Pennsylvania Homeowners And Altieri Builders

March 2, 2010
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HARRISBURG, PA — As part of an ongoing consumer protection case against Altieri Enterprises, the Attorney General’s Office is requesting detailed information from Pennsylvania homeowners about the losses they have suffered at the hands of this Maryland-based home construction company.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said formal notices have been sent to nearly 100 consumers in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties, requesting documentation for repairs that were performed or estimates for required work that has not yet been performed. The consumer information is necessary to calculate and document any court-order restitution in this case.

Corbett said the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection filed suit against Altieri in March 2009, accusing the builder of failing to complete construction, performing work in a shoddy manner, not honoring warranties and failing to pay sub-contractors for materials and services – leaving homeowners vulnerable to legal action by those businesses.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a default judgment against Altieri Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, MD; along with company president Daren B. Altieri, of Woodbine, MD; and company co-owners Greig G. Altieri, of Woodbine, MD, and Frank D. Altieri, of West Friendship, MD.

“It is important that we present the court with complete and accurate information about consumer losses suffered at the hands of Altieri so that we can work to recover as much restitution as possible,” Corbett said. “I urge all consumers who received information requests from our office to respond before the March 22nd deadline.”

Corbett noted that many consumers paid substantial amounts of money for new homes, believing that Altieri Enterprises would help them move into their dream homes. Instead, they were abandoned by the company – left to deal with a nightmare of construction delays, partially completed projects, ignored warranties and substandard or inferior work, often resulting in extra out-of-pocket expenses.

The Attorney General’s Office received complaints from homeowners in several central Pennsylvania communities developed by Altieri, including Brook Meadow and Foxwood, in Cumberland County; Brownstone Manor, Logans Meadows, Rolling Hills, Susquehanna Overlook and Susquehanna Ridings, in York County; and Sunny Hill Farms, in Dauphin County.

Consumers reported problems involving the incomplete or shoddy installation of heating and cooling systems, windows, plumbing, roofing, siding, countertops, cabinetry, flooring, insulation and other items. Altieri is also accused of failing to honor its “new home warranty” program, not completing street and driveway paving in some communities, or failing to create recreational areas and other promised enhancements.

Homeowners with questions or concerns about the consumer protection case involving Altieri should contact the Harrisburg regional office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection, at 717-787-7109.

The lawsuit was filed in Commonwealth Court, in Harrisburg, by Deputy Attorney General Tracey Dey Tubbs of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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