Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Port LaBelle Builder In Financial Trouble

First Class Builders, Inc. Facing Foreclosure

LABELLE, FL. -- One of many home builders in the Port LaBelle area with unsold inventory of homes and land is now facing foreclosure.  First Class Builders, Inc. is being sued by the First Florida Bank for non-payment on a mortgage on five Port LaBelle properties. One home and four vacant lots may be up for auction at court sale if the owner can't bring mortgage payments current.

The bank has filed suit against the builder and the company's owner Jason F. McLendon, according the Hendry county records. Also joined as defendants are Tanya R. McLendon, and several construction related companies who have recorded liens against First Class Builders. Named in the suit as additional defendants are Cemex Construction Materials, Causeway Lumber Company, Tropic Floor, Matt's Concrete, and a LaBelle company, The Paint Authority. 

Properties listed in the law suit include a new home at 2061 South Montana, and vacant lots at 3020 Lady Lane, 3037 Mignon, 6027 Kumquat, and 8045 Buttercup, all in Port LaBelle. The home has been advertised for sale at $199,900 with "owner motivated so make an offer."

1 comment:

  1. My elderly father-in-law, Jerry Thomas, is dealing with a "gentleman" named "Mark", who apparently is with this company. He apparently manages LaBelle Storage, but in his phone greeting states that he is with First Class Builders. Jerry has settled his account--the check he has sent has been verified as cashed. Mark apparently claims that the check was never received/cashed, and has stated that he believes Jerry's things may have been thrown out. We cannot get any further information--the number to the storage facility is no longer in service, 239-514-0938 (the number posted with the LaBelle Chamber) is unreachable, any calls to Mark's number (239-571-1145) are not responded to, and another number I found--239-513-1600. My wife and I are in Tennessee. I understand the location of this storage facility may be on Cowboy Road. Is there anyone that can look into this/throw some weight around/get some information for us? There were some valuable and also cherished items in there, and Jerry is planning to move to Tennessee and wished to pick these things up.