945 Albany St, Schenectady, NY | Directions 1230742.803509 -73.931893
One of the Best! I had Affordable Fence do my wood fence. I was happy, they put up one gate. I had one older fence and gate on the other side. Well my gate blew off and I was confused so I called and some one came out and pointed out it was the old gate that fell over, not the new one.
The man said he had some old hinges and was there an hour, so he fixed it for free, It was a blessing to find such a kind young man. Thank you
HORRIBLE!!! – We hired Affordable Fence/JIM MESSMORE to install a vinyl fence in June 2006. The "salesman" that originally came to give us the quote was professional. HOWEVER the day the CREW showed up to install was another matter. A pick up truck pulled up and I swear about 10 guys (who I doubt were documented workers) jumped out of the back. They were rude and vulgar. They made obscene comments to our 16 year old female neighbor and two of them actually broke out in a fist fight in our front yard. Regarding their work - shoddy workmanship is putting it mild. The fence was installed crooked, it shook in slightest wind, the gate NEVER worked properly, and finally within 3 - 4 months sections fell down and blew apart in the middle of the street. When we tried to contact JIM MESSMORE he wouldn't return our calls. We did speak to his MOM. What kind of adult puts his Mom on the phone? We should have known we would have trouble - the ink on our checks weren't dry when he cashed them. We did successfully take him to small claims court and won the judgement because he didn't have the guts to show up in court. However, trying to find JIM MESSMORE and put a lien on his property or bank account(s) is darn near impossible. The DA's office has said that it is a civil matter and not criminal. HOWEVER, why is JIM MESSMORE being allowed to continually scam people out of money. Isn't scamming people considered a criminal act? Also the tax department should look into this business considering the checks are made out to JIM MESSMORE personally. I seriously wonder if JIM MESSMORE is paying taxes on the money he is scamming from people. The Advocate in the Times Union is investigating Affordable Fence/JIM MESSMORE. Maybe if everyone who has complaints contacts the Advocate we could all come together and go to the DA with this HORRIBLE business.
KARMA. He will get what he gives – I wish I had checked this site before I hired this flybynite. He worked hard to put the fence in and take $13000 from me. My first clue should have been when he ran to my bank to cash my checks. The ink was not even dry. This fence was put in Around July? The gate broke and I paid $300 to replace it. The second gate broke IN THE SAME SPOT and I called him and left a message it that perhaps he should or the fence company should replace it free of charge. Nothing no phone call. I'm going to report him to BBB I'm calling times union attorney general KARMA
Horrible Workmanship, Does not honor the written warranty – I wish there was a lower rating available than one star...Jim Messmore the owner gave me a written warranty of 5 years. When I called him and told him the problems he hung up on me. This fence is literally falling apart and what isn't is so crooked its unreal.
There are over 14 complaints at the better business bureau against him. the attorney general has heard about him and there are several jugements against him on public record. Please report him to the attorney general, better business bureau and News 6 WRGB if you have had problems so they can take action. Lets's get this guy what he has coming to him...
Should be called Fly By Night Fencing – Have been trying for weeks to have him return a call. I wish I read these other reviews before hiring this joker. One section is so far out of wack you get sea sick looking down the fence line. Of the two gates installed neither of them work properly and one of them is extremely warped and unsightly at the top (not pine... i opted for more expensive cedar). Bottom line....there's a reason they're "affordable". Stay away.
Ripped Off – Had a vinyl fence installed about a year back. Gate posts were not dug deep enough and have since risen up out of ground. Gates won't shut, one entire section of my fence has fallen down and is in my neighbors yard. Questionable crew did install, I should have known then. 3 messages left on answering machine, have gone unreturned. Don't ever do business with this outfit. Embarrasing, shame on us for not doing research prior to hiring this company.
do not hire!!! – We are in agreement with o ther reviews. No returned calls. For a year we have been trying to get the work FINISHED! Long story short, Attorney General's office recommended taking them to court. We just filed and are not going to let them get away with this. Please, please, report them yourselves. The Attorney General's office could'nt go any further because they represent " the people" and need more than one complaint. They were very helpful and truely wish they could have done more.
Beware – This fence installer should be put out of business. He never returns call or stands behind his work (which is horrible to begin with). Once he gets his check you will never hear from him again. People like this should not be allowed to have their own business. Whatever you do, don't use them. They have extremely bad business reviews as well. I wish I had checked them out before using them. Never again. I gave a one star rating only because I had to, otherwise it would be a zero.
Didn't get what we paid for – They gave us a quote, came out to fix our gates so that they would be code for a pool that we just had installed, they left, never called us back, so when i called them to find out where they have been they said that they had misquoted and would need more money because of new hindges that my gates would need, so we agreed to the more money, they came out and fixed the gates and 2 weeks one of the gates no longer works ~ the post sank into the ground, the hinges are not new either & we called them to come fix & they won't take our calls anymore!!!!! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY BEWARE!
installers talked offensively around 15 year old female who lived next door to residence where work was being performed – installers made comments about her breasts and other parts of her anatomy. i have been in the construction buissiness for 22 years so the parents called me to tell me about the company.i had erged them to call the police,she is only a child at 15. i will be sure to never recommend this company to anyone.it is unfotunate that a company can act so unproffesional.they are trully what gives construction worker everywhere a bad name. i have never heared of this company before this incident.
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