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Mr. Harris was the rudest businessman I have ever dealt with. We rented a vacation unit from him that was disgusting. We went to his office to alert him to all the things that were unacceptable in the unit and rather than taking the information down to give to the owners, he became rude and arrogant. A reputable business person would not have even taken the listing until it was ready and acceptable for renters - but he did. The bed was disgusting, tiles missing in the ceiling, electric stove burners broken, stained bedding and on and on. He was not even willing to listen. We had heard other renters prior to us were also unhappy but he denied that. So, on and on it continues where these owners will collect the rent to unsuspecting people. If I could give a no star rating for this company, I would.
So I own a 98 dodge stratus! I am in social security and my funds are very slim! So once a month I treat my Elsa/🚗 to sparkle car wash! Never a problem well maintained! Last evening went big and paid cash for the 12$ wash pulled in got soap in and bam nothing! Car behind honks so I leave and get behind him and proceed to start over night cash so I charged it! Called today 2/19/18 rude bitch said sorry your out of luck! I don't think so I will pursue till I get my money refunded! Veronica D! Sparkle no more till I am compensated! Now I am really pissed off! Been in the hospitality business my whole life!
Bad job , disappoint me bad people Owner ceven tealing money , good luck with people like this never come back
Update on my review below.....It appears that Stringer Management does care about resolutions and building positive relationships.I did get a call from Tanya & Nancy. It was refreshing for all concerned to hear each others side.I feel we have come to a fair agreement concerning the situation.Do not trust Stringer Management. Their bio heralds themselves as a family owned business that cares about their clients (owner or tenant). The REALITY is that they are a dysfunctional family owned business that has some employees who will lie to cover up their inabilities and will find any sly opportunity to take your money.Tanya Izzo states in one of her business bios that any negative feedback is taken very seriously and addressed. Yet when I emailed both owners (Marge & Tanya) along with their incompetent agents Nancy & Robin, not even one of them had the courtesy to respond back. The owners are not on top of what their employees are doing OR they don't want to know. Either way, they obviously don't care!If they don't care about what's happening in their own house, why would you trust them with yours??
Stopped in after a long drive down Interstate 75. My car needed a wash and the convenient location off the interstate was perfect. Great facility, quick service and very nice people.
I just read the review of Kari.bunker, and if I may speak for the staff and other customers that frequent Piccolo's I'd like to thank you for not returning. Your review reads like YOU may be the problem.Having said that, the food there is fantastic and staff is friendly and courteous. My family and I go there frequently and have sent may friends there too. They all loved the food and have never had a problem with staff or service. Piccolo's also has catered several events at my home and everyone loved the food. The pizza is delicious and I especially love their meatball sub! Salads are crisp and fresh. They have a wide variety of deli meats and sandwiches are freshly made. They sell their deli meat as well and I find they are cheaper than Publix. Give Piccolo's a try!!!!!!
HORRIBLE customer services! The assistant manager was very rude, unpleasant and unpolished. Their car wash does not clean your car; not even fairly good. We spend $18 dollar and it's as if they filled the (extra services) we purchased with just water. We asked for a manager and the assistant just kept saying he was the manager. The car wash machine somehow stopped while we was getting a wash and the car behind us wind up hitting us from the rear end. We asked for assistance and for a refund and not only did they not help and excuse the person behind us that it was their fault while in the car wash but they wouldnt issue any refunds. To us nor the person who wind up hitting us fromThier car wash machine. This is a HORRIBLE and UNPROFESSIONAL place to get your car wash. I will (NOT recommend) this place to no one going forward!!!!
We called Best Home Services when our bathroom drains stopped draining. The service they provided us from the phone call to the plumber leaving our home was amazing.
I would give a 0 of possible..Absolutely a Scam, took my deposit and harrasses me on a daily basis. The landlord is from russia or some other country and is running a scheme to get people in and evict them. I have contacted a lawyer and showed them video and audio recording of the landlords conduct which the lawyer said is solid evidence of fraud and harrasement. This place will be getting sued for a very large sum if not completely shut down. Also possible criminal charges are likely. DO NOT RENT FROM, ITS A MONEY SCAM!
Great business. Took my daughter's car there to have the headlights detailed. Amazing job! They look brand new. Also go every week to have my car washed. Highly recommend this car wash especially with the new owner.
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: