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Vision Home Builders | Eyewitness News

TOWNSHIP OF ORANGE, COUNTY OF COLUMBIA (WBRE/WYOU) — Customers of a Columbia County home building company that abruptly closed in April say they can’t get answers.

The money they say they paid the company that now ends up with unfinished houses. They contacted the I-Team for help a few days after the business closed.

Frustration, anger and even despair is what Vision Home Builders customers tell Eyewitness News they are feeling right now.

We are at the Vision Home Builders headquarters in South Center Township near Bloomsburg. Vision Home Builders signs have been removed from this property. There was a big sign here and another on this building.

“We want to have a homecoming. It’s just very difficult for our grandchildren not to have a home. We are ready to be back in our home,” said Vision Home Builders customer Amber Bradshaw.

Amber and Ben Bradshaw showed us the foundation at their new home building site near Bloomsburg.

“Well Vision took us about $181,000, that’s what we got for it,” Amber said.

Bradshaw is one of more than a dozen people who say they were left dry when Vision Home Builders suddenly and without warning closed in late April.

We first caught up with Amber Bradshaw days after she said she received an email from Jeffrey McCreary, the owner of Vision Home Builders, saying he had no choice but to go out of business. Citing the COVID pandemic as the main factor that led to the closure.

“Vision has tried every possible way we know is possible to continue operating in an increasingly dire financial situation. The loss of revenue has crippled our ability to maintain home building operations,” said Vision Home Builders.

The name Vision Home Builders was taken from its offices and the wooden sign here at South Customers. There were vehicles parked on the property Friday, Eyewitness News knocked on the door and looked inside but got no response.

“Yeah, it’s the same question. Where did the money go ? Where is the money ? said Vision Home Builders customer Ron Herbst.

We spoke to another client Ron Herbst on the phone on Friday. A month ago, he showed us the construction site of his house near Gordon in Schuylkill County.

“The total amount we have is probably around $160,000. I believe there was about $30,000 of work completed,” Herbst said.

Herbst, as well as the Bradshaws, are both working with Marr Development of Bloomsburg to try to complete their homes.

As Eyewitness News reported in early May, Marr Development officials stepped up after hearing about the dilemma these people were in and offered to help.

Several customers say they are ready to sue Vision Home Builders.

The State Attorney General’s Office advises I-Team that they have received 13 customer complaints from Vision Home Builders.

Eyewitness News has contacted Vision Home Builders and its attorney again for comment, we have yet to hear back.