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Factors that raised the rating for My Guys Moving & Storage Inc include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||4|
|Total Closed Complaints||6|
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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-Federal
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington DC 20590
Phone Number: 202-366-9805
The license number is 125558 / MC 6992.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Brett Burks, President Mr. Joe Robinette, COO
Industry TipsMoving tips - General
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|10/13/2013||Problems with Product/Service|
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: Prior to our move, company representative ****** ******** visited our home and did a complete walk through with the home owner, noting all the items that would need to be moved and which items the company would need to pack prior to the move. On the day of the move, moving company truck arrived significantly late, understaffed, and without sufficient boxes to contain our items. Additionally, movers had no idea that they would need to pack numerous items (such as all kitchen items, glassware, plates, cookware) for the home owner, as specifically discussed with company representative. Home owner called ****** ******** who proceeded to deny all claims of the home owner that they had discussed such a role for the moving company. Eventually, *** ******** offered to take care of the situation and sent more employees and boxes and they did pack the items. Unfortunately all of this led to our being about 5 hours later than originally intended, due to their lateness, additional afternoon traffic, and the need to stop for dinner. On the way, another company representative called me and gleefully announced the greatly higher than expected fee for our move, which I had no option but to pay. Upon arrival, employees shoved paperwork in front of us demanding that we sign it so they could go home. We discovered later that several items were broken, including one of our children's bed such that he could not sleep in it that night (a leg was broken off and a company employee had tried to simply wrap it in moving tape, which was grossly insufficient to make the bed safe for use). We had to buy a new bed. Then, I had to make multiple requests, ultimately taking two months, to finally receive a copy of the invoice detailing the charges for our move. The time I spent making multiple phone calls and emails was of great expense to me. Upon review of the invoice in late September I noticed that we had been charged $233.22 for overtime unloading! This was outrageous considering that the overtime was necessitated by the company's to arrive on time and prepared to pack our items. The company has a stated Promise in their official documents that was not met; they did not "deliver a stress-free and damage-free move". Despite complaints made via phone to *** ********, he made no effort to either apologize to us or compensate us for these failures on the part of himself, his employees, and his company.
Desired Settlement: We paid $3,341.39, including a $200 deposit. The overtime unloading charge of $233.22 should be refunded. Additionally, a refund in the range of 10% ($310) of the remaining moving costs ($3,341.39-$233.22 = $3,108.17) would be appropriate considering the Promise of the company and their failure to live up to it and their repeated lack of concern for the damage done by their actions and inaction. Also, an apology seems appropriate. Our move was filled with stress from start to end, and some damage to our property as well. In each case, the moving company was at fault.
Business Response: I apologize that the move did not meet the customers expectations, and also apologize that this is the first I have heard of the concern's of the move. Upon review of the notes, I do not see where the customer contacted us regarding any damages. Nonetheless, we are prepared to offer the customer a settlement of the overtime unloading charge and a refund of 5% of the move costs after the unloading charge is refunded. If the customer is in acceptance of this offer, please advise me as quickly as possible.
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved
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Complaint: On February 21, My Guys Movers came to conduct a move from my apartment in ******** to my home in ************* ********. In addition to several problems with the delivery (it was late -- arriving on March 10; they told me the night before delivery that they had to transfer my goods to a smaller truck costing me an additional $500; they got the truck stuck in my yard damaging the yard and delaying the move; the truck driver at times refused to move items or to call for a tow for his truck until his assistant convinced him it was necessary), boxes were damaged and two furniture items -- my grandfather's antique desk and a walnut coffee table -- were damaged. It is the poor resolution of that last item that prompted my contacting you. The desk was the one most personally important and valuable item in the move, and the salesman knew this and it was marked fragile and inspected by the crew that picked my items up from ********. However, at the end of the delivery, the truck driver informed me that it and the coffee table had been dropped during transfer of the items between trucks. On inspection, the table had a 1-inch chunk of wood cracked off and the desk had five cracks in its base, separation between the drawers and main platform, and separation of a board underneath the main platform. The desk had recently been restored by *********** furniture in DC at a cost of $600, so it was in pristine condition when it left ********. The movers hired a furniture inspector to inspect the desk, and despite the fact that the damage was made clear to me by the movers in the first place, he told them the desk had already been damaged before transit. (???) I have been beside myself trying to understand both that diagnosis and the mover's subsequent refusal to accept liability for that damage. My Guys, when informed of this, did not respond to my email or call. I recently gave up and accepted a paltry sum of a couple hundred dollars (and they continue to deny liability) because I just got married and I have better things to focus on right now. But the designation of "A" rating for My Guys is wholly inaccurate, and because it was a determining factor in my choosing My Guys, I would like to recommend that the rating be reconsidered.
Desired Settlement: Ideally, My Guys should drop American Red Ball as their subcontractor, and someone should hold both legally liable for the damages they caused, even if no money can be provided at this point to compensate for it.
Business Response: It is true that *** ****** contracted with our agency to assist in the coordination of his move from ******** to ********. Our sales representative estimated the costs for moving and *** ****** agreed with the estimate and signed the necessary documentation to begin the move process. The shipment was picked up and transported to ******** under the authority of ******** ******* *******. Unfortunately, during the move process some items of furniture were damaged and the customer was instructed to file a claim with ARBT since they were the interstate transportation provider. The claim was initially denied by ARBT and then we here at My Guys Moving & Storage asked that the claim be re-processed to further assist *** ****** with his claim. The claims department at ARBT did reopen the claim and issued a settlement based on the report of the claims examiner in ********. Unfortunately, the claim settlement offer was not acceptable to *** ****** and he has contacted you regarding his claim. As he admitted in his complaint, his frustration is more with the interstate provider of hauling services, ******** ******* ******* ** ************* *******, more so than with My Guys Moving and Storage of ********* **.
As the booking agency, we cannot instruct ******** ******* ******* to settle the claim any differently than has been offered. *** ****** does not realize that we indeed were making phone calls to the van line to re investigate the claim.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.
[To assist us in bringing this matter to a close, you must give us a reason why you are rejecting the response. If no reason is received your complaint will be closed Administratively Resolved]
Additionally, I would hope that this is registered with BBB in the company's grade -- this move was a horrible experience, and ultimately, that is the responsibility of My Guys, regardless of subcontracting. I'm not looking for money, I'm just looking to see that others don't have to go through this. The damaged desk, in particular, was the one most important item in my inventory. The sales rep (who I do not hold at fault) knew this, the movers who picked up my goods knew this and noted it. And then, after that one item was damaged, I was given the runaround. That's not right, and I'd hope something tangible can be done to minimize the chances of this happening to someone else.
Business Response: Please be advised that due to *** ******'s complaint and concern for our future interstate customers, we are actively exploring opportunities with other van lines and haulers of interstate shipments. We hope to have a van line selected by the end of the second to third quarter of 2013.
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BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.
|10/2/2012||Problems with Product/Service|