PSC Files Complaint Against Modular Home Retailer
Tornadoes in March damaged homes throughout mid-Missouri, including one Fulton house knocked off its foundation.
Clarence Blakely, a retailer for Four Seasons Manufacturing, has suspended sales of his homes after a series of possible violations.
"The home did partially blow off its foundation," said the PSC's Ron Pleus.
The difference between traditional and manufactured ones is that traditional houses are built on sites, not in a factory. But neither are inspected before people move into them.
"Occasionally, we can inspect a home before a family moves in, but that is not the norm," added Pleus. "Normally, its inspected when we receive a request from the consumer."
The PSC filed a complaint against Blakely, listing up to nine violations, including the Fulton modular home a March tornado lifted off its foundation.
Blakely did not respond to phone calls to his home and office. He has until May 10 to respond to the commission's complaint.