Veteran's dream home wrecked with construction errors - WSMV Channel 4

Veteran's dream home wrecked with construction errors

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A Middle Tennessee man deployed in Iraq came home to find that his dream home - his future retirement home - was built with mistake after mistake.

It was an almost unbelievable list of admitted construction errors, and during the two hours it took Patrick and Erin Furey to point them all out to our news crew, we found even more.

Tiles were missing, mold had formed, the HVAC system leaked through ceilings, doors were installed backwards and walls were crooked, to name just a few matters in their brand new Spring Hill home.

Every room had an error, and Erin Furey actually had to take off about five days of work a month for 13 months just to be at home while workers fixed the mistakes.

Fox Ridge Homes has agreed to fix everything and pay for everything, but Erin Furey has missed so much work she is out $5,600 in wages - not to mention all the days spent babysitting construction workers instead of spending time with her daughter.

"I've stewed over it and cried over it. I've been stressed out," she said.

Patrick Furey said he would like Fox Ridge to pay him somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 and just let him fix the rest of it himself.

The family said they actually still want to live in their dream home, but they are ready for the nightmare to end.

Representatives for Fox Ridge Homes did not return Channel 4's calls for comment Tuesday, but they plan to meet with the Fureys this week.

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