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This company offers the sale and service of swimming pools and recreational products.
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- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
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400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington DC 20590
Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. Joseph S. Slowikowski, President Mr. Doug Cahak, Store Manager Mr. Clyde Radant, Store Manager Mr. Stan Slowikowski, Store Manager
Swimming Pool Contractors, Dealers, Design Games & Supplies Spas & Hot Tubs - Dealers Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (NAICS: 423910)
Alternate Business NamesCentral Housewares, Inc.
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- (800) 472-1926(Phone)
- (715) 341-6965(Phone)
- (715) 369-7665(Phone)
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Complaint: I again called pool people at the stevens point location and talked with ***, who knew immediately, before I even asked, that I wanted to know where our spa cover was and when they would deliver it. He said they sent the order in on September 15, but he was waiting too. I then called the ********** ******* company in ******** ***. ( where *** said they ordered the cover) And was told that they were taking three to four weeks to fill an order. Which indicates that the pool people are lying about when they sent the order in if they even sent it in. *** said he would call me back and at this writing he has yet to do that. Poor service for cash paying, return customers that previously purchased a pool and pool table there! Six weeks seems an unreasonable amount of time to wait with no calls or explanation from the pool people. They should give us a waiting discount or store credit for their poor service.
Desired Settlement: Store credit, refund the extra months wait time for delivery. They promised free delivery, but I don't trust that will happen.
The customer special ordered a spa cover on 9/12/14. They were told it would be approximately 4 to 6 weeks to get made by the manufacturer. The Manufacturer shipped the covers on 10/30/14.
We received them in on 11/3/14 in Schofield, Wisconsin warehouse. Cover was delivered to customer at NO CHARGE for delivery on Saturday 11/8/14. All covers are special ordered and subject to
manufacturer production schedule and the trucking companies shipping time frame. The customer has received their cover. We do not have any employees by the name of *** who works for us.
Thank you very much.
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