BBB Accredited Business since

Sam Van Horn Electrical

Phone: (215) 771-2446 View Additional Phone Numbers 2 Claremont Cir, Horsham, PA 19044

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A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Sam Van Horn Electrical include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

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

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 21, 2005 Business started: 09/29/1979 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 PA000462.

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Samuel Van Horn, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Samuel Van Horn, Owner
Business Category


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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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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)

4/16/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Sam Van Horn Electrical charged $10,780.00 to install a 20KW generator at my residence on July 23, 2014. He informed me at the time of installation, **** would need to come out to our residence and increase the gas load for the generator to work properly at no extra charge to me. On 9/2/2014, I called Sam and told him **** never showed up at my house. He told me he would refax the paperwork. Weeks and months passed, and still no ****. I spoke to Sam numerous times and each time he told me he would refax the request. My most recent calls to Sam were 3/12/2015 and 4/2/2015. Again, he told me he would refax the request to ****. On 4/6/15, I called ****. **** informed me they spoke to Sam on 7/30/2014 and told him it would cost approximately $4,000 to increase the gas load to our house. On 4/6/15, I asked my husband, *****, to call Sam. Sam claimed **** never told him there would be a cost to increase the gas load. ***** asked Sam to call **** and straighten this out and to call him back. Sam never called ***** back. Sam installed a generator that doesn't work properly. We paid him to do a job and we want him to follow through. I believe the $4000 cost is included in the $10,780 that we paid him.

Desired Settlement: I want Sam Van Horn Electrical LLC to pay **** the cost to increase the natural gas load to our house. The $4000 cost is included in the $10,780 he charged us to install the generator.

Business Response: Attached are page 1 and 2 of contract. At no time was it stated that **** charges were included. **** will not enter into a contract with anyone but the consumer that has the account. They will not deal with the contractor for this service. The contracted generator job was completed and is completed as per contract, Township and permits. This is the first and only time that I have had a problem with any job or with ****. Someone dropped the ball or a mailed contract from **** was not received by home owner. Any questions or concerns please contact me. Thank You. Sam

Consumer Response: Sam Van Horm told me there would be no charge for **** to come to my house and upgrade our gas. He has been giving me the run around for months.  He is dishonest.  **** has it documented they spoke to Sam on 7/30 and told him there would be a cost.  Sam never called or initiated one call after he received payment. I have since spoken to another electrician to get their expertise and the bottom line is, Sam didn't do what he was contracted to do.  He has never had any complaints because people give up.  What Sam did was unethical and wrong!  I hope after our incident, he won't scam anyone else. 

 Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:


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