Zillow Advice: Home Buying - Does anyone have feedback on Sooner Traditions home builders in Edmond, OK? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate We bought a house in July ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ We bought a house in July from Doug Waggoner, a sales rep for Sooner Traditions.<br/>BUYER BEWARE!!! In the two months we have been in this house we have seen construction of other homes begin and end with HORRIBLE construction practices. Not to mention our house is a piece of junk- flat paint in the entire house which is making the tape on the drywall lift, shoddy construction, nothing was caulked, shower leaks, and I could go on. We sold our eleven year old house, which was a David Weekly home and very well constructed, to move into this money pit. I have asked for things to be fixed, per the contract and they remain broken. I have sent emails to upper management and I get NO response.<br/>Please do not depend on your inspector to catch the morally incorrect flaws; he is looking that things are done according to OK code- not what is right. We had almost 40 items to fix on our punch list and half were done so half way, it would have been better if I did them myself. They use the lowest bidder to build and repair houses- and it's the guy who is a fence worker one day, a roofer the next and a tile guy the next.<br/>Please reconsider purchasing a Sooner Traditions home. On the exterior it is all lipstick and mascara, but take off the make-up the house it is a train wreck. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2014-10-09T13:58:00Z Shirleymc1, When they painted ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Shirleymc1, When they painted the shutters on the front of our house they did it AFTER hanging them! They sprayed them...so the cracks between the boards are now black (meaning they spray painted the brick). Now we want to change the shutters and the brick has lovely 6' black stripes. The back patio had to be totally ripped out and poured again, ST would not do anything except pay a measly $400 towards some of the concrete. All labor was provided by us to rip out and replace. The brick cracks are due to the "normal settling" we are told even though we were absolutely diligent in watering around the foundation through all dry weather. There is no pride in their work. They don't hold any of their subcontractors liable for sloppy work. That's why the subcontractors keep doing it. And as for hiring the local plumber and voiding the warranty as you stated, well, you're just supposed to have a leak and wait months and months for them to fix it with "their" people. In the meantime you get water damage! That's likenhaving your a/c go out during warranty in 100 degree weather and waiting on "their" people to fix it. And another thing, we were told a TRANE a/c unit was being installed in our house (that was one of the selling points). Thats not what they installed but we had signed a contract and if you read the contract, holding up closing on the house can be a reason for them to void contract. So you're at their mercy because you need to move into your house! They can prolong the building phase but YOU cannot prolong the closing phase. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2014-02-25T14:58:00Z I have had 3 roof leaks. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ I have had 3 roof leaks. The sinks in master bath were mismatched. The granite next to the stove doesn't match the rest of the kitchen. It is slightly different. Carpet is cheap quality walked down in less than one year. Brick cracks. Cracks in patio and driveway.whirlpool bath quit working after one use and they hired a local plumber who worked on it which voided the factory warranty. I could go on and on. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2014-02-25T02:45:00Z We purchased a home in January ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ We purchased a home in January 2012 built by Sooner Traditions. Within 30 days the concrete started cracking on the back porch. Within two months it had split the patio in half. Sooner Traditions said they had to patch it first. It has been almost a year now and the patio has not been replaced. The patch was a joke. This is not the only issue with the home. ST loves to "patch" things. Where I am from (a small town outside OKC), if someone provides a service/labor that is NOT acceptable, that contractor/subcontractor is responsible for the warranty on their work. I just do not understand what is holding ST back from contacting their subcontractors and saying they're not happy with the work. Period. But instead you have to jump through hoops with ST, where your work order is passed around for months. All my daughter wanted was a maintenance-free home. Instead she has cracked sinks, bumps in the walls, cracked concrete, breakers that blow when she vacuums, light fixtures that are not centered (that, according to ST is WITHIN tolerance). Watch out when you do your walk-through. They love the word "within tolerance". Read your contract carefully. If you hold up ANYTHING on your walk-through it can void your contract with them. We have reported the issues once again, and have once again been told that they need to look through the paperwork. &nbsp;We are on month 11 on our warranty. I will post again when/if this is resolved.&nbsp; Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2012-12-31T22:04:00Z Worst decision I ever made ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Worst decision I ever made was to go with Sooner Traditions. They are still "fixing" things on my brand new home a year later...its ridiculous. Everything is done SO sloppy and mediocre. If I'd have had more time to inspect the quality (I had to buy quickly since I'm from out of state), I'd have noticed. They can't even finish the playground in my addition for my kids to play on. This house sucks. I'm thinking of selling it while I can, and buying a new one, new builder...I know what to look for now. Expensive lesson. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2012-03-03T21:54:00Z Just hire a good home inspector ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Just hire a good home inspector to inspect your new home. Wed, 04 Aug 2010 15:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2010-08-04T15:59:00Z I am the Sales Manager for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ I am the Sales Manager for Sooner Traditions and I would be more than happy to proivde you with names and numbers for some of our homeowners if you would like to contact them.&nbsp; Please feel free to email me at donna@soonertraditions.com Thu, 02 Apr 2009 02:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2009-04-02T02:44:00Z It's weird that a realtor ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ It's weird that a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> from Minnesota is posting about my builder in Oklahoma City. Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2009-04-02T01:47:00Z Better Business Bureau gives ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Better Business Bureau gives them a 'c' rating. Follow the link.<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bbb.org/oklahoma-city/business-reviews/construction-and-remodeling-services/sooner-traditions-llc-in-norman-ok-13005339#complaint">BBB</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2009-04-01T20:56:00Z Small builder.&nbsp; Cute ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ Small builder.&nbsp; Cute houses.&nbsp; Like the granite in the kitchens and like the style of the home.&nbsp; Been in my house for about 6 months now and no problem! Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-have-feedback-on-Sooner-Traditions-home-builders-in-Edmond-OK/211550/ 2009-04-01T20:13:00Z