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Buchanan Construction Corporation, Inc.

Phone: (603) 582-0019Fax: (603) 654-4346PO Box 785, WiltonNH 03086View Additional Email Addresseshttp://www.buchananconstructioncorp.comView Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers general contracting services including bath and kitchen remodeling, new home construction, roofing, siding, basements, and decks. The company also specializes in a design they patented which allows the connection to any boot round or square to the toe kick register from anywhere underneath a cabinet.

BBB Accreditation

Buchanan Construction Corporation, Inc. is not BBB Accredited.

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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that raised Buchanan Construction Corporation, Inc.'s rating 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 SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on Buchanan Construction Corporation, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
12/16/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

*** ******** built my house last october and we have had water issues every time it rains. he refuses to fix the problem correctly.
purchased house last october. experienced water problems almost immediately and notified both *** ******** as well as his realtor, **** ******** right away. *** dug a ditch in my back yard to "fix" the problem, but it doesnt do much of anything to run the water away from my house. I have water running into my garage, and makes it almost impossible to fill our propane as the water surrounds the buried tank. last year my wife sunk up to her waist while 9 months pregnant when checking the fuel level, still nothing was done for months. I complained to the town hall which didnt get me anywhere, and I have documented pictures showing my back yard and driveway under water for months. *** also said that the town required him to build the house with the garage underneath, which was a lie. this house never should have been built as is, it is built in the lowest part of the property, the water has no where to go but around my house.

Desired Settlement
I need *** to fix the problem. I had several landscapers give me quotes to see what it would take to fix this water problem, and showed them to ***. He laughed and said he refused to do anything else. I need him to figure out how to run the water away from my house so i dont have further issues, up to and including future foundation problems.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ***** ********
Contact Phone: XXXXXXXXXX
Contact Email: ***********
We are a professional business and have gone back to re-grate the driveway and back yard. The issue was due settling of the ground. Mr. and Mrs. ***** hired an attorney back in September and we have had communications back to their attorney as well. We have not seen any quotations from Landscapers as stated in Mr. ****** complaint, and have driven by after every rain storm to assess the drainage. We do not agree with Mr. ****** statements and would question his exaggerations.
If Mr. ***** would like to do additional work on his property, he will need to do this at his expense not ours.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I gave *** both quotes on landscaping needed and he refused to accept any liability. Both companies I had look at my property said he dug my house into a hole and should never have built this style house with the garage underneath and it shouldn't have been placed in the lowest part of my property. The water has no where to go but in the garage and pool around the house. When the ground freezes the water will not seep onto the ground, causing it to go into my garage and pool right around my propane tank.
All 3 of my neighbors have complained of water problems with *** and I even spoke with an employee of **** that saif the house shouldn't have been built as is and saw tbe problem from the beginning. I'd only hope *** would know this as a licensed "professional". At this point I know I'm not getting anywhere, but I would like people to know what they are getting into if they buy from ******** construction.

Final Business Response
We have not received any quotes from Mr. ***** as he indicates, we did receive a letter from his attorney to which we responded on September 3rd,13 and have not heard back since. I have build over 120 homes in the past 20 years, and I would like to let you know that no house can be build without certified foundation plans showing elevations for septic and drainage. So your statement and accusations are false in every sense and I would appreciate if the BBB would investigate these statements thoroughly before posting this slander!! We have noticed heavy equipment Mr. ***** has been using to modify his property for the past month, and we will not continue to respond to this any further, Mr. ***** has an attorney, he can call us.

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 04/08/2008Business started: 06/19/1996
Contact Information
Principal: James Buchanan (Owner)Customer Contact: Susanne Buchanan (Manager)
Number of Employees


Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Toe Kick Ductor

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Buchanan Construction Corporation, Inc. has received 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Review and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

1 Locations

  • PO Box 785 

    Wilton, NH 03086Fax: (603) 654-4346

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