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Don't even get an estimate! | Bath Planet review from Utica, Michigan

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concerns. The only reason we ask that all homeowners attend the appointment is because every bath system we manufacture is custom made. Both homeowners have to pick out and agree on the colors, styles, design, accessories, and hardware. If you're not able to pick everything out where you have to check with your spouse or significant other, we aren't able to leave a price to the penny in writing that we lock in. In our experience there are always a number of questions that each homeowner has and we want to make sure that any customer who contracts with us at any time understands the entire scope of the project. We always strive for 100% customer satisfaction from all homeowners. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve your issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, your review came to us as “anonymous” without any of your contact information so we are unable to contact you to remedy this situation. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

Bath Planet of Toledo, OH is trying to get a foot hold in the Detroit, MI area (Canton, MI location) and had a booth set up at a Birmingham, MI art fair. We listened to the salesman and asked to have someone com out and give an estimate.

We told they would be out the next day. Well, two hours before the appointment they called and asked if I was the homeowner and I said yes, my spouse and I were. He said they like to have both owners home for the estimate. I told them I could make decisions about materials myself.

They said okay and that they would see me in a few hours. An hour before they were to be at our house I received another call from some one else asking if I were the home owner again. He said they needed both of us there before they would come out for the estimate. I said we both didn't need to be home for an estimate and that if they were going to try and hard sell me I would just get another company to come out.

He hung up on me. having been a salesman, I found this to be very unprofessional. I have had many people give us estimates with only one of us at home.

My advice is to stay away from these guys.

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#703234 Review #703234 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Sales
  • Lack of communication
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Take me off all contact lists
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Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concerns. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve the issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, your...
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#698457 Review #698457 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Brea Ca office has not returned repeated phone to address warranty issue | Bath Planet review from Fullerton, California

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concerns regarding your soap dishes. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve the issue so you are 100% satisfied. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

We had a bath & shower installed by Bath Planet in Feb 2015. All was well & good and we were very satisfied with the whole process from beginning to end.

A couple of months later we had a warranty issue regarding the soap holders The material used to glue them turned Orange. They came out & fixed that. Now 2 months later the same thing has happened with the soap holders. This time we have made several phone calls to the company the CEO Rob & Chris in the office but as of 9/1 no response.

It has been 8 days since the first phone call. Im concerned that if something happens in a year or so will these guys honor the warranty? As of right now they are not . A good honest company always honors their warranty I would not recommend Bath Planet to anyone with dishonest people like this.

They took our money quick enough but now they offer no help Be aware of these guys in the Brea Ca office Rob , Chris & George zero integrity & very dishonest.

They have lost 4 deals because they are unprofessional and have 0 integrity that I could have brought to them. Not now we are having our front bathroom remodeled in the spring but will not be using Bath Planet.

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#693026 Review #693026 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Product line
  • I like the shower enclosure
Cons
  • Not returning several phone calls
  • Lack of communication
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Bath Planet's reply to:

Bath Planet Staff Review from Palatine, Illinois

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concern regarding our Event staff member's behavior. She has since been terminated due to inappropriate behavior. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve the issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, your review came to us as “anonymous” without any of your contact information so we are unable to contact you to remedy this situation. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

Would never use this company! Their sales rep at our local Street Fest was so rude!!

She was barking at adults and kids and using inappropriate language. She should not be dealing with people in any respect, let alone be in the sales field!

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#692024 Review #692024 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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UNPROFESSIONAL | Bath Planet review from Forest Hills, New York

Thank you for contacting Bath Planet to express your concerns. We value your comments and have taken steps to make sure that this type of sales presentation won't happen again. Our initial consultation does take around 60 minutes, pending any questions. It is important that we understand our customer's needs to help ensure a positive outcome if a customer decides to contract with us. We have numerous options, as well as discounts for our customers besides just locking in our quotes for 1 year price. There is a lot to cover and it is impossible for our Design Consultants to do this in 10 minutes, and we do not charge anything to come out on our initial consultation, where there is no obligation to buy anything.

SALESMAN SO UNPROFESSIONAL AND OBNOXIOUS, I THREW HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES! HE QUOTED $ 14,000 JUST FOR TUB TO SHOWER CONVERSION AND $7,000 FOR A CUT OUT IN THE TUB!!!

NOTHING ELSE DONE...NO NEW FLOOR, NO NEW CABINET AND MEDICINE CABINET, NO NEW ANYTHING ELSE. I ASKED HIM HOW DID HE ARRIVE AT THESE FIGURES? WHAT IS THE BREAKDOWN OR ITEMIZED VERSION? HE SAID BECAUSE HE SAID IT AND THAT I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT AN HOUR AND 1/2 TO FIND OUT AFTER PICKING COLORS.

HE TOLD ME I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOME IMPROVEMENT AND THAT TALKING TO US WAS EXHAUSTING! I TOLD HIM TO GET OUT OF MY HOUSE.

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#689790 Review #689790 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Marketing presentation
  • Lack of communication
  • Sales
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Tags
  • Bath Planet Ny
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Thank you!! | Bath Planet review from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to express your concerns. We apologize that we weren't able to convey the value of our product to justify the price quote you received. We advise all of our Dealers to instruct their Design Consultants to provide customers with a written quote to the penny.

Dear fellow reviewers,

I can't thank you enough for writing about your experience with Bath Planet. I had them over on Aug 13, 2015 to give me a quote on installing a shower and closet in my master bath. To give you an idea, the neighborhood is 25+ years old and the average house price is $250.000. After listening to the Sales Rep's marketing presentation about how wonderful the company is, I received a quote of $13,257!!!! The quote was written on a piece of paper with no line item breakdown. The only quote near that is $9,300 and that quote includes updating fixtures, tiling floors, painting, moving plumbing, installing a new exhaust fan/light combo. The product they use seems high quality, but the unprofessional quote, high price and your reviews have knocked them out of the competition.

Thanks again so much for your reviews!! I know I have made the right decision.

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#686734 Review #686734 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Product line
Cons
  • Marketing presentation
  • Price quote
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Preferred solution
Price reduction
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Bath Planet - Remodeling Review from Brookfield, Connecticut

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concerns. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve your issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, your review came to us as “anonymous” without any of your contact information so we are unable to contact you to remedy this situation. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

The most unprofessional company I've come across in a long time. Set up an appt for estimate explained it was my son's home and he lives out of state.

Power of atty in place. Appt set up last week. Confirmed with me on Friday and then revs another annoying call to c/b to confirm. Spoke to them at 9 this morning and everything was set up for 1:30 appt.

they called at noon to say my so needed to be on the premises in order for them to one out. After speaking with my atty he stated that was crazy since I will be hiring and paying for the job but the power of atty would suffice even though no necessary.

The good news is that when I went on line to blog irradiated all the complaints. Thank god I didn't do business with this shabby company!

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#684234 Review #684234 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Bath Planet's reply to:

My Experience With Bath Planet‏

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your installation concerns. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve the issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, Bath Planet Corporate has checked with our dealer in Arkansas and they don't have any record of your name, email, or phone number to identify you as a customer so we could contact you to remedy this situation. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

I'm a senior citizen with a heart problem. I'd saved the money I needed to have changes made to my bathroom in order to keep my independence for as long as possible. For the sake of my safety, I needed to replace the tub with a walk in shower. I did my homework carefully. I only got quotes from people who specialized in bathrooms. I didn't even consider general contractors. The only thing I didn't realize is that these national franchises can be a haven for amateurs and newly established companies with no history. My bad. That's what my BathPlanet was. I'll never deal with such a place again and I will surely warn others. I chose BathPlanet because I really liked John Via, the salesman. He's a very nice man. He made me believe in him. i thought he was honest. He was not.

They promised to respect my home and my time. They did neither. First of all, they were a day late getting started. When they removed the old toilet, I could not believe how they left the bathroom with a wide open, gaping hole for rats, mice, snakes, good size wild animals and the cold winds of winter to enter my home. This was the first week of February. I almost panicked when I saw it. Grown men should know better. I panicked and did the best I could do with what I had to secure my house for the night. It didn't help the fact I couldn't sleep for the nightmares I had all night long.

Come morning I was feeling very poorly and Will and his Dad were coming to work on my bathroom. I continued to feel worse and told them I was going to lie down on the couch in case they needed me for anything. First, I called my daughter to tell her how my heart was racing and how my whole body was so trembly. She came immediately and being a nurse, decided I had to get to the hospital as soon as possible. I called John Via to tell him I had to go to the hospital and did not wish to leave workers here alone. He asked me to find someone to stay with them. I did that. As it turned out, I was suffering from severe panic attacks brought on by stress.

When the shower was finally installed and I tried to use it, I had no access to hot water. I thought it was the newness of the faucet fixture and didn't want to turn it hard enough to break something. After days of horrid, shocking, cold showers, I called John Via and he came to take a look. The faucet fixture had a setting on it that had not been set.

While they were tearing out the old walls, they knocked the cover off the thermostat for my bathroom heater. I found it on the floor in the trash. I picked it up and put it on the vanity and told John about it. When they finished tearing out the walls in there, it was gone again. I told John immediately and asked that they look through the trash and try to find it. John was nice, as he always was. He said they might have to have something cut at a machine shop. I thought he would do it. I think he thought that too. Now I think he just lied because he never did it. What he did was take a plastic folder from his case and cut a piece from it to act as a cover. That's all I ever got from him on that.

In the meantime, they installed new toilets in the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. The one upstairs always worked fine. The one downstairs did not and has never worked properly. They worked with it and tried, even had a certified plumber to look at it. They even changed it out to a new one, the commode but never the tank. It still leaks inside the bowl on the right side and from about 8 of the jets that let the water into the bowl. It leaks 24 / 7. Not good for my water supply or my septic system. With my hard water, it also leaves hard to remove, streaks of rust stain at every leaky jet. It's not their fault I have hard water, but it is their fault I have a defective toilet. I had hoped the money I spent on my bathroom would make my life a little easier as I grow older. I haven't the strength or stamina required to do all that scrubbing. I'm sure the manufacturer had a bad lot of toilets. It happens.

The towel bar that was installed almost immediately fell off the wall. I let John Via, the installer on that day know about it. He put it back up with a comment that "My kind of wall was hard to put something up on and keep it tight." John Via also installed the toilets. I reminded him that I had had a towel rack there that had been there since the house was built and it had NEVER loosened. He had to agree. I still have to be careful with that towel bar. If I just pull a towel off of it, it will still fall off the wall.

You don't have to take my word for all of this. I know that John Via will admit that every word I have told you is true.

I have many copies of emails to verify my story and the time I had BarhPlanet in and out of my house. What should have been 3 days turned into weeks and weeks. It grew very tiresome. At the sight o them, I wanted to run and hide.

And about that warranty from the BathPlanet franchise? Guess who they forwarded my complaint to? Why, John Via, of course.

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#664869 Review #664869 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Bath Planet's reply to:

Bath Planet - Bath Sealing Review from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concerns. We aren’t sure what our Design Consultant said or promised, but going forward our goal is to resolve the issue so you are 100% satisfied. We apologize for our Design Consultant and for the installation issues. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

Salesmen are exactly that...salemen. They tell you what you want to hear and when all is said amd done you dont get what you paid for.

BP scams you out of money with a shaddy product. Having leaks amd its the second time around for them.

They dont seal properly and installation is below par.

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#654430 Review #654430 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
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Bath Planet - Walk In Tub Review from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thank you for writing Bath Planet to let us know about your concern with the wrong walk-in tub being ordered. We apologize that it took a month longer to get the correct tub ordered and installed, but are glad to hear you are happy with it. Our dealers pride themselves on providing the best products and customer service in the bath remodeling industry. Our goal is to resolve your issue so you are 100% satisfied. Unfortunately, your review came to us as “anonymous” without any of your contact information so we are unable to contact you to remedy this situation. Please call our Corporate Office at 800-963-8827 and ask for Jenny Carstensen for further assistance.

Salesman took 21/2 hours of our time to tell us he could give us a price lower than our lowest quote. We told him repeatly we needed a "walk in tub" since I am having double knee replacement in Oct.

when the installers brought the tub it was not what we ordered ! Then I called the manager only to be given a hard time about what we ordered. After 2 weeks we finally signed a contract for what we needed. It took another month to get the tub installed.

The installers did a great job and only Alex at the store was helpful. They told us we would have to keep the original tub in our garage and sell it on Craig's List!

I wish I would have read the reviews first ! Management and sales department awful !

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#648897 Review #648897 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised