Your dream home. KB Home uses slick marketing slogans, and fancy model homes to lure in buyers. They tell you there is quality at every step of the building process, and their good name, and valuable reputation stand behind their product. But who really builds this home, and why are there so many KB Home complaints all over the country? read more…
WTSP 10 News Tampa reveals KB Home contractors supervised 50-60 homes at a time. The results? Defective, leaking, dangerous, worthless houses. Noah Pransky also asks who dropped the ball in Florida and what ever happened to Attorney General Pam Bondi’s investigation?
Pam Bondi has other fish to fry – protecting consumers is not high on her list of priorities. Her orders come from a higher power (Rick Scott, Koch Brothers, Lobbyists, or maybe just her own brain). Bondi’s priorities? Fighting Affordable Health Care (and here), Stopping Gay Marriage, Cozying up to Lobbyists Bearing Gifts (NYT), Advocating for Polluters of the Chesapeake Bay (in Maryland!), Advocating for Teenage Gun Rights, Making sure the big banks never get fully investigated or pay for their crimes.
Houses Built with “Life -Threatening Defects!” KB Home knew and sold them anyway!. Full whistle blower suit. The Good part starts around page eight. (why’d it take so long for this information to leak?) Read suit: o’neill whistle blower See yourself why there are so many KB Home complaints.Video: Whistle Blower Attorney – Life Threatening Dangerous!
KB HOME KNEW THEIR BALCONIES WERE DEFECTIVE WHEN THEY SOLD THEM according to a whistle blower lawsuit. They colloapsed – Just like this balcony in California where six Irish teenagers were killed and seven were critically injured. Fortunately No one died in the KB Home condos – but isn’t it just a matter of time? Are builders and government regulators playing Russian Roulette with our lives? Read more…
How could the building department not notice every single hurricane strap was missing? How could the general contractor for KB Home not know? News 8 in Tampa does an excellent investigation. When every exterior wall was missing crucial fasteners – why has no one made KB Home inspect all structural walls in a 3-story condominium? watch video…
Here’s what wind can really do. KB Home defects are eerily similar to the defects found in these shoddily built homes that were devastated in Hurricane Andrew. Read more
California – Owners in this Lathrop community had cracks in the slabs and walls. One owner was so tired of KB Home’s unsuccessful repairs that he created several websites to showcase his San Joaquin home. He has a massive slab crack that appears to need major construction to repair. His site is gone. But see California Slab Cracks. North Carolina – This owner was so frustrated she contacted WCNC NBC in Charlotte (here). Her crack ran the length of the house and KB Home offered to caulk it (!), but then even reneged on that. CRACK LENGTH OF HOUSE
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Who do I contact to inquire about repairs to my house?
- For homeowners in the Tampa area, you may call KB HOME at 813-387-9600 or send an email to TampaClaims@kbhome.com
- For homeowners in the Orlando area, you may call KB HOME at 1-800-305-2246 or send an email to OrlandoCustomerService@kbhome.com
- For homeowners in the Jacksonville area, you may call KB HOME at 904-596-6690 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If your home is located outside of these regions, contact the closest region above for repairs.
- If you disagree with KB HOME’s assessment of your eligibility for repairs under the Final Judgment or the extent of the repairs, then you may contact Bonded Builders at 866-323-6170 or KBHClaims@BondedBuilders.com
BUYER BEWARE OF FLORIDA! Who Wins in the attorney general settlement with KB Home? You guessed it. The attorney general did not suspend time (toll) so warranties ran out, warranties that were not honored. The only thing the OAG of Florida did not give away to KB Home was a non-disparagement clause. ag settlement inadequate 2
Water Intrusion and mold could be deadly for this young child with a suppressed immune system in Florida. A bone marrow transplant forces her from her leaky KB Home. video
KB Home Buyers BEWARE! We have a new report from one of our readers. Their KB Home house has NIBCO PEX Plumbing. I read a little about this product and it looks like it could be the next Chinese Drywall (also used by KB Home). This potential new plumbing nightmare is in addition to all the other plumbing problems we’ve heard of. Read more….
Three Year investigation by Florida finally ends. KB Home Slammed!
Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi’s settlement with KB Home excludes 1/2 of the Carriage Lake neighborhood with an arbitrary cutoff date – even though the Attorney General’s office knew that repairs to stucco were incorrect. Though the settlement sounds impressive, at $71 million, SEC filings indicated KB Home recouped $61 million from suing subcontractors and still has many lawsuits pending. WPTV news….
KB Homeowner protests. They lost 8 feet of their side yard & ended up with a wood fence stuck in front of their dining room window 28 inches from the wall. KB Home sort of said, “Oops, we’ll throw you some compensation & look what you are stuck with! Not a bad ploy to get their houses sold – but that’s KB Home! KB Home comes under more fire in Roseville Herald Tribune 2015
Roxanne Miller, resident of the now infamous Willowbrook Condominium in Lakewood Ranch, you know, the place with the whistle-blower and the “life threateningly dangerous defects,” is still unable to live in her gutted home after almost five years. Willowbrook resident’s living nightmare .
Florida Attorney General Investigates KB Home for deceptive practices. In this video - Senator Mike Bennett calls on AG Bondi to investigate KB Home. Another story from WTSP print - Florida-Attorney-General-Pam-Bondi-investigating-KB-Home, and in the next video State Rep.Mayfield talks as Complaints against KB Home continue to mount
JURY TRIAL DEMANDED! Fraud, Negligence alleged. I. Rescission – II. Breach of Contract – III. Fraud in Inducement – IV. Negligence – V. Breach of Expressed Warranty – VI. Breach of Implied Warranty Habitability – VII Code Violation. (so far 34 separate suits counted) MC_Docket
Hostile Work Environment. Retaliation. Disparate Treatment. Charges may stand against KB Home the U.S. District Court in Texas has ruled. In this discrimination lawsuit, African American sales personnel say they had to work twice as hard as white counterparts and still made less money. “Plaintiffs allege that KB Home employees told them they were assigned to the lower income communities because they “did not fit the demographic’” of the higher income communities. kbhomediscriminationsuit
KB Home is on a roll – building in over forty locations in Florida. Meanwhile, houses continue to leak and re-leak all over the state. Florida consumers seem to be on their own, holding the bag for defective structures, loss of value, stigma. It’s a nightmare of epic proportions. State Agencies keep passing the buck. KB Homes Suck? No! You Suck on Some Lemons – Mr. Consumer. read more…
Another Employee suit filed in North Carolina, “Davis claimed he was fired for reporting numerous infractions by KB Home employees, including various managers’ demeaning and harassing conduct toward female employees as well as numerous fraudulent and unethical financial transactions in violation of the civil and criminal laws of South Carolina.” read suit on Justia