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Edward Smith Paving

Phone: (804) 536-1706 15504 Richmond Street, Chester, VA 23836

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Factors that raised the rating for Edward Smith Paving include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

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0 Customer Reviews on Edward Smith Paving
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 10, 2012 Business started: 07/01/2011 in VA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Board for Contractors
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond VA 23230
Phone Number: 804-367-8511
Fax Number: 804-527-4401

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Edward Mose-Chad Smith, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Edward Mose-Chad Smith, Owner
Business Category

Paving Contractors Seal Coating All Other Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS: 238990)

Alternate Business Names
Edward Smith

Additional Locations


    15504 Richmond Street

    Chester, VA 23836 (804) 536-1706


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Complaint Detail(s)

7/29/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: *** ***** did paving for our road, it started cracking in 6 months and there was warrenty for one year, he does not answer is phone call, one time he did answer and said will come and check never did. i will not recommend this paving company.

Desired Settlement: 19000.00

Business Response: We are deeply sorry for any miscommunication and are willing to stand behind are work 
and resolve the issue at hand thank you for your cooperation 

10/15/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: EMS Paving replaced my driveway in June 2012. Unfortunately, several issues developed with the driveway including pooling of water and sinkage in certain areas. EMS was aware of the pooling immediately after completion of the project however stated that they corrected the problem by creating a groove in the driveway which was done with the toe of a boot. The driveway has become cracked and extremely uneven. The initial quote called for a gravel foundation however when they removed the old driveway they informed me gravel was not necessary as the foundation was very solid. I have made numerous unsuccessful attempts at contacting EMS. I was able to speak live with an individual in the office on 2 occasions and was told someone would come to my residence to look at and rectify the issue. This never happened and my phone calls/emails are no longer returned.

Desired Settlement: I would like for EMS to come to my home and look at the driveway with me in order to arrive at a solution

Business Response: After speaking with ****** ***** from the company on 10/1/13 he stated he would contact the customer directly to set up a time to fix the issues.

4/9/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: On December 8, 2012, I employed EMS Paving to seal my black top pavement driveway and paid them $500.00 for their service. A few days later, and after a rainfall, I noticed a brown materiel seeping from the cracks which they filled prior to sealing. This material really left the driveway looking terrible. I had them come back to fix the situation and they said that it was dirt and that I should power wash the driveway. I informed them that it was not dirt, but something from the filler they put in the crack was seeping out. I then asked them if they would like for their driveway to look like that and they responded "no". I asked them to come back when the driveway was dry and look at it. They returned and tried to cover the areas where the brown material was (which was most of the driveway) and after they were through I told them that we would look at it after it dried. After three attempts to have the driveway done correctly, the driveway now looks like someone has taken a brush and painted brown strokes on it . This is unacceptable to me. I have taken pictures and can provide you with same if that will be required.

Desired Settlement: I want the driveway to be sealed with a proper material to make it look black like it is supposed to.

Business Response: After speaking with *** *****, he stated that he would like to resolve the issue for the customer. He will be out of town until March 3rd, but will schedule a time for him to come out after that to take a look at the driveway. He is willing to perform whatever needs to be fixed or repaired. 

Business Response: After briefly speaking with Mr. *****, he mentioned that he will be contacting you within the week to set up an appointment. He is waiting for the correct weather in order to work on the driveway.