I have a problem in which a LOWES installer convince me to eliminate LOWES
and he can help me do my repairs also I was advised my LOWES that a
licensed contractor was coming out to my house. At the time the guy came
out to my house his license was expired. Not until I was thousands of
dollars in the red did I caught it. I have called lowes 800 number and the
store managers Eric and Michael and I am aaiting a callback. Please let me
On Nov 22, 9:54 am, nbmaharaj_at_gmail_dot email@example.com (maha2010)
Let that be a hard-earned lesson for everybody to ALWAYS check with
the State licensing board to make sure that a license is still in
force. Many people overlook this step. Especially maybe people new-
ish to the country, and still more trusting.
Dunno what state OP is in. Here's the URL for the California board.
Your state will have the same into on the State Web site.
OP might have to hire a lawyer. In any case, he should report the
perp to the State licensing board. A phone call doesn't prove much if
you have to go to court. Put it in writing!
On Nov 22, 12:54 pm, nbmaharaj_at_gmail_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (maha2010)
Assuming for the moment that you're serious and that I am correctly
interpreting you post:
If the installer they sent had an expired license, you should
certainly bring that to their attention, BUT if you cut them out and
then got screwed by the contractor, you removed any responsibility
they might have had for the problem. Don't be too surprised if they're
not very sympathetic.
On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:54:26 +0000, nbmaharaj_at_gmail_dot email@example.com
About a year ago I bought and contracted with Lowes to have my kitchen
counters replaced with quartz. A nice guy came out and measured with a
laser device and by tape my counters. I had done this earlier. In any
case large extremely heavy quartz countertops arrived on the day
promised. There were two major errors where large pieces were cut too
short. You can not patch them. Contractor took them back but since I
paid Lowes by credit card (not paid yet) I tried to block payment
until I was satisfied. The fine print on the Lowes agreement I signed
said they would be paid immediately even though work was not even
started. The poor slob doing the work would not be paid until I signed
a release. Contractor finally came through and I even got a little
extra not planned on to cover the mistakes. The poor contractor lost
on my job. Lowes did not.
email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
I guess it all depends on who did the measuring. If it was the contractor
then he should be the one to lose.
But to agree with a point that you implied, I declined any remote interest
in being a contractor for them when it was once mentioned to me. Unlike a
like of these young guys I have been screwed by pros before and know when to
Please come visit http://www.househomerepair.com
Because of the way a lot of these big box stores treat their
contractors all you can get from them are hacks. Those who can't
generate enough work on their own reputation.
I don't need that kind of tradesman doing work for me.
Bottom line is that installers for Lows are either new and trying to
build up a business, or they suck and can't get jobs by themselves. Why
else would they agree to pay Lowes a percentage of their income? Use a
well established contractor not the lowes pro's.
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