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Atlantic Development Group, LLC

Phone: (203) 930-3149 View Additional Phone Numbers 26 Reef Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 View Additional Email Addresses

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Factors that lowered the rating for Atlantic Development Group, LLC include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

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  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 19, 2013 Business started: 07/08/2010 in CT Business incorporated 07/08/2010 in CT
Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Patrick M. Dower, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Patrick M. Dower, Owner
Business Category

Construction Management Home Design & Planning Project Management Building Construction Consultants Real Estate Developers Consultant - Planning Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (NAICS: 541611)

Additional Locations


    26 Reef Rd

    Fairfield, CT 06824 (475) 999-8000 (914) 269-4043 (203) 930-3149


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Complaint Detail(s)

1/30/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I contracted******** ** **** and then build a house at * ************,*********, NY. The house was designed and contracted for about 784,000 -- a wildly inaccuarte number, as it turns out, but the contractor wanted the bid and I didn't know any better. As you know, these projects are funded in phases. I gave aprox 150K for ***** o start the project . He and the architect at the time told the bank issuing the contstruction loan that the house was 41 percent finished, when in fact it was a hole in the ground. Unbenowst to me, work had been stopped for months -- from February to May. But when I realized nothing was happening at the site, I found out work had stopped because the architect couldn't figure out how to fix the house's major structural flaws. So: exist architect. Although ***** had neglected to pick up the phone and tell me there was a problem, he blamed the architect, and swore he was perfectly capable of doing the job once th estructural problems were fixed. So: new architect hired, who fixed the house's structural problems, which were profound. And here things go completely off the rails. ***** had agreed to complete the job of framing and windows with the money he had, almost about 300K. Almost immediately after I agreed, there was a demand for an additional 50K, since the scope of the project had changed. I paid it. That was in, I believe, May. There was work on the house in June and July -- and I believe during that time much of the house was framed. But again, in, I believe, September, there was work stoppage and demands for more money. The windows were never ordered, and ***** kept saying that the scope of the project had changed, and he had run out of money. I began to find that bills that were supposed to be paid, weren't. For example, he submitted an overage bill of $500 for lumber -- meaning, presumably, that the money budged for lumber had been paid and I needed to pay a bit more. Then, several weeks ago I get a frantic call: I needed to call the lumber yard and pay them 25K for lumber. It hadn't been paid at all. When my new architect began to demand an accounting, ***** first stonewalled and then more or less vanished. His arguement was that he was not going to "fund" my house. The contract that HE gave me (but apparently did not read) states that he gets paid when certain portions of the job are completed. He failed to complete even the framing and windows of this house after receiving approximately 380,000. That would be bad enough. But now, after terminating him (we have not gone into arbitration -- yet), I find that he only paid 3 months of the liability insurance he was supposed to be carrying for the entire year; he has not paid for incidentals on the property like the trailer, porta-potty etc since March, and he has not paid money owed to the subcontractors. His arguement will be that the scope of the house changed, and now it is a much more expensive house. The house is fundamentally unchanged from the design of the first architect. What *is* changed might well be finishing and interiors, but this has nothing to do with the 380K he has received to do, at most, 30 percent of the house (according to the bank itself, who sent someone out to inspect) . Moreover, because he has left elements of the ouse exposed to the elements for so long, there has already been damage to work that has been done.

Desired Settlement: To avoid further legal action, ***** needs to pay off all the people who could put liens on the house. This includes his subcontractors (he still owes a lot to the framing people, I found out) the people who he rented the trailer from (he owes almost 4000.00 on the trailer alone, unpaid since March), the Portapotty people the people who I just had to pay to haul away the filled dumpster. I need everyone involved with this to be paid, and I want a refund on the windows he was contractually obligated to pay for but didn't. According to him, the bid on the windows went from something like 35K to 110K -- despite the fact that virtually nothing about the windows changed from his initial bid.) As you can see, a lot of money is unaccounted for. I want it accounted for. If suddenly his costs for everything went wildly above what he budged for, well, show me. I've seen nothing. I have spent 380K on a house that is not fully framed, and subcontractors who will soon be putting liens on my property -- since he has claimed to them, outrageously, that the reason they haven't been paid is that I haven't paid him.

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