SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Customers of a home building company in Columbia County that abruptly closed two weeks ago say they want their money returned or their homes finished.
Customers of Vision Home Builders here near Bloomsburg say it’s been radio silence they haven’t heard anything from the company since the initial email saying they were closing down. That shutdown blindsided customers
“We saved for years to afford this and we did us forever home here,” said Amber Bradshaw, a customer of Vision Homes.
Bradshaw fights back tears as she talks about her new home under construction near Bloomsburg.
We spoke with her several days after she received an email from Vision Home Builders saying the company was ceasing operations. Now she has a foundation and says she’s out $180,000.
Bradshaw says at the time she received an email from Jeffrey McCreary, the President of Vision Home Builders citing several reasons why the company was forced to close its doors.
McCreary says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest factor in the closing.. he writes in part.
“Vision has tried every way that we know possible to continue operating amid an increasingly dismal financial situation. Loss of revenue has crippled our ability to sustain homebuilding operations,” stated
Jeffrey McCreary, President of Vision Home Builders.
Ron Herbst contracted with Vision Home Builders he now has a foundation in place near Gordon in Schuylkill County and no money to finish his home. We spoke with him today by phone.
“You know on April 13th they took $115,000 then laid everybody off and shut the doors.. where is the money,” stated Herbst.
Attorney Frank Kepner Junior is representing customers of Vision Home Builders he says since our reports aired customers have reached out to him.
“I’m interested in helping anybody who wants to take any action to try and recoup the money,” said Kepner.
Marr Development from Columbia County is working with customers to try and finish their homes and other local businesses are also responding.
“We also have some National and local suppliers that are coming forward I can name them Home Depot, John Coals, Tri-County Lumber.. they want to help us and give any kind of discounts they can to help customers out as much as possible,” explained Todd Kern, V.P. at Sales Marr Development.
Several customers have also filed complaints with the State Attorney Generals’ Office regarding the closure of Vision Home Builders.
We reached out to the owner of the company and the attorney representing the company and have not yet heard back.