Report: #755552

Complaint Review: Bruce Hovland, Ripoff . Con Man : Home Improvement Source.

  • Submitted: Wed, July 20, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, November 14, 2011
  • Reported By: johnsonlynnr — United States of America
  • Bruce Hovland, Ripoff . Con Man : Home Improvement Source.

    Oldsmar, Florida
    United States of America

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*UPDATE Employee: Bruce Hovland - Honest Man

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Bruce Hovland, Ripoff . Con Man : Home Improvement Source.


Bruce Hovland was run out of Naples Fl after bankrupting
several businesses.


Bruce claims on his site

operated several service related businesses in my career
and know the importance of customer service.


One of those businesses was a Boat Storage business where I
had my boat. Without my being late on any payment Bruce filed for title to my
boat (which is easy to do in Florida
if you own a storage co.)  and sold it
right before going out of business and leaving town.  He stole more than 50 thousand Dollars from
just me..  He did this to many people
before skipping town. He had no experience in construction or design when
leaving Naples.
He did my landscaping and took care of my boat. [continued below]....


After Bruce ran off owing a lot of people I talked to a
mechanic that worked at his boat repair shop located within the storage area
and he informed me it was common practice for Bruce to steal good parts off of
boats in the storage and exchange them with bad parts keeping a thriving repair
business on all sides. .


Bruce has been arrested 7 times in Florida.


He even ripped the graphic on his website from the

Johnny Bravo cartoon.


It took me a lot of years to find Mr. Hovland but now that I
have I will share any info I have with you.



Bruce Hovland, founder of the Home Improvement Source.

located at 30333 US 19 N. in Clearwater, Fl.


Owner at Home Improvement Source

Tampa /St.
Petersburg /Clearwater, Florida


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#1 UPDATE Employee

Bruce Hovland - Honest Man

AUTHOR: Andrew - (United States of America)

The gentleman who posted this report is harrassing Bruce. He has commited several crimes against Bruce over the last 10+ years. Yes Bruce did sell him property after 3 years years of non payment and many, many attempts to contact him. Law only required 1 year. So if Bruce was out to take people stuff and items dont you think at 366 days he would have? See if one of the things this guy did to Bruce.

The persons real name is not Lynn, thats his first con in this post. Here is the true story about how all this got started. Bruce never stole anything from this man. He did legally attain his property after over 3 years of sitting on his lot. John spent over 8 years in jail once he was finally brought to justice, got in trouble again and is posting this stuff internationally. Please do not let this one man's lies sway you in any way.

Here is the true story of what type of person John is and a large part of why he spent so much time in prison.

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