FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fri., April 19, 2019
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Tucson Based Residential Builders'
Licenses Summarily Suspended
PHOENIX, Ariz., Fri., April 19, 2019- On Tues., April 16, 2019, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors summarily suspended the B General Residential Contractors license held by Sunset Quality Builders Inc. and the KB-2 Dual Residential and Small Commercial license held by Sunset Design Build, LLC, two Tucson based contracting businesses.
The summary suspension resulted from the Agency investigating eight complaints of abandonment and poor workmanship on seven new home builds and one remodeling project from Tucson and Oro Valley homeowners. In total, the homeowners are out a combined total of $2,603,803.
Further, the Agency anticipates consolidating two additional complaints of abandonment into the summary suspension proceedings after the complaints are fully investigated.
A summary suspension prohibits the licensee from being able to legally contract as of the day it is issued. In turn, it requires the Agency provide the contractor a prompt hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings and that is set for May 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM.
The Agency encourages impacted consumers who have contracted with Sunset Quality Builders Inc. or Sunset Design Build, LLC and paid but not received completed projects to file a complaint with the Agency as soon as possible to have their cases investigated.
In addition to the ten cases related to the summary suspension, the Agency was already investigating one complaint against Sunset Design Build, LLC for poor workmanship and departure from plans, specifications or building codes. An administrative hearing for that investigation is set for 1:00 PM on April 30, 2019.
Licensed since 1992, Sunset Quality Builders Inc. received no prior consumer complaints against the license until 2018 when the Agency received one complaint of abandonment. That complaint was resolved between the two parties after the Agency issued a directive.
Sunset Design Build, LLC was first licensed in August 2017 and received only one previous consumer complaint in 2018. That complaint was withdrawn by the homeowner before it could be investigated.
Shawn Berna currently serves as the Member and Qualifying Party of both Sunset Quality Builders Inc. and Sunset Design Build, LLC’ suspended licenses; including ROC 315155, a B General Residential Contractor, and ROC 092540, KB-2 Dual Residential and Small Commercial.