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A leading provider of installed home improvements and home furnishings for over 50 years in over 45 major metropolitan areas across the United States. Empire Today Customer Service Team is there to assist every customer - they want to hear when customers are happy and they want to hear if there are any concerns that need to be addressed. Prior to posting on this site, please contact a member of their Customer Service Team directly first, they can be reached by calling 800-588-2300 or by emailing customersupport @ empiretoday.com. The company is a Shop-At-Home retailer offering quality, name-brand Carpet, Flooring and Window Treatments, fully installed pricing, a Low Price Guarantee, Professional Next Day Installation on many of its products and Financing With Approved Credit. Each purchase comes with an Installation Warranty along with a Manufacturer Product Warranty.
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Highly dissatisfied with Empire Today
I am highly dissatisfied with my overall experience with Empire Today. Even with a "50% off" sale, the price far exceeded what I had expected to pay. Even the medium quality carpet is thin and the carpet backing can be seen when I brush my hand over the carpet surface. This was not like the sample I was shown. The first time the installer came, it was at the last possible time based on the quoted time frame I was given. Not only that, but the installer was not prepared, stating that he didn't know he'd be installing onto cement and hadn't brought the correct glue. This was clearly the fault of the person who came out and gave us the quote. We were given no option at that time to reschedule our installation, just told that they would be calling us. After 5 days with no call, I received an e-mail informing me they would be back the following Saturday at Empire's convenience. When we called to verify that date and time, and express our confusion at how this was rescheduled without our knowledge we were passed around to multiple departments, all claiming they had no authority to make it right. One "manager" did promise to make our installation the "first off the truck". The quoted time frame we were given was between 8am-6pm. At 12:30pm, an unmarked, rickety white van pulls up. Two men with no uniforms and unkempt appearances came out and showed me the Empire order form. Had my husband not been home, I wouldn't have let these people in my house. While they installed relatively quickly, they kept to themselves and didn't provide any level of customer service that I expected from a company like Empire.
Empire Today - Carpet Installation Review from Holly, Michigan
Total terrible customer care, poor sales pitch. Salesman in Toledo (Doug) came across so shy-stee and fraudulent. Late for installation, Installers couldnt speak english. (Was not even employed by Empire) So i wondered, who did i really hire?...huum. Anyways late for the job, couldnt even perform the job due to no padding. Smh....wow. Then had the nerve to tell me they wasnt sure if they could even comr back the next day. (Had to reschedule all over again) Signed... Very angry customer, Frankie
Empire Today in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Thought everything was good....until my order was randomly cancelled!
I placed an ordered with an Empire Today associate -David- for skylight blinds in my living room. The sales rep was very helpful and even said he had skylights similar to mine. I told him I wasn't in a big hurry but as time went on with no contact, I became concerned. Finally, Trent- the one taking measurements- came to the house twice. I waited again for installation information. Then a few days ago, I received a refund check for my deposit. There was no explanation as to why I was receiving a refund, just the check. After going through three phone associates to find out what was going on, one finally told me that the sales rep - David - had cancelled the order due to the blinds not fitting minimum width requirements. I found that out only after having to research the information. There was no call explaining why or that the order would be cancelled. I've been waiting for weeks for installation only to find out that they never intended to follow through. I am totally disgusted with Empire Today!!
Dear Tonia, Our records show that we have spoken to you in regards to your concerns and have conducted an inspection. For future concerns please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.View full review
Empire Today Carpet Installation Review from Detroit, Michigan
Yes, I am a sales person for Columbus market. It is my biggest disappointment after working in the floor covering industry for some 30 years. Ive been with the company 3 months. Over half of my sales have not gotten installed when we schedule them. And the installation dept will not get it yogether. They just don't show and do not bother calling the customer! Im sick snd tired of your company misrepresenting yourselves. From the very beginning until now you have had the WORST customer service I have ever subcontracted with. No one cares and sees any reason to correct your misrepresentation. Im completly beside myself in the handling of your budiness and the lies thst are told to me snd my customers. You can call me at 614-323-4332. I look forward to hearing frombyou.
Empire Today Carpet Flooring Review from Wyoming, Michigan
Omg horrible horrible customer seevice the girls that answer the phone are very sweet and i understand they just tslk to custumers. Howerever we had a crew come install 2 rooms of carpet. Love love love my carpey BUT our livingroom had a poor job of instsllation bedroom looks amazing. Our living room trim has been destroyed we have visible seems with carpet freying and pulling up and very visible 2 different shades of same carpet. Been bumped frkm getting service to repair 2 times cant get anyobe to call you back or show up to do repair when they say they will. Sellibg you carpet next day service. I stalling carpet next day service. Repair their mistake impossible
Empire Today - Flooring Installation Review from Alto, Michigan
We've been living a nightmare with Empire. They are very disorganized, send the same installers after we've complained about the specific installer, can't make sense of their own note write ups, have left a project undone without ordering the correct supplies for over a week, fail to reimburse our money, and then "forget" to *** $125 dollars from the project price after paying the quoter that amount and saying it would be taken off our project. Super disappointed with every single person I've talked to. I will never go with Empire again, and I've been spreading the word to family and friends too.
Empire Today - Review in Household Services category from Kalamazoo, Michigan
We finally got it fixed!!! Took 30 min. And it looks great! It took 4 weeks and a few complaints but Empire pulled thru. We are satisfied.
Empire Today - Carpet Installation Review from Kalamazoo Township, Michigan
Empire has been one of the worst companies I have ever tried to work with. We scheduled a day for our carpet to get installed 2 months in advance and when it came down to the day of installation we never got a call in the morning to confirm installation for that day. We had to call customer service just for them to tell us that they can not get ahold of the installer. 11am rolls around and after we called Customer service again we got a time frame between 1:00pm-2:00pm(they never showed). We got a call around 3:00pm from the installer to tell us that they would be to our home at 5:00pm. Well to our surprise 5:00pm rolls around and the installers still did not show. We waited till 6:00pm to call Customer service again to get no help. Around 7:00pm we finally got a call from the installer just to tell us they would not make it out to install our carpet today, and that the installer manager would be contacting us tonight. And of course still no call from the manager. We have our house torn apart, bedrooms furniture in the dinning room and have been waiting around all day and do not have our carpet installed on the day we paid a hold to have it installed. VERY VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. And recommend that you look else where for service.
Dear Customer, We’ve read your review, and we’re disappointed in the issues that occurred during your installation. We would like to follow up with you to learn more about your experience and ensure that all your concerns get addressed. However, we are not able to...View full review
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