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I would not recommend this rental company. We recently moved out of a property and because a property manager didn't do their job we're getting charged for an issue that was previously there before we moved in. It seems like everytime you call the company it takes days for someone to get an answer for you on any issue. I'll make sure to let others know to stay away from this company.
This place is horrible and has done nothing but lied to us multiple times .Let me start with the back story our house was hit by lighting on 5/23 early in the morning,it hit all the tv’s and direct tv box’s, telephones, air conditioner system . We had a protection plan with direct tv, so we call and filed a claim they told us that we would have to mail the one tv in and the other 2 would be fixed at our home . They set us with appointment with Allen’s Tv Sales and Service on the 5/24. We waited all day an no one ever came. So we called and was told that it would be Friday May 25 between 8:00-12:00. I called after 12:00 and was told that the parts didn’t come in. Then Kathleen told me that they would come to repair Monday, May 28 between 8:00-12:00. After 12:00 on Monday May 28 I tried to call and got no answer. They were not open on May 28 but that is the appointment that she gave me. I got online an left a message and Vernon replied and told me to contact them on Tuesday morning May 29 when they open. I called at 7:56 on May 29 and he said call back in a few minutes after they opened at 8:00 to talk with Kathleen. I called back at 8:30 and she said that they would be here to fixed Tv’s on Thursday May 31 between 10:00-3:00 and for me to call her back on Thursday May 31 after 8:00 and she would let me know within an hour of the time that they would be here. I call on Thursday morning at 8:30 and then she informed me that they only have parts to fix one of my tv’s and they would be here around 12:00ish. When they arrived the man and lady came inside and went to fussing because we only had to take 1 small screw out and then we could lay it down, because we didn’t have it already laying down. It was ONLY 1 screw and he wouldn’t wait for us to take it loose. He jerked up his cloth, tools and said I’m out of here because it was supposed to be off the wall already. With all the lies that they kept telling us, I couldn’t let the TV set in middle of floor for a week. I ONLY HAD TO TAKE OUT 1 SCREW and he didn’t want to wait a few seconds until we got that out and get the tv down. They left out my house and slammed my door. I will never do business with them or recommend them to anyone else in the future. This is not business like attitude from a company.
I was SO excited to get my house painted by them. I have been saving up for it and waited a month for our start date. They were supposed to start painting on Monday, and Friday before he came out to get the colors for the rooms, we agreed on a price, and Monday morning my husband was texting him, called him, and left a voicemail. Tim replied to his text saying that they’ve declined the job sorry for the inconvenience. What!? The day of the job you cancel!? Super unprofessional and rude considering my husband had to inform his chain of command he needed to go home to let painters in. So not only was it rude and unprofessional, it was also poor business practices. We were really looking forward to working with them and I’m disappointed they acted this way.
if i could rate them with no stars i would. My boyfriend and I went into the flournoy and calhoun realty building on May 3rd, 2018. Upon arrival, the workers seemed nice and helpful, and after putting down $40 for my application and sending in my check stubs, I felt confident. I was told by Bethany that the application process would take about 2 days or in specific words, “I will have your application processed for you by Monday(May 7th, 2018)”. I waited for my application to process and called back on Monday, May 7th, at 9:30 a.m. and was told that everything looks good and i would be approved, and that all that needs to be done is get my lights and gas turned on and she would call me back to confirm that i was approved. I call back at 2:30 p.m. after not receiving a call for nearly 6 hours, and was told that Bethany was on her lunch break and to call back at 3:30 p.m. So i call at the time as i was directed, and Bethany is still not back from her lunch break. So i call for a 4th time at 4:15 p.m (45 minutes before they close) and am now being informed that my boyfriend and I are not approved for the apartment. I ask why, and Bethany doesn’t seem to have an exact reason for me, so i proceed to speak to a manager instead by the name of Trish, or Trisha, and I am told it was because of my credit. This place had told me that as long as i had a credit score i am okay, and that even if something like my score were to cause a block, that i could pay a higher security deposit. I proceed to ask “I was told if there were any issues on my credit, that the security deposit would be higher than the original, is there any way i can pay that?” She proceeds to tell me the deposit will be $750 along with first months rent($450), gas ($185) and lights ($110). I was willing to pay whatever i needed in order to get into this apartment, as for my lease is up and i needed a place to stay quickly. As i say “Im willing to pay the $750’deposit, can i move in once i pay everything?,”
I had them do some painting for me and they did an excellent job in a timely manner. Also pressure washed a deck and the outcome was excellent. I would use them again for any repairs or painting needed.
My granddaughters air went out today she call the office they said someone would be out to fix the problem well guess what it's 8:30pm an 80 degrees in her house she also has a 10 month old baby an know one ever showed up! Rose Ann I bet yu sleep comfortable tonight!
I would recommend that no one contact this business; go anywhere else but with these folks! They gave us an estimate, but, when I called 5 times to have them come do the work, I couldn't even get the courtesy of a call back, even after I talked with the lady who wrote up the estimate. Disappointing and unprofessional; amateurish. They finally showed up (unannounced) and the team did a great job; excellent workers. However, when I asked to receive the 10% Discount, as advertised in the Money Mailer, I was told it didn't apply to dead trees. Funny, that was never mentioned in the estimate that was given to me; it appears to be a "bait and switch". I will never recommend such an unprofessional company to anyone. Shame, because the workers were great.
Always too busy to work on a car. 3rd time 1 of my 4 cars needed a battery and they never have the time to replace it. Terrible auto service. Why do I have a Sams card if they are to busy to service me?
Great customer service. They have so many repairs it takes them a min to complete the orders. But once it's fixed,it was well worth the wait.
I've been sitting here for two hours! These fools keep letting their homies in front of the rest of their customers. This is a "hang out" more than a barbershop. I pay for a cut not to hear fools jackin jaws with every customer that comes through the door! Never again.....unless you have a long block of time to waste waiting on a hair cut go somewhere else
Finding the right arborists for the job is just like hiring any other professional tradespeople, such as plumbers or electricians. You want trustworthy people who know what they are doing, especially since they are working on or around your home - the most expensive piece of property you own.
Don't hire the first person who claims to be a professional, but only has a chainsaw and a flatbed pickup truck.
What Kind of Work Do You Need Done?
Before you search for an arborist, make sure you know what kind of work needs completing. Do your trees need a simple trim of their leaves and branches, or do you require a more serious task, such as sawing low-hanging branches that could cause damage to your house if a severe storm occurs?
Once you know the extent of the work you need completed, make a list of tree service providers in your area. If you know you have low-hanging branches that could prove to be problematic, it's smart to find an arborist sooner rather than later. Many tree service providers get a a lot of business after storms hit, so you could be waiting for a while if you delay in calling a professional.
You have a better chance of getting a good deal on trimming or tree removal if you get any necessary work done in the winter, as opposed to busy seasons like spring and summer.
Look for Reviews and Ask for Recommendations
Start your search for a tree service by looking at the online reviews of any companies in your area. Remember your family, friends and neighbors are also trusted sources of information, so ask them if they can recommend a tree service to you. Ask them what kind of jobs the arborist performed, how much they charged and if they were pleased with the results.
Are They Certified Arborists?
Not all tree service companies feature certified arborists. If you have trees you want to keep and care for, you need a full-fledged arborist for the job. Ask the company to verify qualifications and credentials before you sign or agree to anything.
Hiring a certified arborist gives you more options. In case you decide you don't want trees chopped down, ask if there's anything he or she can do to spare any sickly trees you might have.
Remember that the landscape of your yard either adds or subtracts to the value of your home, so upkeep of your trees is very important if you want good home equity.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
Before hiring a company, you need to know it's carrying enough insurance to cover any damage done to your property or any injuries that could result from the work done on your home.
Make sure you verify the tree service is insured and for the proper amount.
Request a Walkthrough
Don't sign a contract for the work until the arborist walks you through the details of the job and explains the kind of work he or she will be doing, how long it may take and what kind of equipment will be used.
While doing a walkthrough, ask how debris will be disposed of. Will the service be responsible for clean-up? It could be you want the tree converted into mulch or firewood. If so, make sure you and the arborist are both on the same page before you make a hiring decision.
This is also a great time to ask about the service's qualifications. Ask for a list of references you can contact regarding the quality of the service's work, as well as the tyeps of jobs it has performed in the past.
Compare Estimates and Average Costs
It's always smart to request estimates for jobs from several companies before making a decision. Obtain a written bid for any work.
How much you'll pay for services depends on how tall and large the tree is and what type of job is required. This is why the average cost of trimming a tree varies widely. Trimming or pruning a 30-foot tree can cost anywhere from $75 to $400, while taller species such as oaks and pines may run from $150 to almost $900.
The average cost of completely cutting down a large tree can be well over $1,000 with stump removal. The price of grinding down the tree's stump also varies. Many tree service professionals charge by the diameter, with the average price being $3 per inch.
Keep in mind that the more dangerous the job, the more it will cost to remove or even trim a tree. If the tree is located in a hard-to-reach area or if there are power lines either near it or in the way, a tree service will charge more.
With that being said, it's important to get an itemized invoice that shows how much each part of the job will cost, from the actual chopping down of the tree to the stump grinding and disposal.
A tree service professional, also known as an arborist, does much more than chop down trees and remove stumps from your front yard. As a homeowner, you likely want some greenery on your property. However, out-of-control trees and shrubbery can be hazardous to you and anyone who enters your yard. Trees can also balloon your homeowners insurance rates if a branch falls on your home, vehicle or somebody walking on your property.
Experienced tree service providers can give you insight into how to properly care for your trees and what to do if any of them are diseased. In fact, many homeowners regularly call on arborists to diagnose the health of their trees. Many times, tree service workers must fell a tree if it has contracted an ailment.
However, just keeping track of the fertilizer you use, the soil the tree is in and the amount of water the tree needs can keep some diseases at bay. This is why it's smart to hire an arborist, who can advise you on whether you can save the trees on your property or whether you should cut them down and remove them.
Arborists can also treat the tree and possibly cure it of common diseases such as canker, heart rot, root and butt rot, sooty mold, powdery mildew or verticillium wilt. Some of these ailments attack certain species of trees via the soil or roots, and if they aren't caught soon, the plant could die.
Tree service experts not only diagnose the diseases ailing your saplings, they also provide insect control if it happens that the plants are sick due to pests. Not all tree diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria and lack of water. Some bugs burrow through the bark and damage hardwood and softwood trees. Depending on the species of trees in your yard and the region of the country you live in, aphids, the infamous emerald ash borer or other pests could destroy your healthy trees. Calling an arborist sooner rather than later can help you head this problem off at the pass before you're stuck with a treeless yard.
Not only can an arborist help you ward off tree diseases and pests, he or she can also study samples of the soil on your property to determine if the ground isn't nutrient-rich enough to support vegetation.
Tree Cutting and Removal
Felling trees and mulching them into pulp is the most common job for which homeowners need arborists. However, you might need a tree service if you plan to construct a new home or if you're adding an addition to a pre-existing residence. If a tree happens to be in the way of your plans, call a service company. They can chop the offending plant down and remove the stump from your property so you can start building.
However, if you wish to protect the trees around your home from any construction work, a tree service can also help. An arborist can prune some of the branches to ensure the tree stays healthy but doesn't interfere with new construction or additions.
If a storm hits and damages your residence, a tree service professional is usually on your list of people to call for help after first responders and your insurer.
A professional service can completely remove a tree or just prune and saw off its branches if a storm damages a tree. After sawing or destroying the tree, professionals can then remove any of the dangerous debris from your yard by hauling it off.
Planting New Trees
Tree service companies don't just get rid of sickly or dead hardwood and softwood trees, they also offer their expertise and assistance if you want to plant new ones. If you want to add to the greenery in your yard but you're concerned about the right species to plant or where to put it on your property, seek the advice of an arborist.
Last but not least, tree service companies are also great places to get your wood if you happen to have a fireplace. Many tree businesses offer free delivery and stacking of hardwoods, such as maple or birch. These can make for the best firewood because they burn slowly and don't produce as much smoke as other types.
No industry is safe from hucksters and scam artists, unfortunately, and tree service providers are no exception to this rule. Do your due diligence and always ask for proof of insurance and certification before agreeing to any work. You will also want to be on the lookout for telltale signs of scams. Be cautious of any company that: