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2008-02-06

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We have received word that Carrollton, Texas-based Goff Homes (goffhomes.com - website down at this time) has recently "closed their doors." Per a tipster:

Goff homes Let their employees go and closed their doors Friday a week ago. The[y] cleaned out their model homes that weekend. There are a number of homeowners in my subdivision that have their first year end repair requests and no one that we can send them to. We can not find anyone that knows anything about their present status.

According to housingzone.com, Goff Homes had revenus of approximately $56 mm in 2007, with over 200 new residential closings. A write-up on Goff Homes at Weaver and Tidwell noted that:

. Goff Homes, which has enjoyed annual revenues of around $33 million over the last five years, has had an exceptionally good year in 2005 and expects about $40 million in revenues.

We are still trying to flesh out the details regarding this implosion. If you have any information regarding Goff Homes, please let us know.

Goff Homes Homeowner reports:

From one anonymous source comes this story of ongoing troubles regarding trying to get ahold of someone at Goff Homes (portions deleted to protect anonymity):

My husband and I built our home in XXX. We had a great building experience and still love our home and our neighborhood. However, during our first year, as was expected we ran into some "new construction" issues. We took a running account of things that would come up and at the end of the year we contacted Goff numerous times for our one year walk-through inspection. (We had been told that they would contact us, but when that didn't happen we contacted them.) I emailed so many people at the Goff office trying to get in contact with the right person, as the site manager position seemed to have changed occupants so often I couldn't keep up with it. First it was XXX (who we felt did a superb job during the building process), then it was XXX, then it was XXX, then it was XXX. None of these people followed up. None of our warranty issues were addressed.

As it stands now, we have several issues with our home that never got handled during the two year warranty period. None of these are "huge" issues but are issues that, were we buying a home on the market, we would have expected the sellers to handle before we closed. Now, since we are in our home we really have no recourse it seems.

We do however have a new issue that IS a big one. [Issue omitted to protect anonymity].

I can't reach anyone with Goff Homes and their website will not load. So here we are, in our $200K home that we love, wondering what to do next.

Anyway, I saw your website while playing another round of "Where's Goff?" I also found this http://www.hobb.org/content/view/947/442/ which I thought I'd share, in case you haven't seen it.

Needless to say I am discouraged.

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Comments:

GM1961 at 17:36 2008-11-06 said:
I noticed a complaint from an owner of a Goff home,and I can only say you should consider yourself fortunate.Goff was one of the few home builders that tried to do it right.As in inspector for a residential engineering firm in the D/FW area,I was able to witness numerous examples of poor workmanship.On one occasion exterior framing was being scabbed together,others had form boards that were not squared.I can honestly say that the bigger the home builder the worse the product.Your house could be sliding down a hill due to improper grading and drainage,as well as insufficient construction of retaining walls.The builder did not have the retaining walls engineered. I witnesed this exact situation from Grand homes.The house was at such an angle that a ball would roll when placed on what shoild have been a level floor.The engineering firm was blamed for this,yet the foundation was not damaged.The foundation held together and had no cracks or any other problems other than those created by poor site preperation. Permalink

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Important: This company is on our list of builder operations that have "imploded" (see also ailing lenders). This is a somewhat subjective call, and does not necessarily mean total shutdown or bankruptcy. It can also mean steep and rapid declines in enterprise value; or abnormal "bail-out" by corporate parents or peers in order to continue to operate. The builders may be residential or commercial.