Service America Home Warranty Review

We are sorry to inform you that Florida-based home warranty company Service America has shut down in December 2018 after 43 years of operation. In 2006, when Service America was generating about $30 million in annual revenue, it was acquired by the Canadian company. A year before that it became employee-owned when a group of 300 employees purchased Service American from its parent company Chemed Corp.

According to South Florida Sun Sentinel archives, Service America was created from the merger of two South Florida home warranty companies, Amira Services, and Encore Service Systems. Both of these companies were purchased by Chemed Corp. in 1883. Service America operated only in Florida with the majority of customers in Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers areas.

South Florida Sun Sentinel also reports that hundreds of Service America customers have not received or cashed the refund checks form the company. In case you belive you are owed money from Service America, please contact Ken Stoll, Service America chief operating officer, at kstoll@serviceamerica.com or call him at 561-504-9275. 

Updated for Jan 14, 2019

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Covered States
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Covered Appliances and Systems
Facts and Figures
15 days
Effective in
24/7
Hours
?
Cancellation
$228 - $528
Premium
$65 - $115
Deductible
?
Limits
Pros And Cons

Considerable negative feedback
Not available in all states
Delays in repairs reported
Unexpected fees reported
Low contractor ability reported
No promotions available
Poor communication reported
Small company
This company is closed

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Editorial Notes

Premium cost level:
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Trustworthiness

Accessibility

How to contact
Main page >> More >> Contact
Online chat
Yes
Social media

Benchmarks Service America Home Warranty Other companies

Company size
0
0 1,650
Annual revenue
$0
0 $1,276,000,000
Number of homeowners
23,000
0 2,200,000
Number of BBB complaints closed within last 3 years
286
0 14,850
Traffic
0
0 383,900
Number of independent contractors
0
0 44,000

Reputation

BBB accreditation
NR (Not Accredited)
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Coverage

Summary of plans and coverage:

Coverage Term
Service Call Fee
ItemsLimit Silver Systems Plan Platinum Combo Plan Gold Appliance Plan Optional Coverage
Premium Amount - $305.00 $258.00 $228.00 $528.12 $445.08 $390.88 $349.94 $295.60 $262.22 $10.00 - $125.00
Service Call Fee - $65.00 $90.00 $115.00 $65.00 $90.00 $115.00 $65.00 $90.00 $115.00 -
Term, Month - 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Coverage-
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The Fine Print

Item
Comparison to Industry
Coverage effective after
Below industry average
Cancellation with refund within
n/a
Cancellation fee
n/a
Automatic policy renewal
n/a
Time to cancel automatic renewal
n/a
Fee for contract transfer
n/a
Max time to submit claim
n/a
Repair timeframe
n/a
Repair timeframe (weekends and holidays)
n/a
Free second opinion
n/a
Emergency service available
As 86.8% of industry
Hours for service calls
As 85.2% of industry
Reservice if repairs fail
n/a
Free reservice period (parts)
n/a
Free reservice period (labor)
n/a
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Customer Reviews and Feedback

Quotes from actual customer reviews:

I have been a customer for a very long time not once disappointed in service. I have a problem I give them a call they comeout they fix it. ( yes some times a wait) but it's worth it. Highly recommended.

Google Reviews, December 1, 2017

This company does not even deserve 1 star except after many phone calls and interminable holding (with crummy music) the persons - I did say many phone calls- were very nice. Unless you have no life, enjoy being on hold, don't plan to have any appliance service this is not the company for you!

Yelp, Potomac, Maryland September 18, 2018

Summary of ratings from popular review sites:

Service America Home Warranty Industry Average

Website

Relative Score

Adjusted Score

Yelp
226
149
1.5
1.7
2.1
Complaints Board
33
225
1.0
1.0
2.4
Ripoff Report
45
26
1.0
1.0
2.4
Pissed Consumer
121
145
1.3
1.4
2.3
BBB
227
222
4.0
3.1
3.2
Google Reviews
738
462
2.9
3.2
2.3
YSCAM
3
11
1.0
1.0
2.4

Summary Rating
1.8
1.8
2.5

Types of repairs performed according to customer feedback:

Air conditioner Refrigerator Toilet Washer Plumbing Microwave Oven Refrigerator ice maker

Main takeaway points from customer feedback:

Service America Home Warranty
Industry Average
Good work
3%
12%
Professional contractor
4%
6%
Good communication
0%
5%
Money offer
0%
4%
Fast work
0%
3%
Act of good faith
0%
0%
Communication problems
28%
18%
Repair delay
34%
17%
Claim denial
4%
12%
Tricky terms
1%
7%
Unprofessional contractor
13%
7%
Unexpected costs
12%
7%
Payment delay
0%
2%
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The Final Words

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