BBB Logo

Better Business Bureau ®
Start With Trust®
Northeast California

BBB Business Review

This Business is not BBB accredited

Service Star

Additional Locations

Phone: (209) 858-9660 Fax: (209) 858-5320 View Additional Phone Numbers 3996 Yosemite Ave, Lathrop, CA 95330 http://www.servicestarinc.net

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • The business is in the process of responding to previously closed complaints.


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

13 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 4 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 4
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 2
Problems with Product/Service 6
Total Closed Complaints 13

Additional Complaint Information

BBB files indicate that this business has a pattern of complaints alleging that the company is up-selling to new units without proper diagnosis, misdiagnosing the issues, and that second opinions obtained differ greatly from Service Star. Complainants allege that Service Star technicians indicate that their units are bad or require cost-prohibitive replacement of parts. As a result, the company recommends that the customer replace the entire unit. In some cases the units are disassembled to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. According to complainants, they obtain second opinions that substantially differ from those of Service Star technicians. In most cases, these customers state that their units are not defective and that they only have minor issues. In all cases, the complainants allege that they do not need to purchase a replacement unit after they obtain the second opinion. A few customers suggest that the company did not test their units for the initial problems they had reported. 

The company responds to complaints by trying to explain their position and rectify the issue.

BBB wrote the business on March 27, 2014, requesting that the company provide to us steps that it is taking to eliminate the underlying cause of complaints, if any. 

On April 30, 2014, the company responded to our request indicating that if units have not been maintained properly or are 9+ years old, they suggest that it is more cost-effective to replace the defective unit as it would outweigh the cost to repair. Furthermore, the company states that in order to keep their customers free from harm and prevent liability to the technician they turn the gas off to the unit as required by law. Regarding third party contractors disputing their diagnosis, Service Star states that while those contractors often perform less expensive repairs, the units will continue to break down and/or require further maintenance. Service Star states that they tell their customers that it’s better to invest their hard earned money in equipment that’s going to last.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Service Star
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

top
BBB file opened: December 19, 2003 Business started: 04/19/1974 in CA Business incorporated: 08/02/2006 in CA
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:

Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752

Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Frank Konrath, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Frank Konrath, Owner
Business Category

Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Residential Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems Heating & Air Conditioning

Products & Services

Service Star offers the following product(s): Company offers general construction services.

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card 
Alternate Business Names
Service Star, Inc.
Products & Services

This contractor provides heating & AC.

Industry Tips
Hiring a Contractor in California: Essential Tips Stay Informed to Keep Cool: Tips for Hiring an HVAC Service
X

What is a BBB Business Review?

We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.

X

About BBB Business Review Content & Services:

Some Better Business Bureaus offer additional content & services in BBB Business Reviews.
The additional content & services are typically regional in nature or, in some cases, a new product or service that is being tested prior to a more general release.
Not all enhanced content & services are available at all Better Business Bureaus.

Professional AffiliationsX
X

Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.

X

BBB Complaint Process

Your complaint will be forwarded to the business within two business days. The business will be asked to respond within 14 days, and if a response is not received, a second request will be made. You will be notified of the business's response when we receive it (or notified that we received no response). Complaints are usually closed within 30 business days.

X

Industry Tips

X

What is BBB Advertising Review?

BBB promotes truth in advertising by contacting advertisers whose claims conflict with the BBB Code of Advertising. These claims come to our attention from our internal review of advertising, consumer complaints and competitor challenges. BBB asks advertisers to prove their claims, change ads to make offers more clear to consumers, and remove misleading or deceptive statements.

X

What government actions does BBB report on?

BBB reports on known significant government actions involving business' marketplace conduct.

X

Thank you for your feedback!

Help us improve by taking our survey.

X

BBB Reporting Policy

As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.

X

Additional Phone Numbers

Find a LocationX

  Change Location
Show Only Accredited Locations