Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am Officer Timothy Martin, and because I am an Officer, you'd think it wouldn't happen to me. Yea, right...
June of 2004, I entered into a contract with a builder;
"Americas Home Place" aka - 'The Home Place'. The specific office I contracted through is located in Augusta Georgia.
They have offices throughout the country. Some locals are - Gainsville,Ga., Columbia,SC., Greenville,SC.
2 months after closing on the construction loan to have a
home built on my property, I received a letter from the bank which the loan was drawn from. I was advised that upon an audit of my file, "a signed loan application was not found".
Mistake one...without carefully reading and comparing this document with other records; I signed and faxed this document, which was sent to me, prefilled - by the bank.
A few months later, my wife was going over the records and discovered some discrepancies within the document, which included, an inflated salary (doubled), and an extreme exaggeration reguarding how long I was at my job.
According to this document, the information was given to the bank over the phone. I never spoke to the bank, until I stopped the contractor from being able to make draws on the account.
The builder, "Americas Home Place", handled all of the loan setup.
I had good credit. And imagine this, I was in uniform, clearly - a State Officer of the law, and these people took liberties with my personal information. They lied to the bank, to assure that the loan was approved, for their own personal gain. It's obvious that no one with Americas Home Place has any common sense, but they sure do have some really large gonads.
If that's not enough; every phase of the job has had to be torn out, and re-done, due to poor craftsmanship. But not immediately. They always spend a couple of months trying to push me into excepting the poor work, or demanding that they are going to proceed against my will, thus forcing me to mention that that would be considered as criminal trespassing, and I'd call the law. If something has not been done under
my direct supervision, or by me personally, it has been wrong, or seriously substandard.
On top of being an Officer, I am also a skilled tradesman. There is no part of building a house that I am not experienced in. I have been a licensed residential specialist contractor with the state of SC.
My knowing how to build a house, and knowing the specifics of "quality", and the limitations thereof, has been a problem for them. Americas Home Place has repeatedly tried to bully me into excepting poor products and poor craftsmanship.
Within 2 days after a meeting with the S.C. Building commission, these people contacted the mortgage company and told them to process the final loan because my home was 70% completed. I will place that audio clip on the video "Clips" page linked on - builderfraud dot tjjames dot com 70%, yea right! I only have a concrete slab. To say it's 5% would be stretching it. Their deception never ends. It has been a year since the job was contracted. We went through arbitration June 21, 2005. And AHP was still being deceptive.
It always helps to have a video camera recording!
The tapes sure put them in their place.
The following people should not be trusted any futher than you can throw them. They are all guilty of committing fraud. They have all repeatedly lied, and they have all been deceptive about various issues, from contract issues, to permits, to poor craftsmanship.
Let's not forget about Barry Connor,
the "President" of Americas Home Place.
Those of you who also have issues with Americas Home Place -
aka - The Home Place, and are interested in a class action lawsuit, which the law does allow as a recourse for action, for parties, whome as individuals have signed binding arbitration agreements.
Email Me - pkatjjames at msn dot com
Make the subject of your email - "fraud",
so it does not get discarded with spam.
North Augusta, South Carolina