We have built three homes one as a complete general, second home as a partner in general and the third home as a subcontractor on parts on the home. This home was to be a special treat for my wife. We hired Nampa’s award winning builder Hill Built Homes for her to work with. We walked his parade homes numerous times to make sure we put in the items ands style she wanted in the home and we could afford. Mr. Hill promised my wife numerous features to be installed in her dream home.
The house is about 80 percent of what Mr. Hill promise the landscaping is about 10 percent of his promise. Mr. Hill’s only concern was having a contract signed. All the promises and the request where never done.
This is the first home I am truly ashamed of and it was built by an Award Winner. He remove items from the blueprints without permission, put products in that weren’t our choice, under bid the project and ran about 45, 000 over and violated the CC&R of the subdivision. The house is still a mess, and will take thousands of dollars just to fix, repair and finish the job correctly.
With Mr. Hill you have to wonder how and where your money was spent. He started a parade weeks after our contract. Coincident, maybe. Designs my wife had for her home ended up in his parade home and not hers.
Mr. Hill is the perfect reason Idaho needs contractor reform. Just a pick up, dog and hammer should not make you a contractor.
I want to thank the people who have been emailing me with their stories and their dealings with Hill Built Homes.
So I decided to create a web site Hillbuilthomeowner’s corner. Com (just copyrighted today) Please give me a month to have it up and running I want a section for video. A picture is worth a thousand words.
This site will look for good and bad, just the truth. I will moderate real estate agents from this site. It’s not for free advertisement or their personnel greed.
Numerous of the emails have requested I published the investigated background report on Mr. Hill. I’ll do this along with current legations and complaints. You’ll be surprise to see what kind of person your considering to hire after this read.
Numerous emails had stories of Mr. Hill unethically contacting or trying to contact a client’s children or grand children without any authorization or permission to do so. Generally he made these attempts after being serviced with demand letter or more.
Emails regarding concrete work that should have been covered under his warranty.
Another issue I am getting is Mr. Hill bait and switch tactic while acquiring a contract. Example his 2006 parade home won for the price class of 300, 000 to 325, 000 when you meet Mr. Hill to build this house it’s 529, 000 big different.
For a starting point go to http://www.rateyourbuilder.com/ryb-forum/func, view/catid, 38483/id, 143/
Hopefully we’ll get enough information for me to submit to the proper agencies to weed out Hill Built Homes before the next real estate boom. So we have contractors with integrity and quality in their product out there.