Cavalier Homes picks up pieces

THE mother company of stricken franchise Cavalier Homes Fraser Coast has promised clients that all contracted work will get done. “We have been assured by the existing franchisee that all existing builds will be completed, all trades will be paid and that our customers will be serviced as a result of the steps we have taken to protect our brand and business in the region," national franchising manager Roger Washbourne said. Cavalier Holmes terminated its agreement with local franchisee Dough Maxwell late last week. Mr Maxwell had been categorised as an excluded person by the Building Services Authority due to his involvement in the collapse of Double D Constructions Pty Ltd. Mr Maxwell was deemed to be an influential person in the operation of Jade Ice Pty Ltd which, trading as Cavalier Homes Fraser Coast, held a franchise agreement with the mother company. Jade Ice Pty Ltd had its licence cancelled by the BSA on April 19 as a result of this link. This left Jade Ice Pty Ltd in breach of the franchise agreement with Cavalier Homes which required a residential builders licence to be held with the BSA. “We are seeking alternative builders to take up the territory and hope to have a continued presence in the Fraser Coast area moving forward," national franchising manager Roger Washbourne said. Mr Washbourne said that as far as he was aware Jade Ice had not accepted any contracts after its BSA licence was revoked



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