|posted 30 July 2005 21:28 CET
i am writing about what tel builders has done here in west virginia !
the builder has come in and made my house worse then denies they were ever here to fix it !
they have not fix the problems of my home they have just made things worse!
west virginia is a buyer beware state that means beware of the builders here!
|posted 30 July 2005 16:31 CET
My name is Ron Ard. My Wife and I purchased a new home in August 2004,The Builder is Pioneer homes and it is in the Willow Wood Sub Division in West Fort Worth.
after We took possession of our new house We started having problems with our ceilings.We filed Warranty claims and the Builder has tried various ways to try and fix the problem.each Time the condition comes back.After doing some research and hiring a Building Inspector it was discovered that all the Engineered trusses in Our house were installed wrong.I then proceeded in calling out a regular Building Inspector from the City of Fort Worth,they also determined that they were installed wrong and were not in code.The City sent an email to the third party Inspection company instructing them to supply an Engineer that can tell the city how the house is to be repaired.This was two weeks ago and still nothing.I then called an Engineer from Universal Forest products the company that built the trusses,I got his name and number from a Engineering letter of a previous repair only to find out later that He never even looked at the repair, that He had taken the word of His Salesman and put His stamp on it. any way He finally came and looked at the trusses and was supposed to supply Me with a report instead of giving me the report He sent it to the Home builder who has already told me on the phone that they want to bring in another Engineer because they don't trust the other Engineer because He has a vested interest in the truss company.The Engineer that they want to bring in has already looked at many houses in the neighborhood and those folks are still waiting to here something one neighbor asked for a copy of his report and was told that they could not have one that He was working for Pioneer and He was there to just see if the House was livable.
These Folks are dragging there feet.We really need your help .There are many Home owners in this small neighborhood with the same problem they stop by and ask all the time about Our house and share there problems with us PLEASE HELP! also we have found major repairs to our structure that they did not disclose to us.
Thanks Ron Ard HM 817/560-5511
708 Bay Laurel Ln WK 817/777-6606
Fort Worth, TX 76108 CELL 817/713-3262
|posted 28 July 2005 09:04 CET
My wife and I contracted with Gordon Hartman Homes to build a home on a lot we owned. GHH has failed to resolved warranty issues that they have had notice off since February 2005. In addition they refused to correct problems in the construction and mislead the neighborhood ACC regarding the construction of a power pedestal on teh property. They have refused my wife and I the opportunity to meet with the president of the company to review the terrible service we have received. Customer service employees have stated they will no longer speak with my wife regarding the issues pertaining to our home. Throughout the pre-construction and construction process we have been mislead and given incorrect information as to what we needed to do to insure that the home was built as we desired. Within weeks of moving into the house all exposed nails began to rust. To date the builder has not resolved this issue. The builder failed to provide landscaping that met the requirements of the ACC and was not consistent with the plan they provided to us. The construction supervisor for our home informed us at the beginning of the construction process that GHH did not know how to build a home in a "Build on your Lot" program and that has been evident from the beginning. I would strongly advise against anyone contracting with Gordon Hartman Homes to build their home.
|posted 27 July 2005 14:14 CET
well i bought a new house and within 2 months i found myself with 3 leaks at one time. the homebuilders sent plummers to my house they stoped one leak and then took off never to be heard from i called again bc i have no running water at this point and they said its not our problem and told me to call insurence i then did and they sent plummers and said the home builds are screwing me over so now im stuck pls help anyone
|posted 26 July 2005 15:10 CET
hello--I purchased a newly built home in san antonio,texas through a new home builders (armadillo homes) from Laredo Texas--now the soil in back according to a former salesman--the the material is the cheapest--I have several diagonal cracks throughout my ''lemon house'' and the ceo Gutierrez blames me for not putting sod/grass in the back yard.what a lame excuse. he flies all over Texas to promote ''armadillo homes'' but fail to fix the problem/tell the truth concerning the bad soil and equipment-this type of buisness should not be going on.--the ALAMO floor plan so far is the worst-5 other residents in the MONTE VIEJO SUBDIVIVION in SAN ANTONIO TEXAS has the same FOUNDATION problems to NO AVAIL. ONCE YOU COMPLAIN -NOTHING GET DONE. THIS IS NOT THE IDEAL COMPANY FOR A BETTER BUILT HOME THAT WILL LAST OVER 5 YEARS.
|posted 25 July 2005 10:50 CET
After a year and a half, our builder - Mitch Kahn of A-1 Homes (previously in Washington, NJ but now in Yardley, PA) still had not completed our home even halfway. Although he had taken a 15% fee up front and was taking draws from our construction loan, he did not complete the work he said he was or would claim that materials "were on the way." The work that he did do was shoddy but when we were complain, he would either ignore us, get angry or say he would deal with it later. He sent us an e-mail in January that he "wasn't sure if he wanted to continue working on our project" and would consult his lawyer to see if it was in his best interest. We never heard from him again despite calls, emails and letters. We finally hired a lawyer who tried going through his lawyer. We couldn't even get him to tell us that he didn't plan on finishing the house until April (the end of his contract was in March) and even then, he still hasn't sent us any official later stating he was withdrawing from the job (which we need in order to hire another builder and get the financing changed). Nor has he returned money he agreed to give back to us for draws he took for materials that he did not actually purchase. We did not ask for our 15% deposit back or ask him to repair the shoddy work he did or even finish out the work he started and was paid for. We merely wanted back the funds he took for materials he didn't actually purchased. He asked to have until June 30 to give us that money. Three weeks later we still don't have it and his lawyer says he's not late and we're just being a pain. If we're being a pain at this point, it's because it's been almost 2 years since we started this project and the house has been sitting there since January with no work done. It's not even sealed up. He didn't even put all the windows in. Because he took the majority of the draws, we are paying huge loan payments monthly, on top of paying rent, storage fees, and just dealing with not having any cash because all our money goes to the aforementioned bills. We have tried to be reasonable and avoid litigation as lawyers are the only ones who win when this stuff goes to court. Any suggestions?
|posted 24 July 2005 13:46 CET
tel builders does not stand behind there warranties!
alot of people have problems and are afraid to speak up against them !
what i am asking and been asking is for them to fix the problems of our homes !
leaks, moisture problems, roofs, carpets they put the lowest grade of carpets in there home and expect them to last ! (ours is 2 years old and the threads are pulling out of the carpets!)
the paint job on the houses are terrible !
floors were not put in right !
and plumbing is terrible in these homes (they used a friend to do the plumbing) so now we all have problems with pipes that had holes in them and the seals on the toilets were not properly installed!
|posted 23 July 2005 13:28 CET
i have been having a problem with tel builders here in martinsburg west virginia!
the builder isn't fixing the problem of the homes that need the work done !
houses have leaks in them and other problems and the builder has done nothing to fix the problems!
right now tel is in court!
we as property owners have been fighting them!
and will continue to fight!
one of the owners of tel builders admitted that they used a friend to do the plumbing , whom he said did a bad job!
now we are paying for this since they are not willing to send someone out to resolve the problems!
this has been a problem since the first week of moving into our home!
i am telling people BEWARE before you purchase a home by them !
|posted 22 July 2005 23:45 CET
We live in North Carolina and I just found today rain pouring in through my bedroom window and we have been in this house less than a year. Also, I have noticed mold starting to grow between the double panes. Our house not very old, built in 2000. Help, where do I go from here?
|posted 21 July 2005 23:19 CET
I purchased a home in 11/04 from Structual Creations in Hampton, Georgia. I have called, written to them, the Ga HomeBuilder's Assn and to the City. To date, Structual Creations has not solved the problem or responded to my requests to fix all of the following; check the squeaky floors, railing coming apart from the deck, poor drainage in the front of the house and a check of the water heater. Time is running out for the one year warranty to be over. I'm disgusted and can't seem to get any help.
|posted 20 July 2005 23:42 CET
I bought a new Arcadia home in Gilroy in 2000 in good faith. I among other homeowners are in a lawsuit against the builder for alledged building defects. It has been a nightmaare as toxic mold grew throughout my house and casued health problems along with evacation and no where to go. We have cracked foundation, exterior and interior walls, plumbing and electrical problems, water running under our houses, everything out of plumb, roof leaks and you name it. Our builder did not honor the warranty and has a binding arbitration in the contract. He has put us through Hades and back. The stress and depression has cost years off my life.
To add insult to injury the same builder is building around five hundred homes behind me.
Sharon L. Parks
|posted 20 July 2005 08:53 CET
I had a home built by General Home Developers which took over a year to build.They will NOT complete some of the items they said they would nor stand behind their warranties.Mildew,paint chip,paint fade,carpet tearing. I look forward to your reply
|posted 19 July 2005 20:12 CET
We are in the process of determing if our builder will fix cause and results of leaking windows. Location Sienna Plantation. House built Dec 03. Does anyone a suggestion as to what type of firm we should use to inspect the windows?
|posted 19 July 2005 15:18 CET
This is a huge problem. I do not own a house with these problems. It is my experience that the political subdivision which has zoning jurisdiction over the permits and building inspections would be liable for negligence for passing and providing an occupancy permit for these houses. What do the building codes require for plumbing, for example? Any property that does not meet inspection by the local government should not be sold as a habitable struction - fraud. Contracts are breached by fraud and damages are awarded. The contracts of adhesion should not be binding on the victims of fraud. Legal action can also be instituted to pierce the corporate veil of the consecutive companies - who is in charge and who gets profits - which show the benefits go to the same parties despite the name change and paperwork. It is another form of fraud to go through these motions to avoid liability. Detrimental reliance is another area of taking action on the fact there is a contract for the sale of a habitable building which meets building code regulations. Does Texas have the uniform building code for its homes? Libraries often have a copy of this code book. The Building and Safety Department should have the records on file for each building and who the inspector was who passed the work. Don't ever explain your reasons for wanting the information, quietly compile a complete record for several people to show a pattern and sue the government in a tort action. Usually, the state statute should be looked up to comply with tort claims to be sure all that is done for jurisdiction in a suit. Hope this helps.
|posted 15 July 2005 14:06 CET
Wanted to know if anyone had heard of America's First Home Builder and if so, if there has been any complaints against them.
I am getting ready to lock in on a home located in Florida and am just inquiring about them.