Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Fed up!

Dear Sandra,

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We apologize for the lack of follow up that you have received, and assure you that your concerns are important to us. We will be in contact with you shortly to start working towards a solution.

Thank you for your patience.

ET Customer Support
ID
#1005749 Review #1005749 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • No show
  • Quality of the job
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1500
Preferred solution
Full refund
Empire Today - Fed up!

I had carpet installed 2 weeks ago. During installation they discovered the carpet for my master bedroom was defective.

There was *** in the middle of the carpet. I was told someone would get in touch with me within 1 business day to schedule another installation. I have yet to hear from anyone. I have called the 800 number 3 times and get a run around.

They try to call the local installation office and no one will answe the phone. All I'm told is they will fill out a ticket and someone will call me. No one does. My salesman can't even get any answers.

It seems who ever does the scheduling for the Baton Rouge area never answers phone calls or emails.

I'm done! I want my money back so I can hire someone who will finish the work.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Review in Household Services category

Dear Elizabeth,

We are sincerely disappointed to hear that about this matter. We take concerns such as this one very seriously and we will continue to investigate further.
Thank you for your patience.
ID
#1003770 Review #1003770 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Pulled up wallpaper off wall

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Carpet Installation Review

Dear David,

We understand your frustration and are disappointed to hear that your installation was not completed as scheduled. We will be following up with you shortly to learn more and start working towards a solution.
Thank you.
ID
#1002217 Review #1002217 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Worst management worst carpet company I have ever experienced. Guy shows up doesn't have the pad we paid for or the glue to glue down the tac strips.

Pretty important stuff. Call for management and cannot get anyone except for a supervisor in Texas (1500 miles away) I ask to talk to his manager and he says he doesn't have one at first. "Your telling me you are a supervisor and do not have a manager of any sort!?" "Sir for the inconvienece we can offer you 50.00. 2 percent discount for ruining my Super Bowl party.

Carpet comes 5 days from now supposedly.... thanks empire for having me on the phone all day and solving nothing but chaos.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today Laminate Flooring Review

Dear Monica,

We understand that this has been a frustrating situation, and regret to hear that you have been inconvenienced by this matter. Our records show that we have spoken to you and have attempted to reach an amicable solution. We will further review your concerns and will be in contact with you shortly.

Thank you for your patience.
-ET Customer Support
ID
#998835 Review #998835 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Horrific installation experience. Installers arrived 5 hours late.

I asked if they had emeritus time to finish the job and they assured me that they did. At 6:00PM only the carpet padding was installed. Installers packed up their van and left with no explanation, no note, they turned off their cell phones and would not answer my call or respond to my texts.i had the installers cell number because he called me earlier in the day. My home was left with furniture and mattresses standing up against the walls etc and couldn't even get into my bathrooms.some furniture was on my screened in lanai with rain forecasted.

I was in panic mode. Thanksgiving was 2 days away and I had guests coming for the weekend. the installers had earlier told me that they were all booked up the next day so I knew that they weren't coming back. I called the customer service number at Empire and got transferred around to about 20 different employees.

The next morning I started making calls again and finally got a lady that told me she would speak with the installers supervisor. The same installers were sent back the next afternoon to finish my job and they had the attitude that they were not pleased to be sent back to complete my job. They made a rude comment about their boss. In my opinion, they were overbooked and overworked and just ran out of one in my job.

The actual installion he next day took 4 hours, so if they would have finished the job the day that they left at 6pm, my installation would have been completed at 10:00 pm. They just ran out of time and left with no explanation. It was an extremely stressful 24 hours with many many calls to Empire to finally get some help.

Empire is such a big company, that nobody gives a *** absolutely you. Never never never hire Empire!!!!!!

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Flooring Installation Review

Dear Leah,

We never want our customers to be disappointed in the work that is done in their homes, and regret to hear that your installation has not met your expectations. We will be in contact with you shortly to discuss this matter further and start working with you towards a solution.

Thank you.
-ET Customer Support
ID
#994184 Review #994184 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Poor customer service and wrong productEmpire today installed laminate flooring on the main level of my town home. After installation we noticed that the kitchen was significantly lower than the dinning room which caused our table to sit at a noticeable slope.

8 months later we had our fridge repaired which resulted in a leak and caused damage to the floor. I contacted empire to come out and give me an estimate on a repair of the damaged boards. I also asked for them to look at the level issue. An installer came out and insisted that it was level until I showed him with a level that it was not in fact level.

I then spoke with the service manager whom quoted me $800. When I told her the issue with the level was not our fault she changed the quote to $758. Several weeks later the installer came out to replace the boards and level the floor. The installer installed boards that were the same color but a different finish.

The boards that were replaced were noticeably duller than the ones initially installed. I contacted the service manager twice before hearing back. When I spoke with the service manager I asked that the boards be replaced with the correct ones or a refund be issued. The manager told me they don't always have the same boards so they usually don't match.

The manager then stated she would not issue a refund because they did the work and were repairing something that was my fault was damaged in the first place. When discussing my concern with her response she asked that I send her some pictures of the boards so she could show the installers and ask if they saw an issue.

I did email her the pictures. However, based on her response I'm not expecting much.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Wrong carpet/ DAMAGED WALL'S

Dear Cara,

We’ve read your review, and regret the issues that occurred during your installation. We realize this has been a frustrating situation, and we want to help make things right for you. We will be contacting you shortly to discuss the situation and ensure that a solution is reached.

Thank you.
-ET Customer Support
ID
#993986 Review #993986 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Originally liked salesperson -
  • Being able to shop at home
Cons
  • Never use them again
  • Not resolving problems
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$800
Preferred solution
re-do wrong carpet

EMPIRE SENT TWO GOON'S TO OUR HOME WHO COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH.BEFORE WE COULD STOP THEM FROM PUTTING THE WRONG CARPET DOWN IT WAS DOWN. I AM ON DISABILITY AND DIDN'T APPRECIATE THE DISRESPECT.I CAN SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE SO PISSED OFF THAT THEY JUST WANT THE WORKERS ?

OUT.DISGUISTING WAY TO DO BUISNESS.WE HAD THE SALESMAN BACK TO SEE THE DAMAGE ,HE APOLOGIZED AND TOLD US THE COMPANY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT,TO NO AVAIL !

THIS IS A TERRIBLE WAY TO RUN A COMPANY AND I WILL MAKE SURE EVERYONE I KNOW OR COME IN CONTACT WITH KNOWS HOW BAD THIS CO. OPERATES.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Customer Care Review

Dear Charles,
We understand that your time is valuable and sincerely regret to hear that you were inconvenienced by a missed sales appointment. We will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your concerns, and make things right.
Thank you.
ID
#993074 Review #993074 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

I set a appointment to get a quote and no one showed up or called. The next day I received a email saying they would like to talk about my options with the quote I received.

I replied to the email and explained that they were a no show and I wasn't very happy about waiting around for nothing. Still haven't received a response.

Resolved
Empire Today's reply to:

Resolved: Empire Today - Carpet Installation Review

Dear Chris,
Your satisfaction is important to us, and we’re disappointed to hear about the delays in your installation. We’ll be in contact with you shortly to learn more and start working towards a solution.
Thank you for your patience,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#990135 Review #990135 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Pricing issue

The poorest service I ever encountered. It took almost a week for my installation to be done because Empire Today didnt have the carpet on my scheduled date Tuesday.

Pushed the date two days out Thursday and no carpet. Pushed another two days Saturday and finally got carpet installed. I called empire before my installion to work out a discount and was told to call after the installation was completed to take care of it. After the installation, I proceeded to call and spoke to the installers mgr.

and agreed to pay half the amount of the original quote for services and installation. Now I'm getting notices for the balance owed or will go to collections.

For the 3 days I missed from work is far more than the $200 discount which empire is offering. UNACCEPTABLE!

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Poor installation and customer service!!

Dear Marharyta,
We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention, and are disappointed to hear about your experience. Our records show that we have addressed this matter and have scheduled an upcoming service for you. If you continue to have questions or concerns please contact us at customersupport@empire-today.com.
Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#989248 Review #989248 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Job quality
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Loss
$1596
Preferred solution
Full refund

Have carpet installed by Empire Today,and it is still under warranty.Sales rep.,Rebecca,reassured us that we will have seamless carpet.Now we are having BIG PROBLEM with it - seams are not just showing,they are falling apart!!! I called the Customer Service 3 times in last two weeks,they told me that someone will contact me back from local office regardless this issue,but NO ONE DID.I also wanted to order laminate for my kitchen from them ,but after what is going on I will never do business again with them!!!And I will contact Better Business Bureau about this issue ,and I will make sure that I will tell all my friends about them!! Never again,Empire Today,never again!!!!!!

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - POOR INSTALLATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Dear Victoria,
We assure you that we take matters such as this one very seriously, and regret to hear that your installation was delayed due to possible asbestos. We understand that you have requested to cancel your order, and are glad to hear that your refund was received. If you continue to have questions and/or concerns please contact us at customersupport@empire-today.com.
Thank you,
-ET Customer Support
ID
#988149 Review #988149 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Price
Cons
  • Poor local customer service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1850
Preferred solution
Full refund

WHEN I WAS TO HAVE VINYL FLOORING INSTALLED, THE INSTALLER PULLED UP SOME ASBESTOS AND IMMEDIATLY STOPPED WHAT HE WAS DOING, TAPED THE OLD CARPETING BACK DOWN AND STATED THAT HE WAS DONE FOR THE DAY. MY SON, WHO WAS HOME AT THE TIME CALLED THE INSTALLATION MANAGER TO STATE WHAT HAPPENED AND WE GOT NOTHING BUT THE "RUNAROUND".

WHEN I PURCHASED THE FLOORING, I ALSO PURCHASED CARPETING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INSTALLED AT A LATER DATE. AFTER MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO TALK WITH LOCAL SUPERVISORS REGARDING THE ASBESTOS AND NOT GETTING ANY RESPONSE, I CANCELLED ALL MY SERVICES WITH EMPIRE. I HAD PUT DOWN THE REQUIRED DOWN PAYMENTS AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE AND NOW I WASN'T GETTING ANY SATISFACTION WITH GETTING ANY OF THAT MONEY BACK EITHER. ALL THIS WAS GOING ON AS I WAS TRYING TO MOVE INTO A NEW HOME THAT I HAD JUST PURCHASED AND TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

BEFORE I COULD GET ANYONE ELSE TO INSTALL FLOORING AND CARPETING I HAD TO PAY OUT OF MY POCKET THE PRICE OF THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WHICH I HAVE STILL NOT GOTTEN RE EMBERSED FOR AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL.

IT WASN'T UNTIL WE CALLED THE CORPORATE OFFICE THAT WE FINALLY RECEIVED ALL OF THE MONEY BACK. I WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY AND I HAVE TOLD ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO LET EVERYONE THEY KNOW TO STAY AWAY.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Customer Care Review

Dear Lisa,
We sincerely regret to hear that you were inconvenienced by a missed sales appointment. We understand that your time is valuable, and we will be in contact with you shortly to address your concerns.
Thank you.
-Empire Customer Support
ID
#987067 Review #987067 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Set an appointment for a Saturday morning between 9 and noon. Supposed to be a 50/50 sale on flooring and installation that ends Friday so I was pretty excited to order my flooring.

After taking my Saturday morning off work and locking my dogs in the basement I get a call saying the salesman cancelled.

When I called to make a complaint the customer service agent said she would get a manger on the line and then hung up on me. Terrible experience and I will post on Facebook and Twitter and tell everyone I know how Empire conducts business.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Waste of Time

Dear Nancy,
We regret to hear that your installation did not take place as planned. We understand that you have decided to cancel your order, and per your request we have placed you on a do not contact list. If you continue to have questions and/or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us at customersupport@empire-today.com.
Thank you.
-Empire Customer Support
ID
#983062 Review #983062 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Salesman did not do his job
Loss
$5300
Preferred solution
STOP CALLING ME

What a waste of time. Of course their "50/50" deal only applied to certain products.

All we wanted was to pick out flooring get a price and get on with our night. The salesman called his boss to get us a "good deal". It was more than we wanted to pay, but we were willing to go with it. But first we had to sit through his life story.

He did the typical salesman tricks trying to win over the wife (me) and seal the deal. He took up a couple hours of our time talking about himself. What he failed to do was his job. He never checked the flooring under our carpet.

When the installers came out that was the first thing they did. They told us they were certain our tile was asbestos and because of that we couldn't get the hardwood we had picked because it would have to be nailed in. You can't do that with asbestos. If he had done his job we would have picked out another flooring right then and there, but instead they have lost a sale.

Just out of curiosity we asked the installers to measure. The salesman hadn't even gotten the measurements right. They would not have had enough flooring to complete the job. I wasted two vacation days on these people.

They have since contacted me three times.

The second time I asked them not to contact me again or I would post this information online.....so here I am. Moral of the story DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH EMPIRE.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Scam and very unprofessional

Dear Customer,
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this matter caused for you. We understand your frustration and would like to follow up with you to learn more. Please email your concerns and account information to customersupport@empire-today.com so that we may follow up with you.
Thank you.
ID
#981926 Review #981926 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

We had a very nice salesmen who over promised and his company under delivered. We were away on vacation and cut our trip short 1 day to make sure we were here for the install,which was scheduled for today.

They called this morning and said they could not give a time because it was a custom install. NOT, we were having carpet installed on 4 sets of stairs about 5 stairs each. I wasted my entire day waiting for the installer to show up. I called three times before they finally told me that the installer wasn't coming.

Unbelievable! No apology offered, no reschedule date or time offered.

This is what you call a very poor business model! I'm going to report them to the better business bureau

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Will lie to sell you a product and will not stand by their warentee

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Days,
Our records show that we have been in contact with you regarding this matter and have been unable to reach you. Please email us at customersupport@empiretoday.com at your earliest convenience, and reference your post in your email.
Thank you.
ID
#980691 Review #980691 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Preferred solution
take the price that we have paid for the salesman's lies and let us get what we were asking for in the first place.

Empire is the kind of company that will treat you great when you are buying their product, but when it comes to warrantee, they are atrocious. Approximately a year ago we called empire to install some flooring.

We having dogs, therefore we were hoping for a laminate or some kind of wood flooring. The sales person came and pitched us this dialogue; how wonderful their carpet is, that it would not hold any animal smells and that urine would not stick to the carpet, (due to this special material that the carpet is made of) our house would always smell fresh . A few days later, (The crew came and after multiple breaks finally finished), I felt that they did a very poor job on insulation especially on our steps with all of the time that they took. After a couple months our carpet smelled like a sewer, also showed signs of wear, even in portions of the house where the dogs never go.

We did everything that we could to immediately clean the smell which would be somewhat concealed for a day or 2 but then it would be right back. My wife even called empire to see what they suggested. They avoided her like the plague; every time she would call they would try to sell us more carpet, we stressed that we did not want more of this carpet, we want for Empire to stand by your word, and warrantee. My wife spent a whole day trying to speak to a representative about warrantee information.

The multiple reps who she spoke with barely spoke English and would not give her information about the warrantee department they just kept telling us that the only way to talk to someone was to make an appointment and have someone come out. We made an appointment. The man showed up expecting to sell us more carpet. We had even cleaned the carpet again the night before he had arrived, and he himself said that it really did smell bad.

He took a bunch of pictures of the things we were not satisfied with and said that he was going to email the pics to someone as soon as he got in his vehicle, that someone would get ahold of us in a couple days. A week went by and no call. therefore, we called them yet again, they tried to say that we had missed the appointment that we had set up.

We then asked if they would like to see the video of their representative in our home and then they got quiet, and passed the responsibility yet again. I guess my next call will be to the bbb and I will never send business to them they are a terrible company, that sells a product for far more than it is worth, by telling lies.

Empire Today's reply to:

Empire Today - Flooring Installation Review

Dear Mrs. Holifield,
We regret to read your post, but understand that we have been working with you towards a solution. We will continue to follow up and ensure that this matter gets resolved to your satisfaction.
Thank you.
ID
#977988 Review #977988 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Bought laminate floor from empire in July 2016. On installation day, installers showed up with too little material.

They claimed bad measurements by salesman. They had to go back to Ga. to get more laminate. Installers showed up two days later.

Had wrong color laminate. After 2 weeks laminate installed. One week later floor problems started. Three different empire flooring specialist have come out and all three say floor needs to be redone.

I have been waiting for three months for them to come and redo floor. Many appointsments set and all ended in no shows. Have called Empire at least 12 times. Lots of promises and still no action.

May have to get an attorney.

Beware of Empire. Go elsewhere.

3 comments
Kennidy
#1259415

Dear Customer,

We regret to hear about your experience. We take every customer concern seriously and we would like to follow up with you to learn more.

Unfortunately, we are unable to verify your customer information. Please email your concerns and account information to customersupport@empire-today.com and mention PC in the subject line, so we can further assist you.

We look forward to hearing for you.

Thank you.

Anonymous
#1270680
@Kennidy

So if you take every customer seriously, why did you not do so with this person to begin with?

Anonymous
#1270684
@PissedConsumer1270680

This response is to get the people reading to think they give a ***, smart people like you and me will think exactly what you wrote. 800-588-CornHole Today!

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