• Report: #342646

Complaint Review: Automatic Lightning Protection,Lightning Rod Parts, Steve And Monica Louk Or Louke

  • Submitted: Sat, June 21, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, June 01, 2009

  • Reported By:Tampa Florida
Automatic Lightning Protection,Lightning Rod Parts, Steve And Monica Louk Or Louke
automaticlightningprotection.com, lightningrodparts.com, lightningarrestors.com, lightningrod.com Nationwide U.S.A.

Automatic Lightning Protection, Lightning Rod Parts, Steve And Monica Louk Or Louke Fraud and Unprofessional Florida.,Wisconsin.,Arizona. Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: There are two Automatic Lightning Protection Companies

*Author of original report: Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

*Author of original report: Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

*Author of original report: Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: This report is a Hoax by a disgruntled former employee

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Looking on the internet to find businesses that did installation of lightning protection. One of the businesses I had contacted was Lightning Rod Parts to request a estimate on lightning protection parts and installation for my area.

A man named Steve and a woman named Monica representing Automatic Lightning Protection came to my home with their 4 dogs in a personal vehicle. They told me that the both businesses were together.

After they let their dogs defecate in my yard, against my wishes, and listening to the woman Monica tell me about her son that had a history of drug addition and that he had died from a drug overdose the previous year, I finally received my estimate.

It was so very unprofessional. Also, I received copies of 2 "Lightning Protection Institute" Certificates that beared the names of Stephen B. Louke and Steven R. Louk.

I contacted the references that Lightning Rod Parts lists on their web site. After talking to them, they said they had never heard of Lightning Rod Parts. I contacted Lightning Rod Parts and asked them about that and I was told that their father in law did those installations over 20 years ago.

I asked if he oversees the installations of their jobs and they said No,he retired and lives in Arizona.

I then googled the their names. I found that Steven Louk or Louke had been cited 8 times in Marion County,Florida for unlicensed contracting and unlicensing activities.

Looking in Marion County, FL. court records, he was arrested for this activity and plead guilty and is currently on probation for it.

I contacted the "Lightning Protection Institute" and I was told by Pam Van Sickle that one certificate with Stephen B. Louke was 15 years outdated. The certificate with Steven R. Louk was a complete fraud.

I told Pam Van Sickle of my findings, and she suggested I contact the BBB in my area. I called the BBB and was told that the Bureau had been contacted before about these businesses.

I refused to have these people do any work for me. So beware of Automatic Lightning Protection, located in FL. and Wi.,both do installations in "Fl. & WI". Also Lightning Rod Parts in Fl. and listes locates and inspection centers in the Southeast,Northeast and West Coast.

After all of this, I chose Lightning Protection Sales, Inc. they are reputable, listed, licensed and has a valid and up to date certification.

Kathy
Tampa, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/21/2008 08:54 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Automatic-Lightning-ProtectionLightning-Rod-Parts-Steve-And-Monica-Louk-Or-Louke/nationwide/Automatic-Lightning-Protection-Lightning-Rod-Parts-Steve-And-Monica-Louk-Or-Louke-Fraud-342646. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

There are two Automatic Lightning Protection Companies

AUTHOR: Dana & Lori Weyer - (U.S.A.)

Whom ever is bashing Lightningrodparts in Arizona and Florida are mistakenly including the company of Automatic Lightning Protection in Wisconsin and claiming that lightningrod.com is also owned by Steve and Monica. This is false. Lightningrod.com is owned by me, Dana Weyer and my wife Lori Weyer of Mosinee Wisconsin as well as lightningrods.com and we also do business as Automatic Lightning Protection.

Our websites of www.lightningrod.com and www.lightningrods.com shows our name as Automatic Lightning Protection.

We are not affiliated with Steve and Monica nor they with us. We do have an installer that works specifically for us in Florida but has nothing to do with Lightningrodparts.com.

Steve and Monica of Lightningrodparts.com have their own business and if they do installations using the name of Automatic Lightning Protection to do that we cannot control that. Their business is not related to us (Automatic Lightning Protection) of Wisconsin.

We have never met Steve and Monica but have talked with them on the phone. They do not try to ruin our business and we do not try to ruin theirs. We may be business competitors but we are also, like everyone else, business collegues. We also know that this bashing is coming from a past disgruntled employee of Steve and Monica's because they secretly sent us information about Steve and Monica trying to discredit them and warn us of wrong doing. None of this is the case.

We cannot validate if they operate with or without a license but licenses are not required to install lightning protection other than perhaps a business license which I am sure they have as well as us.

Anyone can legally use a DBA Automatic Lightning Protection and there are several of them out there, however, none of us are connected or the same business or trying to disguise who we are by using different names.

Before you make judgement by reading any article for any company, not just ours and theirs, make sure you get the facts. There ARE people out there that like to bash other companies for kicks and don't have two pennies to rub together so if they get sued for slander, they have nothing to lose. Like the old saying goes, you can't get blood from a turnip, so these bashers will continue in life as losers. That's just the way it is.

Respectfully,
Dana and Lori Weyer
DBA Automatic Lightning Protection (in Wisconsin)
www.lightningrod.com and www.lightningrods.com



Dana & Lori weyer
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Mr. Gil Pacquette / Paquette, according to Manta.com you are the owner of Automatic Lightning Protection.com. Your name also shows that you are the owner of Lightning Rod Stuff.com. Both are listed in Sun City, Arizona.

With that being said, as business owner myself, I make it a practice, as most employers, to screen all applicants before hire. Based on your comments, that is not your's nor your daughter's hiring practices. Which questions, if your technician's have the proper licenses and up to date certifications to carry out the installations that is required by all county, state and affiliations in the field.
I found your comments to be misguided and non-productive. Your daughter Monica evidently misguided you. That is unfortunate. I am not that ex-con ex-employee that I believe you may have fabricated.

I have provided a copy of the estimate that your daughter Monica and her husband Steve gave me, to Rip Off Report for viewing and posting.
Sir, as a business owner, you made no attempt to do damage control. That is unfortunate as well. May I refer you and your daughter and son in law to the Corporate Advocacy Program that Rip Off Report has to offer.

I feel you have a responsibility to assure the public that changes will be made to your businesses and that you and your daughter and your son in law will strive together to make your businesses a honest, legitimate, safe and professional place for consumers to frequent.
I have also provided documents and copies of the certificates I received to Rip Off Report to back up the following facts,

Steve Louk your son in law is on probation for unlicensed work (marion florida county clerk of court, criminal,case search)
Stephen B. Louke or Louk is not certified by the Lightning Protection Institute (lightning protection institute .org, installers, florida or anywhere).

These are all facts. It would be in your best interest as well as the public's if you would, Please remedy all of the issues stated.
Thank you.
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Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Mr. Gil Pacquette / Paquette, according to Manta.com you are the owner of Automatic Lightning Protection.com. Your name also shows that you are the owner of Lightning Rod Stuff.com. Both are listed in Sun City, Arizona.

With that being said, as business owner myself, I make it a practice, as most employers, to screen all applicants before hire. Based on your comments, that is not your's nor your daughter's hiring practices. Which questions, if your technician's have the proper licenses and up to date certifications to carry out the installations that is required by all county, state and affiliations in the field.
I found your comments to be misguided and non-productive. Your daughter Monica evidently misguided you. That is unfortunate. I am not that ex-con ex-employee that I believe you may have fabricated.

I have provided a copy of the estimate that your daughter Monica and her husband Steve gave me, to Rip Off Report for viewing and posting.
Sir, as a business owner, you made no attempt to do damage control. That is unfortunate as well. May I refer you and your daughter and son in law to the Corporate Advocacy Program that Rip Off Report has to offer.

I feel you have a responsibility to assure the public that changes will be made to your businesses and that you and your daughter and your son in law will strive together to make your businesses a honest, legitimate, safe and professional place for consumers to frequent.
I have also provided documents and copies of the certificates I received to Rip Off Report to back up the following facts,

Steve Louk your son in law is on probation for unlicensed work (marion florida county clerk of court, criminal,case search)
Stephen B. Louke or Louk is not certified by the Lightning Protection Institute (lightning protection institute .org, installers, florida or anywhere).

These are all facts. It would be in your best interest as well as the public's if you would, Please remedy all of the issues stated.
Thank you.
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Response To Gil the Father and Owner-Automatic Lightning Protection

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Mr. Gil Pacquette / Paquette, according to Manta.com you are the owner of Automatic Lightning Protection.com. Your name also shows that you are the owner of Lightning Rod Stuff.com. Both are listed in Sun City, Arizona.

With that being said, as business owner myself, I make it a practice, as most employers, to screen all applicants before hire. Based on your comments, that is not your's nor your daughter's hiring practices. Which questions, if your technician's have the proper licenses and up to date certifications to carry out the installations that is required by all county, state and affiliations in the field.
I found your comments to be misguided and non-productive. Your daughter Monica evidently misguided you. That is unfortunate. I am not that ex-con ex-employee that I believe you may have fabricated.

I have provided a copy of the estimate that your daughter Monica and her husband Steve gave me, to Rip Off Report for viewing and posting.
Sir, as a business owner, you made no attempt to do damage control. That is unfortunate as well. May I refer you and your daughter and son in law to the Corporate Advocacy Program that Rip Off Report has to offer.

I feel you have a responsibility to assure the public that changes will be made to your businesses and that you and your daughter and your son in law will strive together to make your businesses a honest, legitimate, safe and professional place for consumers to frequent.
I have also provided documents and copies of the certificates I received to Rip Off Report to back up the following facts,

Steve Louk your son in law is on probation for unlicensed work (marion florida county clerk of court, criminal,case search)
Stephen B. Louke or Louk is not certified by the Lightning Protection Institute (lightning protection institute .org, installers, florida or anywhere).

These are all facts. It would be in your best interest as well as the public's if you would, Please remedy all of the issues stated.
Thank you.
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

This report is a Hoax by a disgruntled former employee

AUTHOR: Gilbert - (U.S.A.)

I am the father of Monica that is named in this report.
Anyone, "even you" can file a FALSE report against anyone. But that does not mean that it is true. This report and many other similar vindictive reports have been filed by an adversary of my daughter and Son in law that are named in this report. If it were true, no one in business could survive in business by doing what is stated in this report. It is simply hate filled slander. I know the individual that has filed this report and I can tell you that it is based purely on hate and vengeance by a very sick individual. This individual is is a prior convicted felon and has a prior record of doing the same (similar) harrassing tactics to others and hides in the shadow of assumed names and uses public library computers so as not to be traced. Don't beleive everything that you read.
I am sure that there will be followup's to my rebuttal and of course these will also be under other assumed names, if you are interested enough want a full explanation, you are welcome to phone me (Gil) at (((ROR redacted)))- Thank You.

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