Complaint Review: The Housewrights Inc.
- The Housewrights Inc.
385 South 200 East
United States of America
- Phone: 260-665-2310
- Category: Plumbing
The Housewrights Inc. Overcharging, rude unprofessional behaviors, gouging, Angola, Indiana
The next morning I called The Housewrights and told them that the very rude man needed to come and get his equipment as I was firing him and going with another company. I told the woman that I talked to why I was firing him. I did not know at the time that the rude lazy plumber was the owner of the company.
I promptly received a bill charging me for 4 1/2 hours work at $95.00 per hour for a total of $534.00 which included use of his equipment too. He called it emergency repair rate even though it was a Wednesday and he arrived at 12:30, took a 2 hour lunch and left before 5:00. He was angry because I fired him so he gouged me with an unreasonable bill.
I talked to several other plumbers in the area and found out that the going rate for Angola is $65.00 per hour and anything done on a week day between 8 and 5 is not considered emergency service. I paid him the amounts indicated on his bill for the use of his equipment and then paid him $65.00 per hour for the actual work time. I paid him over $300.00. He filed a small claim in court.
I paid him the remainder of the money and $102.00 court fees as I did not want to go to court. He may have gouged me for $636.00 but his poor business ways will cost him thousands in the end.
I have told everyone in my neighborhood, co-workers, family, friends, contractors, store clerks, etc. Everywhere I go in this small town, I tell them my story. I know a lot of people.
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