I had my flooring installed on 6 Oct and the installers did an outstanding job. I would recommend that 3-man crew for any job.
They were also very professional and courteous when moving our furniture. Thanks guys.
Now for the other personnel I dealt with. I must say that dealing with the Hampton Roads branch of Empire was a very unpleasant experience. The flooring I have is 5/8 in thickness, I didn't find out until the installers came (Sep 25th) that they brought ¼ thick flooring.
After some phone calls, I was told Empire only uses ¼. Had I known this from the beginning, I would have contracted another company that could provide what I had in place.
The other issues I had was lack of communication. The first install team (they thought they were laying new flooring on top of the old flooring) because no one told them I had a pull-up and haul away in my contract. So after an hour, they left with no work being done.
I also took issue with individuals saying they will call you at certain times and never did. Even when you call them and leave messages, calls still weren't returned. I know people are busy, but honor what you say.
And lastly, the person that sold me the flooring, said if you have any issues, give me a call. The Saturday (Sep 25th) of my installation I called, no answer, through the week I had other Empire employees call and leave voice messages to contact me.
Still haven't heard from that person to this date. I'm not going to put names out, but they know who they are. After my experience with this Empire branch, I couldn't or wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
I'll choose a different company when it's time to replace my upstairs carpets. I want to say something else, but I'll keep it professional.
User's recommendation: Choose some else unless the install team comes for your measurements.
Location: 601 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669