Erie Construction Toledo Ohio Complaint - Over priced predatory sales
TOLEDO, OHIO -- My 80 year old parents recently responded to an ad from Erie Construction to get a quote on a new roof. They were quoted $56,000 with a $4,000 discount to be a "show home for their product". My main complaint is is the high pressure tactics that the salesman used to attempt to rush them into signing papers for a grossly overpriced roof. They refused to sign until I reviewed it which really annoyed the salesman.
Their quote was to go over the existing roofing. This would have yielded a very substandard job as there are some problems with the sub roofing.
A local contractor quoted $12K total for the 36 square roof including tear off, sub roof repairs, drip edge, ice shield, felt, installation, ridge vent, disposal, and cleanup. I've done a lot of roofing in the past and feel that this is a reasonable. This price was for 50 year dimensional shingles. The stone coated steel that Erie quoted would add about $3600 to the quote. Erie also quoted them $26000 for 30 year dimensional shingles over the existing roof.
I feel that this company preys on elderly clients with high pressure sales tactics that people should be made aware of.