SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Customers of a home building company in Columbia County that abruptly closed last week say they are out tens of thousands of dollars and have no idea if their new home will ever be completed.
Vision Home Builders near Bloomsburg shut down its operations last week that shutdown surprised many of its customers who say they never saw it coming.
When asked if this was going to be her dream home customer of Vision Homes Amber Bradshaw said, “yes, we saved for years to afford this and we did our forever home here.”
Bradshaw fought back tears as she talked about her new home under construction near Bloomsburg.
“This is what we got for $181,000 investment they took so far. This is what they left us, they said they don’t owe us anything,” said Bradshaw.
Bradshaw says they received an email from Jeffrey McCreary, the President of Vision Home Builders last Thursday 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.
“Vision has tried every way that we know possible to continue operating amid an increasing dismal financial situation. Loss of revenue has crippled our ability to sustain home building operations.”Jeffrey McCreary- President 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.
“The biggest question is where did our money go. Where did the money that you drew go? What’s the next step we have walls that could collapse and fall in,” said Herbst.
Herbst says he understands work was done.
“Pay for what has been done give back what you haven’t used that’s a substantial amount of money that has not been used. Roughly $115,000,” said Herbst.
Below is a letter sent to customers of Vision Home Builders LLC:
Customers say they have contacted an Attorney to possibly take legal action against Vision Home Builders. Amber Bradshaw said she had filed a complaint with the State Attorney General’s office.
Eyewitness News did reach out to Vision Home Builders for comment. We have not heard back.