Oakville Homes

December 29, 2008

Mattamy Homes Christmas – for some, not so great memories

Over the Christmas holidays I am sure that everyone’s lives were affected in some way by the economic downturn and the pressures brought on by a declining job market, a downturn in the housing market and, a feeling of helplessness in what is going to happen.


I notice in the press though, that Mattamy Homes is going ahead with projects, hiring new executives and seems to have a positive outlook on their future.  I only hope that, based on past performance, they also include the consumer. 

With the economic demands being made, it is a shame for a builder to make promises to close the sale and then leave the consumer hanging with poor quality.  Even during the good times, Mattamy did show a tendency towards not treating all customers correctly.  They either broke the law to make a sale or, put a lot of people through a lot of inconvenience.  Suffice to say, unless you were one of the lucky people to get the basket of flowers, the rest were left to suffer the consequences of poor/illegal construction.


In Calgary, they are promoting their new developments and in one statement, state: Customers have input because at the end of the day, the only judge is the customer.”  Of course, whether or not Mattamy actually listens to the customer in the end is open to speculation.


As Mattamy and Peter Gilgan promote the Mattamy built homes, buy the fruit/flower baskets, donate the money to their charities and YMCA remember, all this good fortune they display was built on the backs of a lot of people who were left as litter on the side of the construction roadway.  My previous blogs document the carnage they left in people’s lives.


Remember to protect yourself and hire a house inspector.  If they refuse to allow you this, question why.  Who ultimately benefits by not allowing a house inspector? 

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