One of the values of the internet is to be able to share stories on the good, the bad and the ugly of Sun City. Hopefully it helps those reading of others misery come away a little smarter and able to avoid making the same mistakes. This is one of those occasions. I've written of late of my trials and tribulations on the home remodel we have been doing. About how Tru Builders and Max Christensen had fallen 8 weeks behind schedule and once i saw the game he was playing started shopping around for other contractors. That's another story for another time, but once Max realized he wasn't in line for the next portion of the remodel, he basically slowed to a crawl and finished with the worst possible outcome he could. I will spare you the details, suffice to say when he left i immediately brought in another contractor who fixed his mess and made the house livable for the renter who was coming Oct. 1. The good news is, it turned out gorgeous even after having to jack hammer out 500 square feet of concrete and re-pour new. I contacted SCHOA because Tru Builder is on their vendor list, and am awaiting their action. If nothing else, i don't want other Sun City home owners dealing with this, especially if he was referred by them. Here's where the story gets interesting. There are two organizations that we (home owners) rely on. The Maricopa County Planning Dept and the Registrar of Contractors (ROC) are there to insure we have protections. In the past 48 hours, i have come to understand just how inadequate they are. For anyone who has had to deal with a bureaucracy, you know the challenges of people who don't really care and who feel they are beyond reproach. This story gets ugly, and rather than make this thread longer, i will continue it after a good workout. Perhaps i will be less caustic, but i doubt it.