Quadrant has been building and developing in the Puget Sound region for decades. In the 1980s I worked quite closely with them and found their leadership to be of the highest integrity. They bought the development and built homes in the neighborhood in which I was the 6th owner, so I was closely involved with them as a homeowner's association leader.
Quadrant is a well respected subsidiary of Weyerhauser, a northwest icon company. Any builder who lasts for decades is doing a LOT of things right.
I feel any builder can experience a law suit, and sometimes it's not deserved.
As mentioned by other brokers, it's always wise to get an inspection, even on new construction. If you'd like, I'd be happy to recommend an excellent inspector.
For more insight, I recommend you go to http://www.quadranthomes.com .
Just last week I found out my toilet was never sealed when it was installed so I had to replace the entire floor. Just as a fluke I had the Contractor check my other bathroom. Same problem!! I'm sure after this much time they will not do anything about it. But really - who would know to check the seals on their toilets?!!
I would NEVER buy another Quadrant home!
Astor Creek Homeowner
Since that time their reputation has improved considerably. But it's still caveat emptor: buyer beware. Even with new construction it is imperative to have a thorough home inspection done by a licensed and reputably company. Much of what is being sued about could have been precluded with the inspection. Hindsight, I know.
We encourage all our clients to utilize inspection services on any/all properties they are interested in.
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Well, I would say that on the surface, Quadrant is recognized as a reputable builder. The thing you need to remember is that home builders hire out the work to general contractors and subcontractors. A builder can be reputable but still hire "so so" or bad contractors no matter how big they are. When buying/building a new construction home it's important to periodically visit to the work site to make sure things are looking good along the way. Another suggestion I have is to introduce yourself to the construction manager - if possible. Also, no matter what home you buy, ALWAYS conduct an inspection with a highly regarded & very picky home inspector. Finally, newly constructed homes have warranties to cover many of the problems that come along with homeownership. Be sure to know the warranties provided by the builder in case anything happens post-move-in! Cheers and Good Luck!
Quadrant is a reputable builder, but you would always do well to consider all the options in the area. Each builder has a signature that they are known by and each builder will have some dissatisfied owners for various reasons.
With all purchases, get your own broker to represent you and get an independent inspection done. While builders have warranties, they have time limits and some issues I've had inspectors find may not have been an issue until well after the warranty expired.