Island Shore HomesFraudulent Florida builders

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I pray to all the gods that the Port St Lucie and New York City Police Department monitor this site to see who the culprits really are. These complaints give a true picture of the many scams that take place.

Approaching retirement, I contracted Island Shore Homes, Incorporated in Port St Lucie, Florida to build my dream home. During negotiations, this builder represented themselves as a professional business entity. I was told that my house should not take more than 12 months to be built. Boy was this a joke! After signing all my financial papers and forwarding all the monies, these people basically vanished. Phone calls were not being returned and the progress of my house was a mystery. After months of delay, I contacted the Port St Lucie Buildings Dept who sent me to a website which showed me all the victims who had contracted with this company to get their homes built. At least 90% of the victims still had not had their houses completed. Some were even in contract for more than 18 months. Upon further investigation, I soon found out that Island Shore had closed their model home in Florida, shunned their contractors and secretly left Port St Lucie. To date, no monies have been returned to the home owners.

Some common names (officers of the company) are Sherene and Richard Parisi and Kevin Kelly. They reside in New York (Long Island) and also operate a Century 21 (Parisi) Real Estate office in West Babylon.

They are nothing but thieves and are known to have had complaints against them in the New York and Florida civil courts. One of the persons who contracted with them, had a lien placed against their house by contractors who performed work, but were not paid by Island Shore. The poor family is in distress.

WARNING: Stay away from any business being run by Richard Parisi (Italian) and wife Sherene Parisi (she's a Trinidadian) and Kevin Kelly (mystery man). They can lure you into thinking they are good people, but they are CROOKS.


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    Sondra S. Sep 25, 2009
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    I have the same hing with a builder family allegedly 30 years in the business in Lee COunty Fl. They are called Harris builders of Florida inc and they are conartists who never intend to build they just con you out of money and then they never start. Harris Builders of fl inc gave me a written contract which stated all the work to be performed and we signed it on December 31. Until today they never started working, the only thing they did was to rip of the airconditioning outside unit, so that I cannot even live in the house because it has now no central air and their not building and postponing and sitting on 10, 000.00 of mine is not helping me to get back on my feet. His family mocks me when I call. He came running and put up a faked lockbox stating that we were permitted which was a lie, so was the forged permit card and the forged signature at least according to the charlotte county building depaRTMNET BECAUSE THEY DID NOT ISSUE A PERMIT CARD NEITHER A PERMIT. Until today 9 months later they did not give me back a dime and keep mocking me with laughter and giggling on the phone when I call and Harry Harris just gives you one mad excuse after the other like the whole bank system was down he could not wire the money, then when I did drive there for 3 hours to meet him and pick up my check they did not come and he told a wild story about him being lifted to a hospital. Whenever I want to come there to pick up the check he is in the hospital. It seems to be the main excuse of these crooks while they are all very happy and in a good mood, taking money from people, I filed now papers with all officials and hope that he will go to jail for his fraud. He is a ruthless criminal who destros peoples live without hesitatation not showing mercy in any regard. When my elderly mom was in the hospital due to his 9, omths of psychoterror his daughter was even screaming at me taht I should stop saying that this is their fault and that she would be glad to give me my money back...that was 6 months ago. I will not rest until these frauds are taken away from the builder profession.

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