It is not the first time that Dwight Schar has been involved in companies that gag customers. In November 2019, four U.S. Senators called for NVR to stop “using mandatory arbitration” in a letter sent to the business. The company does so to leverage construction defect repairs.
“Forcing homebuyers into arbitration and nondisclosure agreements is unfair, unjust and abusive,” according to the letter, dated Nov. 6, 2019. “NVR’s reliance on mandatory arbitration provisions to evade accountability is unconscionable — and it may also be illegal.”
A USA Today Network investigation shows that Ryan Homes, and its larger conglomerate NVR Inc., cut corners during construction and left homeowners to deal with the defects. When concerns were raised, homeowners say the company would ignore its warranties, refuse to fix the problem, leverage any repairs into nondisclosure agreements, or force customers into lengthy fights, costing them thousands of dollars.
Complaints Against Ryan Homes
These issues stem from how Ryan Homes build its homes, owners said.
A resident who lives in a Ryan Homes built condo in Ocean City, Maryland, said all 11 condo buildings in his association suffer from extensive water damage in each of the stairwells. The damage — once repaired by Ryan Homes but now has failed — could now cost homeowners tens of thousands to repair.
In addition, Ryan Homes faces other problems in other states. In South Carolina, toilets weren’t connected properly, leading to waste flowing under a woman’s home. In Ohio, poor construction and botched repairs are forcing a family to live in a home that may not be structurally sound.
Complaints Against NVR, Inc.
Families who have purchased homes from NVHomes, the NVR Inc., homebuilder, have filed complaints against the company. The McCalleys, a family who lived in Maryland, say they quickly found numerous construction errors and code violations in their new house that the builder, NV Homes, has been unwilling to resolve after years of deliberation.
McCalley said he has found similar problems that exist widely across NV Homes and Ryan Homes products in Maryland and beyond. (NVR, Inc. is the parent company of both NV Homes and Ryan Homes.) He believes the city of Gaithersburg inspectors missed these problems during the construction of the home.
Complaints Against Must Cure Obesity
In the final judgment from the FTC, the company Must Cure Obesity was accused by the judge as “deceptively failed to disclose their financial relationship to testimonialists who worked for them, and their control of a supposedly independent and objective information website that they used to promote their products.”
In neither one of the cases mentioned, Dwight Schar or Spencer Schar, manager of Bella Collina, (accused of punching two women) have never been directly mentioned but the controversies always find their way around their companies. Seems like Dwight Schar has a nose for how to do things in such a way that he lets others do the dirty work. Paul Simonson and Randall Greene, involved in trying to silence residents.
Simonson is also on Dwight Schar’s payroll. A good boss knows what their employee is doing and accepts some responsibility for his employee. According to Don Juravin, Dwight Schar’s employees do not do anything without his approval.
Dwight Schar, a millionaire who owns a minority stake in the Washington NFL Football Team, has apparent connections to a high-profile lawsuit in DC. Currently, Dan Snyder is suing a former employee who works for a company connected to Schar. Mary-Ellen Blair, named in the lawsuit, is accused of bribing current employees to release information about Snyder. She works for Comstock Holding Companies, which has Schar’s daughter on the board.