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Troubleshooters: Update on Mark Saunders

In today's Troubleshooters Report, we have an update on a story we have been following out of Brunswick County. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors has dismissed the charges against a local developer for beginning construction on a waterfront home without a building permit. Mark Saunders is the builder who heads Coastal Construction. His company began building Pam Resch's home in Holden Beach's Sea Scape community 3 years ago. Between the time they started building, and the time they applied for a permit, the flood planes changed. Because Coastal Construction had not gotten a permit in advance, the bottom floor of the home had to be converted into storage space. Resch said the mistake cost her about a quarter million dollars in attorneys fees, plus major changes to her dream home. She filed a complaint with the licensing board about a year ago. Its review committee recently dismissed the charges against the developer with a warning to get a permit in the future. Resch said it is disappointing that the agency in charge of policing contractors did not take this more seriously.

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NC Contractors licensing Board is a JOKE

The NC Contractors Licensing Board is a joke. They make money for the state licensing contractors. Now why would you want to discipline the hand that feeds you? This just more NC corruption. The contractors licensing board should be done away with and save the taxpayers some money. The review " committee" is all governor appointees. I know of a Leland, NC builder who was reprimanded by them and 3 months later the same review committee dismissed the charges. Now how can that be? Seems like they cater to developers.