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Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Sucks Break My Doors During Carpet Installation - Resolved

Dear Sandeep,
Customer care and complete satisfaction is our highest mission, and we accomplish this by providing our customers with the best quality service nationwide.

We thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, and assure you that we take matters such as this one very seriously. We’ll be in contact with you soon to start working with you towards a solution.
Thank you for your patience.
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#1076226 Review #1076226 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Not trust worthy
  • Sales person lie to me
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$200
Preferred solution
Price reduction
Tags
  • Bad dealer service
  • Empier Today Sucks
  • Carpet Bad

DO NOT INSTALL ANYTHING FROM EMPIRE ( THEY WILL SPOIL EVERYTHING ) I Had carpet Installation from Empire today. Sales Rep.

Visited and Quote me price everything was okay. He told me carpet installation & if they break anything fixed by empire. so we had installation so during installation they take our my all door & before pay i called customer service they told me pay amount we will send someone to fix door ( because its doors *** by empire we will fix ) i waited for 15 days ( i called 20 times ) after 20 days they told me we are not coming and you install your own doors. i asked you *** door you need to install they said we don't know u install your door and 3 times customer service hangup on me.

even i am asking for contract they are not giving me contract & no explanation. DO NOT work with Empire today they just break things not FIX.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - After a few days when glue dried... looks horrible

Dear Suzanne,
As a national leader in the installed home improvement and home furnishings industry, our goal is to provide every customer with world-class service, and we achieve this mission by putting our customers first.
We regret to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations, and assure you that your concerns are important to us. We’ll be following up with you shortly to learn more.
Thank you.
-ET Customer Support
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#1075662 Review #1075662 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Customer service
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$1500
Preferred solution
padding on the lower side of floor where needed, re-seam carpets
Tags
  • Installation

Had carpet installed 07/14/2017, the final product to finish by basement I worked hard on. So disappointed today when I went and looked at it, the seams don't match up, bumps in the rug, while I know my cement basement flooring has imperfections, this is not professional by no means and for the $1,600.00 I paid, and I waited 2 months for installation so it would be done right.

PLEASE SEE PHOTOS Also there is NO PAPERWORK given at a home appointment, only a small receipt even when I did financing, where is paperwork describing my carpet, and a copy of signed receipt for installation, etc.? Can someone help me if they received something different or they had a different process? Thank you. Issues: CONS - Hard to ask questions regarding the installation process, language barrier with installers.

They could not answer my questions. They were polite and nice, no issue there, as they didn't. There should have been padding put down soon the lower side of the basement, I had called and asked a week before installation. It's probably what they were given by the operations department.

-Why is carpet being installed in the evening when the lighting is poor. I even called to let them know they would need lights as it was a basement, and the day of when i found out it was an evening appointment!!! Those poor installers, actually very young men, I am sure were exhausted, and then having to work til almost 7:30 pm. I am assured Empire Today stands behind their products, guarantees and warranties, we will see what they do and say, as I called Customer Service yesterday and sent email today.

PROS Customer Service- no problems! , calling local number or toll free numbers. They try and help return calls faster than sales persons, etc.

One manager did help me from local office, as well. They should receive bonuses, not an easy job.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Terrible company!

Dear Tina,

We strive to leave a positive impression from the start of your sales appointment until the completion of your installation. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and your concerns are of much importance to us.
We regret to hear that you were inconvenienced by this matter, and we’ll be following up with you shortly to work with you towards a resolution.
Thank you for your patience.

-ET Customer Support
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#1074838 Review #1074838 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Lack of respect
Reason of review
Poor customer service

This is the worst company with whom I have ever attempted to do business. No one showed up for the scheduled in home estimate.

I called 20 minutes before the end of scheduled time at which time the woman with whom I spoke informed me, after an unsuccessful attempt contacting the representative, "he still has 20 minutes, ma'am." At 5 minutes after the scheduled time ended, I called again, and got disconnected. I waited thinking they would call me back. They did not. I called again at which time I got disconnected yet again.

Shockingly no one called me back.

The third time I called, the woman said, "I'm sorry ma'am. I can offer you $50 off your purchase." As tempting as THAT sounded...I would never enter into a contract with these clowns!

Empire Today - Love the guy Paul

Paul was most helpful and courteous to me, he measured my bedroom for a laminated floor, He was very precised and gave me a great quote that I could not turn down. we scheduled a date to put my oak laminated floor and I cannot wait to see the finish product.. I was very pleased with this company and I would recommend them to my family and friends. He even went out to his car to get me samples I could choose from, made recommendations for the floor boards so I went with the white as he had sugggested, Very personable guy and came at the exact time our meeting was scheduled. Thank you very much Jean
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#1073919 Review #1073919 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Honesty
Reason of review
Good customer service
Empire Today's reply to:

Don't Call Empire Today

Dear Jessica,

For over 55 years we have been committed to help customers find quality Carpet, Flooring and Window Treatments, and strive to leave a positive impression from start to finish.
We appreciate you making us aware of your concerns, and assure you that we take matters such as this one very seriously. We’ll be following up with you shortly to further review your concerns.
Thank you.

-ET Customer Support
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#1070352 Review #1070352 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Any of it
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Price reduction
Tags
  • Delays
  • Flooring Installation
  • Poor Communication
  • Poorly Trained Staff

Do not use Empire Today in the Austin/San Antonio district. This has easily been the worst customer service experience I have ever had.

This has been an absolute nightmare. The notes on our account with customer service is probably 5 pages long. We know the GM by first name: Rex Its evident their respective departments do not communicate and work independently to a fault. The Sales department hooks you, Installation sub-contracts at the lowest price, and Customer Service is just a messenger service to the various employees in charge of the customers job.

Here is an abridged version: -5 rooms: 2 laminate; 1 tile; 2 carpet (originally laminate). -Paid in full up front. -Scheduled the installation on our honeymoon so the house could be empty for the job; my sister took off work for the install. -Scheduled May 25 and as of July 5, 1 room left -Sales Rep informed us of potential extra installation costs, but contractor quoted $2000 to level floors to install laminate in 2 rooms; if wed been told by the Sales Rep, the individual responsible for quoting the job, that laminate flooring would be significantly more then we wouldve chosen carpet.

-1st contractor advised us to cancel the contract with Empire so he could do the job $500 cheaper. Seriously. -Scheduled and rescheduled more than 5 times because Ive lost count -GM Rex plays phone tag. He would call and leave a voicemail at 4:45 P.M.

on a Friday, but call back within 10 minutes and Customer Service picks up and directs you to his voicemail. This happened twice. -8 hour windows; lucky if they show up -Wife and sister lost days of income from waiting around for contractors that never showed up -Brought wrong color carpet the first time. -Scheduled one room for July 4th.

It seemed odd so we called Customer Service multiple times to confirm the date and time which they verified.

The evening of July 3rd, they call to confirm the 5th We are just ready to wash our hands of them and their business. I just want to tell as many people as possible do NOT use Empire Today.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Awful service and defective product

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Michalski,

It’s our goal to provide award-winning customer service before, during and after your installation. We view all customer purchases not only as a one-time event, but as an ongoing partnership.
We understand that we’re currently working with you towards a resolution and look forward to amicably resolving this matter.
Thank you.

-ET Customer Support
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#1070055 Review #1070055 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Broken promise
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$3000
Preferred solution
I want the defective carpet replaced.

Just plunked more than $3000 down on new carpet. First time we vacuum the carpet, it snares and pulls up a large thread.

Guy who installed it comes out, "fixes" it. Happens again, same response from Empire. Happens a 3rd time, I am promised a call within 24 hours....6 days later no call back. Rude call center employees to boot.

NEVER will I use you again. And, I'm going to start telling anyone who will listen how awful my experience has been. Not sure anyone will read this, and if they do that they would care....but on that extremely remote chance, my phone number is 734-634-2943.

Why do you have to enter at least 100 words before this platform accepts a person's review?? Seems like another way for your company to dodge feedback from customers.

Empire Today - Love them!!

Had a great experience putting laminate floors thru out my home! Price was so good, came on time, workers were very nice & spoke English :-) And it was laid perfectly Done in one day.. Looks wonderful!! Couldn't be more pleased & would highly recommend to others!! I would call them for any flooring I may need in the future. What a great experience they provided. I am so glad I changed from carpet to laminate flooring!. The salesman really took his time with us, and answered all of my questions. The workmen answered even more questions. The laminate is so easy to care for, and always looks great!
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#1069756 Review #1069756 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Flooring Installation Review

Dear Christine,
At the core of our mission is our commitment to customer satisfaction. We aim to address every customer concern until a solution is reached, and always put our customers first.
We thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, and assure you that we take matters such as this one very seriously. We’ll be following up with you shortly to further discuss your concerns and start working with you towards a resolution.
Thank you for your patience.
-ET Customer Support
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#1065623 Review #1065623 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

While the flooring looked great upon installation, 4 days after installation, I had water seeping between the tiles in my bathroom. I am very disturbed that Empire claims to have the capability to remove and re-install a bathroom toilet in order to install new flooring in a bathroom, when I am seeing water seeping through the tiles. I would not recommend Empire to anyone.

Empire Today's reply to:

SO NO TO EMPIRE TODAY FLOORING

Dear Nina,
Providing exceptional customer service is our number one priority, and it’s our goal for our customers to have a positive experience from start to finish.
We appreciate you making us aware of your concerns and understand that your order has been cancelled per your request. If you continue to have questions and/or concerns regarding your experience please message us at customersupport@empiretoday.com.
Thank you.
-ET Customer Support
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#1065184 Review #1065184 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Saleswoman lilith was great
Cons
  • Never showed up to install and never called
  • Electronically charged me but refused to issue electronic refund
  • Made me wait on hold for 34 minutes
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

The worst customer service EVER. When I made my appointment to look at samples, they told me they would send 300 carpet and hardwood samples.

The sales person arrived with maybe 75 samples of carpet only, 6 products in 12 different colors, and they FORGOT to bring hardwood samples. You are basically forced to make a choice from a very limited selection. Their so called "Half Off" sale is ONE carpet only, which is priced so high that even half off you can't touch it. When the time came for them to install, they called and CONFIRMED my appointment, and then NEVER SHOWED UP.

We moved a 3 bedroom house full of furniture and moved my disabled Father to another location for the installation, and they never showed up. When I called to find out what the heck was going on, they said that they had "Left a message" that they were rescheduling me to one month later!! Say NO TO EMPIRE!

Buy local... These people have no clue what they are doing, and the only way they are going to improve is if we BOYCOTT them.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Carpet Seams visible and bubbles at seams

Dear Tim,
Customer satisfaction is our main priority, and we strive to leave a positive lasting impression from start to finish.
Your concerns are important to us, and we’ll be following up with you shortly to address your concerns.
Thank you.
-ET Customer Support
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#1061545 Review #1061545 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Were fast
  • Originally liked salesperson -
Cons
  • Having an actual repair team come fix issue
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Loss
$1140
Preferred solution
Price reduction
Tags
  • Carpet Restretching

I had carpet installed on June 1st and 2nd, 2017, by two different crews. This first crew on June 1 did a bang up job (that's good).

However, the second crew didn't properly glue the seams together in order to hide them. All the carpet was the same, no differences in carpet. Also one area is showing a failure to "kick" tight the carpet in order to glue it down. Now, two weeks later, I still have not received a "repair" visit.

I called on June 2 to get a repair person to come out, minutes after the installation crew left. Wed would be the first appt. Fine, I said. Wed...

no call, no repair guy, so i called, ok, we'll do it on Friday. Friday... no call, no repair guy, so i called customer "no service" again and they told me they were escalating my request and that someone would contact me within 24 hrs. NOT.....

Finally, a lady in the Atlanta office called me to set up, yet another, appointment, today 6/15/17, between 8 - 12. Well, at 8:00 am I received the automated call, "you're not as important as you think, so we'll get out there this afternoon", message. So i called and left a message and followed up with an e-mail to the lady who assured me this would be done today. Well, now at 3:33 pm on June 15, no installer has shown up, or called.

But the lady did offer to schedule a repair team for Saturday. Saturday, if you can't get out on Wed, Fri, or Thurs, what makes you think they'll show up on a Saturday. The scheduling of the appointments is not the issue, it's the crews not showing up or calling to update you on their estimated arrival time. I've been waiting now 2 weeks to move into our new home, since i don't want to move furniture for the carpet guys, only to continue to wait and be put on a back burner.

Pissed... a bit!