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J T Penyak Roofing Co - South Plainfield, NJ / Avoid this company at any cost!

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For the protection of other consumers I would like to comment about PENYAK ROOFING in SOUTH PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY. This contractor did our roof and it was a nightmare. At first I was very pleased at the very low price I was quoted... almost half the price of other contractors. but I learned there was a reason for this.

After the job was completed the roof leaked very badly and we had very bad damage done to the house interior. I called them and they did NOT come back. The cheap price meant nothing because I had to pay another contractor twice the amount to get the job fixed.

I also learned from the building inspector that the roofing was not install ed correctly and he had never seen a roof done in such an amateurish way. The men that did the roof were "picked up" that day from a street corner in Plainfield. JOE PENYAK picks up these unskilled immigrants on a daily basis because they are unskilled and work for very low wages.

BUYER BEWARE. Avoid this company no matter how cheap the price.


Edison, NJ

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  • Je
      28th of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    How do you know that the men who did the roof were "picked up" that day from a street corner? As a homeowner who had our roof done by Penyak.....and a fine job with no complaints.....I observed several men both on the roof and on the ground. Those on the roof were the mechanics who possessed the skills to tear off and lay down a new roof. The other men on the ground merely appeared to be a "clean up crew" and nothing more.....they did NOT get up on the roof and perform the work that the other men had been performing. How do you know that the SUPPOSED men picked up on a street corner weren't part of the clean-up crew? Do you need years of experience to throw debris into a dumpster??? At least they want to work!!!! Your assumptions are a reflection of what kind of person you must be. It's a shame you had a negative experience with Penyak Roofing, however, being the judgemental person that you appear to be I'm glad you didn't get to experience Mr. Penyak's politeness.....YOU DON'T DESERVE IT!!!

  • Gl
      27th of Feb, 2008
    -1 Votes

    I had my roof done my Mr Penyak in the winter of 07.Out of 4 Roofing Companies, he was the only one to fix my leaking roof. I had spent $1,500.00, for other roofers and none of the fix the leak.
    He came out with in hours, because he was working near by.
    Thank you Mr Penyak for your good service and quick response.

    Mrs Doyle
    South Plainfield

  • Gl
      27th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have used Penyak roofing for my roof and siding and his workers
    and supuervisor, were so nice. Joe has been doing this for a long time. Show me any business anymore that all americans are on their crews. I have had my jobs done by Penyak and I never had any problems. He gives you a nice job and is fair about the price, besides that he is a very nice man.

  • Gl
      27th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    That is some comment you made about a very good roofing contractor. This company has worked for about 25 of my friends.
    Oh by the way they said the same thing about other roofing companys. Did you ever think that maybe, you let you roof go so long, that it was more difficult to fix. Can you imagine, if everone did what you did to Mr Penyak, nobody would be able to work on anyones house. I wonder what you have, done to people in your life.
    How dare you do that to this man.


  • Pe
      28th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    When researching this company,I didn't find any problems with this company.
    They have been in business since 1960,so that must tell you something.
    I have had my roof done by them and I didn't have any problems.I would highly recommend them.
    (remember there is always two sides to the story)
    Thanks Mr Penyak

  • Ni
      28th of Feb, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hey "Sonya W"....or is it "Steve".......who are you really??!!! Funny, complaints that are being made of both Penyak Roofing and Deegan Roofing are word for word the same. You obviously could not have had the exact same problem with both companies. Next time be a little more creative and don't just copy and paste the complaint from one company into another, replacing the names (both which were on CAPS LOCK...ironic, too).

    You have enough sense to look up these websites on the computer. You don't have a little imagination?

  • Jo
      19th of May, 2008
    0 Votes

    I am trying to look up some reviews on Penyak...the original poster of this complaint seems to be bogus. HOWEVER, all the good comments about Penyak also seems bogus. comments 2-6 were all posted within a day's period, looks like Mr. Penyak came on here and tried to defend himself with fake good reviews. I was originally going to get a quote from Penyak, but looks like they are a shady company. stay away.

  • Di
      5th of Aug, 2008
    +1 Votes

    The company is not run well. Called to make an appointment; received phonemail; left a message; never heard from them. Called a second time and got an anxious receptionist. I explained that I left a message and never heard back; she offered no explanation but offered to book an appointment. We set a date and time; no one showed up or called the day of the appointment. I called the office 3 times that day to find out what happened and received phonemail; yep, left a message asking what happned and never received a call back.

  • Jo
      25th of Feb, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Hello -
    My name is Joseph Penyak, I am the owner of Penyak Roofing. I am writing this to question the credibility of this website. Anyone can post anything about anybody on this site, whether it's true or false. If anyone would like to research my company, they should contact the Better Business Bureau, consumer affairs or your local building department.
    I have been in business since 1960 and my reputation speaks for itself.
    If you would like to contact me personally, my number is (908)753-4222.

    Thank You,
    Joe Penyak

  • Mr
      21st of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Called Penyak Roofing recently along with several other local roofers as I had a bad leak. They were the only company that could determine the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs. Everyone will have a complaint about someone is the way I think about it.

    I also read Joe Penyak's post above and called my local building department at the same time when I was calling roofers for the leak. They said nothing but positive things about Penyak Roofing.

  • Ja
      15th of Jan, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I have Penyak roofs on all three of my homes and have referred them to many friends and clients with no complaints.
    Jack Pedersen

  • Je
      3rd of Dec, 2014
    0 Votes

    I am a local licensed contractor and have been in business for over 30 years. I do not repair roofs! I have recommended Penyak on several occasions to my truly respected customers. Penyak has always come in less expensive on the estimate and I have never had a complaint with his service.
    I have just purchased a fixer in Green Brook, NJ and will be calling Penyak in to do my own roof.
    Jeffrey H. Dorn
    Jeff's Handyman Service
    (908) 403-8900

  • Gl
      3rd of Oct, 2015
    +1 Votes

    I own a Handyman Business in central NJ. Most of my business comes from Angies List, We have won their prestigious SUPER SERVICE AWARD six years in a row. I am obsessed with quality work being done for my customers, I know Joe as a person and I also dealt with him on several roofing jobs that I recommended his company to my customers, I have not had a complaint from them, I plan on sharing my experience with Penyak Roofing with all of my customers, Glenn Mudrick owner Happy Handyman Service llc So Plainfield NJ

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