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This company offers the installation and service of in-ground swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, concrete installation, landscaping and remodeling.
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- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Jeffrey Kjelland, President Ms. Denise Sime , Manager
Swimming Pool Contractors, Dealers, Design Spas & Hot Tubs - Dealers All Other Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS: 238990)
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Complaint: Received estimate for pool liner replacement 3/21/2012. paid 70% of high end estimate ($780 of estimate $1,065 or $960). Liner was replaced on 4/23/2012, with some concerns with quality for the price - but was under the impression the down payment was payment in full - based on no follow up - so I was content with price/quality. Was invoiced for remainder 2/11/2014, and remainder requested is the high end of estimate. ($284 balance due)
Desired Settlement: Invoice to be considered paid in full. I had concerns with the quality , 2 years later I can no longer review these concerns with Recreational concepts. How can someone legally bill for a service 2 years after the fact, they were negligent on completing their contractual liability to invoice me and did not allow me an opportunity to dispute any services or charges.
Business Response: Dear Better Business Bureau,
I have attached a copy of the signed contract between Mr. ***** and Recreational Concepts, Inc. Mr. ***** signed the liner installation contract on 03/23/12 for $1064.18. He paid $780.00 on 03/23/12 on check number 2011. This is the 70% that we require down per our contract. Mr. ***** hired us to install a new above ground 27' x 52" liner and remove his old liner. Recreational Concepts, Inc. completed the services on April 23, 2012 & April 24, 2012. We had a total of 10 hours and 20 minutes for completion of this job. Our normal rates per hour are $75.00. The original contract estimated the liner installation at $425.00-$525.00 based on hours spent on the job-site and removal and disposal at $45.00. 10.25 hours times our hourly rate is $768.75 plus the $45.00 removal equals $813.75. Recreational Concepts, Inc. did not charge the additional amount of $243.75 since we underestimated our labor costs in the original liner contract. We charged the higher end of $525.00 for liner installation based on the contract. Mr. ***** has never contacted Recreational Concepts, Inc. with any concerns regarding the quality of the liner. In fact he has never contacted us since signing the original contract. We keep adequate records of all our customer concerns under each customer file in our Quickbooks software. Recreational Concepts, Inc. sent out a past due invoice on 02/11/14 for the remaining balance due on the original contracted amount after reviewing our pending past due customer files. Recreational Concepts, Inc. would have welcomed and addressed Mr. *****'s concerns if he had contacted us regarding this issue.
Mr. *****'s desired settlement under his Better Business Bureau complaint can not be satisfied by Recreational Concepts, Inc. He was aware when he signed the contract that an additional $284.18 would be billed for services rendered. Recreational Concepts, Inc. reviews past due notices every six months, since his file was still showing a past due amount a notice was generated and mailed. Mr. ***** is obligated under his contract for the balance due.
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I did not voice any concerns, since I was never invoiced for the remainder. I was under the impression that the down payment was accepted as payment in full since I did not receive an additional invoice. I have issues with the integrity of this business, as they state past due invoices are reviewed every 6 months - if that was a fact, why did I not receive an invoice on 9/23/2012, 3/23/2013, or 9/23/2013 ? They also state that it took 10.25 hours instead of the proposed amout of time - I find it hard to believe they can account for these hours, but can not produce an invoice within a year and a half. I would like an explination as to why this took a year and a half to contact me. Since when is it the consumers responsibility to remind the contractor to invoice their services ? I did sign the contract, but to my knowledge the business was negligent in its contractual responsibility to invoice for more than a year and a half. My ability to dispute any services is difficult at this time. I refuse the businesses justification. It is not consistent, and I have no faith in the integrity of this business. This appears to me that they are enduring a hardship, and are reviewing all prior invoices to identify where they can accumulate additional funds.
Business Response: Recreational Concepts, Inc. has contacted Mr. *****. *** ***** **** ******** spoke with Mr. ***** regarding his concerns. Mr. ***** has agreed to pay the remaining balance after speaking with ****. Please make sure the above information is reflected in the complaint.
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved