This is the same company that called themselves JLS Custom Homes for many years. They had a grade F from the BBB and the second-lowest quality score from JD Power among Oregon builders. A television appearance slamming the quality of their homes came and it was time for the owner to do business with another name. He let his license lapse and began a new company called Sage Built Homes. But it is the same ownership and management and the result is the same crummy homes.
I bought a JLS Home and regret the day that I did. These are cracker box homes, slapped together and dumped on an unsuspecting public. I am partly at fault: if I had done my research on-line I would have known to stay clear of this company?s homes.
Once you close on the house, you?re toast. They?ve got your money and the problems are yours. The problems with my home have barely been addressesed under their so-called ?warranty?. Only if something is absolutely and totally broke will they make an effort to fix it. Getting them to come back and fix their construction shortcomings is a chronic problem for the other homeowners in our neighborhood too.
They attach the wood sub-floors to the joists with nails (not screws) so you will have squeaky floors. They will be your problem. You find doors that swing open or closed by themselves. The pre-hung doors (door plus frame) are not mounted plumb in the rough frame. You will be told that your house is ?settling? and this is normal so there is nothing that they will do. (You will become adept at removing hinge pins, deforming them a bit and re-installing them so that the hinges have friction and the doors do not move by themselves. A third of the doors in my home have had this treatment.) Walking along the carpeted halls and rooms you will find that your floor below rises and falls for no reason. A marble placed on my bathroom floor rolls one way in one half of the floor and the other way on the other half of the floor. The windows are supposed to have this warranty so when they do not open properly you call the window manufacturer directly. They send some one out and tell you the windows are installed wrong in walls that are racked at an angle and therefore their warranty is no longer valid. So it is finger pointing back and forth and your windows take gorilla-forces to even open or close. They will fix nothing.
Several neighbors have driveways that are nearly new but cracking and layers of concrete are sloughing off. Concrete is supposed to last for 30 years or more. The guess is that the concrete was poured when the temperature was too low and it never cured right. Their driveways will be rubble in a few years. These will be my neighbors? problems to solve at their expense.
Buying a Sage Built Home is buying a money pit. If you want to make your home right, YOU will have to pay people to come in and fix the place at your own expense which could take tens of thousands of dollars.
There is absolutely no reason for anyone to buy a Sage Built Home when there are many legitimate homebuilders out there.