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Putnam County Fencing

(931) 979-0090On File with the BBB, CookevilleTN 38501 Send email to Putnam County Fencing

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This company offers fence installation services.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 04/10/2012

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Putnam County Fencing's rating 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 SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Putnam County Fencing

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
01/13/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

The owner said that he would build us a gate that could be locked from the inside. The gate he built could not be locked from the inside.
Putnam County Fencing agreed to build a fence for us, including a gate that could be locked from the inside of the yard. The fence was built with a gate that could not be locked from the inside. We hired another fence company, who built a gate that could be locked from the inside. When we asked Putnam County Fencing to reimburse us for the costs that we incurred to correct their error, the owner, ***** ******, refused.

***** knew we were unhappy with the gate so he took $150 off of the bill. The new gate cost us $200.

Additionally, we have since found that many, many fence boards did not have enough nails in them. We bought nails to correct this and installed them ourselves.

Desired Settlement
We would like $50 for the gate and $6.60 for nails to make up for our additional costs, for a total of $56.60.

Business Response
When we arrived at the jobsite we Putnam Co. Fencing talked with the owners about the gate,and the locking positions on both sides, I did tell them it would lock on both sides, I DID!!
when I order the materials from my supplier it comes all packaged up,they had sent me the wrong latches which would only lock on one side, my mistake. Im GUILTY. I Apologized to the owners that they had sent the wrongs latches and told them that I would make it right by getting the right ones in and coming back and switching them out.
And the response I got from them was:
(" Well thats ok because we want to build our on gate and do it like (We) want it, so if you could leave us some extra boards WE will take care of it, and I told them it was my mistake and I would correct it.. And they insisted that I just leave extra boards for them so again , THEY COULD BUILD IT THERE WAY... So I said I would..
And as far as the nails missing in the very few fence boards, again My Fault it happens from time to time I had a new guy on the job, I wished that they had called me and told me that there were nails missing in the fence, I would have been right there to take care of the problem, but did they call me NO!! they took it upon themselfs to do it themself and not tell me so I could fix the mistake I made..
It's my Job as a Fence Company, that when a mistake is made which happens from time to time, (NO ONE IS PERFECT) that the customer call me and let me know..
So as we finnished the job it was a couple of days before I could get back over there so I could collect the money owed on the job, and as I and the customer met I still felt bad about the latches and told the customer that I would knock off $150.00 off the bill, and they were happy about that. So Nothing else was said until two weeks later I get a phone call and they wanted 56.00 dollars more paid back to them for having someone else come out and rebuild the gate like they wanted them built???? I owed them a Latch that locks on both sides,those latches are $25.00 and I knocked off $150.00 to make them happy. It was the owners decision to rebuild the gate "The way they wanted it" The customer was fine and in (agreemant) with us on the gate when we were there building them . I will pay the $ 56.00 to make them happy, But I really feel like it's so unfair for me to have to do so when everything was in agreemant. They made that decision to rebuild them!!!

Final Consumer Response
Putnam County Fencing has not sent us the refund that they promised.
We filed BBB CASE#: XXXXXXXX on Nov 15, 2013. On Nov 21, Putnam County Fencing said they would pay us to resolve our dispute. We have not been paid.

We are still waiting for a refund of $56.60.

Final Business Response
OMG,yes my dear friends it's on it's way. Thank you so much for reminding me. such good people..
Have a Merry Merry Christmas.

Business Response
Omg Chill out it's been sent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Talk to the mail people.

Complaint Response Date bumped because: Christmas Holiday

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
We contacted the BBB about our claim against Putnam County Fencing on November 15. On November 20, Mr. ****** said he would pay our claim. On December 5, he said "it's on it's way." Finally, on December 23, we received a check, postmarked December 21.

Not only did it take Putnam County Fencing 31 days to fulfill their promise and send us a check for our claim of $56, but Mr. ****** was repeatedly unprofessional and rude in his comments on the BBB claim.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 12/16/2010Business started: 01/01/2002
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Chuck Martin (Owner)
Business Category

Fence - Sales, Service & Contractors, Chain Link Fence Sales, Service & Contractors, Fence Contractors

Products & Services

This company offers Residential & Commercial
Chain Link, Security Fencing, Vinyl Coated Chainlink, Steel,Aluminum, Vinyl, Pvc, Farm Fencing, Barbed Wire, High Tinsel, Woven wire, Wood and privacy fencing.

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Address for Putnam County Fencing

On File with the BBB

Cookeville, TN 38501

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    Cookeville, TN 38501

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