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Affordable Fence

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Phone: (518) 381-4222 23 Livingston Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309

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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 Affordable Fence include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Affordable Fence include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint 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 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Affordable Fence
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 03, 2002
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. James Messmore, Owner
Business Category


Industry Tips
Home Improvements

Additional Locations


    23 Livingston Ave

    Schenectady, NY 12309


    3505 Hwy Route 30

    Sloansville, NY 12160


    945 Albany St **Mail returned

    Schenectady, NY 12307


    PO Box 63

    Duanesburg, NY 12056


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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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)

9/15/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Contractor is *** ********, DBA Affordable Fence. Contractor wanted payment in "cash" which was made, Contractor failed to complete the project, despite a bonus paid. Contractor did not answer repeated calls for help in resloving missing fence part. Contractor twice cut irrigation system in the process of installing fence causing flooding and additional costs to us to have repairs made to the irrigation system and stop the water flow. Contractor caused substantial damage to the brick apron abuting the project resulting in hundreds of dollars to repair the damage and then walked away. Contractor did not return numerous telephone calls over a more than reasonable period of time.

Desired Settlement: I plan to bring legal action to recover all costs associated with the damage this Contractor caused and the costs to complete the project that was left unfinished. I will contact the Internal Revenue Service to notify them of the cash payment requirement and to cause them to investigate if this is a "one-off situation" or an onging scheme to avoid Federal, State and Local income tax. I will persue with authorites to the extent of the law.