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Resource ID: #18762
Subject: Construction
Source: Boston Globe
Date: 2001-04-29



A Boston Globe investigation reveals that "Toll Brothers, the country's largest builder of luxury homes, is plagued by lax supervision, sloppy construction methods and the use of inferior materials, generating substantial ill will among buyers nationwide." The stories focus mainly on problems in Hopkinton Highlands, and report that some luxurious homes built by Toll Brothers have foundation cracks, faulty framing and improperly secured walls. The series also reports that substandard home construction is becoming a national problem, and that the government admits serious lapses in overseeing the performance of home building companies.

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