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R & J Landscaping & Sprinkler

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Phone: (208) 762-9367 Fax: (208) 762-9367 1804 W Honeysuckle Ave, Hayden, ID 83835 View Additional Email Addresses

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All phases of landscape, sprinkler, lawn installation and maintenance.  Hydroseed, pest control services, tree spraying, spider barrier foundation spray.  Certified Backflow Testers. Sprinkler repairs, turn on, blowout.  Thatch/power rake, aerate, fertilization.

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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 R & J Landscaping & Sprinkler 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.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on R & J Landscaping & Sprinkler
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 28, 2000 Business started: 01/01/1998 in ID Business started locally: 01/01/1998

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.

These agencies may include:

Idaho Secretary of State
700 West Jefferson Room E205, Boise ID 83720
Phone Number: 208-334-2300

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 W State St , Boise ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-334-3233

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Richard Mitchell, Owner Ms. Jaime Mitchell, Office Manager
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Ms. Jaime Mitchell, Office Manager
Principal: Mr. Richard Mitchell, Owner
Business Category

Landscape Contractors Landscape Designers Lawn Maintenance Tree Service Weed Control Service Fertilizers Lawn & Garden Sprinkler Systems Landscape Maintenance Lawn & Tree Care Landscape Architects

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, Checks, Master Card, Visa, Discover
Refund and Exchange Policy
Plants 1 year/1 replacement warranty.  Hydroseed 1 year/1 touch up warranty.  Sprinkler Systems 5 year warranty.
Alternate Business Names
R and J Landscaping and Sprinkler

Additional Locations

  • 1804 W Honeysuckle Ave

    Hayden, ID 83835 (208) 762-9367

  • PO Box 2810

    Hayden, ID 83835

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Complaint Detail(s)

5/1/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: This year we did not receive an advance notice appointment by mail as was routine in previous years. A service man came to our door and knocked with no prior call or notice. He proceeded to ask my wife if we wanted our sprinkler system turned on, she said yes. A couple days later we received a bill on Friday 4/20 for back-flow testing and sprinkler turn-on. My wife mentioned that the sprinkler guy was here a couple days earlier, likely on 4/18. I did not know until 4/20 that day they had been there, they would usually leave a bill in the front door.I noticed the system was still turned off at the power switch which told me they did not test the sprinkler system. I turned it on and found that the lines were sputtering due to air in the system still. I noticed a sprinkler head had blown off during last falls blow-out and was shooting water.I called R&J to repair (which is still under full warranty)and received a return call mid day 4/23 that they could not be back until Thursday 4/26 to repair the sprinkler. Over the last 5 years I've found this firm to be too much in a frenzy and hard charging in doing a fast, numbers oriented business and less about service quality.Regrettably, ***** ********

Desired Settlement: I request the missing sprinkler head be replaced ASAP since it should have been caught when it was turned on.I clearly was fully invoiced for service I did not receive.

Business Response: Advance notice post cards were mailed out to all customers on March 10. 2012.   In addition, just like every other year, we do not turn on the Sprinkler Timer, that is up to the customer unless they call and ask us to do it. Just like every other year, we turn on the system at the main water valve and test it by opening up the valves manually (opening them by turning them by hand).  In addition, bills have NEVER been left on the door in the spring, this happens ONLY in the FALL.  Spring backflow tests have to be completed, faxed to the water district and a copy given to the customer, therefore mail is and always has been necessary in the spring.  As I told the customer already, I am happy to send *** out to repair the head that was missed on Thursday.  After this service, all service to this address will be discontinued since the warranty will be expired and the customer and our company obviously do not communicate well.

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID 9004175, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. 



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