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Carl King Energy Services

Phone: (302) 697-3251 Fax: (302) 697-9148 View Additional Phone Numbers 1400 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901

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This company offers Petroleum Distribution.

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BBB Complaint Information

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 23, 1973 Business started: 01/01/1946
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Licenses, Division of Revenue
820 N. French Street, Wilmington DE 19801
Phone Number: 302-577-8778
Fax Number: 302-577-8203

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Joseph Rydlewski, General Manager Mr. Randy Groft, President Ms. Kim Tucker
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Mark Longo
Principal: Mr. Joseph Rydlewski, General Manager
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Carl King/Staats Gas Division of Griffith Energy Services Griffith Energy Services, Inc. Staats Gas Service
Industry Tips
Heating & Cooling Your Home

Additional Locations

  • 1400 E. Lebanon Road

    Dover, DE 19901 (302) 697-3251 (888) 227-5546


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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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

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Complaint Detail(s)

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

Additional Notes

Complaint: Oil furnace (which was serviced by this company in December) stopped working in March. The technician who serviced it did not seem competent. He replaced 2 expensive parts, one of which had been replaced in December. Several hours after he left, the furnace failed again, requiring a late night visit from another tech, who replaced a minor part which kept the furnace running smoothly the rest of the season. The original bill we received charged us for all 3 parts and servicing. I have been in contact with this company repeatedly to have the bill corrected. The service manager, **** ********, even agreed that we were charged for parts that probably did not need to be replaced, however, he did not follow through to our satisfaction. We did pay the amount owed, with strong objections, after sending 3 letters to the company and numerous phone calls with very little response. One final adjustment was made and we now have a small credit on our account, but we still feel that we paid for a $250 part that didn't repair the furnace. We have been extremely dissatisfied with the lack of service and lack of response to our inquiries from this company so we are filing this complaint.

Desired Settlement: At the very least, we would like an invoice that reflects what we were actually billed for, which we have requested but not received. Ideally, we would like to pay for the $72 part that actually fixed the problem instead of the $238 payment that we made.

Business Response: We are going to credit *** **** the disputed amount of $166.00.

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. 







1/30/2014 Billing/Collection Issues
11/28/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
9/11/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable

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