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February 23, 2012

Taney County judgment against log home builder results in restitution for consumers

Jefferson City, Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr entered a permanent injunction and consent decree under which Heartwood Log Homes, Inc., and its past president, Gary Myers, are jointly required to pay four consumers more than $445,000 in restitution.  Should Myers or his company violate the order, they will be required to pay an additional $10,000 in civil penalties and $15,000 for investigative and enforcement costs. 

The orders also prohibit Heartwood and Myers from:

  • Representing to consumers that money paid by them will be used for specific purposes if they will not be used for those purposes;
  • Representing to consumers that construction materials ordered by a consumer are in the possession of Heartwood and Myers when in fact they are not; and
  • Representing that a consumer’s home was built in accordance with specific plans and specifications when in fact it was not. 

“A home is one of the most important investments anyone will make in his or her life,” Koster said. “Heartwood Log Homes and Gary Myers promised what they knew they would not deliver, and it is time for them to return these consumers’ money.”

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