American shingle came to my 85 year old mother home and she and my 67 year old brother signed a contract to have a roof installed this summer. Unfortunately they gave these crooks an insurance check from Hartford for $2, 190.01 on 8/6/10. About 2 weeks later we received a telephone call to inform her that the materials would not be delivered until 10/31/10 and the roof would be installed on 11/1/10. About 2 weeks after that we received a undated letter in the mail stating that she would be receiving a full refund. I have contacted the Attorney General of North Carolina, but from when I have been reading because of the bankruptcy they have total protection and no assets. This company knew full well what there financial situation was before. I work for a bank who requested a bail out. Executive officers and other management were possibly aware for quite so time. I also spoke to one of there salesperson and he also told me that he was till owed thousands of dollars in back pay. This company should more definitely be investigated. My mother is also deaf and elderly, if the take advantage of someone like that I not surprise by what I'm reading on some of the other sites.
Here it is November...most of us posted the scam dealings in August when it became apparent...we had all been screwed..please post any updates...here's mine.
I'm out 5, 000.00, I contacted my Allstate Rep. to get the balance of funds out. I got approved and put a local roofer in touch with my Agent only to find out..(per agent quote) I can't have the Arch. Shingle or the new vent on the top of my roof..well, why the hell not..Allstate told me clearly when I caontacted them in August toalert them of the rip off that that was my money and i could have gone to Spain for all theuy cared. This is what I was promised by A.S. in my original quote/contract, why should I settle for less.
Aslo..I have had no word from our SC Atty general, no more news from the media. What are they doing about this. It involved a lot of citizens across the US...I want to know what's the deal...do we need Attorney's, what!
I'm contacting the news channel that ran my story in August to try and stir it up again.
Come on FBI...where you at...where's my elected offical's ..Am I gonna have to start my own campaign to located victims across the US and build a class action suit?????
American Shingle subcontracted the roofing installs with my company and did not pay for the work they agreed to pay us. We signed a contract with them and never breached that contract, but they did with us and as it appears the whole world!!! I know that our company is not the only company out there going through this situation and our hearts truly go out to them and all of the victims of this situation. We were installing and tarping roofs up until the day before they closed their doors on 8/10/10. We tried to deliver our invoices for the prior week to the Charlotte office, as was required, on Wednesday, 8/11/10, only to find that the door was locked and that there was no longer a company. They currently owe us over $18, 000 and we are very concerned that we will never see that money. We were left not being able to pay our personnel for the work that they did for Shingle. All of this has left us in a sickening situation to say the least?!?!? The really sad thing is that we are now having to also field telephone calls from customer’s of American Shingle whom are desperate and upset about their roofs not being installed, leaks in their houses, repairs, etc., etc. These customers have no where to go and no one to help them, just like us. How on earth could the managers in the individual branches have not known something was up and how could they have consciously taken people's money and hired out work to companies like ours when they knew the company would not be around to fulfill their contracts to their customers and to their hired help? The more we learn the more it becomes apparent that they not only did not appreciate their customer's nor did they appreciate their employees, their subcontractors and whoever else worked with them. They claimed that the money they collected was insurance money and not the customer's, so why are the people upset!?!?! I mean, COME ON!!! That is a bunch of nonsense, if I ever heard it. The customer's have paid into those insurance companies every month; some probably for more years than you can imagine and never had a claim until now. Then to have something like this happen to them is just unforgivable. What a big spiraling mess! If anyone is aware of a central place where customers, employees and subcontractors can all file complaints and claims please email that information to [protected]@gmail.com. Everyone needs to pull together to make the owner and his or hers accomplices pay for their actions.
I feel the need to correct all the people PASSING MISINFORMATION!!! I, too, unfortunately was a customer of American Shingle. And yes, they are a very bad company!! And yes, alot of people are going to end up getting hurt by this. HOWEVER, the people responsible ARE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ASSOCIATES...NOT THE POOR SALESPEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE (OR ANY OTHER CITY) WHO WERE NOT AWARE OF WHAT THIS COMPANY WOULD DO!!! You are very unfairly targetting HONEST people who, in my case anyway, have gone above and beyond what they had to do. Not only are you wrong about the RENAMING OF THE COMPANY TO SOUTHERN ARMOR, YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT MOST OF WHAT YOU SAID...EXCEPT THAT AMERICAN SHINGLE IS BAD!!!
My salesman has taken a job with Southern Armor, a very reputable company headquartered in Pelham, AL. Do you not expect these people to have a JOB?? Its not like they ran the company OR made BUSINESS DECISIONS..such as opening too many offices too fast. Not only has my salesman changed me over to Southern Armor, my roof has already been installed. (I chose to work with him instead of posting negative comments to every website available to man!!)
With a little research you could ve found out that the Pres of Amer Shingle resigned when, in fact, the company started to move in a direction he did not agree with. The current President, who was on local Fox news with a typical "no comment" is responsible for the current state of affairs at American Shingle; not the past president whom you are all berating! He may have helped with the business plan/practices of Southern Armor...but again, did you not expect him to EVER work again?? You people are not making any sense. Instead of complaining, why dont you try to work with your original sales person (not many of whom actually went with Southern Armor) and get a favorable result?
It is my understanding that Southern Armor only chose a handful of sales people from Charlotte - the cream of the crop. Give them a break!! As I stated above, THEY DID NOT CREATE THIS NIGHTMARE WE ARE ALL EXPERIENCING. BUT GIVEN TIME & PATIENCE, YOU TOO CAN HAVE A FAVORABLE RESULT!!!
AS OF LAST THURSDAY 8/12/10 I BECAME AWARE THAT THIS COMPANY WAS GONE AND HAD MY 5, 000.00.
YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO WAGE A COMPLAINT, ALSO YOUR STATES DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE ALL UNDER FRAUD!!!
ANY NAMES OF REPRESENTATIVES, CELL NUMBER'S WILL BE APPRECIATED.
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NEWS MEDIA..THIS IS WIDE SPREAD FRAUD...AND I'M JUST GETTING STARTED
TAKE NO PRISONERS
This is to let everyone know that American shingles is/was a scam. As i have heard they have closed down and...
This company has indeed picked up homeowners checks without doing the work. They have not paid their sub contractors for the past two and a half months and are not paying their employees.They told all employees they were closes offices Weds. and to have their things gone that they have filed bankruptcy. This money is going in the pockets of someone, and the same companies with the same EXACT business model as American Shingle, are now popping up in the same areas, or have been established there for just a couple months. Just speculation, but I believe that's where the money is going. I am an ex employee of American Shingle and was not at the bottom of the company ladder, and these have been the rumors circulating. To confirm this even more the companies are trying to hire the ex American Shingle staff, (obviously the stupid ones), to transition straight into their companies.The roofing industry is getting a bad name because of this. All the ex employees are now trying to open the own roofing companies. More than 95% are not licensed or insured and have no clue how to roof a house.They were a sales and marketing company that sub contracted, these are sales people. CUSTOMERS BEWARE!!! If anyone has just sent their checks in or had them picked up, call your insurance agent IMMEDIATELY to put a stop payment on the check. Furthermore if a contractor cannot show their license and insurance and wants your check up front, run the other way and call a real contractor. There are plenty of reputable contractors that American Shingle owe out millions of dollars to, that would love to have some work.Hope this might put into perspective what is going on for some disgruntled customers. The checks American Shingle already has, cross your fingers and pray you get them back is all the advice I can give.
I've posted my complaint before, it doesn't show up under their complaint board, so I'm trying again. When you call to get in touch with them, American Shingle, you hear there moving to new location to better serve us and will reopen on Monday, 08/16/10. I believe that to be a lie. Contact homeowners. News going around is they have closed their doors and filing a 24 million bankruptcy . I know that if the customers this is happened to will file complaints with BBB out of Nashville, # [protected] . File with the Department of Insurance TN # [protected]. File with Attorney General of TN # [protected]. Send letters to your news channels, radio and newspapers. The more we the people who were wronged file complaints and speak out, the better chance we'll have in our government offices doing something and maybe get our money back to us where it belongs, so we can get our roofs. Which ever state you live in, contact and file with these offices in your state. To those people who were a part of what this company, American Shingle, has done to us, remember this, what comes around goes around and then there's God !!! Like I stated before just for the recorded, this is the story going around. Thanks American Shingle for the stress and headache, Karen Grammer
Grady Miller, Jr a rep from A/S and a local boy in this area, came out in March 2010 got the Allstate...
This company may work with you and your insurance to get a roof replacement but how long are you willing to wait to get a new roof?
We signed the contract and everything sounded great. They met with my insurance and my roof was approved for replacement. The insurance person wrote me a check when he was at my house for the inspection. 2 days later the American Shingle guy was there to pick up the check and for us to pick out the new roof. That was on April 22, 2010.
We still have no roof and all the calls I make to the American Shingle "customer service" line are either disconnected or they have no information. My sales person is no longer employed by the company. They have moved my installation date 3 times now.
In the time I have been waiting the Better Business Bureau rating for American Shingle has gone from a C to a F.
I am afraid that we will never get our money back to replace our roof. I have asked for the money back but they want to charge me a 10% refund fee. That is not acceptable.
Stay away from this company. In our neighborhood 3 homes had roofs approved by insurance and none of the 3 of us have new roofs yet, almost 4 months later.
Johnny g is johnny giddens who is a manger for macon office american shingle...he is such a good liar and crook they made him a sales manger. his cell # is [protected] he lives at 155 Alton Rd
Macon, GA [protected]
funny how a sales mgr got good work from his crooked company
Six months after the job was completed, they were 5 months repairing gutters. I have still not been...
This company is a complete Scam and a snow job. They clain damage without even getting on the roof. There is a sucker born every second and that is what keeps a crooked company like american shingle in business. This company gives legitimate roofing companies a VERY BAD NAME!
I WAS A NEW HIRE FOR AMERICAN SHINGLE AND WAS THROWN IN JAIL FOR SOLICITING WITHOUT A PERMIT .AMERICAN SHINGLE ATTORNEY STATED NO PROBLEM WE WILL HANDLE IT SINCE I WAS UNDER THEIR PERVIEW.NO SHOW FROM ATTORNEY ON FIRST APPEARANCE NOW I HAVE TO GO TO TRIAL A TRIAL I SAY I WILL SEEK AN ATTORNEY AND TAKE THESE PEOPLE TO COURT MYSELF NOW FOR NOT HAVEING THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO EVEN BE IN BUISNESS
A salesman showed up at my door and said I had hail damage to my roof. They said they could get my homeowner...