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  • Submitted: Wed, December 04, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, July 04, 2014

  • Reported By: Jilted — Phoenix Arizona
EPCON SOLAR
4518 N. 12th St. Suite 108 Phoenix, Arizona USA

PIC Construction / EPCON Construction REVIEW: Customer Satisfaction Commitment: PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction is dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction, PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction has cultivated strategic processes ensuring clients’ success, focusing on creating solutions maximizing clients’ expectations in projects & ventures.
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service – PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction pledges to always resolve any issues, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction, recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction for its commitment to reliability, dedication, integrity and excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s research of PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction has resulted in the analysis that the company is completely committed to total client satisfaction. This means that we at Ripoff Report have investigated the company and found PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction deeply analyzes client concerns and views them as an opportunity to learn, grow and evolve towards a more efficient company.

PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction’s principal, PABLO CURIEL, has informed us that his personal philosophy and career have always been motivated by creating a fruitful and beneficial interaction between client and company. [continued below]....
..... An interaction in which the union highlights the needs of his customers; when coupled with his employees strengths and skills sets, naturally produces an offspring of creativity, problem solving and results; one where all parties gain by the collaboration. As a successful businessman, Mr. CURIEL knows that his customers are a precious resource and by always putting his customers first, Mr. CURIEL intends to maintain PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction as a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

A senior executive of the company shared with us that Mr. CURIEL’s personal business philosophy has always been “structured around functionality, process evaluation, intelligent collaboration and all of it driven by the unwavering need to perform for our customers.” PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction’s mission statement says it all: "At EPCON Construction, one of our key factors to success has been our reputation for integrity and fair dealings. Our reputation continues to be one of our most valuable assets as we look forward to years of growing business. EPCON Construction’s core values are honesty, integrity, respect, team work, commitment, and passion to our clients’ vision for every project we undertake. We deliver what we are contracted to do.

Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review that typical customer feedback reads: “PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction (and Mr. CURIEL) constantly adhered to our timelines, budgets and needs. They communicated all aspects of the project in a timely and effective manner. Their employees are professional yet pleasant and their years of experience were evident from the onset. They found creative solutions to issues and were proactive every step of the way.”


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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Pablo Curiel during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward EPCON Company.

EPCON Company is a company specializing in providing renewable energy & resources to residences in Arizona. EPCON also focuses on providing education to the communities regarding renewable energy, such as hosting seminars at churches, home owners’ associations, and to home owners directly. Leads are acquired through a number of resources, mainly referral and word of mouth. EPCON also employs a telemarketing department to reach out to potential customers and share information, explaining the features and tax benefits of renewable energy. The basic sales process begins with reaching out to the potential customer and determining whether or not that customer has any interest in the renewable resources EPCON provides. If they are interested, then an appointment is scheduled and a sales representative from EPCON will go to the residence to conduct a site assessment, and discuss features, advantages and benefits of renewable energy, based on the customer’s needs. “Every customer in this city that looks at solar has a pretty good size utility bill. The experience they receive is not one of a sales presentation, but of communication. When we go out to the customer, it is more of a relationship,” explains Pablo Curiel, a representative of EPCON.

When a client makes the decision to sign up for a system for their home, the information goes to EPCON’s finance department, and then the general manager contact the customer directly to thank them for their business. “The general manager informs the customers of the sequence of events and how the contractor proceeds through the stages. The information is from start to finish, including all paperwork, utility submissions, jurisdiction submissions, leasing company documents, and financing options. It’s done within 36-39 days. The customer is aware of this time frame,” explains Mr. Curiel. Once the documents are processed through the general manager’s quality control procedures, the project then goes into operations and electrical drawings are submitted for the project before the installation begins. “Each stage, the customer is notified, because there are requirements the leasing and financing companies have that make sure this process takes place. We have to design our program to fit the financing options and leasing option program parameters,” explains Mr. Curiel.

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PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction Complaint Resolution

At times, customers may not feel satisfied with the services they received. Mr. Curiel explains that a major issue EPCON experienced occurred last year as a result of a particular leasing company they were working with for customers’ installations. “The leasing company created a major time delay in installations and a lack of product to install because the leasing company had funding issues. We had a number of customer complaints because of this one particular leasing company, and granted, we had some follow up issues on our end because this occurrence basically pulled the carpet from underneath us. All these situations occurred last year because of this one specific company, lack of action, and it hurt our organization tremendously,” states Mr. Curiel. Prior to last year, however, Mr. Curiel explains that they had no customer complaints, no Better Business Bureau complaints, and no employee issues. “If you look at all the complaints, you will see it is pertaining to one particular leasing company. The owners of EPCON do absolutely everything to ensure their tasks are executed, [and] the vendors, the customers, and employees are taken care of,” states Mr. Curiel.

To resolve the issues relating to the leasing company, Mr. Curiel explains that EPCON severed their relationship with that particular leasing company. They also made sure the customers received the appropriate telephone numbers for the area managers and district managers, so they can obtain the services they needed and get the product installed. “We personally went above and beyond to help the customers,” states Mr. Curiel. “For the most part, they customers appreciated the up-front answers and resolution provided. [Some] customers were not happy that the relationship between EPCON and the leasing company was severed. They thought it was the responsibility of EPCON to finish the installation,” he explains.

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PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction Improvements to Customer Service

Once a complaint is resolved, EPCON employs a follow-up procedure to ensure the continued satisfaction of their customers. “Once a complaint is resolved, no matter the stage, our company follows up. Relationships in our business are more important than the dollar that is earned,” states Mr. Curiel. “All our customer communication is entered into our CRM software “ZOHO,” which allowed management and employees to use the CRM to inform the customer and employees about all aspects of the customer’s status.” The team at EPCON focuses on communication and strives to contact the customer to update him or her on the status, before the customer feels the need to contact EPCON.

Since receiving complaints on Ripoff Report, EPCON has taken steps to enhance their customer service and follow-up procedures. When a customer complaint comes in, a representative collects the information and informs the manager. “The manager has the seniority and experience to make sure the customer is treated in the highest regard, so the issue does not become a major catastrophe. If there is any reason the issues is escalated to the owner, it’s handled within 24 to 48 hours,” explains Mr. Curiel. EPCON has also taken steps to ensure their employees and treated well and have a positive place to work, by offering vacation, time off, company parties, team building events, competitive pay and commission, and incentives for exempt and non-exempt positions. “We tend to advance employees in the company, rather than hiring from the outside because they have a much better understanding of how the business functions. Each employee is part of a team, as well as an individual,” states Mr. Curiel.

To assure potential clients that the services offered are not faulty or unrealistic, EPCON goes through the necessary licensing, bonding and insurance, as well as meeting certain completion requirements in order to work with the leasing companies. “[This includes] photographs of the installation, adhesive, mounting hardware, and every aspect of the installation. We have inspections which are done by the AHJ as well as the municipalities; every contract is underwritten by the leasing company’s engineering department and approved prior to installation,” explains Mr. Curiel. “We must install by code requirements. It is inspected by a number of people; the designs are approved by a number of people. The finished job is done in a manner which is dictated to EPCON.”

Since receiving complaints through Ripoff Report, the owners of EPCON have focused on ensuring 100% visibility of their company and practices to ensure their customers’ satisfaction. “Visibility taken by trackers, our CRM, and every department is on the same page, and the owners can see exactly what is going on with the business,” explains Mr. Curiel. EPCON recognizes the value of working with Ripoff Report and the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, and the platform it provides for businesses and clients to interact and resolve issues. “It means that we are willing to do our part to show what we do in a professional and respectable manner, to let our customers know we value what they think about our services. It is something that we hold very highly,” explains Mr. Curiel.

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PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction / Statements from the owner Pablo Curiel.

"My name is PABLO CURIEL and I am an owner of PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction. I would like to thank you for taking the time to review PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction. PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction provides a full spectrum construction management team that brings our clients’ ventures and ambitions to reality. From design to finance to construction, our personalized service, creative problem solving and experience create constant optimal returns for our revered customers and partners.”

Reza Bakshai a partner of PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction says,"We appreciate you coming in and taking the time to see our processes from beginning to end. We always strive to provide a great product, keep employees happy and earn customer business by going the extra mile. Sometimes though, there are hurdles you hit in business and construction. It’s how you resolve those problems that really set the pace for a company.”

PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction’s team of professionals takes great pride in their work and feels confident on each project they undertake. The general manager at PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction states "We always get support from Mr. CURIEL as he takes personal interest in the success of thecustomer’s project. It has always been senior management’s policy to work hard and reward all the employees that put so much of their heart into this company’s endeavors.

PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction knows that employees are the bones of this organization and treats them accordingly. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as: "PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction provides a very positive and rewarding work environment. We are encouraged to question the status quo and look for new and more efficient methods of operation. Mr.Curiel has truly provided a home for us to spread our wings and reach our full potential. “ Ripoff Report has learned that PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction’s past and current perspective and approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.

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STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction.

"By being open to employee suggestions we have already been able to change and isolate two areas in which we were able to lower the cost of doing business my 5%. Portions of those savings were shared with the employees whom had the initiative and inspiration to motivate these company-wide operational changes.”

PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction understands that issues posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are topics that need attention, and are not something to ignore. When analyzed correctly, complaints are a valuable learning opportunity. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Report’s Investigation PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction has made organizational changes, allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Mr. CURIEL, his staff, customers and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that PIC Construction dba EPCON Construction is committed to a positive customer experience and is always concerned about his employees’ interests.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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EPCON SOLAR ENTIRELY PURE, EPCON COMPANY, EPCONSTRUCTION, Pablo Curiel, Reza Bakshai, Sean Donwen, Renee Pennington are criminals Unethical, liars and con artist! They refuse to pay employees! Phoenix Arizona

This is the 6th time in 3 months that Epcon has not paid me my check on time. This time they say there was a family emergency and no one could sign the checks. A new excuse every time.  Its ironic that Pablo Curiel and his sister Celeste are always out of the office on pay days.  I have been there for 2 months and they have ignored the contract signed between us and now expect me to literally work for free. This company is unethical and criminal in nature! My holidays are ruined as I wait for a check that I'm sure I will never get. I have spoken with several employees and many have stated that several of their payroll checks have bounced many times during the last year. Pablo Curiel, Reza Bakshai, Sean Donwen and Renee Pennington have a racket going and they sould be ashamed. I will contact the attorney general and file a complaint. Stay as far away from this company as you can. They are CRIMINALS.

Jilted

Phoenix AZ


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/04/2013 01:20 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/EPCON-SOLAR-/Phoenix-Arizona-85014/EPCON-SOLAR-ENTIRELY-PURE-EPCON-COMPANY-EPCONSTRUCTION-Pablo-Curiel-Reza-Bakshai-Se-1104177. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Checks bounced. No last check! Don't work for Epcon

AUTHOR: Ownersofepconsuckd***s - ()

I have not received my last check or heard from anybody there. They think labor is free and they are scamming people who do business with them! My check before my last one bounced and they also didn't take care of it. Some reason they seem to still be in business which means they are scamming more and more people. Worst company ever!!!

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EPCON did the same to me!!!!

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They did the same to me. I had 3 paychecks bounce! Epcon refused to pay my overdraft charges. I wasn't able to pay the deposit on my apt and was out of luck because of them. Horrible Horrible company!  

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