• Report: #524349

Complaint Review: Jasper Contractors | Ripoff Report Verified Safe™ ..businesses you can trust. Provides the highest quality roofing and HVAC services to homeowners. On-site verification by Ripoff Report.

  • Submitted: Mon, November 16, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, September 17, 2013

  • Reported By: Jes — jonesborough Georgia United States of America
Jasper Contractors | Ripoff Report Verified Safe™ ..businesses you can trust. Provides the highest quality roofing and HVAC services to homeowners. On-site verification by Ripoff Report.
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Jasper Contractors Verified REVIEW: Jasper Contractors committed to customer satisfaction. Jasper Contractors understands importance of building great customer relationships by offering highest level of quality work, roofing products, HVAC industry. Jasper serves Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, St. Louis.

*UPDATE: Jasper Contractors recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report regardless of validity are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. Jasper Contractors pledges to always resolve any issues, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with Jasper Contractors. Ripoff Report Verified

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Totally Accurate

*General Comment: Absolutely true!

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SPECIAL UPDATE September 17 2013: Jasper Contractors remains committed to 100% customer satisfaction and has drastically improved their business processes over the years to better serve their customers. Jasper Contractors is truly dedicated to making sure ALL customers are happy with their coverage. Jasper Contractors continues to show customer service is of the utmost importance and they currently have no complaints!

To date, Jasper Contractors has addressed and resolved all reported complaints, which have always been resolved to the complete satisfaction of their customers. Jasper Contractors proves to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, as a Verified Safe Business. Over time and since becoming a member, Jasper Contractors has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. [continued below]....

..... Rip-off Report has confirmed that Jasper Contractors is no fraud, is not a scam and is of the highest integrity. As an active and current member of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever Jasper Contractors remains committed to customer satisfaction and gets our top Verified Safe endorsement.
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EDitors UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Jasper Contractors for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Reports discussions with Jasper Contractors have confirmed a commitment by the company to customer satisfaction. This means that customers can expect that the company will diligently take whatever measures necessary to come to a mutual understanding in regards to any and all service issues. In their ongoing quest for excellence within the communities they serve, Jasper Contractors listens carefully to customer concerns and uses them to learn from past mistakes in order to become more efficient as a company.

Jasper Contractors owner and CEO, Brian Wedding, has informed us that even before the inception of our company in 2004, he has been a firm believer in the importance of delivering incredible customer service. He has applied that belief to the company culture at Jasper because their ultimate goal is to build customers for life. That being said, a stringent focus on quality workmanship and excellent customer care are often stressed upon both in the office and out in the field.

As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Wedding feels it is imperative to listen to his customers and to respond promptly and considerately. By always putting his customers first, Mr. Wedding hopes to maintain Jasper Contractors reputation as a trustworthy and reliable company in the roofing and HVAC industry. Jasper Contractors takes employee satisfaction seriously as well and strives to promote a positive working environment by encouraging feedback from associates on a regular basis.

Jasper Contractors recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report regardless of validity are issues that need to be addressed and not ignored. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Reports Investigation Jasper Contractors has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.
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The Following information provided in this report is based on comments made by Brian Wedding and his staff during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Jasper Contractors.

Jasper Contracts is a roofing and HVAC company located in twelve cities nationwide. Their target market is everyone because everyone has a roof over their head, whether that be at work or at home. The company believes that their size and various awards they have won set them apart from other companies in their industry. Additionally, they believe they are a competitive employer because they offer benefits such as company vehicles and insurance coverage for their employees and their families with no out-of-pocket costs.

The sales process at Jasper starts out with a salesmen knocking on homeowners doors. Occasionally, their sales force focuses on an area where damage has occurred due to storms or environmental conditions. While meeting potential customers, the salesperson is responsible for explaining to the homeowner the services Jasper can provide. At this time, the salesperson explains the steps it will take to complete the roof installation and provides advice when dealing with the homeowners insurance company. Additionally, the salesperson will aid in working with the insurance adjustor to assess the damages. During the entire sale and installation of the product, a representative from Jasper stays in constant communication with the client to ensure they are receiving the best customer care possible.

Jasper has noted that there are some areas of concern that need improvement internally, such as some of their methods of communication. Currently, they are taking an active approach on implementing new systems. For example, all of their employees are now given Android phones to ensure that orders can be processed right away. Additionally, employees have special email addresses for billing to make sure orders are taken care of in a timely manner.

One of the most common complaints Jasper receives is they occasionally leave nails behind after a job is complete on the ground. Jasper states that they go back out to the site and provide a magnetic sweep to clear the nails left behind. The other complaint the company commonly receives is in regards to the customers invoice being different than the quoted price. This is usually due to supplemental damage to roof that cannot be seen until the original roof has been taken off. Jasper does their best to explain this to customers. Additionally, the company states that if clients are dissatisfied with something, they send a representative onsite within twenty-four hours of being notified. They work with the homeowner until the situation is resolved.

Jasper has received many complaints from former employees in the sales department in regards to their termination policies. The company stated that they have put new training in place for the sales department which they feel helps to retain employees.

Since Jasper Contractors has been a part of Ripoff Report Consumer Advocacy Program, changes have been made to do whatever it takes to make the client happy. Japer is now requesting satisfaction surveys from current customers, they have more field managers working onsite, and they work to fix problems with-in twenty-four hours. They also have learned to communicate better with their customers and are implementing that through a blog and responding to the complaints on Ripoff Report. Jasper feels as though it is beneficial to defend how they are represented in their industry.

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Mr. Wedding and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Jasper Contractors is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, its a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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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.

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Jasper Contractors, Inc  Ripping off their salesmen Internet

After reading the pay structure for Jasper Contractors that yield somewhere between $432 and $192 commission on an 8k job (current salesman vs ex salesman's calculations)
its pretty obvious its their salesmen who are getting ripped off. 

A normal commission structure for companies that are fair to their people (not giant storm chaser turn and burn types) is 10% overhead then split the profit generally around 50/50.  Some companies have paid a 10 percent flat percentage but that method is less common now.   On a roof coming in at 250 a square, the commission would 960 dollars.
All day, every day, year in, year out, long after Jasper Contractors has left town.

Jasper and all storm chasers will tell you how amazing they are and to watch out for all other roofers. However, with the little tiny percentage they are paying, it looks like the thing they are the best at is taking advantage of new salesmen that don't know any better.   

Companies that travel around have no incentive to be good to their people or care about the longevity of the roofs they put on.  Its all about quick money now, and the salesmen and homeowners that use them are the big losers. 

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Totally Accurate

AUTHOR: Shawn Harper - (United States of America)

Jasper keeps the majority of the profit generated, that is a fact.
I poured myself into the company for 7 mos.(very very few last that long)the turnover is 99%+
I thought if I made the commitment I would have a solid carreer...Wrong!
The owner Brian Wedding is a maniacal phsyco that will fire someone for any little thing that bothers him, he does not care about his people at all.
In the training classes, new guys are told not to talk to him.
Jasper is just a large storm chasing company that does short term leases on a building to appear to be local.  They flood neighborhoods with new guys like locusts to get around 15 installs a day to make a ton of money in a short period of time. They are all about volume.
They churn and burn sales people like no company I have ever seen.
I feel bad for guys that will make the same commitment I did, it just won't matter.
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#2 General Comment

Absolutely true!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (USA)

I will preface my comment here with the disclaimer that I am a salesman for a roofing company which is NOT Jasper Roofing / Jasper Contractors... and after reading the various reports and rebuttals here, I am glad that's the case! I had to chime in to reiterate and add support to what has been said here as companies like this hurt everyone involved: the homeowners, the salesmen, the roofing industry as a whole, and eventually, when the company has run itself into the ground, themselves! 

Most roofing companies operate with an average profit margin that is 30% of the gross selling price for a roof; nevermind Allstate, who will try to nickel-and-dime you and tell you that 26% is fair, but that's for another report...

You typically get a choice of making a commission on the gross sale (usually 10%), or a percentage of profit (30% - 50%). 

So assuming an $8,000 roofing job, 10% of gross = $800.

Now percentage of profit commission works differently. The usual roof job has a 30% profit left over after materials, labor, production costs, overhead, etc., so that leaves $2,400 in profit on an $8,000 job.

From there, most companies will pay anything from 30% to 50% profit sharing, depending on your skill and experience. So taking the following percentages from $2,400 would yield a commission as follows:

30% commission = $720
40% commission = $960
50% commission = $1,200

In another report, a Jasper employee asserted that "any sorry salesman" could make 10 sales a week. HA! That is absolutely ridiculous. Even the best roofing salesmen out there would struggle to make that. But let's assume he's right:

10 sales a week = 40 sales a month
6 months of storm season = 240 roofs
240 roofs x $960/roof average (40% commission)

$230,400 for only 6 months of work? Wow, why isn't EVERYONE a roofing salesman???

You think everyone who comes to your door trying to get a deal is making a quarter million every 6 months just walking around and talking to people about their roofs? GET REAL. Knocking doors is hard work. This industry is maligned because of these storm-chasing, clownshoes companies.

True story, I saw a yellow Jasper Contractors Hummer driving around in my town. How gaudy. You have snake-skin boots to match? Now that's the kind of person I want to entrust with one of my biggest investments!
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