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Complaint Review: United Air Comfort

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  • Submitted: Tue, August 19, 2003
  • Updated: Fri, August 05, 2005

  • Reported By:portland Oregon
United Air Comfort
5821 N Andrews Way Ft. Lauderdale,, Florida U.S.A.

United Air Comfort ripoff their own employees Are you one of them? Fort Lauderdale Florida

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: how ironic

*Consumer Comment: Budget Cooling & Heating

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: United-now under the guise of Budget Cooling & Heating

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ex-employee, they wanted to rip-off customers

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: still doing bis, dont let them tell you they are bankrupet there is more to this story

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: former employee cheated out of pay

*Consumer Comment: dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

*Consumer Comment: dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

*Consumer Comment: dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

*Consumer Comment: dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

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United Air Comfort aka United Restoration, Inc. is ripping off their employees of their pay as employees are entiled to be paid an hourly wage.

The company has a class action suit in the state of Oregon. This could become a fed case if you area an ex-employee or presently employed by United Air Comfort aka United Restoration.

Please contact me by using the rebuttal box. This is for employees and ex-employees only please. Customers please contact the ccb in your area. Good Luck.

jim
portland, Oregon
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

how ironic

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

In response to the Berch Brothers still in Texas,,,, I'm not for sure. As far as Adrian An and Jeremy Hall, FACT- Adrian Robert An, (Home Climate Specialists) TACLB024097E in Richardson TX. This man has been with Mark Berch in at least 5 states as a tech then manager to corporate as whatever he was. Now he has a state license?? This proves that anybody can apply for and recieve a state license, whether they are HVAC competent or not. Jeremy Hall- probably is still with Adrian as office mgr like he was in Arlington, taking the EPA tests for all new hires himself online. What a corrupt bunch of idiots.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Budget Cooling & Heating

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

DO they have a website or any other braches besides in floridia i would be very interested in finding out more
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

United-now under the guise of Budget Cooling & Heating

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

To all the people that believe that the Birch Brothers went bankrupt and are out of the A/C business, think again. As they have done many times in the past, they have once again changed their name. The new name is "Budget Cooling & Heating. The corporate office is in Boca Raton. 1-866-946-3011. For anybody that has been ripped off or stolen from and can't get any recourse in South Florida, here is the Margate managers cell # 954-822-3274. His name is Robert Austin and I'm sure he'd love to hear from you!! If anybody would like directions to the shop please drop a rebuttal.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

ex-employee, they wanted to rip-off customers

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

in regards to ripping off employees, i don't know about that because when i was hired on the company stated that pay was a percentage of what you the employee made the company. not an hourly wage.

but in regards to ripping off customers, i do have first hand knowlegde of this matter.

i was first hired by united air comfort, from the arlington texas office by an ad in the paper, saying a/c techs wanted no experiece neccesary, will train.

well i was hired and found out that it was a duct cleaning company. if you were not certified if hvac they would get you certified by giving the test answers, and a small training class to get you by in the field.

the rip-off scam wasn't as obvious in the arlington texas office, it was questionable, but the liability could be passed on to the employee if a problem arose, they covered their tracks pretty good.

the obvious scam was when me and a handfull of other employees were sent to detroit michigan shortly after 9/11 tragedy. we were supposidly sent to train a bunch of new recruits being hired. so they flew us up to detroit michigan.

we started working out of that office training new hires. well ends up most texas workers have never delt with much less even seen some of the heating systems they have up north, ex. gravity fed furnaces.

well after a while, the managers in that office were specifically telling employees how to cheat customers out of money by telling them the systems they had needed to be replaced. one way they said was to tell them, the customers, that their furnice had leaks,carbon monoxide, and that if they didn't change or buy a new system they would die. how they show the customers that they had carbon monoxide leaking into their house was by using a freon leak detector, and setting the dial so low it always emitted a beep.

another example of bad business up there was when i took a call for a gravity furnice not working right, when i got out to the house and assesed the problem i call the manager and he said to take the parts off that he knew where to get replacement parts. but i insisted he be sure before i started the work. he reasured me he did, so i reasured the customer, and she okayed the work, well needless to say the manager lied, they did not even make that part anymore, united air then told the lady she was going to have to buy a new furnice, which would end up costing over 20,000 dollars, (removal of the old furnace, disposal of the asbestose, and the instalation of a new one). of course who can really afford that, i told the manager we had to fix her old one somehow. they blew it off.

well i ended up working on that furnace for two weeks on my own time, hunting down anything and anybody that might have some info on it,and spending my own money. finally got it working for her. she was happy with my work, but not with united air, who repeatedly ignored her calls.

so i finished the job, said have a nice day, and to never call united air again, and to warn everybody she knows







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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

still doing bis, dont let them tell you they are bankrupet there is more to this story

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

are you telling me that they are doing bis as united if so can you provide proof
as for the money they owe you and many other tech in the usa you will have to get the best laywer in bis law you can they should take the case pro-bono you can win and dont let them tell you they are bankrupet there is more to this story to follow in dec. about this comp you will see.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

former employee cheated out of pay

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

I worked at arlington texas branch for 4 months. the company never paid me all that i was owed. i did not rip off customers knowingly. only after i left and got a job with another company did i realize that not only i was being cheated but the customers were too. the manager of our branch was Jeremy hall and the asst mgr was his brother Ely. they have no regaurd for employees or customers.i am owed hundreds of dollars in wages that i did not recieve. Jeremy and Ely Hall are still doing ac work in dfw metroplex dont use them!!!!!
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#7 Consumer Comment

dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

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

I contacted state of oregon construction contractors board office 700 summer St,suite300 Salem,Or.They have had (10) complaints filed and resolved,dismissed,with only (1) claim open since8/14/03,The license number is #146317,listed as United Restoration,LLC.

I would recommend that if United company is peoples choice, dont pay them, and contact your attorney first if they do anything to your air condition.heat,furnace,either get the money back from them,or go to small claims action.

Until consumers are protected,these get rich schemes from these con artists will flourish.

The states hands are tied,the courts have to terminate them, A multiple state class action needs to be done,because these and others like them are making millions off public interest.
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#8 Consumer Comment

dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

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

I contacted state of oregon construction contractors board office 700 summer St,suite300 Salem,Or.They have had (10) complaints filed and resolved,dismissed,with only (1) claim open since8/14/03,The license number is #146317,listed as United Restoration,LLC.

I would recommend that if United company is peoples choice, dont pay them, and contact your attorney first if they do anything to your air condition.heat,furnace,either get the money back from them,or go to small claims action.

Until consumers are protected,these get rich schemes from these con artists will flourish.

The states hands are tied,the courts have to terminate them, A multiple state class action needs to be done,because these and others like them are making millions off public interest.
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#9 Consumer Comment

dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

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

I contacted state of oregon construction contractors board office 700 summer St,suite300 Salem,Or.They have had (10) complaints filed and resolved,dismissed,with only (1) claim open since8/14/03,The license number is #146317,listed as United Restoration,LLC.

I would recommend that if United company is peoples choice, dont pay them, and contact your attorney first if they do anything to your air condition.heat,furnace,either get the money back from them,or go to small claims action.

Until consumers are protected,these get rich schemes from these con artists will flourish.

The states hands are tied,the courts have to terminate them, A multiple state class action needs to be done,because these and others like them are making millions off public interest.
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#10 Consumer Comment

dont pay them, and contact your attorney first

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

I contacted state of oregon construction contractors board office 700 summer St,suite300 Salem,Or.They have had (10) complaints filed and resolved,dismissed,with only (1) claim open since8/14/03,The license number is #146317,listed as United Restoration,LLC.

I would recommend that if United company is peoples choice, dont pay them, and contact your attorney first if they do anything to your air condition.heat,furnace,either get the money back from them,or go to small claims action.

Until consumers are protected,these get rich schemes from these con artists will flourish.

The states hands are tied,the courts have to terminate them, A multiple state class action needs to be done,because these and others like them are making millions off public interest.
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