved through BBB Arbitration
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|6/13/2011||Problems with Product/Service|