COLORADANS DESERVE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE HOMES

Build Our Homes Right advocates on behalf on concerned homeowners against big developers in the state legislature and city councils.

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Think developers should build homes right the first time? So do we.

Think developers should build homes right the first time? So do we.

When water damage, leaky roofs, bad foundations, mold, drainage problems, and other defects are the result of shoddy construction, homeowners face serious financial burdens and disruption to their lives. That is why we support good building design, quality workmanship, sound construction practices, and a commitment to quality homes at all price points – from affordable to luxury – in Colorado. Simply put, developers should be held accountable for the products they sell Coloradans.

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We can’t hesitate to stand up for our homeowners and communities. Deep pocketed developers are plotting to change the state’s construction defects laws. Why? So we can’t hold them responsible for their shoddy products – products they sell as forever homes to hardworking Coloradan families. Help us make everyday Coloradans be heard at the capital.

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  • It took us 7 years to get through the process of getting our builder to take responsibility for the serious mistakes made during construction. There were serious structural issues and cracking in the drywall of our homes due to improper soil treatment and preparation, drainage problems, poor siding and window insulation which caused water damage and mold, a lack of insulation and so much more leading to all kinds of problems. A major installation issue was with our fire protection system. After frozen pipes resulted in flooding, my place had to be completely gutted. All I wanted was a great place to live – but as a member of the homeowners association board, I ended up with my life taken over by the time-consuming process and stress of feeling responsible for the financial future and quality of life of more than 1,000 neighbors. It has been horrible and we’re not finished yet.”

    Pam Malsch, Erie
  • “We thought we’d done our research on our new townhome’s developer, design, and materials. When the economy crashed inferior materials were substituted, resulting in serious construction defects. Within months, most of the roofs leaked. The entry bridge decks buckled and the walkway became dangerous. The stucco facade started to leak. The developer refused to correct the problems then disappeared. Mediation yielded a settlement that didn’t come close to covering the costs of restoration – by the time this is over, each owner will have paid $30,000 per unit for repairs. We were innocent victims who assumed we were buying a quality home and that our builder would stand behind the warranty.

    Macky Bennett, Denver
  • “We had overwhelming water intrusion issues.  Some of the 98 units had no water barriers, which created mold problems.  Our roofs had to be replaced because they didn’t drain properly.  The air conditioning units were installed the wrong way, windows were installed improperly and had to be replaced, and we found out that the structures were not built to code to safely withstand high winds.  The issue that homebuilders need to focus on is not limiting homeowners’ legal rights, but building their buildings right the first time.  The problem is pervasive in the construction industry. Pervasive.

    Julie Connaghan, Boulder
  • “I purchased a condo in a mixed-income development in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood for its central location, diverse community, and convenience to the light rail system.  Unknown to me the building had serious problems with water damage, poor design and workmanship, windows that weren’t installed properly, and inadequate materials that were used.  We worked with the developer and builder for years obtaining temporary fixes that did not get to the root problems, and ultimately we needed to exercise our legal rights in an attempt to pursue real repairs.  Still, my neighbors and I will never be made whole.

    Jon Harris, Denver
The battle to protect homeowners

The battle to protect homeowners

Some big builders and developers are pouring big bucks into undermining Colorado's construction defects laws that hold them accountable for producing safe, well-built homes. Even though they say they can't build affordable housing because there's too much liability, a recent economic report showed that the industry's argument holds little water. All housing – affordable, mid-range and luxury – should be built right the first time. And homeowners should have the ability to hold builders accountable for shoddy construction. NOW is the time to make our voices heard and support homeowners' rights!

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Across Colorado, shoddy construction harms homeowners and communities, draining our time, energy, and resources. NOW is time for us to share our stories and take a stand to protect our communities.

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