Jan 19, 2015 by


Chad Harris aka Chad Everett Harris aka C. Everett Harris, located at 7925 Plum St., New Orleans, LA, 70118, and The Garden Gates, located in Metairie, LA,  should be avoided, in our opinion. Chad Harris is a liar and thief, based on our experiences with him. Chad Harris has treated us monstrously.

It is our opinion, that we have never been been told the truth by Chad Harris. We have kept every email from him as proof. Chad Harris has left behind open invoices that he promised by contract, and in writing, to pay. We never received payments. This is our perspective and opinion based on a series of profoundly negative encounters with Chad Harris. We’re entitled to it.

There is evidence that Mr. Harris and the company reneged on payments, sent threatening email, made offensive accusations that are completely false, and broke contracts. This is our perspective and opinion based on a series of profoundly negative encounters with Chad Harris. We’re entitled to it. Yours may be different

The Harris family still does business through The Garden Gates website and as a variety of other businesses which we’ve tagged at the bottom of the page. Do your research. Make your own decision. Your mileage may vary.

Do not  be fooled by the positive Shopper Approved ratings that The Garden Gates has received. Customers are prompted/incentivized to give a review after they have successfully located and paid for a product on the site. From the Shopper Approved site —

How Shopper Approved Works
Shopper Approved automates the process of collecting reviews once someone has downloaded or purchased an item from your website.

It is best to put your review request form or pop-up on the “thank you” page after someone has downloaded or purchased an item from you. On this page, they are given an initial survey which is displayed as either a pop-up or inline.


Below are the most recent, Yelp, reviews.

Beware – they charge your card immediately! I am in the middle of my bad experience.  I ordered a table and 2 benches six weeks ago.  They are made by Henri Studio.  $1700 worth of merchandise, which as stated on the website’s fine print, was charged to my card immediately.  Well, not only has the merchandise not shipped, I called today and it won’t for another 4-6.  It’s a custom order, so I understand there can be a delay, but 1) Garden Gates has my money, 2) I had to call to get a status, 3) I can’t cancel the order because it is “In Process”.  In Process for 3 months? Seriously?  I could have ordered this from several other sites that do not have this charge immediately policy and would have if I had realized it at purchase date.  Now that Garden Gate has my $s, they really have no incentive to push to get the merchandise processed/delivered in a timely manner.” – Original review – Tilla J.  Atlanta GA. 4/16/2015

“I could not believe that it would take this long for my 3 item order so I contacted Henri Studio directly.  My order was on hold pending payment.  Turns out that Garden Gates is holding the money!  Well, I immediately called my bank and disputed the charge. I will be placing the order through another partner company – I can’t directly, since I am an individual.”  –  Updated review Tilla J. Atlanta GA  4/17/2015

This was the worst experience I have ever had with a vendor. I ordered a Joe Jr. from them which was stated to ship in 5 – 7 days. After two weeks, I gave them a call to inquire about the status of my Joe Jr. to which they told me there were delays getting the Joe Jr.’s from the warehouse. Ok. I understand that. Fast forward more than 2 months after I had ordered the unit and I still did not have my Joe Jr. nor were they able to give me an update on when I would receive it. Mind you, my credit card had been charged and I had not received 1 update the entire time. Every single time they said they would get back to me or call me back, they never did. I finally called and asked them cancel my order. They cancelled my order and decided to refund me the money via Paypal rather than just void the credit card transaction. Not sure why they did this, but when they did PayPal took 3% of the total. I told them about this and said that it was unfair for me to have to pay their credit card processing fee, since I never received the product. This has been the WORST experience I have ever had with a retailer. I would caution anyone with doing business with them. – Uri B. San Francisco 9/16/2014

“I contracted them to do a first planting on my yard and then maintenance every month. The work was poor and the maintenance (weeding, etc) was shoddy at best. I called them and told them about this and they said they would handle it and it would improve. It DID NOT.  In March 2014 I decided to sever our relationship with them. When their truck pulled up, I told them that I no longer required their services and wanted to terminate my contract with them.  They waved and took off, no words of apology or anything. They never came again. Months later ( it is now August 2014) I’m reviewing my credit card statement and noticed that they have been charging me every month since March and said I had to cancel in writing even though they had not sent anyone to do maintenance since March. I told them I wanted my money back regardless because they had not attempted to send anyone. The twenty something year old manager said he couldn’t give me my money back that the owner would have to decide. I asked him to call the manager. He refuses and was extremely rude.  I got a letter a few days later officially canceling my contract but refusing money back. So, they charged me about $95 a month for six months and dud not even attempt to send anyone.  To me this is fraudulent and criminal. NEVER let these people to maintenance on your yard, and certainly never give these crooks your credit card number!!!!!  I have been working with Perrino’s since and they are wonderful!!!  Garden Gates?  More like Grey Gardens!!” – Wedon B. 8/10/2014


Below are a couple of the most recent Facebook reviews.

I  had (2) $50 gift cards from the Garden Gate store. Never received any communication in the marketing that stated that gift cards would no longer be accepted once the store closed. Called customer service several times when the cards did not work online. Each time a representative stated that they would look into this and get back with an answer. Not one representative called back. Waited over 2 weeks. Finally, called back for the third time and was told that my gift cards are no longer accepted. Asked if the gift cards could be reduced slightly but this was not allowed either. Guess $100 to a company is more than gaining a customer.

Jerry Chinn reviewed The Garden Gates — March 18, 2017

I ordered a $430 garden statue from GG’s online store. A few hours later, I found the exact same thing on another website for $100 less. I contacted GG customer service to cancel my order, and was told… “No need, we have a price match guarantee, and will credit you the difference.” Great, I thought. However, after several unreturned emails, phone messages and months later, I have not received any response or “price match” credit. Bad deal, rotten customer service!! I did receive the product I ordered and love it… Wish ​I could​ say the​ same for​ GG.


Chad Harris is the man who said that the only way to beat the competition is to kill them “like with an axe.” Is Chad Harris crushing it or what? With all due respect, it looks to us, in our opinion, like he forms a business, gets customers and vendors, and then begins to kill them, “like with an axe.”


Chad Harris hacked into 2 websites and used them to send porn spam for profit! You can find out more by clicking here.


You can learn more about Beth Harris here, Beth Harris, The Garden Gates, is a scam?

You can learn more about Chad Harris, her husband and business partner here, Chad Harris, The Garden Gates, gaslighter

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