• Report: #975860

Complaint Review: CPM Solutions, LLC

  • Submitted: Thu, November 29, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, November 29, 2012

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Howell Michigan United States of America
CPM Solutions, LLC
10051 E. Highlands Road Ste 29-143 Howell, Michigan United States of America

CPM Solutions, LLC Chris Bradner CPM Solutions Scam, Dyson Vacuum Set up Display SCAM, Theresa Bradner Scam, Chris Bradner Scam, Nationwide Fixtures SCAM Howell, Michigan

*Consumer Suggestion: we had the same issue

*Consumer Comment: I knew it !

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I am a local contractor in a small town. I receive a phone call one day from Theresa Bradner who along with her husband Chris Bradner own a Maintenance company called CPM Solutions, LLC in Howell, MI 48843. They represent another company called Nationwide Fixtures.

They called to because they wanted me to set up a Dyson Vacuum display inside of a Fred Meyer Store.  I was called on 11-16-2012 on a Thursday. Exactly one week before Thanksgiving. The job entailed my company setting up a Dyson display inside Fred Meyer. It was laid out with little information from the owner Theresa.

Now my company usually does not work with 3rd party Maintenance companies, just due to the lack of getting paid. There is a little saying in this business The bigger the Company the harder it is to get paid!" Theresa was very nice and just minimized the job as simple and no more than 2 hours! She said she would pay $120 to complete. [continued below]....
..... This was right on
par with our company hourly rate of $ 54 per hour.

I explained we were a net 30 company and to send us the new vendor packet and I will get it filled out. This includes the W-9, Liability Insurance naming the company as a holder, etc. She explained that she had 1 store and needed it done ASAP, I told her give me till Monday.

Once I arrived onsite it took 30 min to even get in touch with the person that knew what was going on. You have to find the manager of the home department and tell him "hey I need display space to put up this Dyson display" Once he determines where I can put it finds the boxes that contain all the display equipment we are 1 hour into it and the job has not even began! I call the office to alert Theresa that this is going to take longer than 2 hours as allocated. I get an answering machine and leave a message.

So now I unpack the 3 large boxes that contain the display set up, imagine 3 boxes that contain a 60" TV. So they are large boxes just for a reference point. Finally boxes are all unpacked and display material is assembled! Now we are at 2.5 hours and setting up the display on the actual sales floor has not began.

Theresa the owner is 3 hours ahead of me and is not answering the phone. So what do I do? Clearly this job is going to take longer than the 2 hours. The smart thing to do would be to call the company and tell them whats going on and hey its going to take more time which is going to cost more money right? But remember they are not answering.

The Fred Meyer Home Manager just broke down the Eureka display to give room for me; I have a freaking mess of Dyson stuff all over. Do I just leave? Seriously, as you read this what would you do? Well I said I gave her my word I would get this done and I will just tell her " hey this took longer than what you  allocated the job for and just put my faith in her that she
would pay me the additional labor that was required to complete the job. How do you think that went? Exactly no chance right! Yep instead she asked me to complete another Fed Meyer Store 40 miles away! I tell her it will be an additional $60 dollars and she agrees. I ask her to please send me the revised work order that reflects the new amount of $180 dollars not the $120.

What do you think will happen if I never got the $180 in writing? I wouldnt get paid.  Mind you I am asking for this on Monday 11-19-2012. I NEED THE REVISED WORK ORDER or I cant start the job. She wants it done by 11-21-2012 Wednesday. I never receive the new work order, am I suppose to drop my Thanksgiving plans and just go do the work? This company already cheated me out of added labor, so I think not.

Thanksgiving comes and goes and I get an e-mail on Monday the 11-26-12 from Theresa's Husband part owner Chris Bradner wondering whats going on why isnt the 2nd store completed. It was a pure blame e-mail telling me I was contracted to do something and I was not fulfilling my obligation etc. I replied send me the revised work order for the $180 bucks, I have been waiting for it for 5 days.... I even had my office manager call him.

My office manager has been with me for 7 years and said this guy was rude, aggressive, manipulative, and she had a bad feeling. Usually when you have had these types of encounters this early on is indecisive of what will transpire when it comes time to getting paid.

Finally the revised work order comes in on Wednesday 11-28-2012 with the authorized amount changed from $120 to $180 however it states HUGE bold letters work must be completed by 11-28-2012. If you are following this at all the work was to be done on Thursday 11-29-2012. So why is he writing this work order like that. Where there is smoke there is fire right?
So my office girl calls asking him to change this and immediately Chris gets extremely defensive and is questioning why we care you can hear his wife Theresa in the background getting upset.

All because we want the paperwork to be accurate to the job, cost and date? What is wrong with that? Next we start getting threatening e-mails from Chris Bradner from everything how we will be removed from ALL vendor lists, denial of payment, blasts against our company that are untrue.
All for what?

Because we tried to work with a disorganized company, we get punished and denied payment? I mean what a horrible outfit! How can you be so angry and mean to people that want to help your company, and then trash us and threaten us with payment. Its wrong.

If you see this company CPM Solutions or Theresa Bradner or Chris Bradner run. It is not worth the headache and the expenses they will cost your company. They strike me as a fly by Night Company as well, their lack of logo, lack of website and only cell phones should have made me think of this in hindsight but you just dont want to believe that people are so cruel and hurtful. Cost of doing business I guess.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/29/2012 08:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CPM-Solutions-LLC/Howell-Michigan-48843/CPM-Solutions-LLC-Chris-Bradner-CPM-Solutions-Scam-Dyson-Vacuum-Set-up-Display-SCAM-Th-975860. 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 Suggestion

we had the same issue

AUTHOR: nchandymansolutions - ()

We had the same issue, if you look on your work order, does it say they are under another company? ours said atlantic fixtures on the sign off so I simply went to: americaninstallationcompanies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67 and emailed them what was going on, any dates, contact info, etc is helpful! This had been going on since last May, once I contacted Atlantic CPM had us a check overnighted with a tracking number provided, we are now paid in full. I hope this helps you as well!

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#2 Consumer Comment

I knew it !


  The called my company back about a year ago ,and it was a total waste of my time, I had the same difficulties with Chris and his wife on getting answers and getting paid. I had to raise my voice and get red with them to pay me. I'll never do work for them ,they evidently are running a scam. makes me wonder why are these other companys doing business with them? I'm sure we will see more report on them in the future if they are still around.

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