Frontenac Modular Homes / Poor builders / Horrible business
My mother bought a modular home in May from Frontenac Modular part-owned by Gerald Howes.
Once the house finally arrived at my mothers lot, Gerald left his two large truck beds on her front yard for months and told my mother he had no where else to put them.
It took four months before they had poorly thrown together her home, she moved in her stuff in Sept.
She was told to rent a port-o-john for the months that her plumbing was not installed. All of which she would have to pay for herself.
She made multiple attempts to have Gerald move the two truck beds off her yard, but he ignored her attempts to contact him and later denied hearing from her at all.
She sold his two flat beds after trying for 3 months to have them removed.
Promptly Gerald showed up with a local policeman (who I can assert was an acquaintance of his) and his very large son.
She was then (under the fear of arrest) told by the officer, while the two heavy men stood menacingly in the background, that she was to give the two brutish men all the money she got for the trucks (that very instant) or be arrested for theft and fraud.
She (obviously out of fear) went with the male officer to a bank and forked over $5000 to the large men minus a piddly $300 for "rent" of her land for the last 3 months.
She had stated that she wanted $500 per truck per month but the large son barked that he refused and that he wanted her to be arrested for fraud and theft. Not surprisingly, the officer allowed this strong arm tactic to occur with no issue.
My (60yr old) mother then conceded to a $300 deal out of fear.
-- (NOTE: I later questioned this ### officer, whom I forget the name of or I would have posted it, over the phone about him showing up (with the two unnecessary and menacing large men) to a small single woman's house without another female officer or anyone from her family present. Which is TOTALLY ### and I regret not making more of an issue about at the time.He told me he had "stepped outside his role to help these men". Without doing ANY pre-investigation or having any authority to do so, showed up and threatened my mother both verbally and indirectly.) --
Within a month of moving in, she discovered that the house had began to crack in multiple places around the walls.In trying to get Gerald to fix his flawed modular home, she was given the run around and is currently unable to get anyone to fix her house... Unless she pays for the repairs and has been told that Gerald no longer works there and that his partner in CRIME is now the person to deal with, but with her Rubi not having any prior dealings with this home has side stepped all my mothers requests.Her furnace, which was less that 2 months old, stopped working and the company who installed it for Gerald, (Dave's Heating, A division of Dave Beek Heating Ltd.) told my mother that although it was under warranty, she would have to pay for the labor to fix it. THIS IS NEVER... EVER TRUE!
This cost her hundreds of dollars and yet is still not working to this day. She has had to rely on plug in heaters to get her through this horribly cold winter and her electric bill has been unnecessarily obscene.
Frontenac Modular has refused to take responsibility for their poor quality work. My mother has tried since September to get the house she was promised, but to this day is living without a completed basement, without heat, cracks all over her walls, and expediently increasing bills, due to the poor business practices of Gerald Howes and Frontenac Modular.
DO NOT BUY FROM FRONTENAC MODULAR!