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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for T-N-T Carports, Inc. include:
- Failure to respond to 36 complaint(s) filed against business
- 34 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
- Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints
Factors that raised the rating for T-N-T Carports, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||63|
|Total Closed Complaints||145|
Additional Complaint Information
In December of 2015, BBB of Northwest North Carolina conducted an investigation regarding the large number of complaints received within the carport/metal building industry. The BBB found within the industry that the primary complaint of the majority of customers was late delivery of metal structures coupled with a lack of communication.
On December 16, 2015, BBB contacted T-N-T Carports, Inc. about their 82 of 159 complaints concerning these industry issues. These complaints indicate customers have experienced delivery delays from a few weeks to many months with limited communication from the company. The company met with BBB representatives on January 28, 2016 to discuss these issues. To date, T-N-T Carports, Inc. has not offered a plan to address the underlying cause of their complaints.
The business website allows buyers to estimate the cost of the desired carport. Carports can be ordered online or through an authorized dealer. The dealers are trained by T-N-T Carports, Inc., but this initial purchase can create incorrect expectations and confusion for buyers.
From discussion with T-N-T Carports, Inc., the customer is contacted if there is any issue with the order. The customer is contacted a few days prior to delivery to schedule installation, go over carport specifics and site preparation.
The subcontracted installers pick-up and deliver the carports to the customers. Delivery delays include lack of personnel, weather or vehicle malfunction. Also, the first carport installation can cause a delay for the second carport installation. A lack of communication between the installers, CCI and customers can create more frustration for buyers waiting on delivery.
If carport is ordered online you are redirected to T-N-T Carports, Inc.'s online ordering, which is Carports.com. Carports.com is owned and operated by T-N-T Carports, Inc., but the order can be filled by any one of the carport companies associated with Carports.com. The other companies are located throughout the United States. Carports.com consists of T-N-T Carports, T-N-T Metal Buildings, American Steel Carports, American Carports, and Coast-to-Coast Carports.
According to the Terms & Conditions included on Carports.com website, Carports.com is considered the dealer and down payments are non-refundable for any circumstance. Upon delivery, any damages or missing parts must be documented on the bill of lading while the trucking company is still present. Customer service must also be contacted to notify of the claim. Any delivery delays or issues are between the customer and the manufacturer.
Consumers should read contracts carefully and ask questions about delivery, installation, site preparation, and cancellation before signing.
Consumers should be aware that delivery schedules can change with the seasons and should expect longer delivery times in the winter months.
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||10|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Venancio Torres, President Mr. Johnathon Barbour, Dealer Services Fidel Martinez, Dealer Services Manager Ms. Estephanie Monroy, Customer Service Manager
Number of Employees
Carports Garage Builders Buildings - Metal
Alternate Business NamesT&T Carports T-N-T Carports T-N-T Carports Inc TnT Carports, Inc. TNT Metal Buildings
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