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Sterling Management Corp. Of VA. LLC

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Phone: (804) 359-5018 Fax: (804) 359-5010 View Additional Phone Numbers 17 S. Belmont Ave., Richmond, VA 23221

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This company offers management services for properties owned by the company, apartment houses, office warehouses, duplexes and homes.

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Factors that raised the rating for Sterling Management Corp. Of VA. LLC 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.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 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

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0 Customer Reviews on Sterling Management Corp. Of VA. LLC
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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 19, 1985 Business started: 01/01/1945

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Real Estate Board
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond VA 23233
Phone Number: 804-367-8526
Fax Number: 804-527-4298

Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Emily Sterling, C.E.O. Mr. Josh Bilder, Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Emily Sterling, C.E.O.
Business Category

Property Management Apartments

Additional Locations

  • 17 S. Belmont Ave.

    Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 359-5018 (804) 359-5019

  • P. O. Box 14690

    Richmond, VA 23221

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/31/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: Sterling Management has knowingly rented a roach infested apartment with promises of a monthly treatment. I've been a tenant of **** ******* ***** since December 28, 2012 and my apartment has yet to be treated. I've been paying for ***** since moving in. Recently there has been an infestation of bedbugs which started with a tenant that is no longer living in the complex. Sterling Mgt has kept this as a confidential matter. Well is matter has spread into my apartment as well as several other adjoining apartments. I have 3 month old twins and this is an extremely UNHEALTHY and UNSAFE place for them to be living. We shouldn't have to live like this.

Desired Settlement: I would like for the bedbugs to be treated and rid of. If not, I would break my lease and move in the expense of Sterling Management. Something has got to give here.

Business Response: Dear BBB,
I am responding to a complaint by one of our tenants that we did not respond to a bedbug problem in her apartment. We have never had a bedbug situation in over 60 years of business. This is the first year we had a problem in one apartment which began when a new tenant moved in and seemed to spread to several other adjoining units.
It was determined that one of our tenants brought in the problem.

From the first day this was reported we immediately contacted ****** **** ******* and spoke to *** ****** the District Supervisor of Richmond South. She immediately went into action. She told us that the least amount of lead time for our tenants to prepare for the treatment was 2 weeks. We were told the success of the treatment would be determined largely by extensive preparation by our tenants before ****** came in to do their treatment. She sent us an official ****** list of what to do to prepare which consisted of 5 pages of detailed instructions on how to get ready. The reason for this is that bedbugs can be very hard to get rid of and ****** has experience and expertise. We sent the instructions to each tenant. Everyone was very cooperative except for 2 tenants. One was not comfortable with the whole treatment process and did not want anyone in her house. This was the woman who complained about us to the BBB. She moved out without notice.

*** ****** took charge of our problem and did a very thorough job. It consisted of three stages of treatment. So far we have not heard any more complaints.

Six units were treated. The treatment cost us over $6,000.00. If you need any back-up information we will be glad to supply it. If you need to verify you can contact *** ****** at ******.

We try to do our best for our tenants, and I believe we did all we could in a timely way to alleviate this problem. It was a difficult one.

***** ******** August 23, 2013

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

6/25/2012 Problems with Product/Service