TOLEDO, OHIO -- We live in the county surrounded by farm fields with no houses or trees to block the wind. My house is about 20 miles from Lake Erie and the lake affect winds we get are really strong at times. Our roof had the normal shingles and we were replacing shingles on a monthly basis. We had our roof replaced a couple times and every time the winds picked up, we were picking up shingles in the yard.
The Roofers would come for a few months to replace them, but after so long they refused to come out so we had to replace the shingles ourselves. One day I had a knock on my door and it was Erie Construction. The nicest sales people I ever met. They were not pushy and just explained what they had to offer.
Like most people, we did not have the finances to pay them in full. They worked so hard to make our payments what we could afford each month. When they started putting our new metal roof on, the workers were so nice and cleaned up all their mess and even picked up some of our old shingles that had blown off in the yard. (Like I said, we always had shingles laying in the yard.)
They were finished in a timely manner and the metal roof looks amazing. We have had many wind gust since our new roof was put on and still NO shingles have blown off. This was the best improvement we could of ever made to our home. I highly Recommend Erie Construction for all your roofing needs.
TOLEDO, OHIO -- My wife called asking them to come out for a price. They told us our house not good enough for a metal roof. Told us we don't need a metal roof and it's too good for my neighborhood. Horrible, horrible people. Upset my wife and me.
PENNSYLVANIA -- We were very pleased with the worker with Erie construction that replace our roof with fiberglass shingles. They look great and a warranty of 40 yrs that can be pass to the next people who might buy our house. Great selling point. They cleaned up around the house and left everything neat.
LACHINE, MICHIGAN -- From Tom the sales associate to the punctual and efficient window installation our experience with Erie Construction was top shelf and above board. Despite working in frigid conditions, the crew worked quickly and effectively in replacing a pair of aging picture windows with state of the art, stylish windows that will enhance the house's cosmetic and utility value. Once again, Erie surpassed our considerably high expectation.
OHIO -- I had 6 windows put in. They were custom made my Erie and the quality is exceptional. The installer was very professional and did a great job installing the windows and the clean up. He had to re-frame the picture window in the front and I could not be happier. I've had several neighbors compliment me on how good they made the house look. They definitely improved the value of my home.
MICHIGAN -- So, it is 8pm on a Thursday night and I'd just put my (very sick) kid to bed. I just sit down to start watching the recent episode of Outlander and then, "DING DONG!!!!" OMG! When your sad, tired kid JUST went to bed and you're like "WHEW!" because it has been a long day the last thing you want to hear at 8pm is "DING DONG!!!" I look through the stained glass and see a human figure barely visible because it is getting dark out, a human figure that is suddenly a very real and very PRESENT bane of my existence.
I mutter obscenities under my breath, stalk to the foyer and wrench at the door open because all the moisture has made my beloved door swell and behave in an unwanted fashion. Regardless, my intense DISMAY over my present situation overrides everything and I rip the door open, AFTER fumbling with the ** up lock, the sort of things you people fix I believe. There before me stands a weird little man wearing a dark green nylon something or other and khaki pants holding a bunch of papers and some other **. He yammers something and I say, "I just put my kid to bed..." and he says, "... I'll talk quietly".
Now, first I want to be very clear; had I not just put my kid to bed (and she weren't present because even though I engage in some behaviors doesn't mean I want her to) I'd of went OFF. You'll talk quieter? Oh, well, you know what else would make you talk quieter? If you were talking in the STREET to my MAILBOX and shoving one of your FLIERS INTO IT. Or are you hard of HEARING? My statement required no REMEDY on your part that didn't involved you REMOVING YOURSELF FROM MY PORCH.
But... I had just put my kid to bed so my brain scrambled for an 'adult' solution. I did nothing. I THOUGHT about LOTS of things but my kiddo had just been put to bed after a long day so I let you babble for a minute. You yammered on about a bathroom job you'd done around the corner, my internal laughing was making it hard for me to focus. You seemed to know when my house was built.
Well, GOODY FOR YOU, SMARTY PANTS. You liked my windows, TERRIFIC! "Your windows look pretty new! Did you put them in in the last four years or so?!" I laughed, and said something about having no idea when the windows were put in, not because I don't know, because I don't care. "Because of the age of your house, there must be projects you're interested in doing!" Nope! Not a one, you self-involved, narcissistic, assumptive little man! Even if I did, "...I have someone to do it." (Which is exactly what I told you, again, laughing.)
I finally cut you off and said, trying not to laugh, "Man, I really have to go..." and you finally hobbled your little self of my porch. I watched you walk away. I immediately wished I'd grabbed one of your stupid fliers because it probably had your stupid name on it. I actually have jobs I want done and plan on doing in the near future, a couple of them require me to hire someone, someone that does the same sort of work your company does. But know this; I'd burn my house to the ground with all the kitten and puppies of the world mewing and yelping inside before I'd let anyone involved with you touch my house.
I'm typing this here because I couldn't say what I wanted to say because I had just put my kid to bed! Furthermore, there was a moment where it flashed through my head that maybe I should be worried about you - and I did make a conscious note as to where a weapon was. You ought to be careful running around after dark, showing up unannounced, over staying your welcome, ringing door bells and bothering people - some people work in or with law enforcement and we take precautions, especially when it comes to our families. Some people are just jumpy. Some people consider a lot of different scenarios and plan accordingly.
You made me a little nervous after it was clear I wanted you to leave... and you didn't. I'm still thinking about it and wished I'd seen your vehicle or gotten literature. I'm also annoyed I have to start considering a NO SOLICITING SIGN. PERHAPS YOU'D LIKE TO OVER-CHARGE ME TO INSTALL IT. Stay away from people with your heavy-handed sales pitches and creepy ** behavior. Your lucky my kid was in bed, her presence forcing me to behave like a grown up, rather than me going off on you and possibly hitting you in the face with a golf club because it is obvious you have a problem with boundaries and don't know when to SHUT UP.
HOLLAND, MICHIGAN -- Several years back a sales representative came to our door. They said they were working in the area and asked if we were interested in any home improving. Definitely windows, made an appt, no one called (like they said would happen), and no on ever showed up. OK fine!
2 years later, another representative at the door - no thank you, we're broke. But about 2 weeks later we start receiving phone calls on our land line about making an appt. "A representative was recently in your area & we have previous information on file that you were interested in window replacement at one time". To which I replied, "You're correct. At one time, but your company stood us up & now we're not set financially to worry about windows. Please remove our name & info and refrain from calling anymore. Thank you!" But the calls kept coming so I changed my phone number.
7 years later, after a divorce, death of 7 family members, loss of a job, a new marriage, a brand new baby, and a terminal cancer diagnosis (which is just part of life happening) and things are going pretty well and adjustments have been made.
It's December of 2013, dark outside, winter, cold & about 6:30pm, there's a knock at our door. It's a pair of best friends selling for Erie Construction. I tell them no thank you & why and the pair proceed to inform my husband and I all about the new mgt and the changes that have been made and how the old mgt ran the company into the ground... Bla bla bla. They just wanted to meet their scheduling quota so would we make an appt for an estimate and consider giving new mgt a chance. I invited them into the entry way, gave them some fresh baked cookies, & made an appt. OMGosh!!! How stupid were we? Another no confirmation call & no show for the appointment.
April 2, 2014... I just get home from getting groceries, a kid approaches me (I'm not even out of my truck...) & wants to sell, sell, sell. I thought it was lawn care but as soon as I saw Erie I asked him to leave. I was polite but let him know his company "sucked"! He called his manager right over so he could hear my complaint. The manager said he would give me a 50% discount on install, $99 back per window, plus a supervisor special. So, I said OK give me a price. "Well is the Mr. home also?", "Nope. But this is my house. I owned it before I met & married him, if I want windows, you'll have to deal with me and give me a price"!
They made an appt for when we'd both be available.... But I was not worried, they did NOT let us down... No confirmation call & no show on their appt yet again! I should get some free windows by now, lol. Never trust them!
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- A salesman came to the door wanting my husband to make an appointment about getting a new roof. He said they had an opening Tuesday and my husband told him he would check with me and let him know to which the salesman replied what plans works you have on a Tuesday. They called and we scheduled for Friday at 7pm the representative went out in the dark to measure, went in our attic, informed us it was full of mold and proceeded to tell us while tearing up about his friend that moved in my his girlfriend had died from mold which our daughter heard and flipped out about after he left.
He gave us his presentation and after over 2 hours here comes the bottom line, first informing us that even though the estimate sheet says contract is not a contract (yeah right). The price $21,000 then asked if we would be paying cash to which I replied looking at my husband absolutely I will take myself outside to the tree in the back and pick it off! Then he proceeds to give us a monthly payment of $841.00 & asks how does that sound? Really how do you think it sounds!!!
We finally heard enough and he was expecting us to sign veggie, he left finally told him that wasn't going to happen. He said price is good for 30 days and then gave us a lower price of $19,600 good for 14 days. We had made our mind up after he left that there was no way we would ever hire a company that is so aggressive and that takes advantage of people who know little about the construction business! I wish I would have read the comments before scheduling an appointment could have saved us a lot of time!
MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- Two young girls came to my door one day and offered a free estimate on window replacement. Since I was planning to replace my windows in the near future, I gave them my information and agreed to get a quote. Someone called to set up an appointment, but I realized the day before the scheduled appointment that I would not be available, so I called to cancel. They showed up anyway, claiming that nobody informed them, and I had to practically slam the door on them to get them to leave.
I could tell that if I rescheduled, I was going to be in for an endless high pressure sales pitch instead of the simple quote that I was looking for, so when they called again I told them that I found someone else to do the job and was no longer interested. That was 5 months ago and they're still calling me. After repeatedly telling them that I'm not interested, I got a call from "corporate headquarters" profusely apologizing for missing an appointment that I never made and offering me all sorts of special discounts. I again explained that I was not interested and was tired of the calls. I was told that they wouldn't be calling again.
A week later I got another call. I finally lost my cool and told the person that I would never ever consider using Erie Construction for anything because they had been calling me for months after I made it clear that I wasn't interested. That was a couple weeks ago. Guess what? Today they called again. I was telling my neighbor about this and it turns out that he got a quote himself. He said he practically had to kick the salesman out of his house. This is a pushy, high pressure sales outfit that doesn't seem to understand the word no. I would be very, very wary of getting involved with them in any way. You may find it difficult to get rid of them.