Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally

Business comes crashing down just like his work at 419 Congress.Juan The Builder Sunk It

Normal contractor crimes of license and workers comp fraud. Amazing that more are not caught.

The District Attorney’s office said it received a complaint in 2012, stating Rosas’ business, Juan the Builder and Associated, Inc., was operating without a valid license and without workers’ compensation insurance for his employees.

During a joint investigation, fraud investigators said they worked with the Contractor State License Board and found Rosas had been been fraudulently reporting a minimum payroll to the State Compensation Insurance Fund from March 2007 to September 2012.

Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally

Our Taxes At Work, $$ For House Flipping

Tough to imagine that there are still any unmolested homes in the retreat area that have not been torn down and replaced by re-creations by the likes of Juan The Builder.

Pacific Grove residents living in the town’s aging Victorian and Edwardian treasures who can’t afford to fix leaking plumbing, sparking electric wires and termite damage can get help from City Hall.

Pacific Grove has received federal Community Development Block Grant and state home improvement grant funding that it can draw from to help homeowners who qualify, said Laurel O’Halloran, housing program assistant for the city.

“We have some money to spend,” she said, and it must be used up during the next 18 months.

Juan the Builder’s Victorian House Flipping Before:
Juan The Builder Remodel

After:
Juan The Builder Sunk It

Our Taxes At Work, $$ For House Flipping

Coastal Commission OKs OBH Remodel

Plans for a major remodeling of the former Old Bath House Restaurant in Pacific Grove have won approval from the state Coastal Commission.

The 3,775-square-foot restaurant will be operated by Ted and Cindy Walter, owner of Passionfish, also in downtown Pacific Grove.

Cindy Walter said the new restaurant will be casual fine dining and won’t have the seafood emphasis that Passionfish has.

Walter said she and her husband haven’t decided on a name for the restaurant, but it won’t be the Old Bath House.

Here’s my suggestion:
Old Bath House Wienerschnitzel

Or, we can just get Juan The Builder to work on it
Juan The Builder At OBH

Coastal Commission OKs OBH Remodel

“P.G. Remodel” Goes Awry

A “P.G. Remodel” is one of those house modifications where 90% of the house is replaced and then the square footage increases by another 90%. The resulting structure my have a slight resemblance to the original, but there is often only about 5% of the original building there.

Over at 419 Congress Avenue, here’s the original 500 square foot structure, working toward that 10% of original building.
Juan The Builder Remodel

Looks like too much was removed, 9% of house fell into 200% of basement.
Juan The Builder Remodel

Juan The Builder – should he change the name to Juan The Destructor?
Juan The Builder Trailer

Follow up: A hysterical preservation lady spoke at the next city council meeting urging that everything possible be done to restore the damage. If they care so much why did they allow the little salt box be ‘restored’ into a forest chalet in the first place?

“P.G. Remodel” Goes Awry