Report: #1119750

Complaint Review: Elite Trailers

  • Submitted: Thu, January 30, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, June 13, 2014
  • Reported By: Joey-D — St. Louis Missouri
  • Elite Trailers
    107 Magnolia Drive
    Tifton, Georgia

Elite Trailers Elite Custom Cargo Trailers Chad Williamson Took a deposit for a trailer he never built Tifton Georgia

*Consumer Comment: Please reach out to me!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Joe DiFranco

*Author of original report: Sure thing

*Consumer Comment: Hello

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Chad Williamson is a crook. I ordered a trailer from him on January 5th, left my deposit on the 6th. Since I was from 13 hours away in St. Louis, I asked for him to get me pictures of the progress of the trailer before I would book my trip. For 2 weeks Chad had one excuse after another why he couldn't get me the pictures. My completion date of 1/27/14 came and went. By that point, Chad started declining my calls and not returning my text messages. Finally got him to respond via facebook message and he swore he would have me a full refund that day. That was yesterday. I have since called my credit card company to get my money back and filed a complaint with the better business bureau. I also spoke to the wholesaler that would sell to Chad. He explained Chad had been black listed. He can not order trailers because he wasn't turning in deposits nor was he picking up trailers. This gentleman explained that every order for eagle trailers (the manufacturer that elite was to use) came across his desk and that my order had never been placed. Chad Williamson is a liar and a thief.  Here is the information I have on Chad so that way this will be found every time a piece of it is searched.

Name: Chad Williamson
Business Name: Elite Trailers or Elite Custom Cargo Trailers
Selling: Eagle Trailers
Cell: 229-646-3512
Office: 229-396-5970
Address: 107 Magnolia Drive, Tifton, GA, 31794 United States
Address: 301 daisy road ocilla, GA 31774
Also working with him: Sophia Fletcher

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#1 Consumer Comment

Please reach out to me!!

AUTHOR: Chris - ()

I filed a sililar report here:

My email is at the bottom. There is an officer/detective in Tipton that suggests everyone file a report NOW while Chad is being held in jail. I would like to rally as may legit people together to help get justice and see that this doesn't happen again. My email is at the bottom of my report.


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Joe DiFranco


Ahhh Joe DiFranco-  I have put this off for some time now thinking maybe you have taken this down by now considering you were in the wrong here...  Let's see, where to begin??...  Joe DiFranco did in fact place an order with me on a very specific, very custom trailer....  Joe sent me a very not so well drawn drawing that if possible I will attach here.

Joes trailer was due by the week of Jan 27th 2014....  Joes trailer was in fact ready the week of Jan 27th 2014..  I let joe know this and let him know he come come pick it up...  Joe explained that it would be the following week before he could get here becuase he was closing on a house or some sort of property (Joe is a real estate guy).  I said ok no problem.

Did Joe ask me for pictures?  Yes he did. Was I entitleds to send him pictures or make him feel better about anything?  No I was not.  I was to build a trailer as agreed upon and he was to pick it up when it was complete.  So what happened your probably wondering...  Well it's this simple- I did infact send Joe a couple of pictures even though I didn't have to...  Pictures weren't good enough...  Joe called and texted my cell a multiple of times at least every other day from the begining...  I'm not sure if Joe was aware that he was NOT my only customer and that all of my time was not devoted to him..

Joe obviously did not know this so I remember it like it was yesterday...  I was right outside of my office here in the middle of selling a customer (Charlie P.) an 8.5x24TA trailer when my phone was constantly blowing up in my pocket... I guess it's good business and not considered rude in Joe's neck of the woods to take phone calls while with another customer?  That's not how it works here!  First come first served my friend... 

Soooo by the time I got back into my office after making that sale the first thing I do is start to call Joe back since I had a million missed calls and threating texts (keep in mind trailer is built and just waiting on Joe to pick it up).....  By the time joe gets on the phone I see where he cancelled his order and withdrew his credit card deposit (Keep in mind this is all the week of jan 27 2014)... Now most people/companies would have kept Joe's deposit because at this point they would have been stuck with a customer specific trailer that would be very hard to sell....  Sorta like I was...  BUT nope... Not me- NOT Elite Trailers, Inc.  why we in fact refunded Joe's deposit in full by Jan 29 2014 (still week of 27th, the week before scheduled pick up).... 

For some reason Joe didn't see this to be good enough..  I guess he needed more than to leave me holding the bag..  He set out to make it his business to write lies about me and my company here...  set out to contact a handfull of at the time, current customers and conned them into doing the same thing he did with his lies of scams and deception....  ANDDDDD there were a few that Joe did con into doing just that..  they cancelled on me just as Joe did prematurely....

I guess I would have done the same thing if someone called and impersonated an FBI agent too...  I'm not sure what it is that you gained out of this Joe but I hope it was well worth it.  I'm sorry I was not at your beck and call?  I'm sorry if you are used to people bowing down to you?  But the one thing you won't do is find that here!  You are no more important to me than any other of my customers..  Sorry?

All of this being said I can prove every bit of everything I have said here on PAPER!  Should you want to do business with me but reports like this are holding you up, PLEASE contact me and I will gladly show you all of the documentation to support my side of the story including my financial records where Joe's money was returned within 24 hours etc...  I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE :)

Ohhhh I almost forgot-  About the person that claims I was "blacklisted"...  Yea, I had to really wrap my head around this and do alot of my own research but I finally found out who this was...  It turns out that Joe called a different company (who obviously is going to tell him anything to get a sale from him) and talked to a person who now get this, Is formally under investigtion by the Governors Office here in Georgia for doing some not so ethical things with folks money....

Lord have Mercy!  I can't help but laugh at you Joe...  You threw a temper tantrum that has done nothing but increase my business......  So yes, I'm still here making and selling trailers everyday Joe...  There is one other thing-  I fully intend on making it my business to find out YOUR business since you wanted to go out on a limb and write this pathetic report...  You might just se yourself on HERE before you know it!   ;).......

If you want your trailer come see me.... I still have it.

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#3 Author of original report

Sure thing

AUTHOR: Joey-D - ()

 Email me at (((REDACTED))) and I'll give you a call.

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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Concerned buyer - ()

im also waiting on my trailer from elite trailers.  if I give you my email address could you contact me? I'm curious if my trailer has really been ordered or not. PLUS my trailer is already paid for. Thanks for your help

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