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This company provides energy solutions and services for both residential and commercial consumers.
This business is not BBB accredited.
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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:
- BBB does not have sufficient information to issue a rating on this business.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||236|
|Total Closed Complaints||556|
Additional Complaint Information
The BBB of Houston has received several complaints that exhibit the following pattern:
According to consumer complaints, it has been alleged, Direct Energy utilizes the services of third party marketers. Some of the complaints received alleged that the door to door salesmen do not properly identify themselves as Direct Energy employees. Instead they are stating that they work for various other energy companies in an attempt to switch consumers without their knowledge. The BBB suggests consumers request identifiers for proof of employment verification.
Recent disputes also involve increasingly aggressive sales people. Consumers have alleged that these people have repeatedly come to their homes, sometimes up to 3 times daily. One recent complaint alleges that the sales person actually pushed the consumer's door open.
Please understand that this company is not an accredited member or registered with the BBB.
However, the BBB processes complaints for both accredited and non accredited businesses. Complaints are reported once they have closed and will remain on the company’s report for 36 months.
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:
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Ron Acree, Customer Solutions Manager Mr. Robert Comstock, VP/General Manager - Texas Ms. Lisa Dornan, Director Public Relations Mr. Cliff Healy Mr. Steve Murray, President Mr. George Papadogiannis, Sr. Mgr, Customer Care Outsource Mr. Dennis Weikle, Chief Operating Officer
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Many local municipalities, townships, and counties have registration, bonding and/or licensing requirements. The BBB encourages you to check with them as well.