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Colony Brands, Inc.

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Phone: (608) 328-8400 View Additional Phone Numbers 1112 7th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers catalog mail order and internet retail sale food & gifts.

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Colony Brands, Inc. include:

  • Failure to respond to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
  • 15 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved

Factors that raised the rating for Colony Brands, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

572 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 223 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 71
Billing/Collection Issues 232
Delivery Issues 36
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 4
Problems with Product/Service 229
Total Closed Complaints 572

Additional Complaint Information

This company has been responsive to any matter brought to its attention by the Bureau.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

30 Customer Reviews on Colony Brands, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 1
Negative Experience 28
Total Customer Reviews 30

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1966 Business started: 01/01/1926 in WI Business started locally: 01/01/1926 Business incorporated 09/23/1954 in WI
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. John Baumann, President Ms. Sharon Peska, Manager, Order Processing Ms. Ann Hunter, Customer Service Manager Ms. Grace Kufahl, Customer Contact Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. John Baumann, President
Principal: Ms. Sharon Peska, Manager, Order Processing
Business Category

Mail Order & Catalog Shopping Internet Shopping Interior Decorators & Designers Supplies

Alternate Business Names
1 Step Ahead Ashro, Inc. Ginny's, Inc GrandPointe Green County Foods, Inc. Home At Five Home Vision Catalog Home Visions Direct Leaps & Bounds Midnight Velvet, Inc Monroe & Main, Inc Montgomery Ward Inc One Step Ahead OSA Brands, LLC Seventh Avenue, Inc. The Swiss Colony, Inc. The Swiss Colony, LLC The Tender Filet, Inc. Through The Country Door, Inc

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Colony Brands, Inc. has received 1.31 out of 5 stars based on 30 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of D-.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

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

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.