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Charles J. Mertes Electrical & Mechanical Contractor, Inc.

Phone: (570) 435-3378 Fax: (570) 435-5186 View Additional Phone Numbers 2041 Quaker Hill Rd, Cogan Station, PA 17728

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This company is an electrical, plumbing and heating contractor. They also offer sewer cleaning and well pump services.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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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 Charles J. Mertes Electrical & Mechanical Contractor, Inc.
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Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1900 Business started: 01/01/1996 in PA Business incorporated 05/28/2004 in PA
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:

Office of the Attorney General-PA
Strawberry Square, 14th Floor, Harrisburg PA 17120
Phone Number: 800-441-2555
The number is PA000539.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Charles J. Mertes, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Charles J. Mertes, President
Business Category

Electricians Heating Contractors Plumbers

Additional Locations

  • 2041 Quaker Hill Rd

    Cogan Station, PA 17728


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)

4/21/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: The company was hired to do work on the well system at a property I own in ************* PA. I was provided a verbal estimate of $1700. The work was performed, and I received an invoice of over $2900. The work itself is fine, however, there was considerable damage to my yard, that I would not have known about unless my tenants asked what to do about it. The workers left a mess as well. This could have been rectified by a small yard roller, and some stone on the walk way. Also, letting me know about this, as well as the fact that he was going to go over the verbal quote would have been nice...not to mention a general good practice. Additionally, I have requested a detailed invoice, which I have not received. I did pay him 2/3 of the invoice, as I do not want him to be out any cost. However, I have costs that will be incurred to correct an issue he created, and I also want to know what I am paying for. He has also contacted one of my tenants regarding payment! Additionally, I was informed by my tenants, that there were workers standing around, and not really doing anything.

Desired Settlement: I want this job to be considered as paid in full. I have expenses that I will incur....the condition the property was left in has impacted my ability to sell....I have been denied a detailed invoice, reflecting a material list, and labor breakdown.

Business Response: this was settled with the customer 

Consumer Response: I accept the resolution with the contractor. Can I remove the complaint?


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