This is a true story about a person who has had to endure intimidation, insult, and ridicule, at the hand of their builder, their builders’ contractor, and their builders’ attorney. (Any of this sounding familiar?)
What follows is this person’s story. A story that this individual was afraid to tell because of what their builder could potentially do to them, yet felt a burning need to reveal the truth in order to find some assistance, solace, and potentially help others:
I am not sure of what recourse the builder would have if I left the names of the Companies and individual that work for them in my complaint. It would be to my best interest to leave them out; even though I would love to expose them...
I wish I knew more to do! I am in a no win situation.
I ask myself almost
Do I picket them and risk my house not selling in the near future?
Do I write them letters every week and ask them to buy my house back?
Do I allow this to consume my LIFE????
Right now I have chose to do nothing more! I fear them suing me for slander. ‘(But TRUTH is the only defense against slander)’.
I know there are other people in this area that are dealing
with the same problems.
Do I contact them?
Can I write them letters!
It just is an unfortunate situation and very frustrating.
And it is sad it's on my mind everyday.”
Here is how their new home builder has been screwing them:
In 2004, I purchased a beautiful home in
I hired another company to come out in September to load calculate and audit my home; their findings were the same as the first company I hired. My HVAC system is too small. I need to have two units, one upstairs and one downstairs.
‘Dirt-Bag Homes’ still choose to do nothing. My meeting with them was more of a bribe, (take back my complaint against ‘Shoddy Shady Air’, which will in turn provide me with a 10 year warranty. I then sign another document stating that whatever the ‘(Dirt-Bag Builders’ Bought and Paid for third party Auditor) states will be the end of it.
I did not sign and choose to hire an attorney ‘(GOOD FOR YOU!!)’ since my 2 year warranty was coming to an end.
It appears that they don't have to disclose any of the information to me or my attorney in regards’ to the finding made by the ‘(Dirt-Bag Builders’ Bought and Paid for third party Auditor)’. Their attorney is a personal injury attorney that now is working for them, more like a used car salesmen. The Energy Audit per ‘(Dirt-Bag Builders’ Bought and Paid for third party Auditor)’, told me prior to his leaving my house that it was the HVAC design that was the problem. When I called him back, he said he could not disclose anymore information nor provide me with a copy of the work performed since they (Dirt-Bag Homes) initially hired them. The ‘(Dirt-Bag Builders Bought and Paid for third party Auditors’)’ Corporate office would not provide me with a copy of the work performed either since they work for the ‘Dirt-Bag’ builder.
I know I sound like a disgruntled homeowner but there are others in my same position that also have no recourse of action.
Organizations such as HADD, HOBB, NewHomeBuildersNewsBlog, ExposingNewHomeBuilders and others exist to provide community, understanding, a voice to the stifled, and above all else the will and resource to act when the dirt-bags are banging on YOUR poorly constructed door!!
Get involved today! Don’t take another day of bullying from your builder!