Enforcement Action: Compliance OrderIssue Date: May 24, 2012
Stephen Gary Lamarche (“Lamarche”), Patrick John Fines (“Fines”) and Kenneth David Suchan (“Suchan”), contrary to sections 14(1) and 22(1) of the Homeowner Protection Act ( the “ Act”), built a new home in or near Valemount, B.C. (the “New Home”), during the period of November 18, 2010 and May 24, 2012, without being an Homeowner Protection Office (“HPO”) Licensed Residential Builder (“LRB”) and without the New Home being covered by home warranty insurance. On May 24, 2012, Compliance Order 12-0035 was issued by the HPO to Lamarche, Fines and Suchan directing that they become an HPO LRB pursuant to section 14 of the Act and enrol the New Home with home warranty insurance pursuant to section 22 of the Act, or provide the HPO with proof that the New Home is enrolled in a policy of home warranty insurance pursuant to section 22 of the Act, or that they apply for, and be issued, an Owner Builder Authorization for the New Home pursuant to section 20(1) of the Act and section 4.1(2) of the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation, and fulfil the requirements of being an owner builder. Lamarche, Fines and Suchan were ordered to comply with Compliance Order 12-0035 by July 13, 2012. Complied.