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E.M. & E.M. Chimney & Masonry Repair

Phone: (516) 935-6215 Fax: (516) 935-6173 View Additional Phone Numbers 115 Engineers Drive, Hicksville, NY 11801

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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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 E.M. & E.M. Chimney & Masonry Repair include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints 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 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on E.M. & E.M. Chimney & Masonry Repair
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 04, 2004 Business started: 09/01/2002 in NY Business incorporated 08/06/2002 in NY
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:

Suffolk County Consumer Affairs
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Building #340, Hauppauge NY 11788
Phone Number: (631) 853-4600

Nassau County Office Of Consumer Affairs
200 County Seat Drive, , Mineola NY 11501
Phone Number: (516) 571-2600

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Michael Blafford, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Michael Blafford, President
Business Category


Additional Locations

  • 115 Engineers Drive

    Hicksville, NY 11801


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

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)

5/22/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
9/9/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: put in the wrong size liner in my chimney. HomeServe found a flue spillage. Another chimney company informed me about the wrong size liner and that the water heater and boiler were hooked up wrong because of the smaller liner and that was why I had the spillage. They removed the liner and told me that I didn't even need one. My carbon monoxide no longer blinks a red light. Which I think was because of the spillage, which was dangerous. E.M & E.M put in a 5 inch liner and should have been a 6 inch liner.

Desired Settlement: Cost for the work I didn't need $ 1779.95 Cost to have the danger removed $1200.00

Business Response: E.M &E.M Chimney has always guaranteed all of our work and installations. We always ask for the opportunity to send a field supervisor back to a location if a problem is suspected. In this case as the complainant stated she has called another company in and paid additional monies for them to uninstall a job already completed. Had she reached out to us to let us know there may be a potential problem we would have sent a supervisor to check our work and make any corrections as needed. This would not have cost the customer any additional money. We were mot contacted and not given the chance to see what may have been wrong therefore how can we guarantee our work if the opportunity was not even given to us to actually see if the lining was the problem as stated. We will always stand by our work and guarantees but in this case was not given the chance as this complaint is the first we are hearing that there was even a problem. We would be glad t o revisit and inspect the current conditions but it will be hard to determine as another company was brought in after the fact and we can no longer determine what was done wrong if anything. 


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