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When one of us called around to fence experts last year, the owner of FencePro came out promptly, seemed knowledgeable about this work, and was hired to put up a fence of cedar pickets in our back yard, one arm of which would lead up to the gate in question at the front of our driveway.
The first two days of work by three workers seemed to go well enough, and the owner did stop by, at least, to oversee what was done. The second day was a Friday, and I was told by the crew that they would not see me again until Monday. On Saturday it rained rather hard, on a dark, cold day, and at around 9:30 I was surprised to see a FencePro truck pulling up outside. There were certain crucial jobs yet to do, including the installation of the front gate and of a similar gate in the back yard, and these jobs were done in the rain and in a hurry. The feet of the pickets in back were left in heavy mud. The team were told they needed to get to another job the same day, and the result for us was very poor work.
Before long, the two arms of the front gate were completely out of kilter and the lock hard to operate. Only when my husband threatened to have our payment through a credit card company challenged, did the owner send his son to repair the gate and replace the heavy, sticking lock.
The repaired gate did not last long, the two arms moving out of kilter again. The owner refused to come back, and a few weeks ago, we hired a home repair service to attempt a further repair. They noted that in one of the arms a cedar piece had been used as a kind of patch. This gate still looks bad and the two sides do not operate together at all well.
When we needed last month to bring a truck to our back driveway for concrete repair, we found that though the gate had been positioned as if to open fully to let a vehicle through, as the owner had agreed, it opened on the wrong side and only partially, since it met a large shrub and a stone border. The repair service has shown us how to remove the vertical pins on the gate posts each time we need to open fully the gate, but this is not an easy task.
(Our old gate had opened inward, not outward, and always served our purposes. It had been hit, however, by a neighbor’s falling limb and no longer opened wide when FencePro arrived; the owner used this damaged gate as an excuse to defend his dysfunctional replacement.)
Certainly we would not use this company again."
gate system, gate must be removed and reinstalled to repair core problem of out of level post. He proposed to remove he gate from post, dig up and pull post and discard. Existing post cannot be reused due to mounting depth changes and original drilled hinge locations, also existing post is not thick enough to support the gates weight and bolted brackets ...etc" to the estimate of $1, 563.00 worth of corrective work. I called the owner
I did decide to go with this company but went over the 'contract' and found mistakes (Fence was not to be placed in dirt but into a new stamped concrete path etc.) Along with details that were missing I had this changed to be a detailed account of the work that was to be preformed so there was no question of what we were expecting. I also discussed the price with them feeling it was very high compared to other quotes I had received which they did work with me on. I continued asking along the way about time line once we were ready for the fence to go in.
They have a policy of half down prior to starting the installation. We paid this and were told we would be installed within 2 weeks. So after the 2 week period was up I emailed my "sales" person to find out when we could schedule our installation and I was told "I don't know. Not this week though." I was also told in this email that the product for our job was in and I told again that someone would contact me. So I let a few more days go by and I called myself and set it up. I was told they could "fit me in".
The work has been completed. And yet I was not surprised to not hear anything from this company after the install. I finally received a phone call 10 days after installation and then they directly charged my credit card a few days later.
So for us when we are ready to do the fence around our whole house we most likely won't be called Ead's Fencing. I would give our experience with this company a C or D. They were originally over priced, there is a complete lack of care for their business and communication with their customers, contracts are vague and we was upset that they felt it was ok to charge our credit card without my written or verbal consent.
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