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Consumer Agency Extends Hearing On Home Developer Complaints

There are 19 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 18, 2008, titled Consumer Agency Extends Hearing On Home Developer Complaints. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A state Department of Consumer Protection hearing on a series of complaints against modular home contractor Lloyd Bowden was continued Tuesday after a lawyer representing Bowden asked for a delay.

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Sandy

Old Saybrook, CT

#1 Jun 18, 2008
It's about time the state cracks down on guys like this. He didn't bolt the house to the foundation or even together? These people are lucky we didn't have a hurricane last year. Scary stuff....
construction educator

Shelton, CT

#2 Jun 18, 2008
houses never get bolted to a foundation.....ignorance is scary stuff.....
Sister

London, KY

#3 Jun 19, 2008
Like bolts would help anything much in a major hurricane.
There's yer bolt sign...don't let the lightning strike 'em.
Sandy

Old Saybrook, CT

#4 Jun 19, 2008
construction educator wrote:
houses never get bolted to a foundation.....ignorance is scary stuff.....
Construction Educator... Thanks for the update. Do they get attached to the foundation somehow? Perhaps strapped or something? As far as I know... and I am not familiar with construction,(I watch Bob Villa set a Modular) it is important to attach the modular to the foundation and use something they called lag bolts or carriage bolts to connect to modulars together. Villa said that was the most important aspect off making the modular safe. Again, I try not to post ignorant notes. But I would appreciate your insight since you have knowledge on the subject.
don

Weston, CT

#5 Jun 21, 2008
Yes this home should have strap down to the foundation. There is a flat strap that is put in to the concrete that is bent down then when the house is lower to the foundation it is bolted or nailed to the box sill. This man should be put in jail. I hope the State of Connecticut does there job and put him in jail.
BOB

London, KY

#6 Jun 21, 2008
Fix what needs to be fixed would be better, with a building inspector standing there watching the whole process, making sure everything is going where it is SUPPOSED to go. Then get back to the real world.
Bob from KY- NOT

Old Saybrook, CT

#7 Jun 26, 2008
BOB wrote:
Fix what needs to be fixed would be better, with a building inspector standing there watching the whole process, making sure everything is going where it is SUPPOSED to go. Then get back to the real world.
Right... the real world where someone expects to get what they paid for. Expects people to keep their word. Truth, Light, and Integrity (Bowden's catch phrase) In a land where houses are bolted, nailed, and screwed together so that they may be structurally sound. Because I am sure BOB, SISTER, Construction Educator.... Whatever your name is.... LB, that is the real world that everyone else lives in. Get a LIFE! Bowden is getting what he gave, only these people are doing it through legal channels instead of ripping people off! Do onto others, BOB? I followed your advise and got a copy of the case from the state..... You should do the same and find out who you are defending. How do you propose that Bowden raise the houses off their foundation, make them square... Bolt them to the foundation, then bolt them together... and make them structurally sound? I'm all ears.....
Rosie

Hollywood, FL

#8 Jun 27, 2008
Let's face it, this contractor has ruined the lives of several families. His montra is GREED!

He doesn't care that there are children living in these homes.

Shoddy workmanship and shortcuts
filled his pockets!
Truth

United States

#9 Jun 27, 2008
Sister wrote:
Like bolts would help anything much in a major hurricane.
There's yer bolt sign...don't let the lightning strike 'em.
Sister BOB... it isn't just about the bolting, silly. It goes WAY beyond that.
BOB

London, KY

#10 Jun 27, 2008
Bob from KY- NOT wrote:
<quoted text>
Right... the real world where someone expects to get what they paid for. Expects people to keep their word. Truth, Light, and Integrity (Bowden's catch phrase) In a land where houses are bolted, nailed, and screwed together so that they may be structurally sound. Because I am sure BOB, SISTER, Construction Educator.... Whatever your name is.... LB, that is the real world that everyone else lives in. Get a LIFE! Bowden is getting what he gave, only these people are doing it through legal channels instead of ripping people off! Do onto others, BOB? I followed your advise and got a copy of the case from the state..... You should do the same and find out who you are defending. How do you propose that Bowden raise the houses off their foundation, make them square... Bolt them to the foundation, then bolt them together... and make them structurally sound? I'm all ears.....
You have no clue of where my opinion might be coming from on certain aspects.
Good for them going through the right channels, things tend to work out like they should then.
BOB

London, KY

#11 Jun 27, 2008
Truth wrote:
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Sister BOB... it isn't just about the bolting, silly. It goes WAY beyond that.
For some personally, I am sure IT does.

AGAIN, Good luck to the State of CT.(and to those that have legitimate complaints.)
Renee

East Haven, CT

#12 Jun 30, 2008
BOB wrote:
<quoted text>
For some personally, I am sure IT does.
AGAIN, Good luck to the State of CT.(and to those that have legitimate complaints.)
This sort of activity by a contractor affects many personally. Gosh "Bob", you're right about so many things including these being legitimate complaints. I don't think the State needs the luck, I think it's Mr. Bowden.
BOB

Manchester, KY

#13 Jul 2, 2008
Renee wrote:
<quoted text> This sort of activity by a contractor affects many personally. Gosh "Bob", you're right about so many things including these being legitimate complaints. I don't think the State needs the luck, I think it's Mr. Bowden.
Yeah, foreclosures are a contractors fault.
Maybe the contractor will get lucky and get the crummy structured thing back.
Next.
Renee

Middletown, CT

#14 Jul 3, 2008
BOB wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, foreclosures are a contractors fault.
Maybe the contractor will get lucky and get the crummy structured thing back.
Next.
When an individual has to pay out more to the bank than orig. negotiated with the builder because the contractor didn't complete or intend to complete the job for the contracted price, it can get awfully sticky for the homeowner who has to put out more money to attempt to get the piece of crap completed. Mr. Bowden knows a thing about foreclosers, "Bob".
BOB

London, KY

#15 Jul 4, 2008
It'll lodge as a valid complaint then.

Banks don't loan money out free either though.

Sounds like the State already has a handle on it, right where it belongs.
Sandy

Old Saybrook, CT

#16 Jul 7, 2008
BOB wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no clue of where my opinion might be coming from on certain aspects.
Good for them going through the right channels, things tend to work out like they should then.
Where is your opinion coming from? This is an open forum.... Do tell... FYI.... The case is being moved to the criminal courts now so it will be handled in the right place. I encourage you to attend this one... I know I will. Doing my thesis on this now... very interesting.
BOB

London, KY

#17 Jul 8, 2008
Sandy wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is your opinion coming from? This is an open forum.... Do tell... FYI.... The case is being moved to the criminal courts now so it will be handled in the right place. I encourage you to attend this one... I know I will. Doing my thesis on this now... very interesting.
Really..o0 Best wishes to you to then too, as criminal court is not somewhere you'd likely find myself in, as I was raised to be as honest as possible. opting for common sense, over any other kind.
Good luck with your thesis!
the URBAN scam

East Granby, CT

#18 Jul 8, 2008
It appears this matter is moving to the office of the Attorney General; this will be a forum for the facts, and demonstrated evidence, rather than a field-day for story-telling. Where will she rent while she works on her thesis?
Sandy

Old Saybrook, CT

#19 Jul 8, 2008
the URBAN scam wrote:
It appears this matter is moving to the office of the Attorney General; this will be a forum for the facts, and demonstrated evidence, rather than a field-day for story-telling. Where will she rent while she works on her thesis?
??? I'm in grad school. Thesis is on the "Confidence Man." It's about the power some have with persuasion the ability that some have to morph themselves into being/appearing to be perfect. You know, the people that will tell you exactly what you want to hear for any purpose. I called a few of the people he built for... WOW. Can't wait to see the fireworks in court. After reading the case against him, I can't see how he can pull out a win, but it sure will be interesting to observe. check out the latest link..
http://enews.thewarrengroup.com/cr/Home/tabid...

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