In 2/2009 I had purchased carpet from Empire & had it installed. Three installers showed up with only one that spoke or understood English.
That one left to do another job and left two installers that were unable to communicate with us. I complained about the job on the sides of my stairs, which went without attention due to them not understanding my concerns. I called and Empire had a supervisor come out who hot-glued the pieces together. It looked like a pre-school did a project on my steps.
I complained to corporate and asked they send a new person trained to do this. They sent the original installer who did not move the pile as he installed it so you can see each nail. I complained again. They had an inspector come out in November 2009 who reported a poor quality of work.
He promised Empire would send new people out who are trained to do the job correctly. On 12/2/09 they sent the supervisor who hot-glued my carpet. I did not let him in and called to complain. Empire promised to send the inspector out who is qualified and experienced in this type of installation.
On 12/9/09 they sent 3 installers who were not the inspector. I did not let them in and have spent over 40 minutes on the phone attempting to reach a supervisor. I strongly recommend checking references of the company before you sign on the dotted line. This was my first time buying carpet and it has been a horrible experience.
I would rather my carpet look like a crime scene then pay money to be mis-treated by a company.
Product or Service Mentioned: Empire Today Installation.