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Complaint Review: Bolin Development TRUSTED BUSINESS | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Don Bolin, Arline Bolin, Bolin Estates, Bolin Real Estate Development constructing projects of all sizes & scales. Skilled in solving complex problems relating to estate design & construction management. Don Bolin’s extensive construction expertise enables him to oversee projects delivering them on schedule & within budget.

  • Submitted: Wed, October 03, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, January 08, 2014

  • Reported By: Fraud Investigator — United States of America
4314 Marina City Dr Ste 720 Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California United States of America

Don Bolin TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: Bolin Development dedicated to customer satisfaction. Don Bolin's approach to business is focused on providing the highest customer satisfaction in the industry.
*UPDATE: Don Bolin pledges his commitment to always improving his operations by joining Ripoff Report’s Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer by increasing their confidence when doing business with a member business. Don Bolin is recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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REVIEW UPDATE: May 26 2016: Bolin Development remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. Bolin Development is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, Bolin Development has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, Bolin Development has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever Bolin Development remains committed to improving customer satisfaction. [continued below]....


Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Don and Arline Bolin for their commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Don and Arline Bolin have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Don and Arline Bolin listen carefully to client concerns and see them as an opportunity to become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Don Bolin and Arline Bolin / Bolin Development have informed us that their personal philosophy is that their clients are a precious resource. As successful business people, Don Bolin and Arline Bolin feel it is critical to listen to their clients and respond properly. By always putting their customers first, Don and Arline Bolin hope to maintain a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

The information provided in the report below is based on comments made by developer/builder Donald Bolin during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Bolin Development.
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Bolin Development designs and builds residential homes. They aim to buy properties at a good value, which they maintain should never exceed more than 25% of the total sales price of the home, and to not take on too many projects at one time.

When working with Bolin Development, the buyer should expect their experience to be very good. If they experience any problems with a home after they move in, they are advised to make a “punch list” and a crew will be sent out to fix the problems free of charge, even if it is an issue that their company is not responsible for.


What sets Bolin Development apart from other companies in the Real Estate Development Industry

Bolin Development believes that they build better floor plans, better designs, and a more sellable product. They also maintain that they hire the best subcontractors, which results in very few call backs about problems.

As the developer/builder for Bolin Development, Donald Bolin takes on the responsibility of designing and building a quality home. His goal is to design something the market desires, and stand behind the product he creates.

When asked what sort of policies his company has in place to safeguard the financial stability of properties that Bolin Development manages, Mr. Bolin explained, “One, I do not build for property owners, I only build my own projects. I am the owner and builder of all projects that we manage. Two, I really only deal with the customer when the house is done, then I sell it to them. Then I follow up with any miscellaneous problems with the property. I always maintain an open line of communication with the people that purchase my homes.”

Customer Care .. “doing whatever it takes”

The most common complaints their company receives normally has to do with a house settling, which sometimes results in doors sticking, or superficial cracks. Bolin Development takes care of these issues at their own expense and that is usually the extent of the complaints.

When dealing with buyers complaints, Mr. Bolin believes that he has always been able to satisfy the homebuyers. He will send in a crew to fix any problems, and this will normally take place within the first 30 days. After that, the issue is usually resolved and he rarely hears anything else from the homebuyer.


During the onsite interview Mr. Bolin was asked how he advises his employees to “do whatever it takes” to make a buyer happy: “I don’t have clients when I build a home. The contractors work for me and me alone. I hire the best guys that go above and beyond so we don’t have problems later.”

Bolin Development is pleased to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. Mr. Bolin thinks that Ripoff Report serves a purpose for people who get taken by companies who misrepresent themselves and that it is a good source for exposing disreputable business people.

About the owners Don Bolin and Arline Bolin

"Under the management of Don Bolin, Bolin Development is one of the finest real estate development firms in Southern California. His unique skills in solving complex problems relating to estate design and construction management are unmatched. He is a true professional. Behind Bolin Development's sustained growth and success is Don's skill as a deeply experienced builder with expertise in construction, finance, land use, design and marketing. Don's experienced development team has the problem-solving skills and determination to overcome physical, geographic challenges unique to each development project. His expertise and creative solutions have earned a strong reputation of integrity among his peers, business associates and the communities he serves. Working in concert with local communities, he delivers high quality end-products in both a cost and time efficient manner.

Arline Bolin is a top producing agent in Bel Air and Beverly Hills. She has worked in the communities of custom homes since 1990. Because of her experience and specialties with estate properties, she has become a boutique agent. The broker community knows her dealings with new construction and they can attest to the fact that she has always managed to get what they perceive as above market value. Buying a house is a stressful process regardless of whether you're a first time buyer or a seasoned veteran. With her nearly three decades of experience, she is well connected in the Bel Air community (and beyond) and she uses these relationships to help problem solve many a situation. She is a smart negotiator, an attribute that has been refined through the number of transactions she has been a part of on both the buying and selling end. Clients consider her advice during the negotiating phase invaluable. She is an agent who personally conducts her own showings, open houses and public relations. She never takes a listing unless she can personally be available from the moment an appointment is scheduled to all aspects of the offer, escrow and closing. She takes great pride in fulfilling the commitment she makes to each seller and buyer.”


Don Bolin and Arline Bolin / Statements from the owners.

"Our personal business philosophy is based on the premise that strives to add value in its services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care. Our goal is to provide our clients the best quality, value and professional excellence in the industry.” ~ Don and Arline Bolin

One of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that Don and Arline Bolin truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that they show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Don and Arline Bolin, Ripoff Report is convinced that they are committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.



BOLIN DEVELOPMENT BEWARE! FRAUD!!! FRAUD!!! FRAUD!!! Marina del Rey, Los Angeles , California


Don Bolin is a very dangerous fraud! He lives in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, California. This con artist seems very simple and stupid up front however he is a VERY sneaky scammer. He has a criminal past and very bad karma. This con
artist scammed his poor victims out of millions of dollars including his partner LEONARD ROSE

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: BC 425691, Laila Rose vs Donald T. Bolin, FRAUD, ELDER ABUSE, CONCEALMENT, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST ACCOUNTING, SLANDER AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES) a retired man who was deceived by Bolin! The old man was not able to survive Bolins betrayal and he passed away dying of a broken heart over one year ago from the stress of his family losing millions of dollars that he worked
hard for all his life for! Bolins betrayal killed him because the old man looked upon Bolin as his own son and trusted him. This fraud has numerous of victims who suffered not only tremendous stress, have lost millions of dollars, loss of health, loss of properties, his actions forcing people into bankruptcy, illegally taking their homes, his victims suffering from depression, with
thoughts of suicide over the stress and loss of their loved ones. He has no mercy or respect to people. He will do anything to defraud people.

Bolin has had and has numerous lawsuits against him and many people have suffered from his fraudulent schemes! He works as a team with his sister Arline Bolin

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: BC 235418, Mark Friedman vs Don Bolin and Arline Bolin, FRAUD, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES)

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: SC 105696, Barbara Tardif vs Arline Bolin, CONTRACTUAL FRAUD)
and his brothers.

Bolin owns many shady companies and he represents himself as an investor/builder.

Bolin treats his workers like slaves. He scams poor hard working individuals out of money that he owes them for services rendered and doesn't pay them after a project is finished. Or he will pay them a very small deposit and then when he
sells the project, making a large profit, he won't pay the sub-contractors or individuals owed hoping that they will not have enough money to file a lawsuit.

But if they do file a lawsuit, then Bolin will settle with them for pennies on the dollar and the poor construction workers have to agree upon a smaller sum in order to have money to feed their children and pay their own expenses having already invested all of their own money into Bolins project!

This scammer will do anything to get money. He will even sell his own mother or his soul to the devil that's how devious he is! He does not care if the person is a hard working individual, who is only trying to work hard to survive in this life, he will use anyone at his disposal alike a slave and pay them nothing or almost next nothing in hopes that the person will just go away and leave him alone.

This scammer is very greedy and cheap. He uses the cheapest and worst quality of materials in his construction projects and then sells the property as high end luxury estates. He uses the cheapest materials which are potentially hazardous
and very often dangerous for the environment. This scammers construction techniques are even more dangerous whereas he will dig out the side of a hill, split a Lot and then bury the real facts in his building plans that he submits for building permits, leaving out pertinent facts such as not reinforcing the side of hill properly with illegally constructed retainer walls!

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: SC 102902, Island Shore Services LLC vs Don Bolin and Bevridge, LLC, FRAUD, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES)

Bolin does not care that his deceitful cost cutting tactics in constructing his homes may potentially KILL somebody! Just as long as he gets his money that's all he cares about. Bolin has a team of attorneys working for him and they fight like dogs for him, they are a team together.

Bolin is also married to a Latino wife and he knows that if bad comes to worst for him legally, he can always cut and run, jumping the border and leaving the USA! That's why he does not care who he hurts and or who his victims are. He will
first just scam them, then he will fight them in court, and then he will try to settle for pennies on the dollar. If that does not work and he sees a real danger for himself with the possibility of a jail sentence, then he will just cut and run!

This fraud and shark cares less about all of his illegal dealings and he enjoys his life, spending millions of dollars that he stole from people with one of his victims already dead, who could not protect himself in being too old to do so and dying of a broken heart! This beautiful old man had such a pure heart and he really believed this scammer not knowing what awaited him in the long run. Bolin, who this old man treated like a son, stabbed this old man in the back, Bolins fraud and deceit killing the old man with a broken heart. Bolin mislead this old man and even forged his signature on partnership documents in
order to take control over the old mans money as the investor in their partnership. This con artist stole over 8 million dollars from this man alone not including numerous other victims that have suffered from his scams. This poor man thought that they were partners and friends but he did not realize what a deceitful sneak and liar that this Bolin was until it was too late! Bolin can pretend and act very well. "Hollywood is crying out for him". THIS MAN IS A VERY DANGEROUS FRAUD!

This poor old man that passed away who died because of Bolin, has relatives and this man's widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bolin, seeking financial damages because of Bolins fraud. Bolin fought the poor old mans widow in
court, she already suffering so badly from the loss of her husband and her only true love. But Bolin did not care he only wanted to destroy this woman emotionally and physically with the help of his attorneys. He wanted to emotionally
exhaust her, torturing her further in trying to get her to drop the case. They harassed this poor woman to no end, so badly that she even had a heart attack too and almost died but gladly she survived with the help of good doctors. Bolin repeatedly called this poor woman and threatened her. His attorney deposed her so many times holding her from the early morning into the evening, harassing her emotionally with his questions. Bolins attorney even sent some legal server to her home at 4:00 AM in the morning, to serve a summons on the woman and she was too afraid to open the door, the server yelled at her jumping a fence and scarring her. Then finally before the trial after the widow had surgery Bolin offered to settle the case with her, when he realized that his scam was not going to work and that all would be exposed against him in court! Bolin was so
concerned and scared of the possibility of going to jail for fraud, that he finally offered her a little over a one million dollars to settle the case prior to trial. Despite Bolin having stolen eight million dollars from the old man and his wife, the
widow was so exhausted after everything and from all that had happened, that she reluctantly agreed to settle and accept this paltry sum of money, rather than risking the loss of her entire health being emotionally and physically too tired to fight any longer. She was basically forced to concede and accept this small settlement for pennies on the dollar.

This scammer is a lousy "person". He is afraid of his own shadow because he knows exactly how many people he has hurt! He is only brave against the elderly who he knows cannot defend themselves! He is only courageous when it comes to scamming
old people and stealing their investments, he is nothing more than a simple coward and thief.

Bolin does not pay his employees and he treats people like slaves. He is ugly inside and out. He will promise the world and never deliver! He will steal every penny that he can in the end! He has scammed many people with numerous investigations is still on going. There are numerous lawsuits still pending against him and he does not care who he defrauds!

Rich or poor, does not matter, Bolin will do whatever he has to do in order to defraud all those involved in his latest scheme! Anyone, either it being a poor sub-contractor or builder working hard, needing to feed his family, and or an old man who having worked hard all of his life, trusting Bolin and treating him like a son, then being scammed by Bolin and losing everything and more importantly losing the trust in people and passing away in the end from the stress and anxiety of all. Does not matter whether it being a poor widow who is still suffering from the loss of her husband of many years, or hard working people in the real estate business, who Bolin and his sister regularly go behind their backs and never pay due or shared commissions. He does not care!

He has been scamming poor victims for years! So now please don't be Bolins next victim. He has already stolen enough money enabling him to "retire" now, so he may stop his construction scam "business" that he had because he is probably too
afraid to get caught again however be very careful with this con artist! He is very creative in his fraud and may come up with some new idea and scam soon!

Bolin is also a loan shark and running a "financial scam business". After successfully stealing millions of dollars he got even greedier and makes even more money by being a loan shark preying upon other people's misery and despair. He charges
50% interest and has his victims sign their lives away to him leaving his victims with nothing but despair and deep in debt. This fraud is also well known for taking people's properties illegally and then protecting himself with the help of his attorneys, expecting that his victims will not be able to afford the services of an attorney to fight him in court. Very often he uses his wife Gabriela Sequiera Bolin, a female 20 years his junior as a trustee or other, she is a gold digger and well known as a scammer in Latin America where she illegally came from and married Bolin. They are living a life of luxury and travel to high end places, never needing to work, living off of the spoils of the money that they have stolen from their poor victims, including the money from the innocent old man that died of a broken heart. A man that worked hard all his life who's money has now been stolen by this fraud!

Be extremely careful of this scammer. There are plenty of facts evidencing his crimes. We have all copies of the legal complaints against Bolin however this web site does not allow posting of all, since there are too many attachments
however you can contact us and we will forward all information to any interested party. We are publishing whatever we can fit inside this page. Do not believe a word he says and avoid him at all costs! There are plenty of honest people in
California who you can trust and that are safe to do business with. You have been warned! Beware of this SCAMMER AND TRUE FRAUD!

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