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Connecticut Cellar Doors LLC

Phone: (866) 483-0576 Fax: (203) 591-9505 PO Box 153, Oakville, CT 06779 View Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers basement access cellar doors, vertical basement doors and cellar windows.

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Factors that raised the rating for Connecticut Cellar Doors LLC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
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  • Response to 9 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

9 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 5 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 7
Total Closed Complaints 9

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Connecticut Cellar Doors LLC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 02, 2003 Business started: 01/01/2002 Business started locally: 01/01/2002 Business incorporated: 03/31/2003 in CT
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Ave, Hartford CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 713-6300

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Claude Raffin, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Claude Raffin, Owner
Business Category

Doors Doors - Repair Construction & Remodeling Services Other Building Material Dealers (NAICS: 444190)

Service Area
cellar doors, hatchways, bulkheads, basement doors
Alternate Business Names
CT Cellar Doors

Additional Locations

  • PO Box 153

    Oakville, CT 06779


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Complaint Detail(s)

9/15/2014 Delivery Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
8/27/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
7/29/2014 Delivery Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
5/20/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
3/17/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
8/13/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I contracted Ct Cellar Doors to replace a door on the basement hatchway of my home. The price was $3,30.98, including unpainted door/necessary repairs to the existing side walls. May 15, 2013: I signed the contract with *********** (rep) and paid deposit ($1,515.49).The workers arrived to complete the job on June 28th. I received a call saying that the retaining walls would need more repair resulting in an additional $700. to complete the job. I responded no, saying I would rather cancel the installation/job. They called back a few minutes later saying that they would complete the job for the agreed price, but that I would have to sign a waiver saying that they could not guarantee the "integrity of the foundation" in the future. I never signed such a waiver. Upon return, I inspected the door. The foundation seemed fine, but I was shocked to see the appearance of the outside walls; they looked unfinished, shoddy, sloppy, messy - completely unacceptable. ******************.I called and asked a rep to meet me at my home to discuss the terrible quality of the mason work. Three different masons came out, three different times, to inspect. The second one agreed that the job was terrible and that if it were his job, he never would have left it in said condition.Manager ***** came out yesterday and reiterated that it would cost additional money (now $400.) and told me to read the contract. Contract: "Improvements shall be constructed according to plans and specifications (P & S), approved by owner." The term "P & S" suggests a separate document that is different from what is written on front, which is only "installed with work site debris removed." I NEVER SIGNED ANY SEPARATE "P & S."... all work and labor shall be performed in a good and workmanlike manner." THE WORK IS NOT GOOD, NOR WORKMANLIKE."Warranty: Contractor shall remedy by repairing or replacing any... defects in the work due to faulty material or workmanship." THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE, NOR ACKNOWLEDGED. Product_Or_Service: Basement hatchway door Order_Number: not given Account_Number: not given

Desired Settlement: Refinishing of outside walls of the hatchway, smoothing out the cement in a neat, professional-looking manner. I am holding out remittance of the balance due, upon completion of the work. I would really like to have a reasonable and amicable solution to this problem, and am so disappointed that I feel it is necessary to proceed in this way.

Business Response: Consumer Response /* (-101, 8, 2013/08/13) */ From: *************** Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:36 AM To: Better Business Bureau Subject: ****** Re: BBB Complaint Case#***************************************** Thank you, Yes, they have contacted me and I believe we have a resolution. They have agreed to repair the walls and will split the additional cost with me. I am satisfied. Sincerely, *************** Thank you so much!

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

12/27/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/17/2011 Problems with Product/Service
11/17/2011 Problems with Product/Service