Universal Builders - Shield - roofing

Universal Builders - Shield - roofing

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Herb

Charleston, WV

#1 Aug 27, 2013
Why are these guys signs everywhere in Kanwaha City? Aren't they an out of state company monopolizing the roofing business from local contractors?
Dottie

Charleston, WV

#2 Aug 27, 2013
I'd like to know too. Who are they? Is
This a scam company?
Herb

Charleston, WV

#3 Aug 27, 2013
Well they tell homeowners that their insurance company will pay for a new roof because of the hail "damage" that occurred this summer. They also have a billboard up that says, "got hail?" I think they should be reported to the insurance commission.
the Dealio

Charleston, WV

#4 Aug 27, 2013
our landlord rented to this "company" out of columbus ohio and when they moved in, 2 female beaners and a bunch of little beaner punks under the age of 10 moved in. this company is obviously a scam and a front to ship the illegals into wv. its only a matter of days before I call immigration.
Kathleen

Chesapeake, OH

#5 Aug 28, 2013
They sent some foreigners to my door. While talking to them they kept trying to see in my house. Now I'm afraid and don't know what to do. My husband passes away two years ago and I live alone.
nikki

Charleston, WV

#6 Aug 28, 2013
All I'm seeing is Mexicans going door to door in KC. This can't be good. Hope people are getting license numbers. The vehicle I saw had Ohio plates.
Herb

Charleston, WV

#7 Aug 29, 2013
Don't blame the Mexican's...they are just trying to work. Blame the Company who is probably not paying the appropriate payroll/workers' comp/unemployment/etc. taxes associated with legal citizens.

In addition to that, is this company paying the dollar danny fee? Are they paying B&O to Charleston??

Then, what is the homeowner to do once this company leaves town...how do they reconcile any problems once this company is out of state? You really think they are going to come back and fix anything?

Hire LOCAL!
McBarney

Charleston, WV

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Herb wrote:
Don't blame the Mexican's...they are just trying to work. Blame the Company who is probably not paying the appropriate payroll/workers' comp/unemployment/etc. taxes associated with legal citizens.
In addition to that, is this company paying the dollar danny fee? Are they paying B&O to Charleston??
Then, what is the homeowner to do once this company leaves town...how do they reconcile any problems once this company is out of state? You really think they are going to come back and fix anything?
Hire LOCAL!
Herb,maybe you should educate yourself with the use of the many tools available such as BBB,Angies List and the local building dept before you make rediculous comments.Universal Builders and Shield roofing are 2 totally different companies.I can't speak for Shield but Universal is a legitimate company with hundreds of happy customers in Charleston.They also use only documented workers and pay all local taxes,permit fees and have all necessary licenses and workers compensation.Next time do your homework before you make such comments.Again that is BBB.com in case you could not spell it
Jon

Charleston, WV

#9 Feb 20, 2014
McBarney wrote:
<quoted text>Herb,maybe you should educate yourself with the use of the many tools available such as BBB,Angies List and the local building dept before you make rediculous comments.Universal Builders and Shield roofing are 2 totally different companies.I can't speak for Shield but Universal is a legitimate company with hundreds of happy customers in Charleston.They also use only documented workers and pay all local taxes,permit fees and have all necessary licenses and workers compensation.Next time do your homework before you make such comments.Again that is BBB.com in case you could not spell it
Fact. They rent to universal builders then move in sub contracted illegal heroine junkies.
My word

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 21, 2014
Take my word for it avoid Universal Builders as you would the plague.
Herb

Charleston, WV

#11 Feb 24, 2014
McBarney,
Please don't try to educate someone who used to be in the construction business. I completely understand the use of sub-contractors and how outfits such as yours avoid taxes, especially payroll.
You must explain why BBB employed mostly Mexicans. Your trucks were on site when you were giving estimates, but the outfits who did the work had their own trucks/equipment/and Mexican workers who mostly worked on the weekends from dusk till dawn - probably because they were paid BY THE JOB, and not by the hour as most law abiding employers should operate.
But you've got yours and have run back to Ohio or whereever you guys are from...till the next storm.
Steve k

Scott Depot, WV

#12 Mar 23, 2014
Kathleen wrote:
They sent some foreigners to my door. While talking to them they kept trying to see in my house. Now I'm afraid and don't know what to do. My husband passes away two years ago and I live alone.
I would not hire them period
Good lord

Lynchburg, VA

#13 Apr 28, 2014
You people kill me all you have to do is set on topix and bitch about people trying to work these people works in a part and it would be a scam of course damn people stop and think if they was scamming do you think they would have numbers everywhere and did you ever stop to think about group rates and maybe work is just better here then where they are from and done worked it to death and just trying to expand out to get more work good god get a life and think outside the box before you judge someone
Not a scam

Carolina Beach, NC

#14 Apr 28, 2014
They came to my neighborhood, too, and we allowed them to look at our roof for damage from the big storm last summer. They took pictures to show us the damage and advised us to contact our insurance company, State Farm. State Farm also sent someone to look at our roof, and yes, it was damaged. They are not scammers at all, and they have even done work for the tv show Extreme Home Makeovers with Ty Pennington; they have been seen on the show and their work is guaranteed. We chose to allow State Farm to give us references for a roofing contractor, but they were not opposed to us using Universal Builders if we wanted to. They have been too busy and we didn't want to wait on them, so we used someone else. They have not harassed us at all and were completely professional and understanding that we didn't want to wait for them. We are grateful they came and checked our roof because we didn't have a clue ours had been damaged by the derecho. There is nothing wrong with allowing Mexican workers to install a roof if they are capable of doing it! You people think the only work a Mexican guy can do is make tacos or be a server at your local Mexican restaurant? They are some of the best and hardest working people around. At least they work with their pants pulled up where they should be and not showing their butt cracks!
Not a scam

Carolina Beach, NC

#15 Apr 29, 2014
Herb wrote:
Well they tell homeowners that their insurance company will pay for a new roof because of the hail "damage" that occurred this summer. They also have a billboard up that says, "got hail?" I think they should be reported to the insurance commission.
The insurance companies are aware of them and what they are doing. State Farm already knew of them when we called them (State Farm), and after State Farm confirmed the hail damage to our roof, too, we were free to use them or any other roofing company we wanted to use! The derecho last summer caused a lot of damage in communities all over the state! Universal Builders made a wise business move by coming here to find customers and make money. If they do a good job, and I have heard good things about them, what's the problem? I think there were plenty of home owners with damaged roofs...most companies are booked up for a while still yet. Too bad some of the local roofing companies think they deserve the entire pie. Maybe the next time a disaster strikes another state, some of you will realize, by this example, that maybe you, too, can move around a little to enhance your own profit margin. Must you remain local at all times? Afraid to hit the road?
KCCraig

Dunbar, WV

#16 Apr 30, 2014
Does having your roof replaced make you insurance rates go up?
KC resident

Charleston, WV

#17 Apr 30, 2014
KCCraig.. YES!... because insurance companies rate and flag areas based on claims. So good job homeowners and Universal. You got a new roof that you more than likely didn't need it....but everyone else's rates go up!
not a scam

Carolina Beach, NC

#18 Apr 30, 2014
KC resident wrote:
KCCraig.. YES!... because insurance companies rate and flag areas based on claims. So good job homeowners and Universal. You got a new roof that you more than likely didn't need it....but everyone else's rates go up!
They take pictures so you can see the damage, and then you call your insurance company who sends THEIR OWN inspection person to make sure! How stupid of you to think anyone's insurance company would take the word of anyone else and just hand you a check! You probably don't have insurance...you rent? Sounds like you have never filed a claim for anything. And, NO, my rates did not go up, nor are you paying a higher rate for my roof replacement. All that depends on how long you have had insurance and how many claims you have had. People like you, who don't actually know what they are talking about, should not provide answers to others. You just like to start shyt. Dumb ass!
KC Resident

Charleston, WV

#19 Apr 30, 2014
not a scam wrote:
<quoted text> They take pictures so you can see the damage, and then you call your insurance company who sends THEIR OWN inspection person to make sure! How stupid of you to think anyone's insurance company would take the word of anyone else and just hand you a check! You probably don't have insurance...you rent? Sounds like you have never filed a claim for anything. And, NO, my rates did not go up, nor are you paying a higher rate for my roof replacement. All that depends on how long you have had insurance and how many claims you have had. People like you, who don't actually know what they are talking about, should not provide answers to others. You just like to start shyt. Dumb ass!
Wow, so many holes to punch through this one. First, I don't rent but even if I did, landlords include the cost to insure the home in the rent...so essentially YES, renters pay for it.
Second... your individual rates on your individual policy may have not gone up - yet... but because so many people filed claims in the KC and Charleston area... insurance companies consequently flag those areas and adjust their rates accordingly based on geographic area. It's called RISK BASED PRICING in order to recover their losses. So in essence, it isn't just the individual policy rate that increases, it is everyone in that area...because that is how insurance and policy rates work. You are the one who has no idea what you are talking about.
not a scam

Carolina Beach, NC

#20 Apr 30, 2014
KC Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, so many holes to punch through this one. First, I don't rent but even if I did, landlords include the cost to insure the home in the rent...so essentially YES, renters pay for it.
Second... your individual rates on your individual policy may have not gone up - yet... but because so many people filed claims in the KC and Charleston area... insurance companies consequently flag those areas and adjust their rates accordingly based on geographic area. It's called RISK BASED PRICING in order to recover their losses. So in essence, it isn't just the individual policy rate that increases, it is everyone in that area...because that is how insurance and policy rates work. You are the one who has no idea what you are talking about.
I had roof damage + gutters + shutters and my policy rates have not gone up at all. If yours did maybe you have the wrong insurance company but don't blame people who had damage! What do you expect? They should not file claims to keep rates down? How stupid are you? Also, people who rent don't file claims for their roof damage. The building owner does that. I have never heard of a renter who filed a claim for a roof replacement. LOL. There were not as many holes to punch as you thought. Are you telling us that your home insurance policy rate went up? If so who is your agent and which company? Tell us please. No one will know your name but I would love to call them and inquire for you.

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