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Description

SchagrinGAS Co. has been family owned and operated since 1932.

SchagrinGAS offers much more then just propane. We have a full service HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) department. We are a Lennox Premier dealer, and also carry Trane. SchagrinGAS has a generator department, that is equipped with certified Generac Generator technicians. Schagrin Water Systems is a division of SchagrinGAS. They can address your water concerns and needs with our top of the line Hague equipment. SchagrinGAS also installs the following; fireplaces by Regency and Mendota, water heaters by Navien, Rinnai, and Bradford White. We also carry grills by Lynx, Weber, and Broilmaster.

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A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for SchagrinGAS Company include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 9 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

9 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 3
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 5
Total Closed Complaints 9

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on SchagrinGAS Company
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

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BBB file opened: August 01, 1970 Business started: 01/01/1932 in DE Business incorporated: 01/01/1932 in DE
Licensing

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

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Licenses, Division of Revenue
820 N. French Street, Wilmington DE 19801
http://www.state.de.us/revenue
Phone Number: 302-577-8778
Fax Number: 302-577-8203

Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Andrew C Levinson Sr., President Mr. Andrew C Levinson, Vice President Mr. Rick Levinson, President Mrs. Jillian L Shields Jr., Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Andrew C Levinson Sr., President
Business Category

GAS-PROPANE GAS-PROPANE-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES WATER HEATERS-DEALERS WATER SOFT & COND EQUIPMENT SERVICE & SUPPLIES WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, SERVICE & SUPPLIES AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR AIR CONDITIONING SUPPLIES & PARTS HEATING EQUIPMENT WATER HEATERS-PARTS & SUPPLIES AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS & SYSTEMS HEATING CONTRACTORS VENTILATING CONTRACTORS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING GENERATORS-STEAM APPLIANCES-MAJOR-DEALERS FIREPLACES

Products & Services

SchagrinGAS Company sells the following brand(s): Bradford White, Broilmaster, Generac, Hague, Lennox, Lynx, Mendota, Navien, Regency, Rinnai, Trane, Weber

SchagrinGAS Company offers the following product(s): Air Conditioners, Fireplaces, Furnaces, Gas Grills, Generators, Grills, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and A/C), Propane, Tankless Water Heaters, Water Conditioning, Water Heaters, Water Treatment

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa & Discover
Industry Tips
Heating & Cooling Your Home

Additional Locations

  • 1000 N. Broad Street

    Middletown, DE 19709 (302) 378-2000 (800) 341-4022

  • 18675 Coastal Highway  Unit #6

    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

  • P.O Box 427

    Middletown, DE 19709

  • Shoppes of Hockessin

    Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-9665

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (302) 653-9100(Phone)
  • (302) 658-2000(Phone)
  • (410) 398-3400(Phone)
  • (610) 869-0139(Phone)
  • (800) 341-4022(Phone)
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Complaint Detail(s)

2/7/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: The DE PSC advised me that they does not have jurisdiction over Schagrin Gas. They are not regulated by the state and therefore I cannot file a complaint against them through the PSC. A PSC worker, ********* ** *******, Investigator, gave me this number in hopes to file a complaint. My name is ****** *********, I reside at ** ***** **** ******* ** and my can be reached number is ************* ***** ******** ****************** My account number for Schagrin gas company is *****. I spoke to both a ******** ********* (office manager) and ***** ***** (collections manager). Here is my story: I established service with this company in 2005 and have paid my bills every time I have received them. They have been late but never a suspension of service until 12/2013. I have fallen on hard times and receive assistance from catholic charities (C.C.) to help pay the bill. I've been receiving this support for the last 2 years, since I was laid off from my job, but this year the C.C. funds took a little longer to come in. I struggled with paying a $700. bill within 2 weeks. I called and spoke with the credit manager ***** ***** who began to belittle and chastise me for not having the remaining balance, although she was informed that I was approved for assistance but the exact amount& date C.C. could not be provided. ***** and I had an argument in which I had to hang up on *** **** and call back and speak with the office manager ******** who was able to assist me. I am now on a C.O.D. delivery only and will call which means I cannot get a delivery with having all the charges paid for up front & I have to read the meter myself and schedule a delivery. I have complained before about the meter being broken and someone was supposed to come out in the summer of 2013 to fix it, which they have never done. How can I read a broken meter to call them to deliver before my gas goes out with 2 small children & the coldest temps, in decades now approaching. When I asked why I was put on this type of payment schedule, the other rude collections clerk named ***** cut me off & said ***** is in charge of that she has placed that on your account and it is solely based on our determination. How did you determine that when in 8 years of service I HAVE ONLY BEEN SUSPENDED one time! Now they are threatening to cut off my gas supply if I don't pay the difference of $31.85. The 31.85 is the difference of what C.C. funds were sent on my behalf minus to fill the tank up completely. When I requested to not fill the tank up completely so that I am not responsible for the $31.85 they refused. In addition to that on they delivered the propane gas outside of the home but never had a technician come back out & relight the pilot as promised by office manager ******** *********. So my children & I were left without heat on Tuesday Jan. 07,2013, on one of the coldest days in decades where temperatures were well below the freezing mark.-left to heat my house with an oven to prevent frostbite for a 4 & 7 year old. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place dealing with this small family owned business who I also believe is overcharging, misusing funds, as well as, practicing unfair work principles and practices. I am asking for your help for myself and other customers that they are throwing under the rug. If I have contacted your department in error I apologize and ask that you please refer me to some agency that I can send a complaint to and it be addressed.

Business Response: Hello,

Attached is our response.

If you have any questions please lt me know.

Thank you.

*****

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.

 

Only 1 payment arrangement was not meet in 8 years of service, not several which is a falsehood. Ask *** ***** to provide proof of the "several" payment arrangement that I was given and did not keep.  I have paid all balances in full before any service interruptions were ever made. 12-06-2013 was the first service interruption for my address under my name since 2005. Every delivery before 12-6-2013 was not will call & I have advised them on numerous occasions that I have never received that certified letter. Lastly, ***** *****, is the only employee that I have had a disagreement with at Schargrin Gas Co. and it is so convenient that she is the one to respond. This small family owned business that is a utility and needs to be governed by a federal committee and not just the better business bureau. 

 

 

 

BBB's Final Determination: After reviewing the position of all parties, BBB determined that the business made a reasonable effort to address the complaint. However the consumer remains dissatisfied.

12/19/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: excessive delay in repair of generator

Desired Settlement: under warranty. fix it.

Business Response: Hello,

Please see the attached response to the complaint that was received.

Thank you.



BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

2/5/2013 Billing/Collection Issues
6/1/2012 Billing/Collection Issues
4/5/2012 Problems with Product/Service
4/5/2012 Problems with Product/Service
3/23/2012 Delivery Issues
2/6/2012 Problems with Product/Service
11/22/2011 Problems with Product/Service
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