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American Surplus & Manufacturing, Inc.

Phone: (320) 269-5428 Fax: (320) 269-6540 View Additional Phone Numbers 3134 E Highway 7, Montevideo, MN 56265

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A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that American Surplus & Manufacturing, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for American Surplus & Manufacturing, Inc. 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

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 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

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 18, 2004 Business started: 12/26/2001 Business started locally: 12/26/2001 Business incorporated 12/26/2001 in MN
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:

Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Bldg, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul MN 55155
Phone Number: (651) 296-2803

Type of Entity


Business Management
Jeff Drexler, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Jeff Drexler, Owner
Business Category

Tool & Utility Sheds Manufactured Homes Equipment & Supplies (Manufacturers) Gazebos Manufactured Homes Distributors & Manufacturers Trailers - Horse Fishermens Supplies Furniture - Retail Manufactured Homes - Repair & Service Recreational Vehicles - Equipment, Parts, Supplies Surplus & Salvage Merchandise

Products & Services

According to the information provided by American Surplus and Manufacturing, this company offers surplus merchandise sales plus customized horse trailers, fish houses, gazebos, dog kennels, play houses and much more.

Additional Locations

  • 3134 E Highway 7

    Montevideo, MN 56265 (320) 269-5428


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)

11/30/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: we Purchased a Ice Castle R V edition on March 23 2015. We noticed in june when we were camping the siding is bubbling up and away from the camper. Call ice castle to see when they ca fix it has a 1 year warranty on the out side coverage. They said to bring it in on Sept.14 2015 We did . Call them 2 weeks later they said they would get it right in. called 2 week later still not done.They said we will get right to it.Well I missed My camping for my wife Bday and now my camping for deer hunting. They keep tell me to call and see if done no luck Now Nov.6hth 2015 no Camper. I don't understand why it 's taking so long to repair. Product_Or_Service: 3 23 2015

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Repair Help us get the Ice Castle back and repaired . extend the warranty for 1 more year so we can see if the job has been done right. Reimburse us for the payment we made and not had the Ice Castle

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2015/11/17) */ The rv unit that is mentioned in this complaint has been repaired. Our service department here at Ice Castle went above and beyond with the repairs needed. They crew touched up and made upgrades to several items in the rv while it was here at the shop. We were in contact with the owner throughout the entire time it was here at the shop, and explained to him that the color of the siding that needed to be repaired did not match the color that was now available. We went ahead and resided the entire unit, in order to make the house look as new. When we made phone calls to the owner we explained to him that this may take longer than initially expected since we needed to install siding on the entire unit. He expressed that he had already missed a camping trip, so it was not urgent to get it back to him, he just wanted it repaired correctly, which we did. The house will carry the full one year warranty, and any issues that arise past that which are a part of the repairs made, we will stand behind it 100%. We here at Ice Castle Fish Houses take pride in our product, and we back it 100%. Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (2000, 7, 2015/11/30) */

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