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Chris Johnson Plumbing
Phone: (509) 520-5022 2009 Portland Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
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This business offers plumbing services to residential remodeled and new construction customers as well as light commercial work.
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Factors that raised the rating for Chris Johnson Plumbing 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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Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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:
Department of Revenue Washington State
Department of Revenue ( Public Records Division), PO Box 47478, Olympia WA 98504-7477
Phone Number: 800-647-7706
Department of Labor and Industries WA State
901 N Monroe St Ste 100, Spokane WA 99201
Phone Number: (509) 324-2600
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Brooke Johnson, Co-Owner Mr. Chris Johnson, Owner
Plumbers Water Works Contractors Remodeling Services
THIS LOCATION IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED
2009 Portland Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 520-5022 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: It is absolutely appalling to me that you would expect a customer to pay for something that they did order. ******, when we talked about the temporary handles the week of July 23, you told me they would be $70 each, I told you I didn’t know if we wanted them and that I would call ***** and call you back. I called you back within 10-15 minutes and told you, ‘No, we did not want them installed.’ I even asked if you wanted me to call **** and let him know. You said, ‘No, that you would take care of it.’ I got home from work and found the handles were installed which was quite a surprise. **** was still here and I asked him if you had called and told him not to install them and he said "No." I told him that we did not want them, but he said that he never got that message from you, ******, so **** would not remove the handles. Therefore, ******, I don’t feel I should have to pay for the miscommunication between you and your employee. I called the next day and told you that they were installed and I was told **** would be by that evening at 5:30 to get them. I made sure someone was home by 5:00. The handles had not been used by us, but they obviously became "used" when they were taken out of the package, installed and turned on to be tested! That is not our responsibility. That is totally on you and it is unfathomable that you are not taking responsibility for NOT telling your employee not to install the handles!
I am writing in response to a letter you received from Mrs. ******** regarding a disagreement about a set of shower handles. I appreciate the opportunity to provide our side of the disagreement and hope to in this letter.
We provided Mr. & Mrs. ******** with an estimate to install a new shower system in their bathroom. We also provided a number of hours with the ********s helping them decide on shower valves and how to design their shower. The ********s took our information and free help and decided to provide their own shower valves and trim pieces.
When we arrived to install the shower valves, the customer’s valves had not arrived yet. We told her that it was not a problem and that we would come back to finish the job when her material arrived. When her valves arrived, we did come back to install and did not charge them an extra trip for not having their material ready when they asked us to be there.
We returned to install the trim and the ********’s had all of their material except for the volume control handles. In the type of shower Mrs. ******** had, she would not be able to use her new shower without the volume control handles. She called and asked if we had any spare parts that she could use until her handles arrived. I explained I did have some handles but they were “new” items and if she used them they would cost her $70 each. My plumber went to Mrs. ********’s house to check on a different issue and installed the handles so he would not have to make a special trip if they did, in fact, want the handles. I did receive a call from Mrs. ******** stating they did not want the handles. We did set up a time for my plumber to pick up the handles. Unfortunately, he was running late that day and he forgot. At this point, we made a decision to remove the handles when Mrs. ********’s new handles came in as we were already over budget by having to return to install their valves. This didn’t seem to be a problem because Mrs. ******** would not have been able to use her shower without the handles. So as long as the shower wasn’t turned on, we could have taken them back without question.
Mrs. ******** decided to use the shower, therefore, we billed for the handles. In turn, she has not paid for the handles and we have absorbed the cost.
It was our attempt to provide good customer service to her by not charging a separate trip to install her valves when she was not ready on the initial trip as well as providing shower handles so she could use her new shower. We strive hard to make sure every customer is pleased. Thankfully, most of them are.
Although it is disappointing to lose a customer, we hope that this settles the matter and will continue to strive to provide excellent service to our continued customers.
Have a great afternoon.
Department of Biological Sciences
October 22, 2012
Dear Ms. *******,
First of all I would like to let you know that there are some untruths and misleading’s in the letter from ****** *******, ******* Plumbing dated October 15, 2012. I will not delve into all of them, but would like to clear up some of what she stated.
We ordered over $1,000 of product and paid over $1300 for labor which has been paid in full.
The trim pieces she speaks of were on back order through Chris ******* Plumbing.
The main issue I have is that ****** ******* was told prior to the installation not to install the temporary handles and they installed them anyway, and then they did not return to get them after I called and told her they had been installed. She states in her letter that “At this point, we made a decision to remove the handles when Mrs. ********’s new handles came in as we were already over budget by having to return to install their valves.” Of course she never let us know of this decision that they made to wait and remove the handles when the new handles came in which would have been a nice thing to communicate to us. Also, she states that we would not have been able to use our shower without these handles and this is not true. We were told we could be shown how to use the shower without these handles. She states that as long as the shower wasn’t turned on they could have taken them back without question. But her employee turned them on to show me how they worked when I arrived home and saw that they had been installed. Although he wouldn’t take them off because he said he was not instructed to. (This is all stated in my original letter). Therefore, they were initially turned on by her employee and not by us anyway.
Since they have written off the temporary handles, I am not seeking any other further action. We are just extremely unhappy with the way they handled this situation, and are concerned about the poor customer service that future customers may receive from Chris ******* Plumbing. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
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BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a partial (less than 100%) settlement which the consumer accepted